Peter Kafka

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Gawker Hacked. If You've Left a Comment on a Nick Denton Site, Change Your Password ASAP.

Have you left a comment on one of Gawker Media’s sites? If so, you should change your password there, and on any other sites where you’ve used the same login/password combination, as soon as possible. Gawker says its “user databases appear to have been compromised” by hackers. More background from Mediaite and The Next Web.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald