Arik Hesseldahl

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SEC Wasted $1 Million on Data Storage, Report Finds

The Securities and Exchange Commission wasted $1 million on virtual data storage it bought in 2008, the agency’s internal watchdog said, as part of an investigation into the agency’s procurement practices, Reuters reported. The investigation was into the agency’s purchase of storage gear from Apple and then later a firm called Cloverleaf Systems that was done through a no-bid contact.


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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