Arik Hesseldahl

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LulzSec Strikes Again, Claims Attack On Nintendo Server

Nintendo said Sunday that a server for its U.S. unit’s Web site had been hacked into but that no company or customer information was compromised, marking the first time the Japanese gaming giant has been targeted in widespread global hacking attacks. The hacker group LulzSec, which has recently been harassing Sony, on Friday posted a file it said was taken from one of Nintendo’s servers.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work