Arik Hesseldahl

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Sony Finds Unauthorized Sign-In Attempts on PlayStation Network

In a setback to its efforts to reestablish a reputation for online security, Sony said Wednesday it has found a “large amount” of unauthorized sign-in attempts on its PlayStation Network and other online entertainment services, forcing the temporary suspension of about 93,000 user accounts. The Japanese electronics and entertainment giant said in a statement that credit card details for those user accounts are “not at risk.”


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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