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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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