Kara Swisher

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Former Yahoo Online Privacy Guru Heads to Google+

Anne Toth, the well-respected Chief Trust Officer at Yahoo who just left the company (as we reported last week), is headed to an unspecified gig at Google’s social networking service, Google+. Toth posted on both Facebook and Google+ about her plans. “Today I’m enjoying my one, solitary day of unemployment,” Toth wrote on Google+. “I love everyone who told me to take time off between jobs, but I’m too Type A for my own good.” (I can relate.)

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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