Mike Isaac

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Hackers Post Mostly Inconsequential Twitter Account Data Online

Someone claiming to be affiliated with the “Anonymous” hacker movement posted thousands of Twitter usernames and passwords to Pastebin on Monday evening. A Twitter spokesperson told AllThingsD that the company was looking into the matter, and pointed out that nearly half of the 55,000 accounts listed are duplicates and spam accounts. The company is pushing out new password requests to affected accounts.


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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