Liz Gannes

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Kickstarter Bug Exposed Unreleased Projects, but Mostly to The Wall Street Journal

For the last three weeks, Kickstarter had a security hole that allowed viewing of unreleased project proposals — but no account or financial info — through its API. The Wall Street Journal, which discovered the problem, downloaded 77,000 projects and drafts from the site. But aside from that, Kickstarter said in a blog post, only 48 unlaunched projects were accessed while the bug was live, some of them by Kickstarter’s engineers working on its API.


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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