Liz Gannes

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Last.fm Also Had User Passwords Leak

Last.fm said today in a public notice online that it was investigating a leak of user passwords, following similar disclosures from LinkedIn and eHarmony yesterday. None of the companies have explained how the passwords got out in the first place.


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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