Peter Kafka

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Apple “Investigating” In-App Purchase Fraud

Apple says it is looking into reports that a Russian programmer has figured out how to make “in-app” purchases for free on some iOS applications. Statement from spokeswoman Natalie Harrison: “The security of the App Store is incredibly important to us and the developer community. We take reports of fraudulent activity very seriously and we are investigating.”


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald