Arik Hesseldahl

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Security Firm Rapid7 Acquires Seattle’s Mobilisafe

Rapid7, the Boston-based cloud-based security concern that runs the widely used vulnerability warning service Metasploit, said today that it has acquired Seattle-based Mobilisafe, a firm focused on mobile security, specifically the management of risks associated with the “bring your own device” trend in which workers use their own smartphones and tablets for company business. Financial terms have not been disclosed.


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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