Kara Swisher

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Next Up on Chinese Hacking Media List: The Washington Post

According to a report in the New York Times, along with that newspaper, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, another media organization targeted by hackers apparently originating out of China is the Washington Post. But, it might be worse than that. Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the issue in her final meeting with reporters, noting: “We have seen over the last years an increase in not only the hacking attempts on government institutions but also nongovernmental ones. [The Chinese] are not the only people who are hacking us.”


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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