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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus