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Security Flaw Discovered in Tumblr iOS App

Tumblr, the massive Web-blogging network acquired by Yahoo earlier this year, disclosed on Tuesday evening a security issue on its iOS mobile application that “allowed passwords to be compromised in certain circumstances.” The company released an update to the app, available through the App Store, and urged all iOS users to update their passwords immediately. Outside of saying the password could be “sniffed in certain versions of the app,” Tumblr staff did not give further details on the nature of the security flaw.


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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