Liz Gannes

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Google Street View Driver Goes on a Hit-and-Run Spree in Indonesia

Earlier this week in Indonesia, a driver of one of Google’s Street View cars, which travel the world capturing current pictures of their surroundings for the company’s mapping services, hit two minivans and a truck before being detained by police, the AFP reported. The man was apparently afraid of the cost of the first incident, and fled. Pictures of the banged-up Google-branded Subaru can be found here.


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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