Gizmodo Boss Joe Brown Goes (Back) to Wired

Conde Nast’s tech title continues its overhaul.

Egging Anon

Today, Anon lacks the talent and semi-cohesion it once boasted across the net, and its most recent online crusade is an embarrassing reminder. This is less a war than the hacker equivalent of egging someone’s house and then smoking weed behind a Denny’s.

— Gizmodo editor Sam Biddle, in an article entitled “Anonymous Is Losing Its War Against Israel”

Fearless Feedback

Hi, fellow Genius. I overheard your conversation with your customer during the last interaction and I have some feedback if you have a moment. Is this a good time?

— Fearless Feedback, from Apple’s Genius Training Manual

News Byte

Gizmodo Twitter Account Hijacked by Foul-Mouthed Hackers

The technology site Gizmodo’s Twitter account was taken over on Friday evening for a brief period from approximately 5:15 to 5:30 PT. The hijackers appear to be part of a hacking group named “Clan Vv3,” and used the account — which has nearly a half million followers — to post racist and offensive messages. The attackers seem to have gained access after compromising former employee Mat Honan’s e-mail and Twitter account. We’ve reached out to Gawker Media, which owns Gizmodo, for comment.

What Google Hasn’t Done: Explained Why We as Users Would Want a Unified Online Identity

I want to live in a world where I can use the best tools and they work together.

Auditing the Supply Chain

I would tell you that no one in our industry is doing more to improve working conditions than Apple. We are constantly auditing facilities, going deep into the supply chain, looking for problems, finding problems, and fixing problems. And we report everything, because we believe that transparency is so very important in this area.

— Apple CEO Tim Cook, at Tuesday’s Goldman Sachs conference

BuzzFeed Bulks Up Again, With a Tech Section Run by Gizmodo’s Matt Buchanan

Another well-known writer for a site that used to specialize in other people’s writing. This one says he’ll write about “tech for humans.”

Facebook Finds Quieter Ways to Complain About Google’s Search+

Facebook might not have complained as loudly as Twitter about Google’s new social search tools, but it’s clear how people at the company feel.

Gawker Media’s Nick Denton Wants Out of the Porn Business

Fleshbot is for sale. Why now? Why not?

On The Verge of a New Tech Site, Which Finally Debuts

Tonight at 1 am PT, techies who have nothing else to do — that would be me! — can click onto a brand new tech site called The Verge.

PlayBook on Track for Q1 Kick-Off

Digg's Decline, Illustrated