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Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software' - BBC News
Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky cyber-security software two years ago, US media report.
The Russians were allegedly attempting to gather data on US intelligence programs, according to the New York Times and Washington Post.
Israeli agents made the discovery after breaching the software themselves.
Kaspersky has said it was neither involved in nor aware of the situation and denies collusion with authorities.
Last month, the US government decided to stop using the Russian firm's software on its computers.
The Israelis are said to have notified the US, which led to the ban on Kaspersky programs.
coldwar  cyber  cold  war  hacking  coldwar20  cyberwar  leak  Wikileaks  Israel  Iran  Russia  USA  European  Union  cable  EU  Germany  spying  Lauschangriff  Angela  Merkel  AngelaMerkel  Security  IT  economic  damage 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
John Whittingdale, the dominatrix, and the papers - BBC Newsnight
more trouble for the Tories, adding to the pile. //&! Should Culture Secretary John Whittingdale go? - BBC Newsnight - youtu.be/kydcuQnPvM8 //&! Labour calls to curb John Whittingdale's powers after escort relationship - bbc.in/1Sedsy1 //&! How have we found ourselves in this strange situation where privacy campaigners who have pushed for tighter rules are up in arms because the private life of a single cabinet minister was not reported? - bbc.in/1MuqIMT //&! The press are right to tread more warily when deciding whether to publish stories about the private life of public figures - bit.ly/1qpFZnU
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Former BBC chief attacks secret government licence fee deal | Media | The Guardian
[ shifting off another item on the balance sheet (welfare budget) off the balance sheet, every dirty little trick. to achieve his set out agenda. onto another one, the public's, british media landscape. less of it. ] Mark Thompson said it is wrong to force corporation to shoulder cost of ‘social transfer’ to over-75s and that charter renewal talks have been acrimonious [...] Giving his his first interview about the BBC since he left in 2012, after eight years at the helm, Thompson said the broadcaster was having to pay for government policy. “It’s welfare … It’s totally inappropriate to use BBC to support social transfer in this country.” When George Osborne tried to impose the same cost on the BBC during negotiations in 2010, Thompson started writing his resignation letter, along with several BBC Trustees. This July the current director general, Tony Hall, agreed to shoulder the burden in return for relief from other costs.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Jon Snow: ‘I would defend the BBC to the death’ | Media | The Guardian
but that some media owners had a negative effect on the industry. “I think there has been a negative pull on the British media and I blame some of the proprietors for that. I still think the BBC is pretty good and I would defend it to the death, even though I have never worked for it.” [...] Asked about press coverage of Jeremy Corbyn, he said some of those writing about the Labour leader were “experiencing some kind of fear”, adding: “I think they may need to see a psychiatrist.” He said the biggest issues facing the UK were housing and inequality between the very rich and very poor, adding: “I don’t think there will be a revolution, but it has all the characteristics of what has led to revolution in the past.” [...] [ on Journalism / Covering human tragedy ] He said that while he tries to remain objective, “sometimes when powerful emotions are in play, this can be very, very hard”.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, The VIP Paedophile Ring: What's the Truth?
wikipedia Jimmy_Savile_sexual_abuse_scandal &! wikipedia.org Elm_Guest_House_child_abuse_scandal //&! ExaroNews - bit.ly/1Lv2cnn - corruption within Police related to VIP Paedophile Ring to be investigated &! bit.ly/1VK6dzz - BBC Panorama to plan to smear and discredit survivors of child abuse and media outlets like ExaroNews &! bit.ly/1OVus9o THERE HAVE BEEN LEAKS WITHIN MET to BBC/PANORAMA to make PROGRAM!? &! ExaroNews editor-in-chief declined to be interviewed for Panorama Program, because they were out to debunk the 'VIP Paedophile Ring.' claims also two VIP cases are VIP BBC people. &! bit.ly/1LPKHPb - according to them, BBC tries to delay publication of the inquiry into its own failings of Jimmy Savile. Could be (according to sources) so damning that it undermines negotiations of BBC Charter Renewal. //&! Political Correctness of Politicians, Police, Social and Public Services let Rotherham, Rochdale, Derby (& across country) happen. bit.ly/1MiYNJf &! bit.ly/1P7h81Z
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
U.S. developing sanctions against China over cyberthefts - The Washington Post
[ double standard. probably know that they will be outed come time to have e-mailed trade secrets of other nations big companies to their own national companies, even if it is just for infrastructure or defense contract bids ] The White House is getting ready to issue "unprecedented economic sanctions" against Chinese companies and individuals "who have benefited from their government’s cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets," says the Washington Post. But the Post doesn't explain what those sanctions would be, or why the U.S. is going after individual targets instead of the Chinese government itself. One thing that is clear: Chinese president Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit the U.S. next month.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Iain Duncan Smith sets his sights on mentally ill benefit claimants | News | The National
TOO many people with __“common” mental health problems__ are reliant on the state, [DWP] Iain Duncan Smith claimed yesterday. The Minister was speaking ahead of a major shake-up of the ESA benefit. He claimed the system was too “binary” and argued people with mental health problems would benefit from working. The SNP said his shake-up would force more people into hardship. In the speech, which was behind closed doors, IDS made no policy announcements, rather policy intentions. [...] [ putting it into the light of abuse of the 'system' >> ] Two absolutes equating to one perverse incentive[.] “This needs to change – things are rarely that simplistic. [ he already cut ESA warg ] &! youtu.be/BYAf5DuWaC0 "how much work can u do till u get treatment" - so much abt speech not being policy. never does he mention the stretched NHS&GP system especially mental health services. Will outsource assessment (profiteering) with quotas 2 meet, business as usual. &! bit.ly/1hEFIcS
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The Traction Book: 5 Steps To Traction & Business Growth
product distribution is part of start-up failure, find and focus 2-3 great distribution channels - test hypothesis what channels should work - evaluate (measure), why or why not, ... figure out what works, [keep moving. if you stop moving, you will fail]. double down on what works. test, test, test. spend time - 50/50 - marketing/product early on. find a great distribution strategy! traction. have goals determin your action. without a goal you cant score. focus on activities that move you forward towards the goal. // Justin Mares, Co-Author, Traction, Startup Grind Ottawa - youtu.be/R3OxmLBIsRg &! Startup Metrics Toronto December 2014 - Justin Mares on User Onboarding - youtu.be/9HzNxCkHias
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Every Company Is A Media Company: Can Journalists Redefine Their Careers? -SVW
Every company is a media company because they have to, they don't have much choice.  // &! There's far less need to add people, which is good because a people-dependent business doesn't scale through technology, e.g., public relations. The traditional media industry is a people-based business and it usually requires additional people to produce additional media. It's not scalable in the same way as a software-based business, by adding more machines. - http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com/mt/archives/2015/03/the_incredible_scalab.php
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
You Need To Be A Billion Just To Make A Million | TechCrunch
[ especially consumer apps being hit driven business, already, that can go out of fashion as quickly as they came, might be a flash in a pan like Secret & work only on the SV/SF ] Competition in the Valley has started reaching a new peak, with candidates demanding all kinds of accoutrements just to change jobs. But it’s not just recruiting that has become more challenging. Sales, marketing, public relations — essentially every task that a startup has to do is just more difficult today given this cutthroat environment. The only way to respond to the higher threshold has been to raise ever more capital, and earlier as well. We now have the rise of the “instant unicorn” that can raise hundreds of millions of capital in just the first months of a company’s existence. That means companies are already worth billions, before they may have made their first million dollars in revenue or gotten their first million users. That’s the new normal, and founders have to be ready to adapt.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Creating an Organic Growth Machine - HBR
How Companies Can Profit from a “Growth Mindset” [...] “Instead of Output, Think About Effort” - hbr.org/2014/11/how-companies-can-profit-from-a-growth-mindset // &! Is Your Growth Strategy Flying Blind? - hbr.org/2009/05/is-your-growth-strategy-flying-blind
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Enthusiasm vs. Action — Medium
Everybody wants to know the secret to launching a successful business. And, more often than not, any entrepreneur will have the inner dialogue that goes a little something like this: should I be all out there, enthusiastic, getting the word out? Or should I be nose to the grindstone, pay attention to the details, don’t look up? Enthusiasm or action? The truth is, you absolutely need both. I know a lot of people with massive amounts of enthusiasm, but they can’t execute dick. Then, there’s the other side. People that can execute As on every paper, but without that passion, that bravado or fire, they’re only able to get limited return on that investment of execution. // https://medium.com/@garyvee/the-age-of-the-introvert-entrepreneur-13dab9a8f529 "We are in the glory days of the introverted entrepreneur. Because of technology, there are so many ways to build a company now, talk to people and make connections in the business world; all without leaving your desk."
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple iOS Hardware Assisted Screenlock Bruteforce | Hacker News
So it cuts power before the iPhone can store that a failed attempt occurred. It's such a simple, stupid, wonderful idea. I love it. Kudos to whoever came up with it.
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
Employee Data Breach The Worst Part Of Sony Hack | TechCrunch
Hackers found a file with Sony usernames and passwords called “Usernames&Passwords.” Sony Director of Information Security Jason Spaltro even gave an interview in 2007 whose whole point was to revel in Sony’s security loopholes: “it’s a valid business decision to accept the risk” of a security breach. “I will not invest $10 million to avoid a possible $1 million loss,” he said at the time. This hack is estimated to cost Sony $100 million after all is said and done. The last one cost the company a cool $171 million. &! &! http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/15/why-its-right-to-report-on-the-sony-hack/
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
Amazon: Warum Jeff Bezos Milliarden-Verluste kalt lassen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Management-Grundsätze Bezos' sind kein Geheimnis. Als er seine Unternehmensgründung 1997 an die Börse brachte, schrieb er einen Brief an Investoren, in dem er seine Strategie kurz und bündig darlegte und den er seitdem jedem neuen Geschäftsbericht beilegt. Darin findet sich der zentrale Grundsatz, nachhaltig und langfristig zu investieren - also nicht wegen kurzfristiger Gewinne oder um den Aktienkurs zu befeuern. Ein Kernsatz in dem Brief lautet: "Wir werden anstatt ängstlicher mutige Investitionsentscheidungen treffen, wo immer wir es als ausreichend wahrscheinlich einschätzen, Marktführer zu werden. Einige werden sich auszahlen, andere nicht. Dazugelernt haben werden wir in jedem Fall." Gleich darauf folgt die Klarstellung, dass Bezos künftige Cashflows wichtiger sind als Gewinne der Gegenwart.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
Uber Continues To Bleed Cash In India To Pick Up Market Share | TechCrunch
The U.S. company was a relatively late arrival in India, but it has quickly scaled to cover 11 cities and make India its second largest market. Initially lagging behind a handful of local firms, Uber is making its large pile of funding count with a series of eye-catching (and cash-burning) promotions, the latest of which is free rides for anyone in the country between Wednesday and Sunday. &! - techcrunch.com/2014/11/23/sf-has-an-sm-problem/ >> "Our Sales and Marketing costs are killing us. [...] Hortonworks [...] $33.4 million in total revenue in the first three quarters of 2014, but its S&M costs were $44.6 million in the same period. New Relic, [...] revenues of $63 million in the year before March 31, with $58 million in sales. [...] Box, $124 million in revenue in the year ending January 31, but $171 million in S&M costs. [...] [ Same with FireEye & SalesForce ] [ Other case; Slack w high Net Promoter Score (Product) & mix of B2B and B2C case. &! bit.ly/SXRliN from a16z
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
A third-party Snapchat client has leaked tens of thousands of user photos | The Verge
Hackers release a giant database of intercepted @Snapchat media collected over a yr; the SnapSave app & Snapsaved.com web client are possible sources; @4chan users are creating a username-searchable db of 13GB of content in what's been dubbed 'The Snappening' + http://www.businessinsider.com/snapchat-hacked-the-snappening-2014-10 "[SnapSaved.com or Snapsave ] What its users didn't realize was that the site was quietly collecting everything that passed through it, storing incriminating Snapchats on a web server, with the usernames of senders attached. [...] Half of Snapchat's users are teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17." - !+ http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/10/snapchat-responds-to-nude-photo-hack-passes-blame-to-users/ +! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29569226 & http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/13/third-party-snapchat-site-claims-says-pics-were-hacked-from-server
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Notes on the Celebrity Data Theft | Hacker News
!!! - https://www.nikcub.com/posts/notes-on-the-celebrity-data-theft/ "In reviewing months worth of forum posts, image board posts, private emails, replies for requests for services, etc. nowhere was the FindMyPhone API brute force technique (revealed publicly and exploited in iBrute) mentioned. This doesn’t mean that it wasn’t used privately by the hackers – but judging by the skill levels involved, the mentions and tutorials around other techniques and some of the bragged about success rates with social engineering, recovery, resets, rats and phishing – it appears that such techniques were not necessary or never discovered. [...] Timestamps, forum posts and other data suggests that the collection was built up over a long period of time. [...] In terms of staying secure the most obvious solutions are to pick a better password, set your security answers to long random strings and enable two-factor authentication. [+] ring-fence your email [private & public & communication]."
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Tone deaf Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles warns the world about the dangers of hackers | PandoDaily
"Recent events show that with appropriate motivation anything can be hacked.Maybe everyone should stop and think about what it means for them" - Karpeles tweet would appear to be a reference to the recent celebrity hacking scandal which has seen nude photos of several female stars published online, with extortion request sent to prevent the release of others. (Ironically, many of these demands were for payment in bitcoin.) Even if it weren’t for Karpeles’ track record with alleged hacking attacks, the tweet would nevertheless have been ill-advised. As many other public figures have learned, any hint at victim-blaming in this instance is sure to draw criticism. Combine this with the fact that Karpeles’ nearly bankrupted thousands of people, and this comment warrants a special kind of outrage.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Apple - Press Info - Re: Celebgate / The Fappening / 4Chan / AnonIB / iCloud rippers / n00d Celeb Trading Ring
bit.ly/1uvDa0P "This statement, which probably had several thousand pairs of lawyer eyeballs on it before it was sent to the press, is slippery. [&] iCloud rippers" || From the Statement: "To protect against this type of attack, we advise all users to always use a strong password and enable two-step verification." + @SwiftOnSecurity "Celebrity photo leak being result of an amalgam of targeted attacks instead of 1 iCloud vulnerability explains inconsistent data and leaks." + @pmarca "Subtext for iCloud hacks: "Security questions" are a bad idea -- too easily guessed, particularly for public figures. Known problem!" + @cdixon "Services that repeatedly ask for passwords on mobile devices encourage weak passwords." + bit.ly/1q86n2z - "I’m talking about the fact that people won’t feel the same way about their phones after this." + anon-ib.com down as of recently + bit.ly/1vKzfks "Apple is now attempting to distance its service from any fault in the hacks." + bit.ly/1rhC9Ky + bit.ly/W7V3H2
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - FBI investigates 'Cloud' celebrity picture leaks
Posting of celebrity nude pictures leads to FBI investigation - bbc.in/1nSuXzy +++ FBI probes celebrity photo leaks - bbc.in/1A1UtIo +++ bit.ly/1w34y7C +++ bit.ly/1sWQKJE +++ on.wsj.com/1A0YJrA >> 'If people were no complete script kiddies/amateurs, there will be no forensic trail and no real clear picture of how those pictures got stolen from peoples iCloud and other Cloud Services.' +++ News Corp.'s BSkyB Sky News - youtu.be/2AuRvgOpoYQ +++ bbc.in/1nw4iJ9 - "getting people to use passwords this long [14 chars] is a challenge. "It would be nice if we could get most of the population at least as far as eight characters," +++ bbc.in/1qXX1m2 "celebrities had weak passwords [+] brute force attack [...] We now need to hear from Apple on whether its engineers think that theory holds water. The other key question that needs answering, says Ferguson, is how the hackers obtained the email addresses they would have needed to gain access to the victims' accounts."
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Here’s What We Know So Far About The Celebrity Photo Hack | TechCrunch
bit.ly/1CjSrHz ++ bzfd.it/1vBoAsk ++ bzfd.it/1rJ6ALQ ++ bzfd.it/1pyhUsH - "@ThatSusanBurke You know what's better then leaked nudes? Earning the trust & respect of another human to the point that they share their body with you." ++ "leaker screenshots suggests no mastermind who broke iCloud but a dude named Tristian with too much time on his hands" bit.ly/1qwxjaR & "tl;dr is don't take private photos with an iPhone if you have iCloud on" & "Finding out hard way that "iCloud backup" really means what it says, and deleting from device != deleting from cloud" & "[This attack was not just based on iCloud compromise[/weakness/vulnerability]" & 'Some seem to be from Dropbox and S3 too' & bit.ly/1oytbCY ++ bit.ly/1CjSyCY !!!"non-expert user"!!! ++ bit.ly/1tSYuPn ++ #Consent on.fb.me/1w17jGv ++ Pando bit.ly/1lEU25W ++ "n00d Celeb" Trading Ring on AnonIB: ppl trading&helping hack celeb iCloud accounts et al - bit.ly/1uocm2D imgur.com/a/KDAX3 ++ on.recode.net/1A0rNzE - Apple is investigating ++
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Secret Update Removes Photo Library Access As It Faces Renewed Claims It Isn’t So Anonymous | TechCrunch
http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-app-not-anonymous-2014-8?op=1 "Secret CEO: Well...You're Not ALWAYS Completely Anonymous Or Untraceable On Our App" [...] In fact, since Secret started offering a bounty for hackers that alerted the company about bugs in the app in February, it has learned about and fixed 42 different security holes. The numbers are a clear warning: Secret isn't perfectly secure and the term "anonymous" should be taken with a grain of salt. || http://onforb.es/1tzgxYW - Problem saying you are anonymous when in reality you are building off a phone number and address/contacts book >> " the startup founder revealed this was not the first time he’d dealt with a potential threat to uncovering the names behind Secret confessions. [...] While Secret can continue patching in an arms race against hackers, hackers will almost certainly look for ways around the fixes." || http://wrd.cm/1q4oUeu || http://bit.ly/1rqtV4U || http://bit.ly/1v8cbvT
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ
“There’s no doubt: [Harvey] Levin absolutely changed the way celebrities function today.” TMZ has been responsible for breaking the biggest celebrity scandals of the last 10 years: effectively ending a 30-year career (Mel Gibson), tarnishing golf’s most sacred idol (Tiger Woods), and puncturing the pristine image of celebrity royalty (Solange Knowles attacking Jay Z). But it’s not just celebs: In 2009, it caught a bank spending millions of taxpayer bailout funds on a lavish party (Northern Trust), and, via spin-off TMZSports, instigated the $2 billion sale of an NBA team by applying the same surveillance to a racist owner (Donald Sterling) once reserved for the Hollywood stars and socialites.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
The Tulisa Sting Wasn't Just Classist, It Was Informed by a Racism That Associated Her With Criminality | NOISEY
Yesterday Tulisa walked free from a drug trial that had the potential to destroy her career. It was collapsed by a judge who deemed that the reporter who led the sting had lied at a pre-trial hearing. There was always something trap like about it - a cynical show orchestrated to drag a successful woman through the dirt. [...] || http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_(United_Kingdom) & http://bit.ly/X4YM9x || http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/28514496 || http://bit.ly/1nOai4e || http://bit.ly/1lNVgWw || Guardian - http://bit.ly/19YuydX || http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04d59pw || http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28520596 || http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28523744 || http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28406152
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Newsnight: Stephen Lawrence detective on allegations of corruption and incompetence - YouTube
... in recent times, lots of really really really dirty stuff has been surfaced regarding the Political Class (most of them coming from the 'upper class', having enjoyed expensive, isolated from the world, private education - mingling mostly amongst them selves #toff [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toff ]), Police & Metropolitan Police ... MI5 & 6 ... and late GCHQ - enjoying lots of freedoms, Justice System, Press (phone hacking and bribery et al), ... and even the BBC (ie Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris). +++ another example :: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52XGCFnPwBg
UK  political  science  history  Police  Politics  Phone  Hacking  bribery  corruption  Class  Career  Politicians  governance  culture  Democratic  Process  democracy  Toff  accountability  oversight  Justice  System  moral  beliefs  ethics  morality  ethical  beliefs 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Hacker Culture: The Key To Future Prosperity? | TechCrunch
I am advocating for governments in every country to recognize that the health of their economies will be increasingly dependent on whether there is a decently paved path for hackers to start companies. Leaders in both the public and private sectors should be asking questions such as: Are there excellent programs to train potential entrepreneurs and angel investors in my country? Do my country’s most talented hackers have a realistic chance to attend a relatively local, high quality accelerator? Is it easy to incorporate and invest in businesses? Is there reliable internet access in my country?

Nations should consider hackers to be a precious resource. The amount of innovation and global prosperity in the 21st Century will be directly proportional to how well we nurture this resource. What do you think is the best solution to ensure that hackers everywhere have the opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs?
mentoring  venturecapital  economics  prosperity  economic-thought  hacker  Hacking  Entrepreneurship 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
British Tabloid, The News of the World, to Close in Hacking Scandal - NYTimes.com
The saga turned yet more disturbing Thursday with suggestions that journalists for the paper had broken into the voicemail not only of a 13-year-old murder victim but also of relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that the paper had paid tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to police officers for information.
The scandal had been taking a toll on the News Corporation, and driving down its stock price. Some advertisers were fleeing The News of the World, and new doubts emerged about Mr. Murdoch’s proposed $12 billion takeover of the pay-television company British Sky Broadcasting, in which he already owns a large stake. Many legislators have now criticized the deal, and it appears unlikely that the government will decide before the end of the summer whether to let it go ahead.
rupertmurdoch  newscorp  scandal  UK  hacking  2011 
july 2011 by asterisk2a

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