Nick Grossman's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Nick Grossman's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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New Hello Techdirt! It's an honor to be here. Here are my favorite posts from this week. Most of these fall under the general theme of "be careful what you wish for"... If There Needs To Be An Investigation, It Should Be About Why The FBI Was Reading Certain Emails While...
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Twitter Hires Broadcasting & Cable Editor Ben Grossman To Lead Media Operations

techcrunch.com
Ben Grossman, editor-in-chief of long-lived trade magazine Broadcasting & Cable, announced this morning that he’s joining Twitter as Head of Global Operations, Twitter Media. Naturally, the announcement was made via Twitter. Grossman said his new boss is Twitter VP of Media Chloe Sladden. She tweeted that Grossman’s role will involve...
Twitter Hires Broadcasting & Cable Editor Ben Grossman To Lead Media Operations

Of Clotheslines, Black Swans And Bad Measurements

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Back in April, in writing about Union Square Ventures' Hacking Society event, I discussed the importance of measuring the unmeasurable, in noting that we all too often seem to be evaluating information-era economics using industrial-era metrics. That's a problem. Nick Grossman, who organized that Hacking Society session, has a great...
Of Clotheslines, Black Swans And Bad Measurements

Law firms investigating Zynga for insider stock sell-off

arstechnica.com
As if the recent weak earnings report and associated stock downturn weren't bad enough news for Zynga, at least five law firms are now actively investigating the social gaming powerhouse for security law violations related to sales of company stock three months ago. Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe, LLP; Johnson &...
Law firms investigating Zynga for insider stock sell-off
SaneBox Targets The Email Overload Crisis At The Enterprise Inbox

Brands Step Up Open Graph Efforts on Facebook

www.readwriteweb.com
Brands are increasingly abandoning efforts to get users to “like” their Facebook pages and instead focusing their marketing efforts on Open Graph, the protocol Facebook uses to reflect third-party app use in a user's social activity. Facebook has made a series of revisions to Open Graph since it was introduced in 2010;...
Brands Step Up Open Graph Efforts on Facebook

Union Square Ventures adds technology ‘advocate’ to its payroll

thenextweb.com
It’s an established fact that technology and politics are increasingly finding themselves at loggerheads with one another, as issues of privacy, piracy, and copyright, not to mention net neutrality and media consolidation cut a larger profile on the national stage. This has lead to the politicization of technology, something that...
Union Square Ventures adds technology ‘advocate’ to its payroll
Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money?

Why Your Company Needs To Hack Itself

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Computer security expert Jeremiah Grossman thinks that traditional cybersecurity doesn't have what it takes to fight off today's wired intruders; he advocates companies and governments invite hackers to find weak spots in their systems.Although the year has just started, 2012 is turning out to be an annus horribilis for cyberattacks....
Why Your Company Needs To Hack Itself
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