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We Were Hacked By The Chinese Too, Says Wall Street Journal

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The news comes a day after the NYT splashed on its own cyber troubles, and points to a pattern of increasing attacks on U.S. media groups. The Wall Street Journal has also fallen foul of Chinese hackers--and not for the first time, publisher Dow Jones & Co. said last...
We Were Hacked By The Chinese Too, Says Wall Street Journal

New York Times claims China hacked its computers

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Stories about wealth of outgoing premier Wen Jiabao appeared to be catalyst for attack, possibly by military, says paperHackers with possible ties to the Chinese military have repeatedly attacked the New York Times' computer systems over the past four months, possibly in retaliation for a series of stories that the...
New York Times claims China hacked its computers

Watch an iPad being made in this rare video from inside Apple’s Foxconn factory

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Reporter Rob Schmitz is the Shanghai Bureau Chief of Marketplace. He’s the guy who debunked a large portion of Mike Daisey’s accounts from China about Apple’s Foxconn factories. Now, he’s become only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor  at that supplier. He’s written a detailed...
Watch an iPad being made in this rare video from inside Apple’s Foxconn factory
Did Twitter ban a journalist for #NBCFail?

Weathermob Nabs Funding To Make Sharing Weather Reports More Social

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Weathermob, a mobile, social network for sharing weather reports around the globe, has raised $360,000 in new funding from a number of angel investors including Christopher Austin, Tim Albright, Drew Volpe and Mark Hastings. Via a free iOS app, Weathermob allows anyone to become a weather reporter. The app mashes...
Weathermob Nabs Funding To Make Sharing Weather Reports More Social

Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

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Mike Daisey Here’s what journalism actually looks like. Hats off to Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz who follows up his truth-squadding of playwright Mike Daisey’s play, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, with this first-hand account of life at the massive Foxconn manufacturing center in China. According to...
Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

Chinese hackers bring cyberwarfare to The New York Times

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Media companies, it’s time to fire up those firewalls. The New York Times has reported that Chinese hackers secretly attacked its networks for four months. The timing of the attacks syncs with stories it ran investigating the family wealth of Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao, the newspaper said. At the core...
Chinese hackers bring cyberwarfare to The New York Times

Iran reportedly blocking encrypted Internet traffic

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The Iranian government is reportedly blocking access to websites that use the HTTPS security protocol, and preventing the use of software residents use to bypass the state-run firewall. From  post on Hacker News today, apparently written by an Iranian resident:  Since Thursday Iranian government has shutted [sic] down the https...
Iran reportedly blocking encrypted Internet traffic

The New York Times Was Attacked By Chinese Hackers Over Four Months

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The New York Times has revealed that over the last four months, it was repeatedly attacked by Chinese hackers using methods that have been linked to the Chinese military in the past. The timing of the attacks coincided with reporting for an investigative article published on October 24 that revealed...
The New York Times Was Attacked By Chinese Hackers Over Four Months

VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

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Much has been written about conditions at Foxconn, the embattled Chinese manufacturer for Apple and a host of other hardware companies. But only a couple of reporters have had access to one of the sprawling company’s factory floors: Joel Johnson wrote Wired‘s March 2011 cover story, “1 Million Workers....
VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

Chinese Hackers Target New York Times In Four-Month Cyber Attack

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The cyber attacks date back to when the newspaper published an expose detailing the wealth accumulated by the previous Chinese Premier, Wen Jibao. Security experts have finally blocked a four-month long, sustained cyberwar on the New York Times by Chinese hackers. The attacks, which kept obtaining reporters' and other...
Chinese Hackers Target New York Times In Four-Month Cyber Attack
Rupert Murdoch: Wall Street Journal still under attack from Chinese hackers

Chinese hackers attacked New York Times computers for four months

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The New York Times reports that its internal network was attacked by Chinese hackers over the last four months. The email accounts of several reporters who worked on a story critical of the family Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao were infiltrated, and the passwords of every single New York Times employee stolen. However,...
Chinese hackers attacked New York Times computers for four months

Rick Kaplan, chief of FCC wireless bureau, to step down

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Rick Kaplan, head of the wireless bureau at the Federal Communications Commission, is stepping down in the latest high-level staffing shift at the agency. Kaplan will be replaced by Ruth Milkman, who currently serves as a special counsel to the FCC chairman and a former wireless bureau chief. Kaplan...
Rick Kaplan, chief of FCC wireless bureau, to step down

T-Mobile is buying neither Verizon’s story, nor its spectrum

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An interesting regulatory recently filing popped up over at the Federal Communications Commission showing Verizon hasn’t exactly done a bang-up job selling its critics on the merits of its 4G spectrum consolidation plans. Verizon is offering to part with a bunch of 700 MHz licenses if it gets permission to...
T-Mobile is buying neither Verizon’s story, nor its spectrum
Guardian and BBC battle for traffic in the Big Apple
An inside look at how iPads are made [video]

Why the NYT is wrong to put a social-media muzzle on its journalists

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Watching traditional media outlets grapple with the unfiltered nature of social media has been a little like watching a bear try to pick up a porcupine — some have been tentative, others have tried to lock social-media use down as much as possible, and some have been stung and reacted...
Why the NYT is wrong to put a social-media muzzle on its journalists
Instagrams Of The Fiery Tyrant: How 3G Networking Could Chip Away At North Korea's Power

Jamming Annoying Cell Phone Talkers Remains Illegal, Though Appealing

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If you have ever been on a bus or train with someone loudly yammering on their cell phone, the appeal of a device that could block their signal is undeniable. Well, the Federal Communications Commission would like to take this opportunity remind you that such products remain illegal, regardless of...
Jamming Annoying Cell Phone Talkers Remains Illegal, Though Appealing

FCC Approves New Rules for Cellphone Signal Boosting Devices

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After years of long, sometimes tense negotiations, federal regulators today approved new rules for devices, known as boosters, that improve cellphone signals. The rub is that the devices operate in the same band of spectrum licensed to the carriers whose signal they are trying to boost. While carriers don’t oppose...
FCC Approves New Rules for Cellphone Signal Boosting Devices

Please Welcome TechCrunch’s New COO, Veteran Exec And Entrepreneur Ned Desmond

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There’s lots going on behind the scenes here at TechCrunch — not only are we hiring top writers and putting together a kick-ass lineup for Disrupt in New York next month, we’re also getting a chief operating officer (among other moves soon to be announced). Ned Desmond, a veteran media...
Please Welcome TechCrunch’s New COO, Veteran Exec And Entrepreneur Ned Desmond

This Is The Best Glimpse Into Foxconn Yet (Video)

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The shroud surrounding Foxconn is slowing being pulled back. Once a very secretive OEM manufacturer, the company has started to let reporters and their cameras inside their facilities in an effort to clear its name. The video here comes by way of Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz, the publication’s Shanghai Bureau Chief...
This Is The Best Glimpse Into Foxconn Yet (Video)

You Post from North Korea, You Automatically Win at Instagram

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The welcome wagon. (Photo: Jean Lee, Instagram) Now that foreign visitors in North Korea have access to mobile Internet, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that someone is already using the service to post to Twitter and Instagram. The Next Web points out that Jean Lee, the AP bureau...
You Post from North Korea, You Automatically Win at Instagram

What newspapers need to learn from the disruption in the auto industry

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Newspapers might like to think that their challenges and woes are unique to the print media business, but there are some broad similarities between the disruption that journalism and the news industry have been experiencing and the upheaval in other industries — including the automotive manufacturing business. As Micheline Maynard,...
What newspapers need to learn from the disruption in the auto industry

VIDEO: Watch an iPad get made from the Foxconn factory floor

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Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz is only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor at Apple's Chinese producer Foxconn. In this exclusive video, see highlights from his tour of the assembly line and the Foxconn campus and facilities to see what living and...
VIDEO: Watch an iPad get made from the Foxconn factory floor

Twitter urged to explain ban on British journalist over NBC Olympic tweets

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US broadcaster claims Twitter alerted it to Independent journalist Guy Adams' tweets criticising Olympic Games coverageTwitter is under growing pressure to explain the suspension of a British journalist after it emerged that the social network alerted NBC to his highly critical tweets of the US broadcaster's Olympic coverage.Guy Adams, the...
Twitter urged to explain ban on British journalist over NBC Olympic tweets

FCC wants to know if Verizon is warehousing spectrum

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The Federal Communications Commission is curious why Verizon Wireless bought a bunch of 4G spectrum back in 2008 but now plans to sell it, just because some better airwaves have come along. In a letter to Verizon, FCC Wireless Bureau Chief Rick Kaplan asked Verizon some poignant questions about its...
FCC wants to know if Verizon is warehousing spectrum

New York Times hacking revelations shed new light on China cybercrime

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Experts suggest that Chinese government routinely employs 'vast army of hackers' to carry out covert spying campaignsRevelations that China apparently targeted the New York Times in a campaign of cyber-espionage have cast a rare spotlight on attempts by Beijing to crack down on any criticism of its ruling elite.The move,...
New York Times hacking revelations shed new light on China cybercrime

Eight Questions: Rebecca MacKinnon, "Consent of the Networked"

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As Beijing bureau chief for CNN in the late 1990′s, Rebecca MacKinnon witnessed first-hand the arrival of the Internet in China and the Chinese government’s struggle to control a technology some predicted would help bring about the end of Communist Party rule. A decade later, as Ms. MacKinnon documents in...
Eight Questions: Rebecca MacKinnon, "Consent of the Networked"
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