Crime & Punishment
A 23-year-old man named Mitchell Frost owes Bill O’Reilly $40,000.
Frost was sentenced to 30 months in jail and ordered to pay $50,000 in total resitution by an Ohio court for hacking into web pages belonging to O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Rudy Giuliani.
Frost’s internet crimewave occurred between August 2006 and March 2007 Read More
The blogs on the web site of The New York Times experienced an outage from sometime Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday. According to the anonymous band of Times critics over at Nytpicker, all of the paper’s blogs were down:
“For the last 12 hours at least, the NYT’s entire blog system has gone suddenly, Read More
Chubby Brain released a snapshot of the early stage investments in NYC startups this year.
The numbers may be far from flawless: Chris Dixon of Founders Collective tweeted that they underestimated his group’s NYC deals by a factor of three. Still, the list gives a good sense of the VCs putting money into Read More
What a difference a few years makes! Remember when Microsoft was a monopoly set to take over the world? It was awhile ago.
Today, Microsoft announced a deep integration between its Bing search engine and Facebook, and Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to say a few words.
He pointed out that the two companies have Read More
When he’s in front of people, Ian Jennings Jablonowski, the 20-year-old hacker from New Brunswick, stands over his laptop like a DJ at a club, feet planted far apart and further out than they need to be, back hunched, arms stretched out. He talks fast and has piercings in both ears and in his lip. Read More
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network as a maladjusted misanthrope who talks like a robot and is better at communicating with his computer than he is with other humans. He is awkward, uncomfortable and helplessly off-putting when forced to deal with anyone who is not like Read More
Diana Eng, a hi-tech designer and Project Runway alum, makes outfits that would work in Brooklyn or in Blade Runner.
Eng will be having her own runway show this Saturday as part of the first ever NY Maker Faire, an event dedicated to inventors, hackers and mad tinkerers of all types. Read More
“I mean, no one was being held with a gun to their head and forced to work at Morgan Stanley,” said Andrew Montalenti. “It was a very good job by any objective measure. But a lot of people did feel like if you just kept working there and pursued the career path that was laid Read More
A new and ugly bug struck Twitter this morning, taking over users’ browsers with gigantic fonts and mysterious blocks of text holding a viral load that could send tweeters to porn websites. Brit Graham Cluley was one of the first out of the box with a detailed notice about the flaw:
The Read More
Eric Yaverbaum has more than a few techo-sins to account for: ignoring his wife, tucking his kids into bed by text message, sleeping with his Blackberry cradled under his chin. This Yom Kippur, the Jewish holy day of atonement, Yaverbaum is asking the world to join him in repentance by disconnnecting from the digital world. Read More