Clash of the Titans
Last week Google blocked Facebook from automatically importing user email contacts.
The move was seen as payback: Google’s new terms of service declared they would only share contact data with companies that returned the favor.
Facebook didn’t offer to share and shake alike, and in fact used some clever, aggressive engineering to sidestep Google’s Read More
The Nobel Prize, literature
The Swedish Academy announced this morning that Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa will be the 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. In a statement on its website, the academy said they decided to award Llosa for his “cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and Read More
Let’s just get this out of the way: The CIA doesn’t hire working journalists. Not American ones, anyway. It stopped in 1976 after an embarrassing investigation by Sen. Frank Church (D-ID) revealed that infiltrating news teams was just one of several bad habits dating to the 1950s. But we can’t help imagining the clinking of Read More