Almost a year ago today, Anonymous hacked one of Rupert Murdoch's crown jewels: British newspaper The Times. Why? To spread a false report of his death. A year later, he's shutting them up like they're rowdy children. Times have changed.
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Flipboard — the social reading app for iOS and Android — has just announced that New York Times subscribers will be able to read all the paper's content through the app, on any platform, from this Friday onwards. That's a big deal for the New York Times, Flipboard and readers alike.
AllThingsD is reporting that the New York Times will be cutting the amount of free articles the grey lady lets readers read per month from 20 to a measly 10. The change starts in April and means you'll be hitting the NYT paywall a lot quicker than you think.
The New York Times' Facebook Timeline goes all the way back to 1851, and it's filled with some choice photos and milestones from the paper's history. It also tells the story of how technology changed the business of keeping you informed.
CNN is onto a leak that The Tribune (the owner of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Baltimore Sun to name just a few) is on the verge of releasing its very own tablet. WHY??
As delightful as it's been to watch Rupert Murdoch's British fiefdom slowly drown in a foul swamp of wickedness and criminality, it's worth remembering that all good reporters are amoral monsters and that without a lot of highly questionable behaviour on the part of sordid hacks around the world, we wouldn't know half the things we need to know.
And now for some news that probably won't shock you: According to a report in the Daily Mirror today, reporters from Rupert Murdoch's News of the World asked a former NYPD officer who was working as a private investigator to access the phone records of British 9/11 victims.