John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. Reaction to the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
    It's been a big day for news surrounding the massive, ongoing Sony hack saga.  First, major movie chains announced that they would not be screening The Interview after ​a nonspecific threat of violence from the​ Guardians of Peace, the hacking...
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  2. Why the Sony hack is unlikely to be the work of North Korea.
    Everyone seems to be eager to pin the blame for the Sony hack on North Korea. However, I think it’s unlikely. Here’s why: 1. The broken English looks deliberately bad and doesn’t exhibit any it the classic comprehension mistakes you actually expect...
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  3. Fractions of attention & what really is media?
    Wired has devoted a considerable amount of attention to media and media startups, thanks in large part to the amount of investment that has gone into many of these entities — Vox, Vice and Buzzfeed. They all have similar narratives. Other less well...
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  4. Everything you were angry about on social media this year.
    Following the news in 2014 is a bit like flying a kite in flat country during tornado season. Every so often, a whirlwind of outrage touches down, sowing destruction and chaos before disappearing into the sky. These conditions are hardly new. Over...
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  5. Sony Pictures Employees Now Working In An Office “From Ten Years Ago”
    It’s been different for everyone,” she said. She was upbeat, optimistic, even after finding out her bank account information had been traded on a black market website. She was worried her identity had also leaked. She imagined her private...
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  6. New friends: The Washington Post and The Texas Tribune enter into a new reporting partnership
    The Texas Tribune is taking its split with The New York Times pretty well. Two months ago the Times ended its story-sharing agreement with the Austin-based news nonprofit after four years. Now, the Tribune has a new dance partner: The Washington...
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  7. Hollywood Cowardice: George Clooney Explains Why Sony Stood Alone In North Korean CyberTerror Attack
    EXCLUSIVE: As it begins to dawn on everyone in Hollywood the reality that Sony Pictures was the victim of a cyber terrorist act perpetrated by a hostile foreign nation on American soil, questions will be asked about how and why it happened, ending...
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  8. Burner phone? There's an app for that, and it's earning millions of dollars
    Back in the spring of 2012, Greg Cohn and his co-founder were working on a product that would let others know when they were available for a phone call. One of the features generated a temporary number that you could share on social media so anyone...
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  9. Google is now bigger than Mother Russia’s entire market
    Americans hardly had time to savor the schadenfreude of Vladimir Putin’s financial Chernobyl before North Korea managed to flip the script on the evil Yankee imperialists, it appears. Now, while Hollywood mourns the loss of creative expression, Kim...
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  10. Secret is relaunching as a faster anonymous social network with chat
    When Secret launched in February, it quickly became the most talked-about new social network in Silicon Valley. Like other ‘"anonymish" social networks, it offers a compelling mix of sex, drugs, and intrigue. But Secret goes a step further by...
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