hackers-hacking-hacks

Mat Honan learned the hard way. He was hacked, in stellar fashion, by some social engineering techniques Kevin Mitnick would probably be proud of. He, like so many other victims of identity theft, had his bubble of information access popped and his life erased. He also states several times in his story, that “daisychaining accounts” was at the core of his undoing. Connectivity, it seems, has a price.

flipboard-for-android

Just yesterday, Flipboard’s business was looking shiny and silky smooth as the popular news aggregation app announced a deal with the New York Times that would bring its users the full (Flipboard-formated) content from the prestigious paper. But, as it turns out, not all publishers are happy with Flipboard. According to Ad Age, both Wired and The New Yorker will stop formatting their content for Flipboard, while also stopping the sale of ads. Granted, both publishers will still allow their headlines to be displayed in the app, but clicking the link will take you to their website content. These changes are…