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Tech reporter at @GuardianUS. pic by @darth. comics obsessive, ironist, mild oaf. trying to be righter. first.last@theguardian.com. DM for tip box address

Government-backed egg lobby tried to crack food startup, emails show

theguardian.com — A US government-appointed agricultural body tried to crush a Silicon Valley food startup after concluding the company represented a "major threat" and "crisis" for the $5.5bn-a-year egg industry, according to documents obtained by the Guardian.
Sep 03, 2015

War on Mayo News: Government Agricartel tries to crush startup that competes with enntrenched egg layers. gu.com/p/4c3fm/stw

Sep 02, 2015

RT @mdudas: Hahaha funny! Government-appointed egg industry association jokes about calling a hit on VC-backed Hampton Creek CEO theguardian.com/us-news/2015/s…

Sep 02, 2015

Some say I always side with regulators over startups, but here is what it looks like when gov is _actually_ broken: theguardian.com/us-news/2015/s…

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Nationality in the cloud: US clashes with Microsoft over seizing data from abroad

theguardian.com — Does cloud computing have a nationality? That's the question posed by Microsoft's lawyers and the counsel in a closely watched case whose oral arguments begin in Manhattan on Wednesday morning. The case scrutinizes the ability of the US government to seize information outside its own borders.
Sep 02, 2015

Nationality in the cloud: US clashes with Microsoft over seizing data from abroad gu.com/p/4c2ay/stw

Sep 02, 2015

Nationality in the cloud: US clashes with Microsoft over seizing data from abroad gu.com/p/4c2ay/stw

Ashley Madison claims site has plenty of female users eager to cheat

theguardian.com — There were lots of women looking to cheat on their partners on our site, honest, representatives of hacked infidelity service Ashley Madison claimed on Monday. The latest - unattributed - statement from the Canadian company came after Annalee Newitz, a writer for several Gawker Media websites including Gizmodo, studied the hacked database for indications that the site's purported 5.5 million female users had arranged trysts using the service.
Aug 31, 2015

#AshleyMadison reps shocked, SHOCKED that mean reporters wd impugn collective character w suggestions of dishonesty: theguardian.com/technology/201…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @samthielman: #AshleyMadison reps shocked, SHOCKED that mean reporters wd impugn collective character w suggestions of dishonesty: theguardian.com/technology/201…

Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman resigns after third leak of emails

theguardian.com — The chief executive of extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison has left the company after a third leak of emails, this one containing emails from his personal Gmail account suggesting he too had affairs. "Effective today, Noel Biderman, in mutual agreement with the company, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Avid Life Media Inc.
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Anti-black online groups demand sympathy after Virginia TV shooting

theguardian.com — Anti-black groups have been quick to latch on to murders of young white women by black and Hispanic men in recent years, and Wednesday's killing of Alison Parker and her colleague Adam Ward is no exception, becoming a major point of discussion in online communities devoted to race hate.

Virginia TV station at center of fatal shooting is small but crucial

theguardian.com — The area of the Virginia Blue Ridge mountains where cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker were murdered this morning is both a quiet, spacious community filled with greenery and also one of the most important areas for political campaigning in the whole United States.

Silicon Valley billionaires-in-waiting may face reckoning amid stock panic

theguardian.com — Silicon Valley startups basking in billion-dollar valuations may face a long-overdue reckoning as a result of the global panic set off by roiling Chinese markets, investors and analysts have warned.
Aug 25, 2015

What a great piece by @Samthielman: Silicon Valley billionaires-in-waiting may face reckoning amid stock panic gu.com/p/4bn88/stw

Aug 25, 2015

RT @GuardianUS: Silicon Valley billionaires-in-waiting may face reckoning amid stock panic trib.al/42cMytv

Aug 25, 2015

And how will the China selloff pan out for startups seeking cash? Not great! theguardian.com/technology/201…

Toronto police report two suicides associated with Ashley Madison hack

theguardian.com — Unconfirmed reports suggest that two people in Toronto have killed themselves over the Ashley Madison hack, local police said in a briefing providing details about the beginning of the leak. "As of this morning, we have two unconfirmed reports of suicides that are associated because of the leak of Ashley Madison customers profiles," Toronto police service staff superintendent Bryce Evans said at a press conference on Monday.
Aug 24, 2015

RT @guardiannews: Toronto police report two suicides associated with Ashley Madison hack d.gu.com/Bxs68n

Aug 24, 2015

ugh: it looks a lot like two people have killed themselves over the Ashley Madison hack. theguardian.com/world/2015/aug…

Aug 24, 2015

@guardian: Toronto police report two suicides associated with Ashley Madison hack trib.al/0jy7hkA

Aug 24, 2015

RT @GuardianUS: Toronto police report two suicides associated with Ashley Madison hack trib.al/vBBR0u1

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Chat network used by VA staff was a major security risk, investigation says

theguardian.com — A chat network used by staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was a major security risk and open to anyone who had ever been a contractor or an employee at the VA, an internal investigation found.
Aug 22, 2015

VA staffers posted instructions on how to clone gov't IDs on chat open to anyone who'd ever worked, contracted there: gu.com/p/4bymv/stw

Hackers release new Ashley Madison data targeting site's CEO and operators

theguardian.com — Hackers dropped a second, even larger cache of data from marrieds-welcome hookup service Ashley Madison on Thursday, apparently annoyed by a statement on Wednesday from the company's CEO that stopped short of confirming the authenticity of the initial data release.
Aug 20, 2015

RT @guardiantech: Hackers release new Ashley Madison data targeting site's CEO and operators d.gu.com/Bvwnz9

Aug 20, 2015

RT @guardian: Hackers release new Ashley Madison data targeting site's CEO and operators trib.al/RJ8cL9I

Aug 20, 2015

Hackers release new #AshleyMadison data targeting site's CEO and operators gu.com/p/4by5q?CMP=Sh…

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Sep 05, 2015

RT @gamesasylum: Look inside to see figures you've never heard of! Moruth Doole! Dev Sibwarra! Gaeriel Captison! pic.twitter.com/cYcXFnE9JH

Sep 04, 2015

RT @LegitimateGeek: Forget #beyonce birthday it's @TheJohnDiMaggio birthday. Beyoncé has never made me laugh so he's more important.

Sep 04, 2015

@FrightenedTweet @BootlegGirl @arthur_affect if i'm a bad person now I'll be a bad person with laser elbows in the future

Sep 04, 2015

@FrightenedTweet @BootlegGirl @arthur_affect which I always find kind of odd. like, no technical innovation is going to change human nature

Sep 04, 2015

@arthur_affect @BootlegGirl @FrightenedTweet Yup. Along these lines, there's a great China Mieville story about poverty in a space elevator.

Sep 04, 2015

Ben Dreyer, platitude slayer, is a video game I would play. twitter.com/BCDreyer/statu…

Sep 04, 2015

@attackerman you shut your mouth about my boy richard the third


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