1. 19:53 14th Mar 2013

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    The indictment comes on the heels of recent hacks into the computer systems of two other U.S. media companies that own The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Both newspapers reported in February that their computer systems had been infiltrated by China-based hackers, likely to monitor media coverage the Chinese government deems important.
    — Except this is NOTHING LIKE the Tribune situation. These incidents involved actual hacking. The Tribune situation involved a guy who got fired, got angry and gave out his login credentials (tricked out with extra permissions, but still his) so a bunch of kids could Sharpie-mustache an article from 2010, which might qualify technically as “hacking” but certainly not in its technophobe-HWFO connotation; it’s more like your ex letting his bros use your laptop to post porn on your Tumblr. It’s fake context, in other words, and prepare to see a lot of it. 
     
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