The Spear, a painting by South African artist Brett Murray is causing quite a stir.
The painting is the subject of an attempted ban by the South African president, Jacob Zuma, according to the article
and a general accusation of racism by the ANC leadership which has led at least one interesting response
in the blogosphere.
Spoiling Harry Potter:
Hacker claims to have spoiled the last Harry Potter book with a technique called spear phishing
. "We make this spoiler to make reading of the upcoming book useless and boring ... It's amazing to see how much people inside the company have copies and drafts of this book."
Let's see if we can discuss spoilers and spear phishing without actually spoiling anything here. Warning: The Wired link is safe, but it contains a link to the purported spoiler.