It started when PandoDaily
founder Sarah Lacy interviewed SpaceX/PayPal/Tesla founder Elon Musk
at a facility called CrossCampus. She wasn't happy that CrossCampus put a banner over their stage, so she wrote them an angry email that seemed an awful lot like an attempt at extortion
. So they responded saying as much. Which so infuriated PandoDaily columnist Paul Carr
that he responded with a rant that has already become Internet-famous
Fuck you Ronen, you condescending sack of shit. [...] Google me. Read a few of my columns in the Guardian, the Times, the Wall Street Journal or on blogs like TechCrunch and — of course — PandoDaily. Or pick up one of my books. Read what *always* happens when someone starts a public fight with me, or attempts to shake down one of my friends. [...] I suggest — and it's not really a suggestion — you fuck off and stop trying to play with the big leagues. You're barely ready for pre-school, let alone a pathetic "our lawyers are bigger than your lawyers" dance. [...] Batter up.
. Sarah Lacy wants Valleywag, which leaked the emails, to pay her $100,000 in damages
. Paul Carr responds on his own site
, and clearly regrets nothing.
posted by Rory Marinich
on Aug 17, 2013 -
An anonymous hacking outfit called "Gnosis" has infiltrated Gawker Media
, hijacking the front page
and leaking the company's internal chat logs, source code, and content databases along with the usernames, email addresses, and passwords of over 1.3 million users
(including Gawker staff). The attack, which was motivated by what the group describes as the "outright arrogance"
with which the company's bloggers taunted anonymous imageboard 4chan (semi-previously)
, affects every site in the Gawker network, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Jezebel, Deadspin, Jalopnik, and io9. While most of the leaked passwords are encrypted, more than 200,000 of the simpler ones in the torrent file have been cracked, and the links between account names and email addresses are in plaintext for all to see. Since the integrity of Gawker's encryption methods remains in doubt
, it is recommended that anyone who has ever registered an account on any Gawker property change their passwords immediately, especially if the same log-in information is used for other services.
posted by Rhaomi
on Dec 12, 2010 -