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Another year of fun filled snarky news commentary and analysis is almost over and this December marks the second consecutive month that MGx has reached over 20,000 global visitors. Most visitors are from the US and 1% are classified as "addicts" and 35% as "regulars" by Quantcast. Almost 450 regulars are Oregon residents from Portland to Salem to Ashland to Brookings.
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As it turned out, the security flaw in AT&T’s iPad portal was so severe that his little program ended up netting email addresses for folks like former White House Chief of Staff Rham Emanuel, New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to Gawker, which broke the story after receiving a cache of data from a source they were unable to fully identify.
A security researcher who warned AT&T about a gaping hole in how the company’s website handles data requests from iPads will spend the next 41 months in jail for hacking, a judge ruled Monday according to Wired. The so-called “hacker,” 26-year-old Andrew Auernheimer, discovered in 2010 that AT…