Journalists: do not use Hotmail
Microsoft accesses a blogger’s e-mail without permission to track the source of a leak:
One of the revelations in this week’s case of a Microsoft worker who leaked pre-release Windows 8 software was that Microsoft accessed the Hotmail account of the blogger to whom the data was leaked. And it did so without a court order.
Your sources are not safe in Hotmail (now Outlook.com). (In fact, the standard guidance of “get online sources who need protecting offline as soon as possible” applies…)
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Some Good Reading About The Future of News Paid Members Public
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add to right now: * The Nichepaper Manifesto [http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/haque/2009/07/the_nichepaper_manifesto.html] – an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks going forwards. * Media