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Aug 28, 2013

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After they momentarily took down the New York Times web site and Twitter, the Syrian Electronic Army gained a new notoriety. But who is this group of hackers? Or, how you would figure out who they are? More important, how do they do this kind of hack and how vulnerable are companies like the New York Times and the Internet itself? Next, would you buy something in 140 characters? Twitter is hiring an e-commerce pioneer to explore how to convince users to buy stuff through the service. 

Segments From this episode

1963's list of demands: Minimum wage hike

Aug 28, 2013
The March on Washington, in 1963, wanted the minimum wage moved up to $2.

Who's watching the students? The watchers

Aug 28, 2013
A school district in Southern California has revealed that it is paying a company to track its students online.

Who is the Syrian Electronic Army?

Aug 28, 2013
After they momentarily took down the New York Times web site and Twitter, the Syrian Electronic Army gained a new notoriety.

Getting by as a Syrian refugee

Aug 28, 2013
As the crisis deepens in Syria, more refugees are fleeing the country.

Are you ready to buy hiking boots on Twitter?

Aug 28, 2013
Twitter is tapping former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard as its first Head of Commerce. The social network wants to generate more revenue from online retail, but the details have yet to be worked out.

From Google to Campbell's Soup, more perks for employees

Aug 28, 2013
Perks aren't just for the tech world these days.

After they momentarily took down the New York Times web site and Twitter, the Syrian Electronic Army gained a new notoriety. But who is this group of hackers? Or, how you would figure out who they are? More important, how do they do this kind of hack and how vulnerable are companies like the New York Times and the Internet itself? Next, would you buy something in 140 characters? Twitter is hiring an e-commerce pioneer to explore how to convince users to buy stuff through the service. 

Music from the episode

Spilt Milk Dujeous
We Good - Instrumental Pete Rock