Tag: north korea

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Meet Val Broeksmit, the singer Sony is threatening to sue over hacking tweets (Chris O’Brien / VentureBeat) 2. North Korea appears to be back online (Barb Darrow / GigaOm) 3. HuffPost plans to drop AP stories, relaunch site in 2015 (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 4. The year in media: 12 reasons why […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

It’s been a rough month for Sony. Especially for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s chair Amy Pascal. Following terrorist threats from the hacking group “Guardians of Peace,” the studio has pulled its film “The Interview” from theaters. At the center of all this is a hacker group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace.” But who exactly are […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. U.S. said to find North Korea ordered cyberattack on Sony (David E. Sanger & Nicole Perlroth / New York Times) 2. Congress sets limits on overseas data collection (Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post) 3. “I apologize.” The Toast’s publisher on writers’ terms (Manjula Martin / Scratch) 4. Ars Technica hacked, readers advised to change […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Interview: NPR’s Brian Boyer on building and managing news apps teams (Erin Kissane / Source) 2. Internet kills the video store (Brian Stelter / New York Times) 3. YouTube aims to tame the trolls with changes to its comments section (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 4. Uncensored Instagrams from North Korea buck brutal trend of […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits has a Southern flavor, with a preview of the coming South by Southwest confab in Austin, as well as a look at Facebook’s latest rootin’ tootin’ revamp of its newsfeed and what it means for media folks. Our special guest is Joshua Topolsky, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Verge, who will be […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

SEOUL, South Korea — “I am always worried about security for those who report information to us from inside,” said Byoung-Keun, a North Korean working in Seoul as a journalist for The DailyNK, a news website focused on telling the world what is happening in possibly the world’s most closed-off society. Byoung-Keun is a pseudonym, […] more »