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  • Alleged UK hacking of Belgian telecoms firm was far-reaching-reports

    Hacking of computers at Belgian telecoms firm Belgacom, alleged to have been carried out by a British spy agency, was more far-reaching than previously thought and went undetected for more than two years, according to reports published on Saturday.
  • Journalism's eternal search for the outside savior, and why it fails

    Journalism's eternal search for the outside savior, and why it fails
    I was the first Los Angeles Times reporter to interview Sam Zell after he bought the newspaper's parent company, Tribune, in 2007. During our interview at the executive jet terminal at LAX, he was blunt, crude and profane. He started the meeting with an...

    'Merchants of Doubt' Documentary Gets Distribution from Sony Classics

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights from Participant Media and Omidyar Network for Robert Kenner's pundit documentary "Merchants of Doubt." Producers are Kenner and Melissa Robledo. Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media,...

    Ebay and activist investor Carl Icahn settle proxy fight

    Ebay and activist investor Carl Icahn settle proxy fight
    The fight between activist investor Carl Icahn and eBay Inc. has been settled as the two sides have quietly reached a truce, Ebay said Thursday. The two had been embroiled in a public spat over accusations by Icahn that two members of eBay's  board of...

    Taking a businesslike approach to social woes

     Taking a businesslike approach to social woes
    Like many revolutionary manifestoes, "The Solution Revolution" seeks the overthrow of government as we know it. But for authors William Eggers and Paul Macmillan — who work in public-sector practice at Deloitte — this is a revolution very...