The man identified by Newsweek as being the inventor of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin has issued a categorical denial, claiming the story hurt his job prospects and confused his family.
Here’s a look at the FishbowlNY posts that made the most buzz this week. 1) Journalist Matthew Power Dies in Uganda 2) ESPN Launches New Content Unit “Exit 31? 3) Too Many Zooz Rocks Union Square, Reddit 4) Newsweek Returns with a Thud 5)...Show More Summary
Eleanor Clift, the former Newsweek reporter whose bias was once made legendary by the Media Research Center when it invented the Eleanor Clift Award "for Clinton Worshipping," has taken to the Daily Beast to fiercely defend her idol,...Show More Summary
As a startup devoted to reprinting and annotating lyrics, Rap Genius has an expansive view of fair use baked into its very being. Its News Genius project is no less aggressive when it comes to copyright: It has published an … Read m...
The Bitcoin community was nearly unanimous in expressing its displeasure at the controversial Newsweek story purporting to out "Satoshi Nakamoto," the anonymous person who coded and created the famous digital currency. The common critique...Show More Summary
David Cay Johnston, writing for Newsweek: After making a big, bold promise to wire every corner of America, he telecom giants are running away from their vow to provide nationwide broadband service by 2020. For almost 20 years, AT&T, Verizon...Show More Summary
The dominant news this week revolves around Satoshi Nakamoto being “found” yet again and the fallout surrounding his “discovery.” Of course, unlike every other time someone had been thought to be the founder of Bitcoin, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto also has … Continue reading ?
Give five writing samples to the right person with the right tools, and he might be able to tell you who wrote each. Like fingerprints and voices, the way we write not only says a lot about us, it can give us away if we wish to remain anonymous. With the right questions, you can determine a person’s dialect, and...
In another interesting wrinkle to the ongoing is-he-or-isn't-he Satoshi story, the alleged Bitcoin creator's brother Arthur has come forward to address some of the questions and concerns regarding Newsweek's reporting. Read More
Newsweek ran an article last week exposing Bitcoin's creator. But the real story may be behind the scenes.
In the wake of California resident Dorian Nakamoto's denial that he invented Bitcoin, some have voiced concerns about his exposure to possibly undue media scrutiny. Add Nassim Taleb to that list. In a new series of Tweets, Taleb, the...Show More Summary
Leah McGrath Goodman tells Felix Salmon this about her controversial Newsweek piece on the founder of Bitcoin: "If I read my own story, it would not convince me," she says. "I would have a lot of questions." And that sums up the problem with Newsweek's piece claiming to out Satoshi Nakamoto: Newsweek, by its own admission, didn't prove its assertion...
A linguistic analysis done at Forbes’ request indicates that Newsweek fingered the wrong man when it tried to unmask the creator of the digital currency,. allows users to conduct transactions with no or low fees and a relative degree of privacy. There is close to $8 billion of the currency on the Internet. But [...]
Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Controversy Marks Newsweek’s Comeback (The Associated Press) A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead Friday on a story it knew would get attention. Show More Summary
A couple of you have said you’re sick of the whole Bitcoin story, but I’m still intrigued by the Rashomon aspects of Newsweek‘s “big reveal“. Felix Salmon had two long, informative posts this weekend. The first explains why he thought Newsweek‘s claim it had ‘outed’ Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto as Bitcoin’s inventor was “ill-advised“: … Newsweek [Read more...]
“If I read my own story, it would not convince me,” says Goodman. “I would have a lot of questions.”
Newsweek, the weekly magazine with a penchant for controversial covers, reappeared in retail outlets across the country on Friday after more than a year as a subscription-only digital periodical. According to the Daily Beast, the publication's...Show More Summary
Think of Brookstone's Perfect Drink kit ($70) as "bartender training wheels," said Marissa Rothkopf Bates at Newsweek. Instead of measuring ingredients for cocktails or just eyeing the ratios, you let a scale and a dedicated app handle the precision work. Show More Summary