Hi, my name is Mathew Ingram. I write about digital media for the Columbia Journalism Review, and this is a newsletter that is made up of links I've either found on Twitter or Facebook, or that have been shared by my social network. Hope you enjoy it!
The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources have told the Guardian.
The New York Times
– Jan 21, 2020, 7:32 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO — Federal prosecutors in Brazil on Tuesday charged the American journalist Glenn Greenwald with cybercrimes for his role in the spreading of cellphone messages that have embarrassed prosecutors and tarnished the image of an…
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman lashed out against the media at an “all-hands” staff meeting last Thursday, drawing an analogy between reporters who cultivate sources and sexual predators who prey on underage victims, according to two people…
New York Post
– Jan 21, 2020, 7:01 PM
Legendary Big Apple grocer Fairway Market is getting ready to call it quits, The Post has learned. The New York City chain — known for its wide selection of cheeses and cheap produce — is planning to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy…
Forensic experts hired by Jeff Bezos have concluded with “medium to high confidence” that a WhatsApp account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was directly involved in a 2018 hack of the Amazon founder's phone. A report…