February 3, 2011
The Modern Prostitute
A new study by Wired of the New York sex industry has yielded some fascinating insights into the career of a high tech hooker. For example, prostitutes prefer BlackBerrys over iPhones. Also, hand jobs in the Bronx cost $75 plus a shot of liquor. Reams more data over at Wired (although a ream costs extra).
New WikiLeak: State Department Asked YouTube To Reinstate Egyptian Blogger's Videos
Among the recent, Egypt-related Wikileaks is this document from 2008 revealing that the State Department asked YouTube to unban videos by an Egyptian blogger depicting police abuse. Gawker has suggested that the blogger in question was probably Wael Abbas, who is profiled in this New York Times piece. (Via TechCrunch.)