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Today in Tech: Yahoo, Gawker hacked, and Zynga

December 13, 2010: 6:00 AM ET

A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.

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    According to a Tweet from Yahoo senior software developer Zach Graves, company layoffs began late last week ahead of schedule. Said Graves: "The number of people carrying boxes out of Yahoo tonight is not surprising, nor the last of it." As reported by various outlets including Fortune recently, the Internet company is cutting at least 10% of its workforce. (TechCrunch)

  • Gawker Media's commenter database was hacked yesterday by a group identifying itself as "Gnosis," reportedly unrelated to the WikiLeaks vigilante group "Anonymous." In a statement, Gnosis cited Gawker's "outright arrogance," pertaining to a comments exchange between Gawker staffers egging on hackers. "I mean if you say things like that, and attack sites like 4chan (which we are not affiliated to) you must at least have the means to back yourself up," the statement continued. (Mediaite)
  • Sweden's public service television, SVT, will broadcast a one-hour documentary of WikiLeaks. Here's a link to a rough cut sans commercial interruption, viewable until the end of today. (Voices) More
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