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Snowden held crypto party in Hawaii before his great reveal

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Edward Snowden “introduced himself as Ed” at a crypto party he led in Hawaii several months before his world-rattling leaks of national surveillance documents to journalist Glenn Greenwald, Kevin Poulsen reports in Wired.

The parties, which feature tutorials on hard drive encryption and how-tos on using the Internet anonymously, are the brainchild of Australian activist Asher Wolf, Poulsen writes:

The idea was for technologists versed in software like Tor and PGP to get together with activists, journalists, and anyone else with a real-life need for those tools and show them the ropes. By the end of 2012, there’d been more than 1,000 such parties in countries around the world, by Wolf’s count. They were non-political and open to anyone.

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Wired correction: Dropbox co-founder did not say ‘nipples’

Wired staff writer Marcus Wohlsen is taking it pretty well.

He’s the author of a detailed, fascinating look at the team behind Dropbox, and their big ambitions for the company. Wohlsen is also the source/cause of what will undoubtedly be a contender for Correction of the Year. Appended to the article is this:

Correction appended [2:37 P.M. PST/9/17]: A previous version of this story incorrectly quoted Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston saying “anyone with nipples” instead of “anyone with a pulse.”

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Wired, GQ announce iPad subscriptions

Romenesko Misc.
Starting with the June issue, the magazines will offer monthly ($1.99) and yearly ($19.99) iPad subscriptions and will continue to offer single issues, all via In-App Purchase on the App Store. Current print subscribers will be able to access iPad editions immediately through their current subscription.… Read more

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Wired to add iPad subscriptions ‘as soon as we can’

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The magazine’s monthly iPad app sales have plummeted to around 30,000 from over 100,000 when the $4.99 app debuted last June. Editor-in-chief Chris Anderson attributes the shrinking numbers to the single-issue nature of the app, reports Joe Pompeo.… Read more

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Conde Nast iPad magazine sales continue to slump

Women’s Wear Daily
After a quick start, Conde Nast’s iPad magazines are struggling to catch on, as the latest reports show continued sales declines.

John Koblin writes that, according to figures provided to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, Vanity Fair, Glamour, GQ and Wired have all seen a drop in monthly paid downloads for their magazine apps.

  • Vanity Fair — 8,700 sales in November, down from an average of 10,500 over the previous three months.
  • Glamour — 2,755 sales in November, down from 4,301 in September.
  • GQ — 11,000 sales in November, down from an average 13,000 over the previous six months.
  • Wired — 23,000 sales in November, up slightly from October but down from an average of 31,000 over the previous three months. The magazine sold more than 100,000 copies its first month.
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