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Hatforce: your friendly crowd of hackers

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… flaws at Sony. Just a few days ago, the same thing happened to gaming distribution platform Steam. Details are still emerging but Gabe Newell, Steam co-founder and beloved guru of the gaming industry, gave this not-very-reassuring advice: “watch your credit card.”

Clearly, the gaming industry has serious security issues. So, will we gamers soon be forced to abandon our consoles and (shock horror) face reality? Luckily, there may be a less drastic solution. Question: what’s …

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Crowdsourcing: amateur and proud

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… a guy who says he’s “an amateur” usually has a weird look in his eyes and talks a lot about steam trains.

But perhaps it’s time to think again when it comes to non-professionals. Jeff Howe, one of crowdsourcing’s founding fathers, certainly thinks so. In his recent book Crowdsourcing: Why the power of the crowd is driving the future of business, Howe devotes a whole chapter to the valuable role played by amateurs through history. Looking back nearly 400 years, he discusses how …