Paul Carr

Paul Carr is editorial director of Pando. Previously he was founder and editor in chief of NSFWCORP.

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    Gawker takes its time releasing documents in unpaid intern lawsuit, refuses to provide tax returns

    The disclosure process in the class action suit mounted against Gawker by a group of former unpaid interns is rumbling along. There are just a few snags, according to recently filed documents. The first is snag is that, as a cool, digital company, Gawker apparently doesn’t generate a whole lot of paper. At the end of the non-electronic disclosure period, Gawker has apparently delivered a grand total of four pieces of paper to the plaintiffs’ attorneys. Not four hundred. Four. The second…
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    If you still trust Tor to keep you safe, you’re out of your damn mind

    Earlier today, a group of hackers who had previously shut down Playstation Network and Xbox Live turned their sights on a bigger target: the Tor network. That news isn’t, of itself, surprising. Hackers gon’ hack, right? But what is truly shocking — and what has to shoot a spike of fear through of any tinker, gamer, solider or spy who relies on Tor to hide his online activity — is that the hackers actually stand a fighting chance of compromising the network. Reports Gizmodo: The hacker…
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    Here it is… The War Nerd Christmas Special!

    Happy Christmas! As a holiday gift to you, we’re delighted to share a very special interview between Gary Brecher — aka the War Nerd — and Mark Ames. An “around the wars in 60 minutes,” if you like. Pull up a comfy chair, pour yourself some mulled wine and click the play button below to hear the whole thing.  If you’re in a reading mood, the full transcript is below. Also: If you’re still looking for a very last minute gift…
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    Listen again to this week’s PandoLIVE Christmas Special

    In last night’s end-of-year/Christmas special episode of PandoLIVE, I was joined by Pando’s Yasha Levine, Mark Ames and Nathaniel Mott to discuss Tor, Facebook in Russia, Snowden in Kansas and much, much more. Also: Christmas music! Listen again below: … SPONSOR MESSAGE: Free Hosting!  Visit to see if your startup qualifies for free hosting from Rackspace.
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    LIVE NOW: The PandoLIVE Christmas Special!

    It’s almost time for a very special PandoLIVE — a Christmas / End of Year special — starting at 5pm Pacific right here. On tonight’s show, Sarah and I will take a last look back at some of the big stories of 2014, and of course this week’s breaking news. We’ll also have a sneak preview of The War Nerd Christmas Special, which goes live on Pando on Christmas Day. Also: Christmas music! Listener “Kevin from Bangkok” writes… The return of…
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    So it begins? Operator of large Tor exit node cluster reports he has “lost control” of his servers

    Earlier this week, we reported on an apparent threat by an unnamed agency to disable the Tor anonymity network. According to founder Roger Dingledine: The Tor Project has learned that there may be an attempt to incapacitate our network in the next few days through the seizure of specialized servers in the network called directory authorities. The wording of Dingledine’s warning causes some (including us) to speculate that the anticipated attack might be coming from law enforcement agencies either…
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    Rejoice! The War Nerd Dispatches is now available as an eBook and (100 copies only!) paperback

    Late last year, when NSFWCORP was still trying to stay alive as an independent magazine, we launched a crowdfunding campaign to support our journalism. One of the award levels involved us putting together a collection of columns by The War Nerd, our incomparable conflict correspondent. Of course, since then, a lot has changed. NSFWCORP is now a proud part of Pando, and you can find the War Nerd’s latest writing right here. But a promise…

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    Tor warns users of possible attempt to disable its network

    The Tor Project has issued a statement warning that it has learned of a possible “attempt to incapacitate our network in the next few days.” The statement doesn’t identify the source of the alleged threat but warns an attack might come “through the seizure of specialized servers in the network called directory authorities.” After assuring users that their anonymity won’t be compromised in the event of an attack, Tor appears to beg any would-be server seizers not to do anything mean: We hope that…
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    Judge says alleged Silk Road founder can’t be held responsible for every bad thing that happened on the platform

    As the trial of alleged Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht, gets closer, a federal judge has ruled on what federal prosecutors can and cannot bring up in court. According to Court House News, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest has ruled that Ulbricht can be accused of culpability in the site’s trade in drugs and fake IDs but that it’s unreasonable to blame him for all of Silk Road’s illegal trading. “I want to say to the government that I’m troubled by…
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    Listen to this week’s PandoLIVE

    This week’s PandoLIVE was taped in an LA hotel room as we prepared for the last PandoMonthly of the year. For that reason, there were no listener calls and none of my fantastic taste in music. Instead Sarah and I talked about some of the highlights of the past 12 months of Pando, including a run-down of the ten things we least expected to happen. We’ll be back live in the Rackspace studio next week! … SPONSOR MESSAGE: Free Hosting!  Visit 

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