Hijacked Cameras and Weary Martyrs

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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I am off to the Great White North, but not before I leave you with my morning plane reads:

  • Buffett and Munger, a study in simplicity: All I want to know is where I’m going to die so I’ll never go there (Hurricane Capital)
  • When Silicon Valley says no, Washington bureaucrats say yes (Bloomberg)
  • Just the good stuff from Google’s launch event (Digg)
  • How 1.5 million connected cameras were hijacked to make an unprecedented botnet (Vice); see also The Internet of Things sucks so bad even “amateurish” malware is enough (Vice)
  • Manhattan apartment sales plunge 20% (Bloomberg)
  • Seven signs that you’re NOT a thought leader (Marketing Craftsmanship)
  • Paul Ryan, so handsome, so sad: “He wishes someone else could take the cup from him. … I’d say ‘weary martyr’ is a good way to describe him.” (BuzzFeed)
  • A new weapon in the fight against cancer: sticky nanoparticles (World Economic Forum)
  • The mystery of why left-handers are so much rarer (BBC)
  • Twilight for the sawfish (Hakai)

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