/// AllThingsD Week In Review: $TWTR, More NSA Drama and the "Dark Web"

October 6, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Stock image copyright Norman Chan In case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of some of the news that powered AllThingsD this week: On Thursday, Twitter finally unveiled its $1 billion IPO paperwork, first filed with the SEC earlier in the year under the secrecy of the JOBS Act. It’s one of the world’s first peeks into the social media company’s internal data , including a mobile ad gap and a user growth problem , which is even worse than what was previously expected . On the heels of that unveiling, Twitter is said to be looking for an experienced “elder statesperson” media boss to further legitimize its place in the news world. The current top contender? NBC News’ Vivian Schiller . Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is talking up the idea of getting HBO without paying for cable, again. But don’t misunderstand: You’d still wind up paying the cable companies to get it. The arrest of the leader of online drug market Silk Road by the FBI brought into relief the “Dark Web,” a network of websites that are hosted on the anonymity-protecting open source network Tor. As you might expect, the NSA hates Tor . Oops! On Monday, Verizon disclosed that some of its customers were able to upgrade their phones for cheap and keep their unlimited data plans — the result of a software glitch. By now, multiple companies have publicly asked for the ability to disclose the frequency with which they are contacted by the U.S. government; this week, Uncle Sam said no way .

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AllThingsD Week In Review: $TWTR, More NSA Drama and the "Dark Web"


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