Blog host Tumblr almost apologized to its users for leaving a big door open to hackers for 40 minutes today. "We screwed up today, and we cannot possibly express our remorse," a company blog said, offering some consolation to anonymous bloggers like Fake Nick Denton who may have had their (hopefully anonymous) email addresses exposed when the hacker or hackers peered at 27 registration records. But Tumblr groveled a little harder for Star editor-at-large Julia Allison, whose blog was the only one defaced, and fairly horrendously at that. An italicized section at the end of Tumblr's post read, "We'd also like to make a special apology to Julia Allison, whose account was temporarily affected by our mistake." See, Julia? Not everyone treats you like a jerk! [Davidville]
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