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Nine Iranians Charged with Hacking Universities, Government Agencies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) charged one Iranian entity and nine Iranians on Friday in a hacking scheme to steal intellectual property and information from at least 144 United States-based universities, various companies, and government agencies for private financial gain.

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Report: Justice Department Seeking Evidence Tying Iran to HBO Hack

A new report has indicated that officials at the Department of Justice are preparing to announce several cases against Iranian suspects which include charges that said individuals hacked HBO, in a move that could motivate Congress to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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HBO Accidentally Broadcasts Latest Episode of ‘Game of Thrones’

The Spain affiliate of HBO accidentally broadcast the latest episode of the network’s massively popular fantasy series Game of Thrones for a short time on Tuesday, leading full, high-definition copies of the episode to become available on file-sharing sites four days ahead of its scheduled release, according to reports.

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Delingpole: Trump Pulls out of Paris; Internet Shrieks that End Is Nigh

Let’s not get too excited just yet about reports that President Trump has made up his mind to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. We don’t know the terms and conditions. It is entirely possible that what we end up with is a fudge, designed to appease both warring factions in the administration but actually resulting in a muddled cop out which pleases no one.

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Emmys Recap: Donald Trump the Night’s Biggest Star

The hottest talent on television gathered in Los Angeles Sunday night for the 68th annual Emmy Awards, where perennial HBO juggernaut Game of Thrones and FX true-crime crowd-pleaser The People vs. O.J. Simpson won big — but the night’s biggest star arguably was Donald Trump, as presenters and winners seemingly couldn’t stop talking about the Republican presidential candidate.

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Emmy Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones’ Leads with 23 Nods

Power-and-blood fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” ruled the Emmy Award nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” was close behind with 22 nods.

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HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Trailer Features Androids, Cowboys and a Giant Orgy

HBO showed off the first full trailer for its upcoming sci-fi series Westworld before the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones on Sunday night, and eagle-eyed viewers now know why the show’s extras were asked to sign an unusually sexually explicit casting contract back in September.