Tag: Sony Hack

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Hillary Clinton Praises Jennifer Lawrence for Equal Pay Comments

Hollywood stars, including Bradley Cooper and feminist activist Emma Watson, have praised Hollywood’s highest-paid leading lady this week for speaking out against the industry’s gender wage gap. Friday, Hillary Clinton joined the conversation.

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New Equal Pay Law Could Haunt Hollywood Studios

California’s newly-enacted Equal Pay Act could have a far-reaching impact on the compensation practices of top Hollywood film and television production studios.

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Cyberterrorism Is the Next ‘Big Threat,’ Says Former CIA Chief

Many experts reckon the first cyberwar is already well under way. It’s not exactly a “cold war,” as the previous generation understood the term, because serious damage valued in millions of dollars has been done, and there’s nothing masked about the hostile intent of state-sponsored hackers. What has been masked is the sponsorship.


Iran Hacked Sheldon Adelson’s Casinos: DNI Clapper Confirms

In testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed that Iran was behind a cyber-attack against Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Corp. in 2014.

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Sony Film to Feature Driverless Cars

Sony Pictures has had to navigate rough seas since last autumn, when the company was hacked, confidential documents were posted online, and The Interview was canceled. But the company is trying to bounce back with a comedy about cars equipped to navigate by themselves


Report: After Racist Email Reveal, Pascal Out as Sony Chair

Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures Chief Amy Pascal is exiting the studio due to a “shakeup at the top.” The news comes as no surprise and just a couple months after a devastating hack revealed that the studio head


*Language Warning* Maher Mocks Political Correctness, Sony

HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher mocked political correctness and Sony’s pulling of “The Interview” on Friday. “If there was a theme to the news in the time we were off, it would be ‘no joking, no joking.’ There are


Sony Hackers: News Media Is Next

According to an FBI warning published at The Intercept, the same hackers who systematically dismantled Sony Pictures will next turn their awful but undeniably prodigious talents to the news media. No specific news organization is named. The intended target will

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‘The Interview’ Review: Seth Rogen Punishes North Korea and the Audience

Outside the context of the cyber-terrorist and terrorist-terrorist threats that almost killed it, “The Interview” is par for the Seth Rogen course: crude, cruder, sporadically funny, and ultimately not worth the 112 minute investment. Give Rogen credit, though, he didn’t


Prof: Sony Hack More Sophisticated Than Previous North Korea Hacks

Victor Cha, Director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University and Senior Adviser and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said that he believes the Sony hack came from North Korea and was more sophisticated than anything they

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Daily Beast: No, North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony

This article was originally written by Marc Rogers and posted at Daily Beast: So, “The Interview” is to be released after all. The news that the satirical movie—which revolves around a plot to murder Kim Jong-Un—will have a Christmas Day

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First Cyber War: Was the Sony Hack a Warm-Up for Bigger Things to Come?

The Sony Pictures hacking drama ended, at least for the moment, with the besieged studio deciding to authorize a limited release for “The Interview” after all. This came after a storm of criticism of Sony, and the U.S. government that failed to protect them, for caving in to the demands of a hacker group with, shall we say, very strong feelings about the impropriety of mocking North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

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Sony Agrees to Terms to Stream ‘The Interview’

CNN reported Wednesday morning that Youtube has tentatively agreed to stream The Interview for Sony, which will coincide with a limited theatrical release through a small number of American movie theaters.


Studio Execs to George Clooney: Uhm, We Never Received Your Sony Petition

Although big names like Judd Apatow, Rob Lowe  and Aaron Sorkin loudly and publicly backed Sony Pictures and “The Interview” against the North Korean cyber-terrorists trying to tear the studio into pieces, George Clooney still puffed himself up as Hollywood’s