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If you were worried that the US government would see the Sony Pictures hack as grievous enough to prompt a larger conflict with North Korea, you can relax. President Obama tells CNN that he doesn't see the digital assault as an "act of war" -- it was a serious instance of "cybervandalism," but tha...

December 21st 2014 at 12:07pm 0 Comments
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Apparently, the US is willing to recruit any ally it can get in its digital battles -- including countries that are frequently its adversaries. Sources for both the Associated Press and the New York Times claim that American officials have asked China to implement a block that would "cripple" Nort...

December 20th 2014 at 7:57pm 0 Comments
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While President Obama has joined the voices criticizing Sony Pictures for its decision to pull The Interview, its CEO claims he " In an interview with CNN set to air tonight during Anderson Cooper 360, Michael Lynton tells Fareed Zakaria that "We have not caved. We have not given in." In the piece...

December 19th 2014 at 4:05pm 0 Comments
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According to CNN, NBC, and the New York Times, US officials will announce tomorrow that they've identified North Korea as the source behind a massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures. As a result of threats tied to the attack, Sony Pictures today cancelled the premiere of its upcoming movie The I...

December 17th 2014 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Threats posted by the people behind the unprecedented hacking of Sony Pictures appear to have had the desired effect. The Wall Street Journal and The Hollywood Reporter both state, based on anonymous sources, that the largest movie chains will not debut the movie next week. Carmike Cinemas said th...

December 17th 2014 at 2:47pm 0 Comments
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The Guardians of Peace (they of the titanic Sony Pictures hack) showed off an almost benevolent side this weekend when it offered to withhold personal employee information should those victims object. Lest you start feeling pangs of empathy though, the group -- or someone purporting to be a member...

December 16th 2014 at 2:56pm 0 Comments
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Here's an odd twist to the Sony Pictures hack: the attackers are becoming courteous... relatively speaking, of course. The Guardians of Peace are threatening to release yet more of the studio's data as a "Christmas gift," but they're also offering to withhold personal information if employees ask...

December 15th 2014 at 12:26am 0 Comments
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It's the weekend, y'all: What better time to sit back, relax and catch up on all the juiciest news from the past seven days? This week, we reviewed the ASUS ZenWatch, investigated the Sony Pictures hack, learned how to handle a loved one's online accounts, and more. All you have to do is click on...

December 13th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Not ready to splurge $300+ on a smartwatch that you'd actually wear to a business meeting? The $200 ASUS ZenWatch might be just for you -- as long as you don't mind its humdrum battery life and slightly erratic heart rate monitor. Head down to the gallery below for our review of the super-sleek we...

December 11th 2014 at 6:12pm 0 Comments
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Sony apparently isn't rolling over as hackers breach and pilfer its data. As a way to fight back, the company is using hacking methods of its own to combat illegal downloads of its property, according to Recode. The entertainment giant is harnessing Amazon Web Services (the backend that hosts Netf...

December 10th 2014 at 10:55pm 0 Comments
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This has been a wretched year for big corporations in the US: Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan and, most recently, Sony Pictures have all had to deal with unauthorized security breaches over the past few months. As far as Sony Pictures is concerned, the problems began on November 24th, when various re...

December 10th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments