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Hacker’s Delight: Sony’s Playstation Hacked Last Weekend, Service Restored

WASHINGTON — Hackers tried to overrun Sony Entertainment’s popular PlayStation gaming platform to gain access and steal user’s information, but was stopped by security measures. Reuters reported that the PlayStation platform went back...Show More Summary

Your Paranoia Is Not Their Crime

A little over a year ago, in a Facebook status about Trayvon Martin, I wrote "Your paranoia is not their crime." I was reminded again of what I had written when I heard conservative commentator Ben Stein say Michael Brown "was armedShow More Summary

Chelsea Clinton Quits NBC News

Chelsea Clinton is ditching her high-paid gig as a special correspondent for NBC News, People reports. The First Daughter says she'll continue her charity work with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation as she and husband Marc Mezvinsky expect their first child. Clinton's upbeat NBC segments didn't draw huge...

One Of The Best Songs In ‘Frozen’ Almost Didn’t Make It Into The Movie

If you’ve seen Disney’s animated movie “Frozen” — and even if you haven’t — you know two songs from the film: Oscar-winning “Let It Go” and the song any child who has seen the film knows by heart, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” According...Show More Summary

Telluride: Fandor Acquires Sci-Fi Short ‘The Sand Storm’ Starring Ai Weiwei

EXCLUSIVE: Indie film subcription service Fandor has acquired sci-fi short film The Sand Storm ahead of its Telluride debut this weekend, and has set a day and date release coinciding with its world premiere this Sunday, August 31. The narrative short is directed by Jason Wishnow, the filmmaker behind the viral idea-fostering TED Talks. Show More Summary

Flashback Friday: Billable Hours In The 1990s

36 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

How hard did Biglaw associates work back in the day?

Bob Cooper, EOne Prep Post-Apocalyptic Event Series With Book Aquisition

What if most of America is wiped out in a nuclear attack? Bob Cooper's Landscape Entertainment Television and Entertainment One Television are exploring that nightmarish scenario in an event series project based on the upcoming non-fiction book Raven Rock: The Inside Story of the U.S. Show More Summary

Malaysia Airlines restructure plan hits raw nerves in Australia

Opinion  The arguments, mainly promoted by organised labour and political figures in Australia, that government intervention is necessary in Qantas, took hits this week from two sources.  The first came from Qantas on Thursday, when it went for a balance sheet restructure with a $2.6 billion write down of fleet assets, which might, in a [...]

TSA: Timely Sword Advice

45 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Lowering The Bar

I can't say that every video on the TSA HQ Public Affairs YouTube channel is stupid, because I'm not going to watch them all. I do feel safe saying that they are all probably stupid, and am on fairly solid...          Related Stories...Show More Summary

Miranda Mayo Joins ‘Pretty Little Liars'; Samm Levine In ‘Selfie’

Miranda Mayo (The Game) has been cast in a recurring role on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, from Warner Horizon and Alloy. Mayo will play Talia, a chef, who is new to Rosewood. Talia gets off on the wrong foot with Emily (Shay Mitchell) and things go down hill from there. Show More Summary

DOJ Pretends No Fly Guidelines Haven't Been Leaked, Claims 'State Secrets' To Avoid Revealing Them To The Judge

47 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in July, we wrote about the Intercept releasing a leaked copy of the US law enforcement guidelines for putting someone on the no fly list. There have been a series of lawsuits recently concerning the no fly list, and the government...Show More Summary

The Evening Ticker: Kelly, Stelter, Greta

Tonight on Fox News, Megyn Kelly hosts “The Kelly File Investigation: Justice for All in Ferguson.” The hour looks at the facts of the criminal case, the recent chaos in the Missouri town and examine how the eyewitness reports differ...Show More Summary

Washington Post Editorial Page, Meet Noam Chomsky

The Washington Post stands firm against Russian aggression, since Putin has violated an "international norm" that is "uncontroversial." Do those rules apply to the US, though?

Case dismissed as sanction for misrepresentations

Judge Keith Ellison issued a scathing order dismissing a patent case after it had been tried to verdict.  Tesco Corp. v. Weatherford Int’l., Inc. (S.D. Tex. Aug. 25, 2014).  Four days into a three-week trial over infringement of some patents relating to drilling rig equipment, an inventor testified that a brochure that constituted 102(b) prior art […]

Judge Lifts Freeze on Microsoft Search Warrant

A federal judge on Friday lifted a freeze on a ruling that enforces a search warrant against Microsoft Corp. for customer email stored in a company data center in Ireland.

Animation Guild Wage Survey Paints Mixed Picture

The Animation Guild's 2014 wage survey is in (read it here), and it shows salaries for animators holding fairly steady this year compared with last year. But the reported median weekly pay for some jobs — most notably staff TV writers, feature storyboard artists, and staff story editors — is down from salaries reported five years ago. Show More Summary

Evening Report for August 29, 2014

St. Louis Post-Dispatch asks the county family court for any juvenile records it has relating to Michael Brown. (stltoday.com) Vice Media is expected to sell 10% of the company to A&E Networks for $250 million. (ft.com) Meet the man who acquired 30,000 old New Orleans newspapers via the Craigslist “free” section. (theatlantic.com) … Read More

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