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How the Sony Hack Is Changing the Way I Work

Adam Levin | Posted 01.01.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

If the past two years have revealed anything, it's that every conceivable mode of communication comes with its share of serious privacy and security issues. Email can be hijacked, mail servers can be breached and malware can turn your smartphone into a peepshow.

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014

Rich Robinson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Media
Rich Robinson

This year, Urban Outfitters sold a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt tastefully splattered with red paint while Donald Sterling's racial comments cost him his NBA franchise. It's been a raucous year in the public arena, expressed perfectly by a parade of PR blunders that is as impressive in scope as it is in sheer absurdity.

'The Interview': No Hack Job!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

What could possibly go wrong? An American movie about assassinating the leader of a nation which the U.S. had branded as part of the international axis of evil. The assassination movie is launched from a country with a long and shameful history of involvement.

Sony Pictures Mans Up: Now We Need to Watch The Interview

Clay Calvert | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Clay Calvert

The good news on Tuesday afternoon from Sony Pictures does not, however, end the fight. Not in the least. Now it is time for two more very important things to happen.

Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg Show Up To A Screening Of 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.25.2014 | Entertainment

Eager moviegoers got an early Christmas present if they happened to stop by Los Angeles' Silent Movie Theatre on Thursday morning. Run by nonprofit Ci...

Cyber Safe or Cyber Insecurity?

Sister Jenna | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Sister Jenna

We must each examine our own inner security systems, the ones which will reveal who we really are, and emerge the virtues to the surface, so they can naturally protect our minds and lives. It is our hearts that must never be hacked.

Sony Hackers: 'The World Will Be Full of Fear'

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Shelly Palmer

Some people are calling the attack on Sony an act of cyber-terrorism (which it clearly is). Some are calling it cyber-bullying, albeit by the best, most powerful cyber-bullies we have encountered to date. But this actually may be a new kind of warfare, empowered by our addiction to, and our accelerating reliance on, technology.

Kate Sheppard

McCain Calls Sony Hack An 'Act Of War' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) are at odds over whether the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which the FBI has blame...

Sony Pictures: How Not to Handle a Crisis

Ira Kalb | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Ira Kalb

To mitigate the damage and restore confidence, Sony Pictures executives need to develop a plan so this is unlikely to reoccur. While this is easier said than done, IT solutions are available to thwart hackers.

Petitioners Demand Sony Release 'The Interview,' Stand Up To Terrorist Threats

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

Want to see "The Interview"? So do a lot of other would-be moviegoers, dissatisfied with Sony Pictures' decision this week to scrap the controversial ...

The Sony Hack -- Shooting the Messenger in a Time of Crisis

Katie Chodosh | Posted 12.19.2014 | Media
Katie Chodosh

Of course Sony is angry and embarrassed that this has happened and it is unforgiveable that the hackers have leaked private information on employees and actors. But the press are not the villain here.

Hollywood Should Take a Stand on Human Rights in North Korea

John Sifton | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
John Sifton

It is easy to dismiss the whole Interview episode with some lighthearted head-shaking. But we should take a moment to remember that the reality of life in North Korea is no laughing matter.

Sony's Act of Cowardice That Betrays 2000 Years

Peter Paskale | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Paskale

a cowardly Sony Pictures just betrayed not only its audience, but the entire tradition of comedy, and all those brave men and women who for 2,500 years have used comedy to speak truth to tyranny. Terrorists and Despots 1; Humanity 0.

Cowardly Sony Pictures Caves: The Slippery Slope of Self-Censorship

Clay Calvert | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Clay Calvert

The bottom line is that this has become a fiscal and free speech fiasco for Sony. It sends a terrible message to this country's enemies and it sends us down a slippery slope of self-censorship and silence. When Hollywood is asked to put up or shut up, it will shut up.

The Most Important Lessons You Can Learn From the Sony Hack

Adam Levin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

Anyone who runs a business -- whether it's a mom-and-pop shop or a multinational behemoth like Sony -- needs to pay close attention to what happened here, and begin to take data security seriously.

The Sony Hacking Scandal

Mike Smith | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Smith

The Sony Hacking Scandal

Why You Need to See a Black Love Story -- NOW!

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

If we rely on Hollywood's depiction of African American relationships, we are doomed. Our relationships are portrayed as dysfunctional or they are simply nonexistent, as if we are incapable of forming loving unions with each other.

Sony 'R' Us

Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Marty Kaplan

What's most sobering is that the plausible nightmare of having our private words exposed will drive our democratic society to pre-emptive self-censorship, hustling us, without a shot being fired, toward the tyranny of Pyongyang.

PR Guru Schools Hollywood Moguls on Email Fallout

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

A group of top Tinseltown producers and studio execs retained the world's top crisis management guru -- a man known only by his acronym, "TWTCMG" -- to create a plan for handling revelations sure to come from their own nasty emails.

Sony To Media Outlets: Stop Reporting On Leaked Documents!

Reuters | Lisa Richwine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment told certain news organizations on Sunday to stop publishing informati...

5 Big Privacy Predictions for 2015

Adam Levin | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

It seems like there were more companies that had privacy-related problems in 2014 than didn't. And the lucky ones that didn't "get got" were separated by only one or two degrees from those that did. As we look ahead to 2015, I see a mix of old privacy concerns along with a few emerging dangers.

Sony Pictures Hires Kim Jong-Un to Direct, Star in 'Spider-Man 3'

Spencer Green | Posted 12.11.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

According to Hollywood insiders, the story for the next Spider-Man movie -- which will be known as The Amazing Respected Comrade and Supreme Leader Spider-Man -- will involve hero Peter Parker, played by Kim Jong-un.

Sony Hack Was 'Unparalleled'

Reuters | By Lisa Richwine and Jim Finkle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology

By Lisa Richwine and Jim Finkle LOS ANGELES/BOSTON (Reuters) - The forensics experts who Sony Corp hired to investigate the massive cybe...

Sony Denies That It Will Name North Korea As Hacker

AP | Posted 12.04.2014 | Technology

Sony Pictures said Wednesday that the investigation into the cyberattack that crippled its computer systems is continuing and denied a report that it ...

Sony Still Reeling From Hack

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology

(Adds memo to staff, cooperation with Japan, pirated films, expert comment) By Ronald Grover , Mark Hosenball and Jim Finkle ...