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Influence Abuse: Trust, Truth and Games of Gotcha

Alan Kelly | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media
Alan Kelly

Is it time for the spin police?  Sitting in the theaters of entertainment, politics and business, one wonders if practitioners of influence are abusing their tradecraft and the trust of their markets.  One wonders then if they'll self-correct or be market-corrected.

Sony Back on the Racial Hot Seat

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

True diversity is more than a studio spotlighting a few black mega stars in big production movies and then back-patting itself for its efforts to make diversity a reality. It means implementing meaningful programs and initiatives.

Google Defies Attorney General

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
William Buckley Jr.

In what may become one of the more important legal decisions of the decade, Google is fast tracking a judicial ruling in Mississippi that could provide Google with immunity from local and state investigation of possible illegal activity.

Why Apple's Dramatic Profits Could Spell Disaster

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.08.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's hard to imagine that Apple's stunning profit report from last week is anything but good news, but i'm going to go out on a limb and say that what we've just witnessed is the beginning of the end of Apple.

8 Tips to Stay Out of Email Hell at Work

John Egan | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
John Egan

Experts provide these eight tips for making sure your workplace inbox doesn't get you shoved out the door -- or at least doesn't make your colleagues want to immediately delete your emails.

Yes, People Actually Bought These Gold-Plated Video Game Controllers

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.25.2015 | Technology

A handful of gamers can now join the "Call of Duty" frontlines with 24-karat gold controllers in hand.

Many Small Steps for a Man, Giant Leaps for Tech: CES 2015 Highlights

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.23.2015 | Technology
Tom Teicholz

The International Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas is like the white whale in Moby Dick: Every time you hear about it, it's getting bigger; you have to travel through oceans of information to grasp it, and if you don't pay close attention it will upend everything before you even know what happened.

7 Cool Ways to Have Fun Online While Protecting Your Privacy

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

I've got to be connected -- we all do today. And I've always loved tech -- particularly the helpful kind built by entrepreneurs who respect and honor their customers.

The Future of Computing Is Your Face

Turnstyle | Posted 01.22.2015 | Technology
Turnstyle

One thing has become very clear in the last year, and it was drawn into even sharper focus this week: the future of computing is going to take place right on our faces.

Elders React To 'The Interview,' Say 'Screw North Korea'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty

After watching a trailer for "The Interview," grandma and grandpa have some choice words for Sony Pictures -- and North Korea too. In the latest ep...

Stop Joking About Kim Jong Un

Garrett Jennings | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Garrett Jennings

The first step in helping the people of North Korea is to stop focusing on the odd personality and funny looks of its vile dictator.

10 Most Hated Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people.

10 Most Hated Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people.

10 Most Hated Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people.

Dana Liebelson

Obama Asks Congress For Stricter Laws On Data Hacking And Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass new measures to protect Americans online, including requiring U.S. companies to...

Is God More Insulted by Cartoons or Those Who Kill in God's Name?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Bosnia's Muslim leadership answers without ambiguity. We have to worry more about those who would appoint themselves to defend God against presumed insult than those purportedly committing the offense.

After Decades of Conflict, Time to Engage North Korea's Kim Dynasty

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

A small, poor nation, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea should be an international nullity, irrelevant to global affairs. Yet it again dominated headlines in the U.S. with the hacking of Sony and cancellation of the broad release of the movie The Interview, a comedy featuring the assassination of the younger Kim.

Kim Jong-un, Movie Critic Extraordinaire?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

One conclusion directly related to cyber vulnerabilities is learning from how the monetary, banking and financial systems adapted over the decades to fend off crooks and scamsters. A second conclusion is that "ready, fire, aim" is not always a good response to every crisis.

'The Interview': No Laughing Matter

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Why did Sony decide to produce such a satirical, comedy about North Korea and its leader? That will be my perpetual question as stereotyping continues within the western world against Asians. This Orientalism and the concept that the East is weak, feminine, and seeking domination need to be eliminated from western mindset.

32 Data Breaches Larger Than Sony's in the Past Year

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

The Sony Hack was not even one of the ten largest hacks of 2014. Though large, it actually only ranks as the 33rd largest of the year in terms of number of records breached. EBay actually suffered the largest data breach of 2014 (and the second largest since 2005) with more than 150 million records compromised.

Entertainment Industry Caves to Hackers and Refuses to Stand Up for America's Kids

Jim Steyer | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Steyer

I watched the hacking of Sony Pictures play out with a mixture of sadness and bewilderment, as studio executives fell victim to a coordinated cyber attack and pulled The Interview from theaters before eventually releasing it days later.

PlayStation To Introduce All-You-Can-Play Subscription Service

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.07.2015 | Technology

If anything's more outdated than a physical video game disc, it's a video game rental.

Dana Liebelson

Ex-Sony Employees Echo Cybersecurity Company's Suspicion That Hack Was An Inside Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm is doubling down on its claim that at least one former Sony employee was involved in hacking Sony. S...

Living With Courage in a World of Bullies

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

In 2015, on the cusp of our presidential election year, courage can take us to being above party politics, putting employee good above profit to shareholders, demonstrating caring and responsibility to our neighbors, being true to our word, valuing life, and exhibiting love.

Seth Rogen Leads The Fight Against Alzheimer's

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

That the North Korean leadership takes American comedy as an act of war is a particular feature of the role information and technology has assumed in 21st century life. Kim Jong-Un cannot countenance Seth Rogen and James Franco's antics in "The Interview," however fantastic they may be.