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The Interview and Artistic Freedom

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.25.2014 | Entertainment
Joe Peyronnin

As The Interview's release date approached, theaters received retaliatory threats. In response, major theater chains cancelled their showings and Sony dropped its plans for a Christmas Day release. This decision brought on cries of censorship.

Russia Offers Support To North Korea Amid Sony Hack

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so sca...

It Doesn't Take Much To Knock North Korea Off The Web

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 12.25.2014 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — In a story Dec. 24 about North Korea's Internet outages, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Falkland Islands are locat...

Did North Korea Really Attack Sony? Expert Is 'Deeply Skeptical'

Schneier on Security | Bruce Schneier | Posted 12.24.2014 | Technology

I am deeply skeptical of the FBI's announcement on Friday that North Korea was behind last month's Sony hack. The agency's evidence is tenuous, and I ...

Obama Welcomes Sony's Decision To Release 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama applauded Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to release "The Interview" on Dec. 25 as originally planned. Sony announced...

Mr. President, Show the Movie

Brian E. Finch | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Brian E. Finch

A White House sponsored screening of The Interview would be an endorsement of the First Amendment, and a demonstration of America's resolve in the face of bluster from a third world dictator.

Seth Rogen & James Franco Rejoice After Sony Decides To Release 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment

"The Interview" stars Seth Rogen and James Franco broke their silence on Tuesday, moments after Sony Pictures announced it would release the film afte...

Nothing New Under the Hollywood Sun

Ronald Maxwell | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Ronald Maxwell

It is with a sense of "deja vu" that we watch the spectacle of threats, cowardice and censorship on display at SONY PICTURES. Yes, there's nothing new...

Patriotism & History: Lessons from Sony

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Sony is a weakened company today, more by their response than by the hack itself. They squandered a remarkable opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade and deny any win to the hackers while honorably admitting their mistakes in data security.

It's the Hard Knock Life for Sony. So Everyone Needs to Calm Down

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

Everyone needs to calm down and think about the long term. The studio is sitting on a goldmine called The Interview which now has more awareness and interest than it would have had without the controversy.

What if The Interview Sucks?

John P. David | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
John P. David

Aside from the North Koreans' lack of a sense of humor and perspective, I also think the writers and producers of The Interview messed up by deciding to have the plot center around an actual dictator.

North Korea's Internet Is Back Up After Mass Cyber Attack

Reuters | Jack Kim & Lesley Wroughton | Posted 12.23.2014 | Technology

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony Pictures, experienc...

Cyberwar or Cybervandalism?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Does hacking into a private entertainment corporation's computer files constitute an act of war? Against whom, exactly?

Jennifer Bendery

Congressman Invites Sony To Show 'The Interview' At The Capitol | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sony Pictures may have shelved its release of "The Interview" in the wake of a major cyberattack, but at least one congressman wants the...

Santa's Been Hacked. Will Christmas Survive?

Greg Schwem | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Santa huddled with his legal team, the elves and Mrs. Claus wondering whether to bow to the group's demands. Cancel Christmas? Sure, the holiday had descended into a blur of Labor Day Christmas sales. But foregoing his yearly journey would mean disappointing millions of children.

Dana Liebelson

As North Korea Loses Internet, Anonymous, Others Question Whether It Really Hacked Sony | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- North Korea's Internet service went down in a suspected cyberattack Monday, just days after the U.S. government blamed the country for h...

The Elephant in The Interview

Jenny Trout | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jenny Trout

In all our concern for "free speech" (a phrase that has been tossed around needlessly; the United States government did not censor The Interview), we've overlooked the people of North Korea, and how our American thirst for comedy erases them from our consciousness.

What to Make of North Korea's Sony Hack

Dina Badie | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Dina Badie

If North Korea, with a GDP of $12 billion (compared to $16 trillion in the U.S.), can pose that kind of a threat, we need to seriously rethink what the term "super power" really means. Perhaps even more fundamentally, we need to reconsider what "power" means.

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.

George Clooney, Forrest Gump, Sony Pictures and Hacking

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Sony Pictures and the rest of corporate America must realize that the proliferation of cyber miscreants and illicit activities that steal Intellectual Property and sensitive data are finding it easier than ever.

Terrorism's Tour de Farce: Sony and Cheney

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Shrum and Lowry discuss North Korea's film fatwa and Cheney's eagerness to become Mr. Torture. Then: If Nixon recognized China 25 years after its Communist Revolution, why shouldn't Obama do so with Cuba 50 years later? And can the third Bush beat the first woman?

Obama: U.S. Reviewing Whether To Put North Korea Back On Terrorism Sponsor List

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) -- The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama s...

Sony Hires Real-Life Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment

After the premiere of "The Interview" was canceled, Sony received serious criticism from moviegoers, Hollywood's hottest names and even President Obam...

Alexander C. Kaufman

BitTorrent Urges Sony To Release 'The Interview' On Its Paid Service | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business

Filing-sharing giant BitTorrent is urging Sony Pictures to release "The Interview" on its new, paid service. The software company, synonymous with ...

U.S. Stands By Assertion That North Korea Was Behind Sony Cyberattack

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The United States stands by its assertion that the North Korean government was behind the massive cyberattack on Sony Pic...