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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails....
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North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack....
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Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release....
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Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business....
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5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company is by sending fake emails with malicious links to employee inboxes. Here are five simple steps to make your email more secure and limit the harm a hacker can have:...
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Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea....
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Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands....
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Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

ATLANTA (AP) -- What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke....
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Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down

NEW YORK (AP) -- Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter but its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates....
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Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping

BERLIN (AP) -- Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you believe children should be banned from playing contact football prior to entering high school? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
No:
82%
Yes:
18%
Total Votes: 1,666

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the 346-million dollar cut of the IRS' budget was warranted, in retaliation for past misdeeds or both?

Warranted:
81%
Both:
12%
In Retaliation:
6%
Total Votes: 20,125