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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed.

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Managing the complexity of virtual desktop infrastructure can be a major part of realizing any savings an organization might see. Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine selected tools from Unidesk. One of its staff explains why.

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Every business is becoming a technology business, and IT leaders need to take charge. At the same time, business leaders are getting more involved in IT decisions.

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"Tyrese Gibson has A+ Facebook skills" is the immediate takeaway from this list of the 250 most shared Facebook posts of the year, shared with The Verge by social media analytics platform CrowdTangle.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cyber attack on Sony Pictures underscores the need for U.S. businesses and government to cooperate on cyber threats and for chief executives to assess their companies' cybersecurity, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Friday. "The Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies are here to help. We seek to raise the level of cybersecurity in both the private sector and civilian government, and provide timely information to protect all our systems against cyber threats," he said in a statement. ...

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea is responsible for the hack on Sony Pictures, which was targeted for its satirical comedy, "The Interview," about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Alden Bentley)

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The social network's lack of popularity among teenagers is an issue that has plagued it in the past. Now, a new study claims the its use among teens has dipped even further.>

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The FBI releases the findings of its four-week investigation into one of the most destructive cyberattacks of a company on US soil.>

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Sony's bizarre "Welcome to the New World" commercial doesn't showcase much in the way of tech, but if you look closely you just might see the company's newest smartphone. With CES 2015 right around the corner, it's possible that this cryptic ad is teasing a possible January debut for Sony's rumored Xperia Z4 handset.

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The most popular celebrities on Instagram lose massive numbers of followers after the photo-sharing services purges fake or spam accounts, according to a list published to the Web.>

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What comes after the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS? Whatever Japanese video-game company Nintendo has in store is already in the works, says Nintendo manager, producer and designer Shigeru Miyamoto.

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Xbox owners could soon be engaging in Halo firefights and high-speed Forza races in virtual reality. According to the latest reports out of Taiwan, Microsoft is expected to launch an immersive VR gaming headset for Xbox One in 2015.

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Early yesterday morning — Thursday, December 18th, 3:21 AM ET — a corner of the internet exploded. Reddit's /r/serialpodcast, created to serve the fanatical following of one of the most successful podcasts of all time, had already been named subreddit of the day, and by mid-afternoon, the listing and comment pages were pulling in over 80,000 page views every hour. Most redditors were pleasantly surprised by the show's last episode ("Fucking *fantastic*"), others grieved for the end of a show they'd grown to embrace. ("It has been one hell of a ride. I am going to miss it dearly. ...

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following is the full text of the FBI's statement on Friday on the recent cyberattack against the Hollywood movie studio Sony Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp. : "Today, the FBI would like to provide an update on the status of our investigation into the cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).  In late November, SPE confirmed that it was the victim of a cyber attack that destroyed systems and stole large quantities of personal and commercial data. ...

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NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers have sent a new email to Sony Pictures Entertainment, praising the studio as "very wise" to cancel the release of "The Interview" and saying Sony's data is safe "as long as you make no more trouble."

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Nick Hardiman argues that the problem with Linux is that multi-purpose distros, which are great for cloud computing jobs, are making the server OS fat.

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T-Mobile has agreed to pay at least $90 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the wireless carrier of placing unwanted, third-party charges on its customers cell phone bills, a practice commonly referred to as "cramming." The FTC filed its suit back in July, claiming that T-Mobile charged unwitting customers fees for "premium" SMS-based services that offered junk content like flirting tips, horoscope information or celebrity gossip. These services typically cost $9.99 a month; T-Mobile is now required to pay back all affected customers. ...

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Still stuck on that last-minute gift idea for someone? Amazon might have just what you want. Here are some last-minute deals on Kindle, Fire TV, and Fire tablets.

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A US district judge says she will likely dismiss the suit -- but she's giving the plaintiffs a chance to provide more facts to support their claim that Google stifles competition on Android devices.>

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - T-Mobile US has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. government over unauthorized charges placed on customers' bills, a practice known as cramming, and to pay at least $90 million in refunds and fines, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday. The FTC had filed a complaint against T-Mobile in July, saying that the company had put subscriptions for services like horoscopes or celebrity gossip delivered by text message, which often cost $9.99 a month, on consumers' mobile phone bills often without their knowledge. ...

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Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform Act -- "the conflict minerals" clause -- has attracted controversy concerning its effects on the ground in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the broader region whose conflicts the law intends to allay. Section 1502 was never intended as a stand-alone policy to...

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By Anna Yukhananov and James Pearson WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. determination that North Korea was behind the hacking of Sony Corp. unit Sony Pictures again exposes the limited leverage that Washington has on one of the world’s most isolated and impoverished countries should it decide to respond. Although successive U.S. presidents have imposed decades of restrictions on Pyongyang, the U.S. Treasury has so far directly sanctioned only 41 companies and entities and 22 individuals. ...

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The FBI said it had "enough information to conclude," following technical analysis, that the rogue state was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony's networks.

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