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Of course SNL had to get a few digs in at the Sony hacks this week, and Mike Myers returned as Dr. Evil himself to do the digging. During the show's cold open, the old Austin Powers villain said that Sony, North Korea, and the GOP were all giving evil organizations a bad name. And over The Interview, of all things.

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Even with Apple Pay serving as your digital wallet, there remains the need for physical cards and that is where the Q Card Case comes in handy.

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President Obama has stopped short of characterizing the Sony Pictures hack as an act of war by North Korea. In an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley that aired early Sunday, the president described the attack as a "very costly, very expensive" act of cybervandalism. However, he did reiterate that the US will respond proportionally to the attack, and is currently reviewing whether or not to put the communist country back on our list state sponsors of terrorism.

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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious software likely linked to China is being used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm, said its researchers last week found a corrupted JavaScript file that is being used to host content on "gov.af" websites, and there are no antivirus protections available for the malware. ...

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The massive hack has raised questions about First Amendment rights, privacy and cyberwarfare. But there's a subtler issue at play when we look at all the news stories that have come from hacked inboxes: Why do we put this stuff in email?>

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HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.

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Russian authorities convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician, drawing ire from Internet users Sunday. Supporters on Friday created an event page for January 15, the day President Vladimir Putin's biggest critic Alexei Navalny will hear his verdict in a controversial embezzlement case which could see him sent him to prison for up to 10 years. The prosecutor "demanded to limit access to a number of resources calling for an unsanctioned mass event, including social networking groups.

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Imagine a giant, mechanical stick bug that comfortably traverse small steps and rough rough terrain like loose gravel. In other words, all the normal accommodations that'd hypothetically keep these creatures from coming into your house through the backyard.

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Watching TV is already one of the top things to do when you're feeling lazy, and soon it'll require even less effort. UK telco Virgin Media is set to trial a new wristband that monitors your pulse and can tell when you've fallen asleep. It'll then beam a message to your TiVo and tell it to pause the current program and start recording it for later viewing. When you wake up, you can pick up right where you left off. Perfect for all of those food comas that are bound to happen over the holidays. The device — designed by a 14 and 15 year old — will go into trials next year. ...

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Every agency has heard so many times: "can you guarantee marketing results?"As soon as I even think the client is serious, I know it's never going to be a productive relationship!No agency can guarantee results across all marketing initiatives. We don't control product pricing, technical and marketing infrastructure, branding positioning,...

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By Jack Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. An unnamed spokesman of North Korea's foreign ministry said there would be serious consequences if Washington refused to agree to the probe and continued to accuse Pyongyang, according to the North Korean U.N. mission and its official KCNA news agency. ...

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By Julia Edwards Honolulu (Reuters) - The Obama administration is consulting the UK, Australia and New Zealand, among other countries in hopes of organizing an international response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures that it has pinned on North Korea, an administration official told Reuters on Saturday. The U.S. is also consulting South Korea, Japan, China and Russia for help reining in North Korea. (Reporting by Julia Edwards)

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There are two things I love in this world: breaking news and songs that reference outdated technology. So given everything Sony-related this week, my playlist therefore had a very simple rule from the onset: every song must reference the Walkman. That's it.

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HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea.

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Just when we thought we'd seen every kind of music video around, out comes this wonderfully-conceived video for Portuguese pop artist Emmy Curl's latest single, "Come Closer." The video is the product of multiple different performances layered atop each other — all with practical effects.

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While the US is dismissive of North Korea's proposed "joint investigation" into the Sony hack, according to a New York Times report, the Obama administration has reached out to China for help in "blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks."

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BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem is sentenced to two years prison time, despite asking to be let off free to "change the world.">

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US officials today stood firmly by the FBI's conclusion that North Korea is responsible for the crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures that ultimately led to the cancellation of The Interview. After North Korea vehemently denied those accusations earlier on Saturday, White House National Security Council spokesperson Mark Stroh said in a statement, "As the FBI made clear, we are confident the North Korean government is responsible for this destructive attack. We stand by this conclusion. ...

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