California Republican Knocks Google For Linking State GOP To Nazism

California Republican Knocks Google For Linking State GOP To Nazism

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy criticized Google for listing “Nazism” as an ideology of the California Republican Party less than a week before the state’s primary. Google displayed the information in the “knowledge panel” next to search results, which listed Nazism alongside “fiscal conservatism” and “market liberalism” as ideologies of the state GOP. The search giant issued a statement saying the information had been retrieved from Wikipedia, which had been…Read full story

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Ticketfly hacker threatens to release more stolen data

Ticketfly hacker threatens to release more stolen data

As far as blackmail goes, it was a relatively small request.  The hacker who claims to have gained access to a host of data from Ticketfly, prompting the Eventbrite-owned ticketing company to pull its site offline sometime late last night, told Mashable that he was only after a single bitcoin.  SEE ALSO: Remotely hacking ships shouldn’t be this easy, and yet … “[Yes] i asked them 1 bitcoin for protection,” explained the hacker, who goes by IShAkDz, over email, in addition to sharing a huge repository of allegedly stolen files….

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Ticketfly hacker threatens to release more stolen data

Ticketfly hacker threatens to release more stolen data

As far as blackmail goes, it was a relatively small request.  The hacker who claims to have gained access to a host of data from Ticketfly, prompting the Eventbrite-owned ticketing company to pull its site offline sometime late last night, told Mashable that he was only after a single bitcoin.  SEE ALSO: Remotely hacking ships shouldn’t be this easy, and yet … “[Yes] i asked them 1 bitcoin for protection,” explained the hacker, who goes by IShAkDz, over email, in addition to sharing a huge repository of allegedly stolen files….

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Kate Bosworth, Michael Polish’s ‘Nona’ Lands Distribution Deal At North Of Two

Kate Bosworth, Michael Polish’s ‘Nona’ Lands Distribution Deal At North Of Two

EXCLUSIVE: North of Two has acquired distribution rights Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish‘s feature Nona which has been making the festival rounds. The film, which puts a face to Central America’s sex trafficking industry, was produced under the couple’s Make Pictures Productions. It will be released theatrically this fall. Nona tells the story of a girl from Honduras who meets a charming boy, Hecho who promises to get her safely to America to reunite with her mother…Read full story

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Literary Agency In New York Allegedly Suffers Embezzlement Of $3.4 Million

Literary Agency In New York Allegedly Suffers Embezzlement Of $3.4 Million

A major literary agency representing some of the biggest names in book publishing is reportedly close to bankruptcy after being allegedly embezzled for $3.4 million by a bookkeeper. The New York-based firm of Donadio & Olson is the alleged victim of the crime. The firm represents authors James Hynes, Chuck Palahniuk and Rick DeMarinis, as well as the estates of Robert Stone, Mario Puzo, Frank Conroy, Nelson Algren, Peter Matthiesen and Studs Terkel. The bookkeeper, Darin W…Read full story

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Scott Free In The Ring With Jack Johnson Film ‘The Big Blow’; Reinaldo Marcus Green To Direct Oren Moverman Script

Scott Free In The Ring With Jack Johnson Film ‘The Big Blow’; Reinaldo Marcus Green To Direct Oren Moverman Script

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion who recently was pardoned by President Donald Trump from his conviction for violating the Mann Act in 1910 at the height of the Jim Crow era, has suddenly become a prized film property. Reinaldo Marcus Green, who wrote and directed the Sundance film Monsters and Men, will helm The Big Blow, which Oren Moverman adapted from a Joe Landsdale novella that is inspired by Johnson’s own story. Giannina Scott…Read full story

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Warner Bros. Head Of Casting Lora Kennedy Departing Studio After Near 20-Year Career

Warner Bros. Head Of Casting Lora Kennedy Departing Studio After Near 20-Year Career

After close to two decades working on a slew of cornerstone franchises and Oscar-winning films, Warner Bros. head of casting Lora Kennedy is departing the studio as she transitions into her own creative venture as a casting director. Warner Bros. President of Production Courtenay Valenti announced the news in an internal memo to staff today. Kennedy is from a notable casting lineage at the Warner lot. She started her career with former Warner Bros. casting boss Wally…Read full story

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