Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Sony Pictures' decision to shelve the film The Interview in the face of cyber attacks has set a worrying precedent and is sending companies scrambling to guard sensitive data. Sony on Wednesday dropped the comedy that features the assassination of North Korea's leader after hackers who breached its computers threatened a 9/11 type of attack on theaters. The White House stopped short of blaming North Korea for the attack but U.S.   [READ MORE]
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated with his teammates on Thursday morning and could return to the lineup on Thursday night against Colorado. Crosby has missed each of Pittsburgh's last three games after being diagnosed with the mumps last weekend. Crosby spent several days in isolation and was cleared to practice on Wednesday. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will start for the Penguins after a test for mumps came back negative.   [READ MORE]
The BlackBerry Classic, as its name implies, is a throwback to the company's glory days. But the smartphone plays an important role in BlackBerry's future. BlackBerry hopes the Classic will drive interest and adoption of the company's services and software. Wednesday's BlackBerry Classic event kicked off like most other phone launches, but as the presentation went on, it was clear whom the company was targeting: the IT guy working in a highly regulated business.   [READ MORE]
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater. Harbaugh has one season remaining on the $25 million, five-year contract he signed in January 2011. Several media outlets, including ESPN and the NFL Network, have reported Harbaugh has a six-year offer on the table from the Wolverines to return to Ann Arbor. Harbaugh said "As you know, I'll only talk about the job that I have. We've been together a long time and it's a longstanding policy."

Sony's decision to cancel The Interview in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business, and it's killing artists' faith in studios to release envelope-pushing content. Gore Verbinski said Fox pulled out of plans to support his North Korea-set thriller, and theaters that planned to screen 2004's Team America: World Police in place of The Interview announced Thursday those showings had been canceled.   [READ MORE]

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