Wednesday News: Sony employees sue over hack, extreme copyright appeal, rise of the power couple, and kitschy menorahs
It’s becoming clearer and clearer that so-called “security” is more perception than reality in our evolving digital landscape, but it seems like some companies are all but inviting hackers in with inferior security measures and obstacles to easy hacking.
The complaint also cites various security and news reports to say that Sony lost the cryptographic “keys to the kingdom,” which allowed the hackers to root around in its system undetected for as long as a year.
The lawsuit, which also accuses Sony of violating state laws in California and Virginia, also says that the company should have tightened up its security practices after a previous incident in 2011 that saw hackers steal information from millions of PlayStation owners. –Gigaom
Garcia, according to her attorney, was told by Youssef that the film would be called “Desert Warrior” and that it was “an adventure film … about ancient Egyptians.” Garcia’s dialogue in the YouTube clip was apparently dubbed over with the line: “Is your Mohammed a child molester?”
Neal Kumar Katyal, representing Google, said such a view would “fragment copyright law into a thousand possible claims.” Only performers whose work can stand alone, such as Celine Dion’s performance for the “Titanic” soundtrack, are entitled to copyright, he argued. –Los Angeles Times
There may be a historic social change occurring here. Men’s attraction to professionally achieving women is one piece of a much larger story as to what people in the 21st century want in a partner. Men in their 20s and 30s in relationships with strong and high-salaried women are relieved that they no longer have to be the sole breadwinner and decision-maker. With her own high-paying career, the new trophy wife is highly educated, self-assured and able to hold her own financially. She’s also not afraid to intimidate any male that has antiquated ideas of gender roles. –Huffington Post