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So, About The Sony Hacking Scandal.
Posted 12/23/14 , edited 12/23/14
How do you feel about it? I wish Sony had the balls to you know, show the film, cause generally threats from North Korea are emptyish (Unless I am totally misreading something) and hope for something along the vein of Operation Paul Bunyan in the 70s.
Posted 12/23/14 , edited 12/23/14
yeah... saw that the newspaper i read this morning [?] (bd sense of time}, talked about NK's internet shutting down.
bit extra.

read that China might have had something to do with it..was it done to make NK more paranoid of even its ally or is China potentially behind itt?
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Posted 12/23/14
Sony rustled NK's Jimmies is all.
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Posted 12/23/14
Well im sure Sony might feel a bit uncomfortable, because if something "were" to happen; Fingers would be pointed at them
Posted 12/23/14 , edited 12/23/14
They've completely changed their minds, the film is being released to theaters tomorrow.
Posted 12/23/14

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They've completely changed their minds, the film is being released to theaters tomorrow.


Oh, have they? Well I am curious about the movie. Sadly, it only has a 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, But I might watch it and like it just because.
Posted 12/23/14 , edited 12/23/14

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They've completely changed their minds, the film is being released to theaters tomorrow.


good idea, the company itself is built around relations, all those celebs that have been tweeting their outrage must have drove this decision imo. thou this could bring to question why they pulled it out in the first place if it wasn't because they wanted to protect people who would be watching. the threat that got them to stop would then have had more to do with a private matter (exposure of a big scandal perhaps) that they couldn't afford to overlook but now with external help can stop its release??

on risks, it's obvious more companies now need to look again at their assessment of hacking risk. will be costly.
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Posted 12/23/14
Lots of factors at play that we as the public aren't aware of but I'm glad they're releasing the film and it'll probably help boost ticket sales in my opinion if it does get a full theatrical release.

  • http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/23/sony-hollywood-s-most-subversive-studio-under-attack.html
  • Posted 12/23/14
    I'm glad that Sony is still releasing the movie. Nobody should let Kim dictate their country. Not even NK. So he sure isn't going to dictate and try to censor a whole different country. Kim Jong Un is an insane man. I feel bad for that sorry country. Brainwashed citizens (inb4 'just like the US") to the point where they don't even know what internet is.

    I hope one day that country falls so the people can be to a free life. And I hope even more hackers destroy more of NK's internet like they have today/yesterday, whenever it was.
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    Posted 12/24/14

    furytime wrote:

    I'm glad that Sony is still releasing the movie. Nobody should let Kim dictate their country. Not even NK. So he sure isn't going to dictate and try to censor a whole different country. Kim Jong Un is an insane man. I feel bad for that sorry country. Brainwashed citizens (inb4 'just like the US") to the point where they don't even know what internet is.

    I hope one day that country falls so the people can be to a free life. And I hope even more hackers destroy more of NK's internet like they have today/yesterday, whenever it was.


    Man or not, humans still have there own dignity.

    But this guy is just taking all the wrong routes in handling this, first threatening- then hacking.
    He could have played it off like it was a joke, it's a comedy for crying our loud.
    Posted 12/24/14

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    furytime wrote:

    I'm glad that Sony is still releasing the movie. Nobody should let Kim dictate their country. Not even NK. So he sure isn't going to dictate and try to censor a whole different country. Kim Jong Un is an insane man. I feel bad for that sorry country. Brainwashed citizens (inb4 'just like the US") to the point where they don't even know what internet is.

    I hope one day that country falls so the people can be to a free life. And I hope even more hackers destroy more of NK's internet like they have today/yesterday, whenever it was.


    Man or not, humans still have there own dignity.

    But this guy is just taking all the wrong routes in handling this, first threatening- then hacking.
    He could have played it off like it was a joke, it's a comedy for crying our loud.


    Making a joke about your dear leader in North Korea gets you sent to a prison camp.
    Posted 12/24/14
    I think pulling the movie out of theaters in the first place was just a way to pump the movie up even more. The movie looks absolutely terrible but now because it was pulled due to threats and now put back out there people are going to be more curious about it and go and see it regardless of how it looks to them. This whole thing with North Korea has done nothing but help the movie seem more appealing to people. It doesn't even look worthy of being pirated.
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    Posted 12/24/14
    I don't care about this issue one way or the other. But seriously...fuck North Korea.
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    Posted 12/25/14
    Karma

    I remember the sony rootkit which was put on 22 million CD, link below. No sympathy at all.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_BMG_copy_protection_rootkit_scandal
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    Posted 12/25/14
    Going into the film I'm more than a little concerned that they won't have the guts to follow through on their premise and will instead spend their time telling us what we already know (human rights abuses are bad, mm'kay?), then sidestep having to kill Kim by having him react unrealistically to our protagonists' ranting and become a kinder, gentler totalitarian dictator. Regardless, I'm glad to see that it has been decided that the film will be released. This is a victory for liberalism.
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