Helping the Hackers: Media should stop doing the Sony hackers’ work for them. Update: Sony, theatres fold completely. Cyberterrorists win.
That’s great, chicken out after weeks of free front-page and viral publicity, when people now want to see The Interview.
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While we enjoyed the confirmation that Hollywood is run by horrible people, the confidential reports of forthcoming projects, and the appreciation of Michael’s Fassbender, that information came from a crime perpetrated by a group that wants to stop the showing of a movie. They want to gag free speech.
The news organizations who used the stolen data claim that they selected only the “newsworthy” stuff–we need a new definition of what is news. They’re invoking free speech to make revelations made possible by people who are against free speech.
Never mind the reputation and income of the corporation, but sensitive personal data of its employees has been made public.
And if we only watch movies made by nice people (and read books, listen to music, look at art, eat food, live in buildings, wear clothes, use gadgets, ride cars by nice people), there would be no culture.
Read about it at the NYT.
Hmm, Haircuts for the Homeless, Helping the Hackers—today’s headlines are brought to you by the letter H.