Sony Pictures canceled the release of “The Interview,” a movie about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, after the nation’s largest theater chains had said they wouldn’t play the movie. Sony has been the target of a large-scale hack of its computer data, with a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace claiming responsibility for near-daily leaks. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
Sony Pictures cancelled their planned Dec. 25 release of the film “The Interview” Wednesday, after four major theaters — AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike — pulled screenings following threats of attacks on movie-goers and theaters that showed the film.
WASHINGTON — A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever against an American company.
Sony debuted a new tape format Sunday at the International Magnetics Conference in Dresden, Germany that can hold 148 gigabytes of data per square inch; shattering a previous magnetic tape record of 29.5 gigabytes. If packed into a cartridge, a single cassette tape would be capable of holding 185 terabytes of storage — equal to the capacity of 3,700 Blu-ray discs. That’s more than 46 million songs if you wanted to store MP3s. Continue reading
Sony officials announced Tuesday that hackers might have obtained personal information, including credit card numbers, from 77 million users of its PlayStation gaming system. Ray Suarez discusses the breach’s impact on Sony, its users and the future of online security with former hacker and Wired.com editor Kevin Poulsen. Continue reading
Japan’s economy climbed out of yearlong recession in the second quarter, the government said Monday, expanding 3.7 percent at an annual pace as it joined Germany, France and other regions that appear to be emerging from the global financial crisis. Continue reading
Toshiba said Tuesday that it would stop developing its own high-definition DVD player, known as HD DVD, leaving the market to Sony’s Blu-ray format. The Wall Street Journal’s technology columnist explains the move and its likely impact on consumers. Continue reading
On Tuesday, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the company’s latest product, the much-anticipated iPhone, at the annual MacWorld conference in San Francisco. A business journalist talks about smartphone technology and Apple’s future as a whole. Continue reading