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Chris Rock On Kanye, Louis C.K. And How He Finally Conquered The Movies

<i>The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.</i><p>By BRIAN HIATT<p>Chris Rock would be the first to tell you, stand-up comedy brilliance doesn't necessarily translate to movie stardom. Onstage, Rock is a virtuoso whose biggest challenge is living up to his own legend; onscreen, he's third banana to …

Chris Rock Wrote “Blistering” Cover Story on the Whiteness of Hollywood for the Hollywood Reporter

Chris Rock is making the most of his time in the spotlight, his profile reinvigorated by the upcoming release of his lauded film <i>Top Five</i>. His …

Hollywood

Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users

• Some Whisper users monitored even after opting out of geolocation services<br>• Company shares some information with US Department of Defense<br>• User data collated and indefinitely stored in searchable database<p>The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be …

The 8 most important announcements from the Apple iPad and Mac event

Just about all of the announcements from Thursday’s Apple event leaked out in advance, and the event felt somewhat subdued compared to last month’s iPhone 6 announcement. A phone call with Stephen Colbert and a torrent of dad jokes livened the mood somewhat, but the bulk of the event focused on …

BlackPhone Co-Founder Jon Callas On Mobilizing Privacy For The Mainstream

BlackPhone co-founder Jon Callas is in London to give a talk at IP Expo — pitching the concept of a secure yet capable smartphone to IT decision makers who, wind back the clock a few years, would have unquestionably bought BlackBerry. Now there are a lot more question marks over that sort of …

JPM breach update: It was massive – Carper, Coburn demand answers on USIS breach

<i>With help from David Perera, Joseph Marks, Anila Alexander and Shaun Waterman</i><p><b>JPM BREACH UPDATE: IT WAS MASSIVE –</b> The cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase this summer compromised 76 million households’ and 7 million small businesses’ contact info but no account data, according to an update from the company …

Cybersecurity

Perdue: 'I spent most of my career' outsourcing

David Perdue has run aggressively as a “job creator,” touting his record as a top executive with Fortune 500 companies as the chief selling point in his Georgia Senate campaign.<p>Yet during a controversial chapter in his record — a nine-month stint in 2002-03 as CEO of failed North Carolina textile …

GOP 2016ers on Ebola: Panic

For once, President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are on the same page. At separate briefings on the Ebola crisis, Obama administration officials and Perry have delivered the same message: Don’t panic — the health authorities know what they’re doing.<p>But for other Republicans — and …

Online Native Ads Are Held To Higher Standards Than Those On TV

<i>Editor’s note: Danielle Wiley is the CEO of Sway Group, a leading content marketing agency with over 75,000 influencers in its network.</i><p>National news programs have garnered news of their own recently for adopting native advertising as a source of income. “Good Morning America” recently aired …

A Few Thoughts On Windows 10

<i>1, 2, 3, 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, [airgap], 10!</i><p>Microsoft’s Windows 10 must patch the consumer-facing flaws present in Windows 8.x, and also bring enterprise customers into the modern era of computing. Couple that to the larger Windows trend of platform unification that Windows 10 …

Apple's old DRM policies are about to go on trial

Once upon a time, music purchased in Apple's iTunes store was saddled with a DRM technology called "FairPlay." It did just what you'd expect: keep unauthorized computers and devices from playing music purchased on the service. It's gone from Apple's music store now (but can still be found in eBooks …

What Apple's Steve Jobs Could Teach Aristotle

When it comes to business guru status, the late Steve Jobs arguably stands head and shoulders above other contenders of his generation.<p>His name produces 266 million references when typed into Google, while doing the same on Amazon.com results in 18,213 items to buy, with book titles ranging from …

USB has a huge security problem that could take years to fix

In July, researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell announced that they'd found a critical security flaw they called BadUSB, allowing attackers to smuggle malware on the devices effectively undetected. Even worse, there didn't seem to be a clear fix for the attack. Anyone who plugged in a USB stick …

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Thinks Apple CEO Tim Cook Has It All Wrong About Privacy

Google chairman Eric Schmidt checked out the new website, and he fired back against Apple's chief in an interview with CNN Money.<p>"Someone didn't brief him correctly on Google's policies," Schmidt said. "It's unfortunate for him."<p>Schmidt insists Google works tirelessly to protect user data — from …