What I Meant Was: In an attempt to soften his stance against North Korea on the computer hacking of Sony Pictures, President Obama said yesterday on CNN, “No, I don’t think it was an act of war.” He said, “I think it was an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive. We take it very seriously. We will respond proportionately.”
Nation: Two New York City police officers were shot and killed yesterday as they sat in their patrol car in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of the city. The suspected shooter identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, was later found dead of a self-inflicted wound down in a nearby subway station.
In what’s shaping up as a schoolyard fight over the sophomoric movie The Interview, which was cancelled after threatening hack attacks, a North Korean spokesman said that if the US takes action, “Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole US mainland,...
Not to be outdone in chest-thumping, Sony Pictures lawyer David Boies said the movie will go to the theaters. “Sony only delayed this,” Boies said. “It will be distributed. How it’s going to be distributed, I don’t think anybody knows quite yet.” No, they don’t.Read more
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The Kimche Hack: President Obama said Sony Pictures made a mistake cancelling its movie The Interview because of anonymous terror threats by computer hackers. “I wish they’d spoken to me first,” the president said yesterday before departing for his Christmas …Read more
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It's Been Said
“Multiple detainees who were subjected to the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques and extended isolation exhibited psychological and behavioral issues, including hallucinations, paranoia, insomnia, and attempts at self-harm and self-mutilation.”
- Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA Torture.
“They stained our national honor, did much harm and little practical good."
-Sen. John McCain, former prisoner of war who was tortured.