The Digest: New details on Sony hack… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] FBI Director Comey reveals new details on the Sony hack | The Verge "Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Manhattan, FBI director James Comey went into more detail about how the FBI determined North Korea was behind the recent digital attacks on Sony Pictures, which culminated in the partially canceled release of The…

The Interview: It appears that Sony does NOT want to make a lot of money from this film

It may not be the best film of 2014, but Sony's The Interview - starring Seth Rogen and James Franco - is probably the most talked about. After much will-they-won't-they-oh-yes-of-course-they-will, Sony decided to ignore threats of reprisals and release the controversial comedy on Christmas Day - in about 300 independent US cinemas and on VoD…

The Digest: Uber says sorry (again)… and 3 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Uber 'truly sorry' for price rise during Sydney siege | BBC News "Taxi booking firm Uber has apologised for raising fare prices during a deadly cafe siege in Sydney last week. The firm raised fares by as much as four times its normal rate when demand shot up during the siege that left…

The Digest: North Korea web blackout… and 3 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Why did North Korea's internet go down? | BBC News "If the North Korean system was brought down, the obvious suspect is the United States. President Obama promised/threatened a response to the Sony intrusion 'in a place and time and manner that we choose'. It would be proportionate." [/nextpage] [nextpage title="Next"] Google's self-driving…

The Digest: Gadget insurance complaints rise… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Gadget insurance complaints to Ombudsman jump | BBC News "The Financial Ombudsman Service says it saw 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year. It says many people hugely undervalue the cost of the technological items they carry with them, and are also unaware that most general insurance…

The Digest: Apple ‘failing to protect workers’… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers' | BBC News "Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation. Filming on an iPhone 6 production line showed Apple's promises to protect workers were routinely broken. It found standards on workers' hours, ID…

The Digest: Sony caves in to hackers… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Sony bosses cancel The Interview release | Hollywood.com "Sony Pictures executives have officially pulled plans to release Seth Rogen and James Franco's controversial new comedy The Interview after hackers threatened the safety of filmgoers." More on this story Whodunnit? The Mystery of the Sony Pictures Hack | BBC News North Korea behind Sony…

Korea/Japan Week: Kim Jong-Il boasts he's an 'internet expert'

sq_kim_jong_il.jpgWell, well, well, it looks like Kim Jong-Il fancies himself as a bit of an ‘internet expert’. Funny that, considering most of North Korea doesn’t have electricity in the evenings.

Jong-Il recently met with the South Korean President, Roh Moo-Hyun (only the second time North and South Korean leaders have ever met), and one of their topics of conversation happened to be the internet. When Moo-Hyun broached the subject of allowing South Korean companies located within the North Korean…