September 11, 2018 5:07 PM SHARE Florida excludes more former felons from voting than any other state because of its restrictive restoration of rights laws. McClatchy Miami Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau i By Steve Bousquet Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story TALLAHASSEE For only the third time this year, but this time under a withering national media glare, Florida sat in judgment of people who made mistakes and lost the right to vote.With a packed house of felons, families and children in the Cabinet room of the state Capitol, Tuesday’s five-hour clemency hearing drew reporters and cameras from The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and NPR, among other outlets. Typically, the hearings attract one or two members of the Tallahassee press corps.The hearing came two days after comedian John Oliver’s HBO “Last Week Tonight” devoted a 13-minute segment to the … [Read more...] about This HBO comedian ridiculed Florida’s clemency process. Rick Scott takes it seriously.
Just when you thought binge-watching "Game Of Thrones" (GOT) is over, the creators are preparing for a new show to keep the vibe going. HBO's famous Game of Thrones is hopefully getting a prequel. The new series will be based 300 years before the actual event of GOT.GOT prequel will be based on George R.R. Martin's book, "Fire & Blood". The author and showmaker along with the "Colony" co-creator and executive producer Ryan Condal are planning to come up with this project, according to Deadline.However, HBO has refused give any details. The channel has already produced another pilot which is set 1000 years ahead of the original story, starring Naomi Watts. The network is yet to order a full series based on this concept. Martin has dropped various clues of this prequel. On his blog, in May he wrote, "We have had five different Game of Thrones successor shows in development at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely." He added that there are other two shows, but they … [Read more...] about A prequel of HBO’s GOT soon in the cards?
Entertainment Weekly reported.HBO confirmed the attack in a statement to the magazine, saying, “HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information.” They added, “We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”Among the stolen materials, the hackers reportedly gained access to upcoming episodes of “Ballers” and “Room 104,” which have already made their way online. More is said to be on the way. HBO has not confirmed details regarding what was stolen.[Image via Shutterstock] … [Read more...] about HBO Reportedly Hacked, Game of Thrones Spoilers Leaked
Netflix a federal crime.In a dissenting opinion handed down last week, Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote that the majority opinion “does not provide, nor do I see, a workable line which separates the consensual password sharing in this case from the consensual password sharing of millions of legitimate account holders, which may also be contrary to the policies of system owners.”The underlying case involves a man who used a former co-workers password (with permission) to access files stored on his former employers’ computer network. The man then used the files to open a competing business. The man was convicted for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).The majority opinion, authored by Judge M. Margaret McKeown, wrote that the majority was mindful of concerns about the decision making “arguably innocuous conduct, such as password sharing among friends and family” into a federal crime. However, she found those concerns were … [Read more...] about Judge Warns Ruling May Make Netflix, HBO Password Sharing a Federal Crime
A journalist who covered the Supreme Court nomination hearings of Clarence Thomas says an HBO movie about the event fails to highlight credibility problems of Anita Hill, the lawyer who accused him of sexual harassment at work.In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.), former reporter Stuart Taylor Jr. says the movie Confirmation leaves out details to portray Hill as completely truthful and Thomas as “a desperate, if compelling liar.” Taylor is now a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.”While it is hard to believe Anita Hill simply made the whole thing up,” Taylor writes, “she was far from credible—and the behavior that she alleged was inconsistent with everything else we know about Clarence Thomas.”According to Taylor, the movie:• Ignores that Hill left out some of the most shocking allegations against Thomas in her initial written statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee and in her initial FBI interview. … [Read more...] about Anita Hill’s credibility problems aren’t explored in HBO movie, former reporter says