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North Korean Defector Jang Se Yul Trained WIth Hackers

businessinsider.com — Whether North Korea was responsible for the Sony hack or not, the consensus is that North Korea has some of the best hackers in the world. There have been some reports recently about North Korea's special cyber warfare unit, known as Bureau 121.
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RT @jillianiles: “North Korea’s prepared for this for over 20 years. The U.S. shouldn’t take them lightly" businessinsider.com/north-korean-d…

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RT @BradAcker22: We Spoke To A North Korean Defector Who Trained With Its Hackers — What He Said Is Pretty Scary businessinsider.com/north-korean-d… via @sai

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“North Korea’s prepared for this for over 20 years. The U.S. shouldn’t take them lightly" businessinsider.com/north-korean-d…

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RT @gldbug: We Spoke To A North Korean Defector Who Trained With Its Hackers — What He Said Is Pretty Scary businessinsider.com/north-korean-d… via @sai

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The Interview Live Blog

businessinsider.com — Sony decided to release "The Interview" online Wednesday following its initial decision to pull the movie after threats from a hacker group. You can also watch the movie in about 300 US theaters starting Christmas Day. The hacker group, Guardians of Peace, was backed by North Korea, the FBI said on Friday.
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'Interview' review: "Lots of fart jokes and gratuitous swearing. [Don't feel a] nationalistic obligation to watch" read.bi/1sZONM8

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Sony Interview Online Release

businessinsider.com — Sony will release "The Interview" on YouTube, Brian Stelter of CNN reported on air. Over the last few days, Sony has reversed its position that the movie will not be shown. Last week, it decided to pull the movie's premiere in theaters after the five largest theater chains said they wouldn't show it.
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Nyet for iTunes - Watch The Interview on YouTube, Google Play, and Xbox Video, $5.99 to rent or $14.99 to own businessinsider.com/sony-interview…

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A stoner-penis-joke-decapitation flick is about to become a Christmas tradition. Fitting end to 2014. businessinsider.com/sony-interview… $SNE

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RT @stevekovach: Sony confirms: You can watch The Interview on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox, and more at 1pm Eastern today businessinsider.com/sony-interview…

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Presidential Holiday Cards - Business Insider

businessinsider.com — During the holidays, it seems that everyone sends and receives greeting cards. Presidents are no exception. For more than 80 years, sitting US Presidents have sent out Christmas cards and holiday greetings cards to staff and important supporters across the country. Who gets the cards changes from year to year, but each card is unique.

Google says why it's showing The Interview on YouTube and Play

businessinsider.com — Google just released an official statement saying it's going to help Sony and run "The Interview" on YouTube and Google Play. The movie can be purchased or rented. Google says it was tempting to hope someone else would volunteer to run Sony's controversial comedy flick, but ultimately Google decided it "could not sit on the sidelines and allow a handful of people to determine the limits of free speech in another country."
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RT @MattRosoff: GOOGLE: Why We're Showing Sony's Silly Movie (Even Though We Hoped Someone Else Would) businessinsider.com/google-says-wh… via @sai

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GOOGLE: Why We're Showing Sony's Silly Movie (Even Though We Hoped Someone Else Would) businessinsider.com/google-says-wh… via @sai

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RT @businessinsider: In 30 minutes you'll be able to start watching "The Interview" on Google Play and Youtube. Here's how. read.bi/1zibspa

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Google: It was tempting to hope someone else would show Interview instead, but we’ll do it because Freedom of Speech businessinsider.com/google-says-wh…

Best Chinese Food In NYC

businessinsider.com — It's Christmas Eve. That means that all over the world families are gathering together around dinner tables to celebrate. But here in New York, we have our own tradition: Eating at a Chinese restaurant. In the beloved tradition of eating Chinese food on Christmas, we've found the best Chinese restaurants in Manhattan.

7 Scientific Truths About Christmas

businessinsider.com — In honor of the holiday, we bring you this YouTube video from the science-minded folks at PBS Studios "It's Okay To Be Smart" in which they look into the age-old question: "Is Santa Real?" We won't spoil the ending (and answer) for you, but we will point out several interesting holiday-related things we learned from the video.

Marc Benioff: Tech CEOs Have Been Stingy

businessinsider.com — Marc Benioff, the co-founder CEO of Salesforce, is one of the highest paid people in tech. But in his hometown of San Francisco, where a tear-down home can cost $1 million, he's not the symbol of gentrification. He's more like a Robin Hood.

There's More Bizarre Evidence That UVA Student Jackie's Alleged Rapist Doesn't Exist

businessinsider.com — A group of University of Virginia students featured in the Rolling Stone article on sexual assault at the school have confirmed the name of fellow UVA student Jackie's alleged rapist to CNN - and it's looking increasingly likely that he doesn't exist.

Stop Saying North Korea Didn't Hack Sony

businessinsider.com — At this point, anyone who doubts that North Korea helped hack Sony is disagreeing with top cybersecurity experts in the world and the US intelligence community. Nevertheless, many smart people are highly skeptical that a tinpot dictatorship with almost no Internet connectivity could compromise an American-based subsidiary of a multinational corporation.

Amazon Fire Phone Sales Christmas

businessinsider.com — Although tons of people will be opening up new phones on Christmas morning, it's likely that only a teeny-tiny percentage will be unwrapping Amazon's new Fire Phone. Since it launched over the summer, the phone has cost Amazon $170 million in unsold inventory and other related costs.
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It Doesn't Matter If No One Buys Amazon's Smartphone This Christmas ow.ly/GprZl via @sai

How To Track Santa App on Christmas Eve

businessinsider.com — It's Christmas Eve, which means it's Santa's big day. And thanks to your smartphone, it's easier than ever to track his whereabouts. The best Santa-tracking option, which has been tracking the jolly old man since the 1990s, is probably NORAD.
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How To Track Santa On Any Device As He Makes His Arduous Journey Around The World Today businessinsider.com/how-to-track-s… via @sai

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The definition of arduous—The best way to track Santa on any device during his arduous journey around the world today businessinsider.com/how-to-track-s…

CENTCOM: ISIS Is Lying About Shooting Down An F-16

businessinsider.com — US Central Command released a statement on Wednesday afternoon disputing a claim made by the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL) that they shot down a Jordanian F-16 aircraft earlier in the day. "Evidence clearly indicates that ISIL did not down the aircraft as the terrorist organization is claiming," the statement said.
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RT @BI_Defense: US Military says ISIS is lying about shooting down a Jordanian F-16 in Syria. read.bi/1HD4jUP

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US Military Says ISIS Is Lying About Shooting Down A Jordanian F-16 In Syria businessinsider.com/centcom-isis-i…

Obama's Cuba Deal Leaves Questions For MLB

businessinsider.com — Despite America's embargo against Cuba, baseball has been one of Havana's major exports. However, its not clear whether the historic thaw in relations between the two countries that began this month will lead to an even bigger baseball boom.
Dec 24, 2014

First 5 min after new #Cuba policy was announced this popped into my mind--the implications for #MLB businessinsider.com/obamas-cuba-de… via @hunterw

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Top MLB Agent: Obama's Cuba Deal Leaves The Baseball World With A 'Sea Of Unanswered Questions' businessinsider.com/obamas-cuba-de…

Facebook Is Getting Sued For Allegedly Violating Privacy By Scanning People's Messages

businessinsider.com — (Reuters) - Facebook must face a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating its users' privacy by scanning the content of messages they send to other users for advertising purposes, a U.S. judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, on Tuesday dismissed some state-law claims against the social media company but largely denied Facebook's bid to dismiss the lawsuit.
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RT @businessinsider: Facebook is getting sued for allegedly violating privacy by scanning people's messages read.bi/1zU7dTJ

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RT @BI_contributors: Facebook is getting sued for allegedly violating privacy by scanning people's messages read.bi/1zU7dTJ

Putin Vodka Price Cap

businessinsider.com — Vladimir Putin is putting a cap on the soaring vodka prices now that Russians are switching over to moonshine, reports the state-owned TASS news agency. It's unclear how the caps will be employed, but they're coming. Vodka prices have increased in Russia partially due to the current economic crisis.

Uber Driver Allegedly Punches Model

businessinsider.com — Lorraine Delp, a model based in Philadelphia, filed a $500,000 lawsuit on Tuesday against an Uber driver, claiming he punched her in the face and punctured her neck with an earring during an incident that occurred in July, NBC Philadelphia reports.
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RT @SAI: Uber driver faces $500,000 lawsuit after allegedly punching a model in the nose read.bi/1sY0vHe

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RT @businessinsider: Uber driver faces $500,000 lawsuit after allegedly punching a model in the nose read.bi/1sY0vHe

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Another day, another Uber driver getting in trouble (okay this happened in July but the lawsuit just happened) businessinsider.com/uber-driver-al…

Rouhani's Facade Is Crumbling

businessinsider.com — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was elected largely on the premise that he's a moderate. But his 2015 budget proposal suggests that he's more interested in preserving the repressive regime than moving the country toward the middle.

SocGen 2015 Global Equity Outlook

businessinsider.com — Until now, we couldn't find a single major Wall Street strategist that was predicting US stocks would fall in 2015. Of the strategists followed by Business Insider, the most bearish have been Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and Barclays who all see the S&P 500 topping out at 2,100 in 2015.
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One brave, lonely strategist predicts stocks will fall in 2015. (By 1%) businessinsider.com/socgen-2015-gl…