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TV contracts keep lid on stars' offensive remarks, insiders say: 'Tapes are deleted' — Arguably the worst moment of the Trump presidential campaign so far was the leaked audio of the candidate proclaiming his mistreatment of women to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush - a revelation that shocked voters on both sides of the political divide.

Cyber attack: hackers 'weaponised' everyday devices with malware to mount assault — The huge attack on global internet access, which blocked some of the world's most popular websites, is believed to have been unleashed by hackers using common devices like webcams and digital recorders. Among the sites targeted were Twitter, Paypal and Spotify.

Major DDoS attack prompts internet problems across US east coast — Internet access suddenly collapsed for a large number of users on the US east coast on Thursday night. After a major digital attack on domain name system (DNS) company Dyn, platforms including Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, Spotify and several others were unavailable for hours to users in New York and elsewhere.

AT&T in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner, reports say — US telecoms giant AT&T is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner, the media company whose star assets include HBO, Warner Brothers and CNN. A deal could come as early as this weekend, according to the Wall Street Journal. Both companies were not immediately available for comment.

Trump loyalists plan own exit poll amid claims of 'rigged' election — Donald Trump loyalists will attempt to conduct their own crowd-funded exit polling on election day, ostensibly due to fears that electronic voting machines in certain areas may have been "rigged", the Guardian has learned.

Can Fox News survive the forces it unleashed on the 2016 election? — The winner of the third and final debate by nearly all measures was Fox News's Chris Wallace, whose work as moderator drew immediate praise from fellow journalists for its lack of partisanship. But Wallace's performance will not be enough to salve the wounds inflicted in this horrible election.

CBS to turn Candy Crush into a TV gameshow, because money — Candy Crush, the addictive mobile phone game, is being adapted into a TV game show, the CBS network announced on Tuesday. Matt Kunitz, who produced NBC's long-running game show Fear Factor, is listed as creator of the Candy Crush competition series.

Dash Shaw on his animated teen movie: 'It was kind of a collage' — At 33, the cartoonist and film director Dash Shaw is well ahead of the game. A regular feature on best-of-the-year lists with his graphic novels Bottomless Belly Button and Bodyworld, Shaw's sideline in animation - which includes an especially beautiful Sigur Rós video - has given birth to a full-blown feature-length cartoon, screened during this year's New York film festival.

Verizon's bid for Yahoo on the rocks ahead of latest revenue results — Analysts are predicting more bad news for Yahoo on Tuesday as the company releases its latest results amid a now floundering takeover bid. The research firm eMarketer is expecting a double-digit decline in ad revenue. The drop comes as Verizon is attempting to renegotiate its $4.8bn bid for the company.

Netflix shares soar on news it added 3.2 million users last quarter — Netflix shares jumped more than 20% in after-hours trading on Monday on the news that the company had acquired more subscribers than expected in its third quarter. The company attributed the 3.2 million new users to interest in new shows such as Stranger Things and Luke Cage.
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Oct 22, 2016

Great film-to-comics adaptations: John J Muth - M Mike Mignola - Bram Stoker's Dracula Walt Simonson - Alien Bill Sienkiewicz - Dune

Oct 22, 2016

RT @Monk_Wally_Honk: Can't believe Americans say a can of whoopass when they mean a tin of hooraybum.

Oct 22, 2016

RT @josephfcox: Holy shit IoT security needs to get regulated

Oct 22, 2016

Me: You don't like Black Mirror? Wife: No, it's TV for men with the kind of politics you have.

Oct 22, 2016

RT @JessicaValenti: So I know conspiracy theories are a lot of fun, but misrepresenting people's work in this political climate has a d…

Oct 22, 2016

Deep, deep gratitude to @heroinitiative for making that moment possible.

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