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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Absolutely loved this story. I wish more theaters would do this, instead this little texas theater will be so ronery.

    And it's funny that you mention it, because South Park has actually had two episodes (well, technically 4 episodes, both were two parters) dealing with terrorism enduced censorship. This (slightly altered) quote from the first one would've been nice for someone to convince Sony of initially..

    "Kyle: Yes, people can get hurt. That's how terrorism works. But if you give into that, Sony, you're allowing terrorism to work. Do the right thing here. "

    Unfortunately, they didn't do the right thing. Showing us how wonderfully true the "I learned something today" speech was from 201 (an episode which, ironically, was censored because people threatened violence over the show)

    Kyle: You see, I learned something today. Throughout this whole ordeal, we've all wanted to show things that we weren't allowed to show. But it wasn't because of some magic goo. It was because of the magical power of threatening people with violence. That's obviously the only true power. If there's anything we've all learned, it's that terrorizing people works.

    Jesus: That's right. Don't you see, gingers? If you don't want to be made fun of anymore, all you need are guns and bombs to get people to stop.

    Santa: That's right, friends. All you need to do is instill fear and be willing to hurt people and you can get whatever you want. The only true power is violence.

    Stan: [smiles and tilts his head to one side] Yeah.
    Yeah....

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Absolutely loved this story. I wish more theaters would do this, instead this little texas theater will be so ronery.

    And it's funny that you mention it, because South Park has actually had two episodes (well, technically 4 episodes, both were two parters) dealing with terrorism enduced censorship. This (slightly altered) quote from the first one would've been nice for someone to convince Sony of initially..

    "Kyle: Yes, people can get hurt. That's how terrorism works. But if you give into that, Sony, you're allowing terrorism to work. Do the right thing here. "

    Unfortunately, they didn't do the right thing. Showing us how wonderfully true the "I learned something today" speech was from 201 (an episode which, ironically, was censored because people threatened violence over the show)



    Yeah....
    Yes, I remember with Comedy Central censored them showing Mohamed. Shameful.

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Well, now that the precedent has been set, I can imagine that there'll be ever more persistent and aggressive hacker attacks on nations and corporations for whatever agenda or extortion temporarily fancies the hackers.

    Another step down the path to info-wars with the general public Internet users caught in the middle.
    You think that each nation is going to raise their own versions of 'The Great Firewall of China'?
    You think that each corporation is going to raise their own versions of 'The Great Firewall of China'?

    Seems pretty likely.
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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    North Korea made anonymous look like thier bitch.
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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    If this is a state sponsored cyber terrorism on a US subsidiary, and thus US citizens, should the us govt be criticized for failing to protect them. And expected to respond as if this was an act of war?

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    Oh for God's sake. The government hasn't even officially announced it's NK and people are already bitching they aren't doing anything about it. We have to be patient. It will be paid back in kind.

    I predict NK will eventually get some kind of speciallity virus or malware like Iran did a few years back. I don't care how many cyber troops NK has they still aren't as spohisticated as the rest of the world.

    I actually believe this may have been done for hire anyway.

    And it's a blessing in disguise. Our corps need to get serious about security and this should be a wake up call.
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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Oh for God's sake. The government hasn't even officially announced it's NK and people are already bitching they aren't doing anything about it. We have to be patient. It will be paid back in kind.

    I predict NK will eventually get some kind of speciallity virus or malware like Iran did a few years back. I don't care how many cyber troops NK has they still aren't as spohisticated as the rest of the world.

    I actually believe this may have been done for hire anyway.

    And it's a blessing in disguise. Our corps need to get serious about security and this should be a wake up call.
    Youre right. We should trust our govt to do the right thing.

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    Re: Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters showing"The Intervie

    No, but it should be a wake-up call.

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