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Hacker replaces The Daily Caller’s ads with hardcore pornography

Unidentified hackers on Monday replaced The Daily Caller’s advertisements with hardcore pornography, according to Fishbowl DC. The conservative publication said that someone gained unauthorized access to the service they used to display the ads, allowing them to switch The Daily Caller’s normal ads with ads for pornographic websites. One of…

Twitter suspends journalist’s account for revealing NBC executive’s email

Twitter suspended the account of one of the heavier critics of NBC’s Olympics Games coverage Monday, but it might have violated its own guidelines in doing so. According to Mashable, newspaper correspondent Guy Adams’ account was shut down after he tweeted the corporate email address of NBC Olympics head Gary…

Van Susteren: Covering Romney trip like being in a ‘petting zoo’

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren criticized Mitt Romney’s campaign Monday on her personal blog for its treatment of the press corps on his overseas tour, ThinkProgress reports. “There has been no press access to Governor Romney since we landed in Poland,” Van Susteren wrote. “We (press) are in a…

Prosecuted Russian punk band Pussy Riot says ‘Putin is scared of us’

Pussy Riot, the feminist punk rock band three of whose members are being prosecuted by the Russian authorities for singing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral, have told the Observer they refused to be intimidated by the government’s “brutality and cruelness” because they “had done nothing wrong”. Giving their…

Fake Bill Keller column fools journalists and mocks Times’ WikiLeaks coverage

Bill Keller, the New York Times columnist who edited the paper through the WikiLeaks saga, is not a man usually fond of hyperbole. So when he came to post on Sunday morning a tweet all in caps, his 40,000 Twitter followers sat up and listened: The fake in question was…

Russia courts Hollywood with vast new studios

MOSCOW — A Russian company has spent $89 million building eastern Europe’s largest production facilities in a field outside Moscow and hopes to lure Hollywood majors to shoot and produce movies. The idea is to create a modern flagship studio that will make Russia a competitively priced destination for film…

NBC catches more online criticism as Olympic streams falter

Even though airing the London Olympics opening ceremonies on tape delay helped NBC set a ratings record, that hasn’t spared the network from being roundly criticized in media circles for its coverage. Saturday, according to Yahoo! Sports, the network’s much-vaunted live-stream coverage presented users with obstacles during the 400 meters…

Americans not allowed to watch Olympics opening ceremonies live

WASHINGTON — A billion people across the globe turned on their TVs to watch the opening ceremony of the London Olympics live Friday, but very few of them were in United States. With comments about Danny Boyle’s extravaganza Britannica pinging back and forth across the world via Twitter, Facebook and…

Judge to rule on Alec Baldwin ‘stalker’ case

EW YORK — A US judge said Thursday he will rule in September on an attempt by a Canadian actress to have stalking charges lodged by Hollywood star Alec Baldwin thrown out of court. Lawyers for Genevieve Sabourin, whom Baldwin accuses of sending love-struck emails and coming uninvited to his…

Stars out in London to honour great Ali

Stars of sport and screen gathered in London to honour legendary heavyweight boxer and Olympic champion Muhammad Ali as the countdown to the 2012 Games neared its finale. The 70-year-old boxer attended Wednesday’s gala event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in central London which was hosted by Hollywood A-list…

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