Woody Allen is suing Amazon for dropping him over “baseless allegations”

Woody Allen is suing Amazon for dropping him over “baseless allegations”

The results could be important for Hollywood’s future. A year ago, a rumor surfaced: Amazon was trying to dump Woody Allen, with whom it had signed a four-movie contract in 2017. The first of those films, A Rainy Day in New York, was shot in 2017. But it seemed to be in limbo, with no release date set — and the lack of detail surrounding its future didn’t seem accidental, given that all that was…

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Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer is threatening to publish his nude photos

Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer is threatening to publish his nude photos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has published an astonishing personal blog post on the platform Medium detailing what he claims is extortion and blackmail on behalf of the tabloid National Enquirer. In the post, Bezos says he was allegedly threatened with the publication of nude photos of him and suggestive photos of Lauren Sanchez, the news anchor and reporter with whom Bezos was having an affair, unless he publicly made a statement downplaying the motivations behind…

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Apple is telling developers to disclose secret screen recordings or face ‘immediate action’

Apple is telling developers to disclose secret screen recordings or face ‘immediate action’

Following revelations yesterday regarding the use of session replay tech among big-name travel apps that recode iPhone users’ screens, Apple is now telling developers to either remove the code responsible or disclose it to users, according to a new report from TechCrunch. The punishment for failing to do so could be as severe as having the offending app forcibly removed from the App Store. Apple confirmed to the publication that its App Store Review Guidelines…

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Nancy Pelosi embraces the “enthusiasm” behind the Green New Deal

Nancy Pelosi embraces the “enthusiasm” behind the Green New Deal

Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both want to tackle climate change. But they don’t have the same vision for how to do it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered up measured, careful praise of the newly released Green New Deal on Thursday. “Frankly, I haven’t seen it, but I do know it’s enthusiastic, and I welcome all the enthusiasm,” Pelosi told reporters, just hours before Green New Deal sponsors Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey…

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Amazon is trying to regulate itself over facial recognition software — before Congress does

Amazon is trying to regulate itself over facial recognition software — before Congress does

The company joined Microsoft in calling for regulation on its own technologies. Amazon released a blog post today proposing ethical guidelines around the use of facial recognition technology and called for national legislation on the topic. The company’s own facial recognition software, called Rekognition, has been mired in controversy since its public debut two years ago. Rekognition can track people in photos or video and run those images against databases of millions of images in…

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Razer’s Blade Stealth laptop, Ring’s latest lights, and more are cheaper today

Razer’s Blade Stealth laptop, Ring’s latest lights, and more are cheaper today

Valentine’s Day is coming up next week, and if you haven’t yet bought your crush or loved one or spouse a gift of appreciation, time is running out. Not saying that you have to buy a piece of tech to show some affection, but it can’t hurt. Razer’s Blade Stealth 13.3-inch laptop is hundreds of dollars off of its usual price at Best Buy. Normally $1,699, this model is currently $1,199 at Best Buy. It’s…

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