5 Things To Know Today
Sony hackers invoke 9/11 in threats against movie theaters showing “The Interview”. Blackberry to relaunch classic model, the Bold. 25 more classic films added to the US Library of Congress. Day 2 of deliberations in Eaton Centre shooting trial. Day 2 of deliberations in the Luka Magnotta trial.
SONY HACKERS INVOKE 9/11 IN THREATS AGAINST THEATERS SHOWING “THE INTERVIEW”
With hundreds killed in Pakistan and dozen terrorized in Australia, now the hackers responsible for breaking into Sony entertainment’s files are threatening to commit another terrorist attack – this time on American soil. Security experts claim this is just a taste of things to come. Threats over the release next week of the movie “The Interview” are forcing cancellations of premieres and TV appearance by its stars. On Tuesday, hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made threats against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview” that referenced the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The New York premiere has since been scrubbed and one movie theater chain in the US says it won’t show the movie that makes fun of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. As well, Seth Rogan and James Franco have cancelled today’s appearance on the Tonight Show and Late Night.
BLACKBERRY TO RELAUNCH THE BOLD
Blackberry will be on Broadway today to launch its “classic” model. It will be an updated version of Blackberry’s favoured older keyboard model, the Bold 9900, which became the company’s top-selling device when it was released in 2011.
25-MORE CLASSIC FILMS ADDED TO US LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
25 more classic films are going into the US Library of Congress, including “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “The Big Lebowski.” Others chosen for preservation by the National Film Registry include “Saving Private Ryan,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and the 1971 version of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
DAY 2 OF DELIBERATIONS IN EATON CENTRE SHOOTING TRIAL
A Toronto jury begins day 2 of deliberations in the double-murder trial stemming from the Eaton Centre shooting of 2-years ago. Chris Husbands admits to the shooting but has pled not guilty due to a mental disorder, claiming he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder after being attacked months before the incident. The 2 men killed by Husbands were the one who had attacked him.
DAY 2 OF DELIBERATIONS IN LUKA MAGNOTTA TRIAL