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batye
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batye,
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1/4/2015 | 10:24:20 PM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
yes, thank you, but other contries shall not get involve in this process... it should be free choice... How I see it...
Broadway0474
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1/3/2015 | 11:04:30 PM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
Batye, you do have the right to watch any movie you want. And you could have here --- this movie was offered on streaming long before theaters picked it back up. But theater owners have the right to carry whatever movie they want.
batye
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batye,
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1/2/2015 | 2:21:26 PM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
@progman2000 interesting observation... it like saying our taxes at work... but if we gonna see results... but what if...
batye
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batye,
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1/2/2015 | 2:19:09 PM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
@SaneIT, yes and no... to each his own

 I trust we are free in USA/Canada and have right to free expression... 

I trust we have a right if we decide to see the Movie freely... with out any threats or... for me communism is same like a racism and in my books racism is a disability (like mental defect) I do not judge people with mental problems...
but in my opinion NK leaders need to be helped by mental health professionals...

Myself from what I read about movie, I think I would not like it much... but it should be my right to have a choice to see it or not... 
SaneIT
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1/2/2015 | 7:26:10 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
@Broadway, I think part of the reason the theaters were OK pulling the movie is that they knew this wasn't an Oscar winner in the first place.  They knew it would be a so-so movie and while it would get some bodies in the door it wasn't a movie that people were clamoring for.  The theaters were not going to put themselves at risk for a goofy buddy comedy.
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1/1/2015 | 6:33:10 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
Progman,

You sure have more faith than I do in the Government(and various Government Agencies).

I am really fortunate and lucky to have some experience in this space so I know that the best talent in this space rarely if ever sticks with the Government(rather migrates to the Private Sector where they are compensated very well & usually have the creative freedom to pursue the kind of projects they are most fascinated with).

As far as the NSA Is concerned;Everyone knows its just into Blanket Surveillance.

They can't do much else effectively enough[See how few threats they have prevented or trends they have predicted accurately enough for reference].

 
Ashu001
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Ashu001,
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1/1/2015 | 6:33:04 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
Progman,

You sure have more faith than I do in the Government(and various Government Agencies).

I am really fortunate and lucky to have some experience in this space so I know that the best talent in this space rarely if ever sticks with the Government(rather migrates to the Private Sector where they are compensated very well & usually have the creative freedom to pursue the kind of projects they are most fascinated with).

As far as the NSA Is concerned;Everyone knows its just into Blanket Surveillance.

They can't do much else effectively enough[See how few threats they have prevented or trends they have predicted accurately enough for reference].

 
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1/1/2015 | 6:11:01 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
Broadway,

Its good to see that you are atleast open to the possibility that this maybe the case[As Usual the Government has goofed up].

Companies need to spruce up their insider policies aggressively today.I still can't figure out why they give so much leeway to Insiders (especially someone who is not a part of the Permanent Staff).

Sure you need to take care (as well as give them the Tools to do their Job well) but don't give them blanket access to everything!

Also,have active Logs in place to monitor -Who does what and where.

 
Broadway0474
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12/31/2014 | 10:35:42 PM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
It certainly could be an insider hack. Companies ought to focus most of their cyber security efforts internally --- to prevent this type of malicious behavior, as well as to prevent idiotic behavior (like employees who reply to phishing scams).
progman2000
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12/31/2014 | 10:01:48 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
This is indeed an intriguing story.  I would have to give the government a little more credit than saying that the "bafoons in the FBI" are snooping this one out.  I would believe at this point our cyber intelligence would be pretty sharp.  Besides, isn't it the NSA that would be looking into this also?
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