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‘Unprecedented’: Obama administration seizes many AP phone records

‘Unprecedented’: Obama administration seizes many AP phone records

The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press...

 

Millions were attacked and millions more lied on Facebook last year

Millions were attacked and millions more lied on Facebook last year

Consumer Reports says 9.8 million people had their accounts attacked in some fashion on Facebook in 2012. (West McGowan, “west.m” via flickr) Michael De Groote The sheer number of people under attack on the Internet is staggering. Consumer...

 

Families helped propel ‘Iron Man 3’ to historic haul

Families helped propel ‘Iron Man 3’ to historic haul

This film publicity image released by Disney-Marvel Studios shows Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in a scene from “Iron Man 3.” (Disney, Marvel Studios) Jamshid Ghazi Askar The new film “Iron Man 3” pulled in the second-biggest...

 

Is new show ‘Preachers’ Daughters’ exploiting religious families?

Is new show ‘Preachers’ Daughters’ exploiting religious families?

Kolby and Nikita Koloff are featured on “Preachers’ Daugthers.” (www.mylifetime.com) Jamshid Ghazi Askar “Preachers’ Daughters” is a new reality TV show on Lifetime network. It follows three families — the Coleman,...

 

Candy Land draws fire for using unhealthy, sexualized body images in its children’s board game

Candy Land draws fire for using unhealthy, sexualized body images in its children’s board game

Candy Land is designed for children as young as 3 years old. So why are some of its characters like Princess Lolly and Queen Frostine wearing tight-fitting clothing, and looking so skinny that their physical appearance evokes images of anorexia?...

 

First ‘Man of Steel’ tickets will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart

First ‘Man of Steel’ tickets will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart

This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel.” (Clay Enos, Associated Press) Jamshid Ghazi Askar For those wanting to see the new Superman movie “Man of Steel” before its...

 

Comments pour into FCC over proposal to relax decency standards

Comments pour into FCC over proposal to relax decency standards

Nearly 75,000 Americans have electronically filed public comments with the Federal Communications Commission about the commission’s plan to selectively enforce decency standards on the public airwaves. (Shutterstock) Jamshid Ghazi Askar A...

 

Jackie Robinson biographer Arnold Rampersad applauds ’42′ biopic

Jackie Robinson biographer Arnold Rampersad applauds ’42′ biopic

Jamshid Ghazi Askar The baseball movie “42” swung for the fences over the weekend, netting an estimated $18 million at the domestic box office. A biopic about Jackie Robinson, “42” has already rung up $53.8 million in its first 10 days...

 

Social media hogging more than a quarter of online time, new study shows

Social media hogging more than a quarter of online time, new study shows

Online time is social media time, according to a new study. (Clemens V. Vogelsang, “vauvau” via flickr) Michael De Groote Social media is hogging people’s online time, according to a new study by Experian Marketing Services. “If...

 

How new MPAA campaign will tweak current movie ratings

How new MPAA campaign will tweak current movie ratings

The MPAA’s new “Check the Box” campaign will highlight descriptions of why a movie received a certain rating. (www.filmratings.com) Jamshid Ghazi Askar The Motion Picture Association of America’s forthcoming “Check...