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Michael Jackson ‘Leaving Neverland’ Docu Threats Have Sundance & Police Anxious

EXCLUSIVE: The world premiere of a controversial Michael Jackson documentary this week at the Sundance Film Festival has organizers and local police preparing for turmoil from fans of the deceased Thriller singer. "We have increased our staffing out of concerns for the potential for a protest," Captain Phil Kirk of the Park City Police tells Deadline about the January 25 debut of the sexual abuse investigating Leaving Neverland. That's the official line, but officials in… Read


Golden Globes Security Ramped Up After European Terror Attacks

Golden Globes Security

(UPDATED WITH LA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TWEET) EXCLUSIVE: The sun is out for today’s Golden Globes but so is the bomb squad and more security than ever before. In the wake of last month’s gunman attack at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France and the New Year’s Eve knifing rampage that left three injured in Manchester, UK, Hollywood is on high alert as the 76th Hollywood Foreign Press Association shindig gets underway this evening at the Beverly Hilton. “The… Read


Instagram Has Fixed Its Temporary Outage, Password Problems

Instagram suffered a temporary outage for Android users on Saturday, briefly leaving the site inaccessible to mobile users. The service now says the issue is fixed, according to the Gizmodo website."Some users temporarily had trouble using Instagram on Android earlier," the company said in a statement to Gizmodo. "This was caused by a bug that we quickly fixed." Instagram advised users who are still experiencing problems to clear their cache or reinstall the app. The… Read


Facebook Offers New Details About Hacking Of 30M Users’ Data


As a followup to its revelation of a major hack in late September, Facebook offered more details about the breach, putting the exact number of users whose information was raided at 30 million. In its earlier disclosure about the breach, Facebook said as many as 50 million could have been exposed. In a blog post today and a briefing with reporters, executives said fewer users were impacted. The social network also offered more details about how the hackers pulled it… Read


Facebook Network Breach Exposes Information On 50 Million Users — Updated

UPDATED throughout with more details about the security breach Facebook suffered an attack on its computer network that exposed information about 50 million users. Hackers took advantage of three separate vulnerabilities in Facebook’s software to steal tokens that allowed them to take over users’ accounts and harvest profile information, including their names, hometowns and gender. The company said it’s still investigating to determine whether these user accounts were… Read