Black Friday becomes more online focused

It’s not surprising that consumers would rather sit at home and shop online rather than try and beat the crowds at retail stores to get the best deals. Black Friday shopping has become increasingly more online focused over the years. The lines between Black Friday and Cyber Monday are becoming fuzzy. Read more in the article here.

 

Election day cyberattacks

There is fear that the U.S. will face cyberthreats from hackers on national election day. Many point fingers at Russia for possibly fueling such attacks. Citizens fear not just attacks on their own personal systems, but attacks that could potentially alter the vote count. However, FBI Director James Comey and other top security officials said such attacks are unlikely.

We’ll just have to find out tomorrow.

Read more about it here.

American journalist faces charges

Award-winning journalist and host of Democracy Now! Amy Goodwin is facing charges after she reported on Native American led protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In early September, Goodwin covered authority suppression of protestors. While protestors tried to stop bulldozers, security personnel wielded attack dogs and pepper spray. While Goodwin claimed she was only covering the news, authorities said she was participating in a riot. Goodwin turned herself into officials today.

Should she be charged? What does this mean for journalists who cover controversial news?

You can read more about it here: https://www.thenation.com/article/amy-goodman-is-facing-prison-for-reporting-on-the-dakota-access-pipeline-that-should-scare-us-all/

‘The Lion King’ Live Action

Last week Disney announced that there will be a live action remake of the ‘The Lion King.’ It follows in the footsteps of the most recently released Disney live action film, ‘The Jungle Book.’

I don’t know how the movie will turn out. With ‘The Jungle Book,’ there were people involved. ‘The Lion King’ has no people so I’m a bit skeptical.

Before ‘The Lion King’ releases, we’ll get a chance to see ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ which stars Emma Watson. It comes out next year in March. I am so hyped for it. I mean just look at it.

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iOS 10 release

Apple released iOS 10 yesterday. Have you upgraded your phones yet? I plan to do so tonight. I’ve read up on the details and I’m pretty excited. We can finally delete some useless apps, such as the Stocks app! Sorry not sorry if you use Stocks. If you want to read more about it, just check out the link provided.

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/ios-10-release-date-news-beta-and-rumors-1311275