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Mountain-Inspired North Drinkware: A handblown pint glass with the real 3D data of Mt Hood molded into the base

Mountain-Inspired North Drinkware

Straddling both premium hand-crafted value and advanced technological innovation, the Oregon Pint Glass from North Drinkware offers a drinking vessel worthy of all those tasty Pacific Northwest craft beers. Launching on Kickstarter today, this handblown……

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Dogsledding in the Great White North: PULL: Filmmaker Goh Iromoto deftly captures the serenity of deep winter in his recent short shot in Northwestern Ontario

Dogsledding in the Great White North: PULL

In climates where the winters stretch on and piling snow is not the exception, but the rule of the day, embracing the cold is the only way of coping. For his latest short film “PULL,” Toronto-based director and photographer Goh Iromoto captures one……

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The NSA was tracking North Korea’s hackers long before they attacked Sony Pictures

Intelligence gathered by the National Security Agency on North Korea more than four years ago led the US government to blame Pyongyang for the recent attack on Sony Pictures, according to a report from the New York Times. The report, citing former US officials, computer experts, and documents leaked last week by Edward Snowden, says the NSA used malware to track North Korean hackers as part of a program launched in 2010. That allowed the government to blame North Korea with unusual speed and certainty following December’s hack on Sony Pictures, but the report also sheds light on how Pyongyang’s hackers were able to get away with it in the first place.

US officials tell the Times that the operation against Sony began in September, when…

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Conventional Wisdom: Merfest: Photographer Arthur Drooker joins over 300 mermaids and mermen in North Carolina

Conventional Wisdom: Merfest

Among the many wondrous gatherings we’ve explored in our Conventional Wisdom series—a trek through unique conventions across the US with photographer Arthur Drooker, as he prepares for a photography book on the subject—nothing is quite like Merfest……

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North Korea issues angry response to US sanctions for Sony hack

North Korea has accused the US of “groundlessly stirring up bad blood” towards the country after imposing sanctions in response to the alleged hack on Sony Pictures. A spokesperson for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry denied that the country had been involved in the cyberattack on the movie studio and said that Washington’s refusal to participate in a joint investigation to find the real culprits revealed its “guilty conscience.”

The US has described the sanctions as only the ‘first’ part of its response

The US announced new economic sanctions against Pyongyang on Friday, targeting ten individuals and three North Korean entities, including the country’s primary intelligence agency. North Korea’s response this Sunday said that the US was…

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US places sanctions on North Korea for hacking Sony

In what’s described as the “first” response to the cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Obama administration today announced new sanctions against North Korea. These sanctions are separate from those already imposed against Pyongyang over the country’s nuclear program and come in response to “recent provocations,” the US Treasury Department said in a press release. President Obama signed an executive order authorizing the sanctions earlier today.

“This step reflects the ongoing commitment of the United States to hold North Korea accountable for its destabilizing, destructive and repressive actions, particularly its efforts to undermine US cyber-security and intimidate US businesses and artists exercising their right of…

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North Korea blames US for internet outage, calls Obama a reckless ‘monkey’

North Korea believes it is being punished for a crime it did not commit. KCNA, the North’s state-run media outlet, has published an official statement from an unidentified spokesperson that accuses the US of shutting down the country’s internet access earlier this week.

“The United States, with its large physical size and oblivious to the shame of playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would, has begun disrupting the Internet operations of the main media outlets of our republic,” reads the statement.

Insults were flung

Among other insults, the government spokesperson blames President Obama personally for the release of The Interview, adding in an apparent racial slur: “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a…

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FBI officially names North Korea as culprit in Sony hack

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that North Korea is behind the cyberattack on Sony last month that’s led to the release of stolen emails and social security numbers and the cancellation of The Interview. The FBI formally identified North Korea’s government as culprit in the hack this morning, following anonymous reports from US officials Wednesday evening. North Korea has been widely suspected to be behind these attacks for weeks.

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North Korea calls Sony Pictures hack ‘a righteous deed’ but denies involvement

North Korea is applauding the devastating hack on Sony Pictures, though it is not taking responsibility for the attacks. According to The New York Times, a spokesperson quoted by the North Korean Central News Agency said that the country was not involved in the hack and did not know why Sony was singled out as a target. However, he suggested that it “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers” of North Korea who are joining its efforts to “put an end to US imperialism.”

“A film abetting a terrorist act.”

The Sony Pictures hack, which put the company’s computer systems offline last month and led to leaks of tens of thousands of sensitive documents, is suspected to come out of North Korea. Code found from the attack is…

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Sony Pictures investigating possible ties between hackers and North Korea

Sony Pictures, whose executives were reportedly working on chalkboards as recently as yesterday, are investigating a possible connection to North Korea in the attack that took down their computers earlier this week. Specifically, according to Recode, the company is “exploring the possibility that hackers working on behalf of North Korea, perhaps operating out of China.”

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