‘Predator’ Spyware Let Government Hackers Break Into Chrome and Android, Google Says

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images)A shady private surveillance company sold access to nearly half a dozen powerful security flaws in Chrome and Android last year to government-affiliated hackers, Google revealed Monday. Cytrox, a secretive firm based in North Macedonia, allegedly sold access to four zero-day security flaws in the Chrome browser as well as one…

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Bong Joon Ho Adds Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette, and Mark Ruffalo to His New Sci-Fi Film

We’re Bong fans.Photo: Miguel Medina (Getty Images)Joining The Batman’s Robert Pattinson in Mickey7, the upcoming sci-fi film from auteur Bong Joon Ho, are Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Toni Collette (Nightmare Alley), and Mark Ruffalo (The Adam Project, She-Hulk). It’s been a while since the director’s multi-Oscar haul for Parasite and we…

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A Ton of Star Wars Celebration 2022 Exclusives, Including Apparel, Collectibles, and Much More

Image: LucasfilmIf you managed to score tickets to this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, next week, I sincerely hope you also managed to save up some galactic credits. Besides actual Star Wars news, the amount of exclusive merchandise that will be available to you there, and there alone, is simply staggering—so take advantage…

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The First Godzilla/Ultraman/Evangelion/Kamen Rider Crossover Is… an Arcade? Kind of?

Image: TTITk/Bandai Namco Amusement Inc.Four of the greatest, most popular icons of Japanese pop culture—Evangelion, Godzilla, Ultraman, and Kamen Rider—have bonded forces to… give you some mild amusement if you happen to be located in Yokohama, Osaka, and Hakata for very specific days this summer. Because the first mega-crossover event for Hideaki Anno’s Shin Japan…

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Marvel’s MODOK is No Moredok

Image: Hulu/MarvelMarvel’s TV enterprise has grown just a little bit smaller, as their animated series MODOK won’t be coming back for a second season. The stop-motion show starred Patton Oswalt as the titular bigheaded Marvel baddie in a comedy series about him trying to balance his somewhat normal life as a suburban family man in…

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The Innocents Finds an Alarming Way of Asking ‘Have You Checked the Children?’

Image: IFC MidnightAfter moving to a new home—a cluster of apartment towers surrounded by forests, quieter than usual thanks to the summer holidays—bored young Ida (Rakel Lenora Fløttum) welcomes friendship with a similarly aged neighbor, Ben (Sam Ashraf). But The Innocents, a brutal yet elegant investigation into the extremes of psychopathy and empathy, is hardly…

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A Predominantly Black College Is Shutting Down Because of a Ransomware Attack

Photo: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP (Getty Images)A university that originally opened its doors the same year that the American Civil War ended will shut down later this month. Lincoln College administrators have put the blame on a ransomware attack, which they say hindered admissions and fundraising activities during a period when the school was already struggling. Lincoln,…

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Marshall Just Made the Best Compact Bluetooth Speaker So Much Better

Photo: MarshallMarshall just released two new Bluetooth speakers, and I’m already reaching for my wallet.Let’s start with the new Willen, a pint-sized speaker meant for travel. Marshall’s first true ultra-compact unit, the Willen has a single two-inch full-range driver paired with two passive radiators. Though smaller than the other offerings, this tiny speaker follows Marshall’s…

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The Latest News From Disney Parks, Universal Studios Resorts, and More Fan-tastical Destinations

Screenshot: Disney Parks/YouTubeIt’s six months away from spooky season, but there are already Halloween rumblings in the air. Disney Parks has revealed the comeback of an East Coast fan favorite event as well as more fall happenings on Disney cruises, and Universal Studios is keeping things tightly locked in its crypt regarding Halloween Horror Nights.…

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