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Facebook is now available through Tor for ramped-up privacy



The “deep web” is not only home to shady online drug bazaars where you can exchange bitcoins for drugs, but also portals where whistleblowers can safely pass sensitive documents to journalists.

Now, it’s also also home to Facebook.

The social network announced on Friday that it is now hosted directly on the Tor network to allow for an even more secure and private way to connect to Facebook.

People using Tor, software that allows for…

Vice’s TV ambitions jump forward with $100 million Canadian deal



Vice is ready for primetime.

The rapidly growing media empire, helmed by CEO Shane Smith, has signed a $100 million deal with a Canadian cable provider to launch a 24-hour television channel in 2015.

The joint venture with Rogers Communications includes plans for a television studio based in Toronto, which will help launch Vice TV Network, according to Canadian Business magazine.

Guy Laurence, CEO of Rogers…

White House computer network hacked



The White House says it has taken steps to address suspicious activity that officials detected on its unclassified computer network during a scan for cyberthreats.

Although no details were released on who may have been responsible or when the activity occurred, the Washington Post reports that hackers working for Russia are thought to be behind the breach

Citing anonymous sources within the White House, the report said the intruders…

Twitter Stock Drops 10% on Concerns About User Growth in Q3



Twitter beat revenue estimates and matched on earnings for the September quarter, but Wall Street could care less

Twitter posted a slight profit of $0.01 per share for the third quarter, matching analysts’ estimates. It also reported revenue of $361 million, more than doubling year-over-year and well ahead of estimates for revenue of $351 million. Yet, the company’s stock, which had dipped by about 3% in trading Monday, fell by more than 10% in after hours trading following the results


Ello Says Hello to $5.5 Million, Legally Vows to Not to Advertise



Ello, the fledgling social network that has vowed not to run advertising, doubled down on that sentiment on Thursday by making itself a Public Benefit Corporation and putting the sentiment in its charter.

A PBC’s charter can’t be changed even if the company is bought and investors can’t force the company to do something that goes against its charter. “It says that the co. exists for public benefit,” says Paul Budnitz, CEO and co-founder of Ello. “No investor could ever force us to do those…

Go Behind the Set of CW’s ‘The Flash’



VANCOUVER, CANADA — It’s true what they say: Everything is bigger on TV. That is, unless you’re on the set of CW’s The Flash.

If it looks massive on the small screen, that’s because it is.

In the police station, a 40-foot mural-adorned wall towers over the two-story set. The coffee shop, also two stories, has metal columns along the bar as giant lighting fixtures hang above in the room that could host a…

Turner Removes CNN, Cartoon Network From Dish



Dish Network subscribers won’t see CNN or Cartoon Network when they turn on their televisions this morning

Turner Networks has pulled channels from Dish’s programming lineup as a deadline passed for renewing their distribution agreement. The company said Tuesday that Turner refused to extend the overall deal.

“Dish has had a productive relationship with Turner Networks for many years,” Warren Schlichting, Dish’s senior…

Facebook’s New “Safety Check” Feature Lets You Tell Friends And Family You’re Okay After A Major Disaster


Darth Vader Is Back: James Earl Jones to Play Dark Lord on ABC



It may not be the “Darth Vader TV special” we heard reports of last year, but James Earl Jones will reprise the voice of iconic villain Darth Vader on the small screen later this month

A scene with the Dark Lord of the Sith has been added to the end of the hourlong Star Wars Rebels TV movie Spark of Rebellion. The series opener has already screened on the Disney Channel, drawing 6.5 million viewers — you can get a taste by watching the first seven minutes here — but supervising director Dave…

DirecTV’s ‘Kingdom’ Is ‘Not Just a Bunch of Thugs Hammering Each Other’



DirecTV’s gritty new drama Kingdom may be set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, but the type of fighting featured on the show isn’t just the kind that happens with fists

“As far as the characters go…there is a real struggle for control and for balance,” says Matt Lauria, who plays Ryan Wheeler on the show that debuts tonight on DirecTV’s Audience Network

That was important to him, he says — that the show be more than a violent clobberfest. And…