Hacker Leaks Twitch Source Code and User Information

An anonymous hacker has reportedly leaked data from the video game streaming platform Twitch on 4chan including its source code and user payout information. The unnamed hacker posted a 125GB torrent link that contained Twitch’s source code, content creator payouts, …

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Hollywood Union Workers Vote to Authorize Nationwide Strike

Hollywood union workers overwhelmingly voted in favor of authorizing a nationwide strike months after failed negotiations for better working conditions. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) said on Oct. 4 that 90% of eligible voters cast ballots and …

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China Bans Effeminate Men from Television

China’s government announced a ban on effeminate men on TV in a bid to  “clean up” the entertainment industry. According to the National Radio and Television Administration’s new regulations, entertainment programs should firmly reject “deformed aesthetics” and “sissy idols” in …

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UK Government To Ban Junk Food Ads on TV and Internet

The UK government is set to impose a nationwide pre-9pm ban on TV and internet advertisements for junk food. The ban will come into force from the end of next year and would cover the advertising of products deemed to …

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Italian Broadcaster Under Fire for Airing Footage of Cable Car Crash

Authorities have called out Italian broadcaster Rai after it aired the leaked CCTV footage of the cable car crash in May which killed 14 people. The footage showed the crash in May 23 at the Lake Maggiore resort town in …

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Algeria Revokes France 24 Operating License

Algeria has canceled the operating license of France 24 a day after parliamentary elections due to alleged bias against the country. Algerian Communications ministry and government spokesman Ammar Belhimer claimed the news outlet showed “clear and repeated hostility towards our …

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NBC Refuses to Air Next Golden Globes Due to Ongoing Diversity Controversy

United States cable network NBC announced on May 10 that it will not air the Golden Globes next year due to the controversy on racial diversity and other ethical concerns. NBC said in a statement that it will not telecast …

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