WikiLeaks publishes the Sony Archives

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    WikiLeaks - Sony Archives

    Today, 16 April 2015, WikiLeaks publishes an analysis and search system for The Sony Archives: 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,200 SPE email addresses. SPE is a US subsidiary of the Japanese multinational technology and media corporation Sony, handling their film and TV production and distribution operations. It is a multi-billion dollar US business running many popular networks, TV shows and film franchises such as Spider-Man, Men in Black and Resident Evil.

    In November 2014 the White House alleged that North Korea's intelligence services had obtained and distributed a version of the archive in revenge for SPE's pending release of The Interview, a film depicting a future overthrow of the North Korean government and the assassination of its leader, Kim Jong-un. Whilst some stories came out at the time, the original archives, which were not searchable, were removed before the public and journalists were able to do more than scratch the surface.

    Now published in a fully searchable format The Sony Archives offer a rare insight into the inner workings of a large, secretive multinational corporation. The work publicly known from Sony is to produce entertainment; however, The Sony Archives show that behind the scenes this is an influential corporation, with ties to the White House (there are almost 100 US government email addresses in the archive), with an ability to impact laws and policies, and with connections to the US military-industrial complex.

    WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange said: "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there."

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    Sony Pictures Blindsided by WikiLeaks Document Dump

    By Brent Lang, Variety, April 16, 2015

    Just when Sony Pictures thought it was done with the devastating hacking attack that brought the studio to its knees last winter, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks published thousands of internal documents and correspondence — totally blindsiding the studio and its public relations team early Thursday.

    Not only has Assange brought more unwelcome attention to one of the most painful chapters in Sony’s history, WikiLeaks has made the correspondence readily searchable and accessible.

    Sony is still weighing its legal options, which may be limited given that Assange and his compatriots have built their reputation on exposing secret documents, emails and videos.

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    WikiLeaks Moves Beyond Government Secrets with Sony Document Dump

    By Cynthia Littleton, Variety, April 16, 2015

    WikiLeaks’ decision to publish tens of thousands of hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment documents and emails marks a wider focus for Julian Assange’s cyber organization, which is now expanding its publishing activities well beyond the global military-industrial complex and governmental bodies.

    On Thursday morning, WikiLeaks trumpeted the news that it has created a searchable archive of Sony Pictures documents and emails that were initially released last November in a cyber attack that the FBI said was directed by North Korea. The move is likely to spur attempted legal action against the organization, although experts said Sony’s options are limited by the lack of an identifiable central hub of operations for WikiLeaks, headed by Assange, a shadowy, controversial figure who has so far evaded litigation or prosecution connected to the org’s activities.

    In a lengthy statement, WikiLeaks sought to rationalize the SPE disclosure by citing Sony’s connection to public policy matters through its membership in the MPAA, through CEO Michael Lynton’s ties to the Obama administration and RAND Corp. and through the political fundraising activities of employees. But by any measure, the disclosure of Sony Pictures documents is far removed from the sectors that have been the focus of WikiLeaks document dumps to date.

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    DUKE @DukeLovesYou · 20 hours ago
    This is a leaked Sony email from back in 2013 when Amazing Spider-Man 2 was being developed. Get ready to cringe.


    This leaked Sony email helps explain why most Hollywood movies are garbage

    One of the best parts about the leaked Sony emails is they show how the Hollywood sausage gets made. And Sony — like every corporation, brand, and media outlets — is embarrassingly desperate to keep up with teen trends.

    DUKE @DukeLovesYou · 13 hours ago
    I just hope I haven't tarnished our chances of getting a Spider-Man that embraces veganism and has a very cool (and buzzworthy) lifestyle!
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    They did a sequel without a trailer?

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    Hollywood Herpes Scare! Sony Drafts Cold Sore Contract For Big Stars, Require Meds On Set, Hacked Emails Reveal — Who’s Infected?

    Wikileaks is exposing the dirty side of Hollywood yet again with another massive Sony emails dump that went live on Thursday. Among the new documents, which mostly pertain to legal and financial matters, is a shocking secret document that proves Sony execs are seriously concerned with preventing the spread of herpes on set!

    In order to be insured for a film shoot, numerous actors working on Sony projects have been required to fill out the “Cold Sore Questionnaire,” Radar has learned. According to the documents, they must “describe cold sore locations,” confess when the sore(s) first appeared, admit how long their cold sores usually last, disclose any potential triggers, and reveal any medications that they are taking to treat the sores, commonly known as Herpes Simplex 1. They must sign and date the form, attesting to its validity.

    But according to email chains related to several different films, actors sometimes skip questions about cold sores altogether, since admitting to the secret can unleash a flurry of concerned emails from Sony execs.

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    Which Hollywood stars have herpes? Sony hack reveals actors were asked if they had oral herpes to stop it spreading on set
    • Newly-released documents show that Sony required actors to fill out a 'Cold Sore Questionnaire' to stop the spread of herpes
    • One actor initially refused to answer the questions - sparking a flurry of emails - while one Academy-Award winner revealed she had cold sores
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    Karma? Sony-Hack Book Proposals Leaked Around Hollywood | The Hollywood Reporter

    The Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz and Variety's Peter Bart promise new revelations about Amy Pascal's compensation, the friction with 'Interview' stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, and a larger indictment of the artistic bankruptcy of Hollywood moviemaking.
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