| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
In a year with few front-runners, Laura Poitras's "Citizenfour" seems destined to win a slew of critics awards. The Edward Snowden documentary has been a media darling since its New York Film Fest debut; critics have given it a 98% approval rating on...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
After a heated bidding war that had most of the majors vying for it over the weekend, Open Road has won the U.S. rights to the untitled spec revolving around the Edward Snowden story that has Oliver Stone directing and Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring.
| Nov 8, 2014
| 10:42 PM
Two Americans detained in North Korea were freed and brought home to the United States on Saturday, the result of a surprising move by the reclusive nation that may signal a shift in its approach to the United States.
The men — Matthew Todd...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Americans overwhelmingly feel they have lost control over their personal information, with a majority concerned about monitoring of their communications by the government and businesses, a new Pew Research Center survey finds.
The research, published...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved Wednesday to take up legislation that would curtail some of the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data.
Reid filed notice that he would hold a procedural vote, probably next week, on a bill...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Getting rabid Chicago Bulls fan Gene Siskel to see "Hoop Dreams" was easy enough, but talking fellow film critic Roger Ebert into slotting a three-hour sports-focused documentary into his Sundance schedule was no mean feat.
"Roger," the veteran...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The leaks of celebrity photos stored on iCloud or exchanged via Snapchat have focused the public's attention on how insecure their data are.
And yet FBI Director James Comey is trying to persuade us that we face the opposite risk: The personal data on...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:28 AM
U.S. FBI Director James Comey on Thursday made his strongest comments yet about encryption features built into new cell phones by Google Inc and Apple Inc , warning they could hurt law enforcement efforts to crack homicide and child exploitation cases....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 1:30 PM
As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The word "risky" is thrown around often in the film world, usually when personalities embark on a new direction or a commercially challenging project.
But Oscar-nominated director Laura Poitras faced a different type of hazard with her latest film,...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As the first trailer for the Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour" reveals, there's nothing more chilling than a real-life thriller.
The teaser, which was released on Friday before the film's world premiere at the New York Film Festival, where it...