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Why Ready Player One Only References The Original Star Wars Movies

Like its original novel penned by Ernest Cline, the Ready Player One movie is packed with pop culture references, and contrary to initial reports, Star Wars is among them. Last week, director Steven Spielberg confirmed that when we visit the OASIS later this month on the big screen, there will be Star Wars Easter eggs sprinkled throughout the story. However, ...

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​Australia warns G20 leaders the digital economy is ‘no tax-free club’

The Australian government has used a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors to highlight its multinational tax avoidance stance, with Treasurer Scott Morrison urging his counterparts to work together to ensure companies like Google and Amazon are properly taxed. In Buenos Aires for the two-day meeting, Morrison said digital taxation — collecting tax from multinationals — will ...

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The Lady And The Tramp Remake May Be One Of Disney Streaming Service’s First Movies

It seems that no pre-2000 animated Disney movie is off limits when it comes to the remake treatment. Ever since Maleficent was released in 2014, the Mouse House has been releasing a steady stream of live action adaptations based on the studio’s classic animated tales. Some have been relatively faithful to the original movies, others have taken significant creative liberties, ...

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Facebook promises “comprehensive audit” of Cambridge Analytica

Facebook on Monday said it’s hired the digital forensics firm Stroz Friedberg to conduct a “comprehensive audit” of Cambridge Analytica, the analytics firm that used information from 50 million Facebook profiles — without permission — to help Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook said it first learned of the misused data in 2015, and by August 2016 the company had ...

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Stuart Broad insists he is not past his best

Stuart Broad did not need to come charging in off his full run to dismiss the suggestion his pride had been hurt by the prospect of Joe Root breaking up the greatest new-ball partnership in England’s Test history. ‘To be honest I wasn’t,’ said Broad of Jimmy Anderson’s declaration that his partner had been ‘disappointed’ to have the new-ball taken ...

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