Tag: Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

Planned Parenthood Awarded $2 Million in Lawsuit Over Secret Videos

Planned Parenthood was awarded as much as $2.2 million in damages on Friday, after a federal jury in San Francisco ruled that an anti-abortion activist had broken federal and state laws when he secretly recorded workers for the organization. The activist, David R. Daleiden, recorded the videos in 2015 in an attempt to show that […]

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Disney Channels the Force

Have you heard of “The Mandalorian”? If not, you most certainly will, given that the Walt Disney Company signed up an impressive 10 million subscribers for the streaming video service it rolled out this week. “The Mandalorian” — a bounty-hunting, cape-heavy spinoff of the “Star Wars” franchise — is the flagship of the many original […]

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‘Baby Shark’ Devoured Your Brain. Your Wallet Is Harder to Swallow.

By the time the confetti cannons burst, the toddlers were shouting in ecstasy, their eyes fixed on the superstars onstage. Ten costumed performers were delivering the climax of “Baby Shark Live!” — a 75-minute adaptation of a two-minute music video, and an edge case in translating viral popularity into an enduringly profitable real-world franchise. The […]

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Not Streaming: ‘Song of the South’ and Other Films Stay in the Past

LOS ANGELES — To augment its new streaming service, Disney reached into the far, far recesses of its movie library. “Sammy, the Way-Out Seal” (1962), a TV movie about two boys and their groovy aquatic pet, was available on Day 1. So were “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” (1969), a comedy starring an 18-year-old Kurt […]

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BART Apologizes for Handcuffing Man Eating Sandwich on a Train Platform

The general manager of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system apologized Monday to a man who was detained and handcuffed by a police officer last week after he was seen eating a sandwich on the train platform — an episode captured in a video that was widely shared and that prompted a weekend protest. BART’s […]

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A Woman Selling Churros Was Handcuffed. The Police Face a Backlash.

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered the deployment of 500 extra police officers to patrol New York City’s subway, he said the move was needed to tackle a rise in crime. The increased policing set off criticism after several recent bystander videos showed physical altercations between uniformed officers and various people in the subway. Then […]

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Disney’s Ambitious Streaming Service Is Here. And Cable Feels the Force.

LOS ANGELES — He had a toe in the water. In 2015, with Netflix growing at a scorching rate, Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive, quietly tested a streaming app in Britain called DisneyLife. The next year he started talking more openly about building a major streaming platform — a risky proposition for a company […]

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Teacher Charged After Video Shows Her Punching and Stomping on Student, Officials Say

A substitute teacher in Texas faces a felony charge of aggravated assault after the authorities said she repeatedly punched a student, threw her to the ground and stomped on her — an attack that was caught on video. The teacher, Tiffani Shadell Lankford, was arrested on Friday, the same day as the episode at Lehman […]

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Woody Allen and Amazon Settle Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Woody Allen and Amazon settled a breach of contract lawsuit that the director had filed after the company backed out of a four-picture movie deal because #MeToo allegations from the 1990s had resurfaced against him. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in a one-page filing on Friday in Federal District Court in Manhattan. […]

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Logan Paul. KSI. YouTube. Fight. Logan Paul. KSI. Boxing.

Boxing is no stranger to the cynical cash grab. A rapidly deteriorating Muhammad Ali lost to Trevor Berbick in the Bahamas in 1981, after which The New York Times wrote that Ali “no longer deserves to be licensed to box.” Mike Tyson fought a series of pay-per-view exhibitions against a journeyman named Corey Sanders after […]

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How This 71-Year-Old Video Art Pioneer Became a TikTok Star

ONE RECENT WEEKDAY, I was sitting with the video artist and retired professor Cecelia Condit in the dining room of her fairly nondescript apartment in the upper-middle-class Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, Wis. The space also doubles as Condit’s studio, but other than a laptop and a few hard drives, scant evidence of a working artist […]

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China’s TikTok Blazes New Ground. That Could Doom It.

Still, TikTok’s popularity — if you’re the parent of a teenager, that teenager probably has it on her phone — blazes uncharted territory. Its unexpected rise is forcing Americans for the first time to consider living in a world influenced by a Chinese-backed social media network. That invites the public to take a closer look […]

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Teens Love TikTok. Silicon Valley Is Trying to Stage an Intervention.

SAN FRANCISCO — Teenagers are gaga for TikTok. That’s why Silicon Valley is so worried about it. TikTok, which is run by a seven-year-old company in Beijing called ByteDance, allows people to create short, snappy videos and share them around the world. That simple concept has fueled its rise to quickly become one of the […]

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Behind Apple’s ‘Slow-Roll’ Marketing Push for Its New Streaming Service

Show business may be Apple’s latest big experiment — but it is not the company’s top priority. How can you tell? By comparing the amount Apple has spent in recent months to advertise Apple TV Plus with how much it has allocated to getting the word out on the latest iPhone. In October, Apple spent […]

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Standing Up for Humanity in a World of Screens

LONDON — One of Europe’s leading museums has devoted its biggest show of the season to someone who saw the future more clearly than any artist of his century. He was a restless traveler and a keen student of anatomy who danced across the boundaries of art and science. He blended ancient religion with new […]

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Netflix Expands Into a World Full of Censors

ISTANBUL — In September, Netflix released a trailer for the “Breaking Bad” sequel “El Camino.” In it, a character sits in a car, lights a cigarette and holds it out the window, its orange tip glowing. The next day, Netflix Turkey released its own version. In it, the character sparks a lighter and puts his […]

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‘Swing Set Susan’ Threatened to Arrest Hispanic Teens. Instead, She Was Charged.

A white woman from Texas who was seen berating and threatening to arrest a group of Hispanic teenagers for playing at a park in a widely shared video was charged this week with impersonating a public servant, the police said. The woman, Samantha Louise Eley, yelled and cursed at the teenagers who were using a […]

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Dash Cams That Can Back You Up in an Accident

When you can’t rely on people to tell what happened after a crash, a dash cam may be your only good backup. “My client says he had a green light while driving through an intersection,” said Ben Schwartz, a personal injury attorney. “But another driver, who came through the same intersection and struck him, claims […]

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