The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 16th, 2019 night edition

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Demonstrators set a Lebron James jersey on fire during a rally at the Southorn Playground in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

HONG KONG (AP) — When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James’ face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered.

James’ standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit because of comments the NBA star made about free speech.

The player for the Los Angeles Lakers touched a nerve among protesters for suggesting that free speech can have negative consequences.

They have been protesting for months in defense of the same freedom that James said can carry “a lot of negative.”.

“People are angry,” said James Lo, a web designer who runs a Hong Kong basketball fan page on Facebook. »

LeBron James Downplays China Comments, Let's Focus On American Issues

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LeBron James is FINALLY talking about the Daryl Morey tweet that sparked an international incident ... saying the Rockets GM simply "wasn't educated" about China before he posted his pro-Hong Kong tweet.

But, now LeBron is back in the U.S. ... and he's calling out Morey for what LeBron is describing as a selfish tweet.

After LeBron made the comments, there was immediate backlash on social media from people upset with his comments. »

‘Venom 2’ : Carnage Gets Company As Sony Sequel Adds Second Marvel Villain

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The Marvel Comics character called Shriek has been incorporated into the plot of the Venom sequel (due in theaters on Oct. 2, 2020), according to two sources close to the project.

A Sony spokesman declined comment, citing the early-days status of the project, which won’t begin principle photography until early next year.

Shriek has been closely associated with Carnage since her introduction in Spider-Man Unlimited No. 1 (May 1993) as part of the “Maximum Carnage” saga. »

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Adds Marvel Chief Creative Officer Title; He’ll Oversee All Creative & Story Initiatives

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Deadline hears that Feige is adding the title of Chief Creative Officer, Marvel, to his title.

Already master of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Feige’s oversight will extend to the overall creative direction of Marvel’s storytelling and content creation platforms.

As part of this, Marvel TV and animation generator Marvel Family Entertainment will move under Feige’s Marvel Studios banner. »

Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread Across the World

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Hackers typically install the malware onto an ATM by physically opening a panel on the machine to reveal a USB port.

It seemed anyone with a few thousand dollars could buy the malware, and have a go at jackpotting ATMs themselves.

That lowering of the barrier of entry to ATM malware has arguably driven to some of the spike in jackpotting attacks. »