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SONY Changes Mind! Set To Air Movie, The Interview, Despite Hackers Demands!

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Just days after SONY gave in to their hackers and North Korea's internet was suspiciously "shut down"...... the media company is doing an about face! 


In a bizarre twist ... Sony has done an about face and it's green-lighting "The Interview" for theaters to run on XMAS day.

The CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema tells TMZ  .... Sony called Monday and said a copy of the film would be delivered Wednesday. The CEO -- was vague about extra security, but says it will run in more than 20 theaters, located in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, New York and more. 

An Atlanta theater owner says he got a similar call and he plans on running it as well. 

Star of the movie, Seth Rogen, tweeted about the news... "The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!"

James Franco jokingly added, ""The Interview" starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco saved by President Obacco! I MEAN PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!! Sorry!!!"


Internet services have been restored in North Korea after an almost unprecedented internet outage following a cyber security row with the US.
Though there has been no comment from the authorities in Pyongyang, South Korean officials and US experts reported the restoration.
Some analysts say the country's web access was cut entirely for a time.
China meanwhile has denounced reports suggesting it was responsible for the North Korean online shutdown.
There is a paradox. North Korea is highly "teched up" but is denied the world wide web. Many people have smart phones, for example, but they cannot access the web with them.
The authorities take great pains to prevent citizens from accessing the internet. Recently, embassies in Pyongyang were told they could not have wifi networks within the building. It transpired that demand for neighbouring property had risen because residents there could get access to the embassies' wifi.
What North Korea does have is an intranet, its own internal internet with a lot of state-controlled news websites disseminating the party line, but also a cookery website.
Ordinary North Koreans are unlikely to notice the absence of the internet because they were denied it anyway. But they might notice the disappearance of their own online newspapers and sources of news. And also the cookery website.

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