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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 24, 2013

PlayStation Network Data Breach Results In Fine For Sony

In April of 2011, hackers broke into Sony’s PlayStation Network, bringing the service to its knees and exposing the personal information of millions of customers.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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