Here's How to Watch Hacks

Jean Smart just won her fourth Emmy. The star of Hacks took home the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. The show's first season was nominated 15 times, and picked up wins in the comedy writing and directing categories. The show, which quickly garnered a devout following, premiered this spring on HBO. In the series, Smart stars as Deborah Vance, an acclaimed comedian whose Las Vegas residency is in peril. Hannah Einbinder also features, playing the character Ava, a young writer tasked with refreshing Vance's material.
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Hacks Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Hacks is having a night at the Emmys. After defeating fan-favorite Ted Lasso in the comedic writing and directing categories, star Jean Smart also earned a trophy for her lead performance as comedian Deborah Vance in HBO Max's freshman hit. The wins are just a further testament of the show's...
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Emmy Winner Jean Smart Teases ‘Hacks’ Season 2: We Will Be “Exploring Her Relationship With Her Sister” & Action Will Be LA-Based

Speaking backstage after her Emmy win for Lead Actress in a Comedy, Jean Smart told press a little something about the anticipated Season 2 of HBO series Hacks. “Well I’m not going to be in the writers room,” she said. “But I do know as promised at the end of Season 1 I will be going on the road a bit to try out new material, although I think they definitely want to keep her based in LA. She will be going out a bit to comedy clubs to try out new material. I do know they will be exploring her relationship with her sister, which has been a huge traumatic part of her life. That’s all I have so far.”
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Five Takeaways From A Big Emmy Night For A Short List Of Shows

The Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night arrived at a moment when both the medium of television and the concept of awards shows are fighting the sense that they might be... you know, old-fashioned. Innovative shows are pushing narrative structures in interesting directions, tackling social issues in new ways with highly personal stories being told about characters often ignored in the past. But the show, despite some COVID-related tweaks, remains strictly traditional. Here are five things to know about how it went.
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Mom Hacks: Burn some energy and learn new skills at Jumpstart Plus

For this week’s Mom Hacks, Kyreon and her 13-month-old daughter Mahlani visited Jumpstart Plus located on North Industrial Road in Peoria. President Dawn Kocher invited them to the fun for “Buddy and Me” class with instructor Erica Knox. Click play to see the action!. Jumpstart Plus offers classes to children...

Exclusive: An American Company Fears Its Windows Hacks Helped India Spy On China And Pakistan

A U.S. company’s tech was abused by the Indian government, amidst warnings Americans are contributing to a spyware industry already under fire for being out of control. Earlier this year, researchers at Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky witnessed a cyberespionage campaign targeting Microsoft Windows PCs at government and telecom entities in China and Pakistan. They began in June 2020 and continued through to April 2021. What piqued the researchers’ interest was the hacking software used by the digital spies, whom Kaspersky had dubbed Bitter APT, a pseudonym for an unspecified government agency. Aspects of the code looked like some the Moscow antivirus provider had previously seen and attributed to a company it gave the cryptonym “Moses.”

‘Hacks’ Co-Creators Ink Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal

Emmy-nominated Hacks co-creators Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs are extending their relationship with Warner Bros. TV. The couple, and their production company, Paulilu, has signed an exclusive, multiple-year overall deal to create and develop TV content for the studio whose streaming sibling, HBO Max, distributes the Jean Smart comedy. Aniello and Downs inked with Warners following a competitive situation in which they were pursued by multiple other outlets. It’s the first overall for Aniello and Downs with Warners after the duo were previously housed at Comedy Central. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the team at WBTVG, as we have long...
MIT Technology Review

This US company sold iPhone hacking tools to UAE spies

When the United Arab Emirates paid over $1.3 million for a powerful and stealthy iPhone hacking tool in 2016, the monarchy’s spies—and the American mercenary hackers they hired—put it to immediate use. The tool exploited a flaw in Apple’s iMessage app to enable hackers to completely take over a victim’s...
Seattle Times

Late-season garden hacks for pulling every last tomato from the vine

JUST ABOUT EVERY vegetable garden has at least a few tomato plants. Some have dozens. In fact, some gardens have only tomatoes. Once you start growing tomatoes, things can get out of hand. After all, homegrown tomatoes are beautiful, bountiful and provide a quality of fruit that is virtually impossible to get anywhere else.

iPhone hack is sophisticated spying tech used by 'autocratic' governments, say researchers

A serious iPhone software vulnerability has been traced to a firm accused of providing spy tech to autocratic governments. Here’s what you need to know. While analyzing the phone of a Saudi activist, researchers at Citizen Lab discovered a so-called "zero-day zero-click exploit" targeting Apple’s iMessage. The exploit is used against Apple iOS, MacOS and WatchOS devices, Citizen Lab said.

DeFi platform pNetwork loses $12.7 million worth of Bitcoin, in recent hack

PNetwork, a cross-chain DeFi platform, lost roughly 277 Bitcoins to the tune of $12.7 million in a recent hack. The platform confirmed on Twitter that the attacker targeted tokenized Bitcoin on the Binance Smart Chain, stating,. “Attacker was able to leverage a bug in our codebase.”. Additionally, the network confirmed...