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  1. First published in 1986, Stephen King's It became an instant bestseller, then was adapted for television as a miniseries in 1990. The film version became a box office sensation when it was released in September 2017. Can another King novel follow a similar pattern and become a big-screen success? First published in 1987, The Tommyknockers was adapted for television as a miniseries in 1993. In March, we heard that a film version was on its way. Now comes word via Deadline that Universal has acquired the project for distribution. What do we know about The Tommyknockers and what makes it intriguing? What's the book about? A spacecraft is discovered in the woods near a small town in Maine. The alien ship discharges a gas into the atmosphere that transforms humans into... Read More View the full article
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  8. The scapegoat in Facebook's ongoing data privacy scandal is firing back at the social media giant. Aleksandr Kogan, the relatively unknown scientist who was paid by Cambridge Analytica for data he harvested from more than 87 million Facebook users, is speaking out in a series of interviews, where he explains that he was not a rogue app developer as Facebook has frequently implied, and that the problem could be much bigger than most people realize. SEE ALSO: How to find out if Cambridge Analytica stole your Facebook data Across several interviews over the weekend, Kogan has made a couple of things very clear: He wasn't the only developer harvesting and sharing data without the direct consent of users, and Facebook knew exactly what he was doing for years before it acted. Read more... More about Facebook, Data Privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Aleksandr Kogan, and TechView the full article
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