Here’s how to send Ars confidential information, securely

Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In the wake of the 2013 Snowden revelations, a lot of reporters, including here at Ars, began to take a long look at the digital tools we were using for secure communications. After all, the National Security Agency whistleblower famously tried to reach journalist Glenn Greenwald through encrypted […]

Gmail accounts to get new Confidential Mode, and it could change how you use email

Gmail is about to get a blockbuster new update. The all-new design  brings a slew of changes, including the ability to quickly reply to emails with an automatically-regenerated response, and snooze emails to a later time. The new look also enables Gmail users to place calendar appointments side-by-side with messages, which should help avoid doubling-booking, […]

‘L.A. Confidential’ TV Series Wisely Adds Walton Goggins

There’s only one problem when you cast Walton Goggins. Once he shows up, you spend the rest of the movie/show waiting for him to come back. Thankfully, CBS’ upcoming small screen take on L.A. Confidential won’t have that problem – he’ll be playing one of the lead characters. Variety reports that Goggins has landed the role […]

L.A. Confidential Adaptation Leads CBS' Four New Drama Pilot Orders

Yes, yet another ’90s favorite is getting turned into a new TV pilot. (But hey, at least it’s not an old TV show this time.) CBS has ordered a quartet of new drama pilots for the 2018-19 TV season, TVLine has learned, led by L.A. Confidential, a new take on the James Ellroy detective novel […]

Confidential industry documents show morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn’t work, Toronto doctor says

Confidential company documents show Diclectin is no better than a placebo. Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud, who fought seven years to see the documents, has stopped prescribing the popular morning sickness pill, but Health Canada has no plans to order the drug off the market.

20 Years Later, ‘L.A. Confidential’ Ranks as One of the Best Movies of the ’90s

Two years ago, the Library of Congress inducted L.A. Confidential, the 1997 neo-noir film directed by the late Curtis Hanson, into the National Film Registry. The movie hadn’t even reached its twentieth anniversary yet, but it did last month, even as word came that CBS is developing a television adaptation of James Ellroy’s original novel. Having […]

‘L.A. Confidential’ TV Show in Development at CBS

L.A. Confidential, the 1990 noir mystery novel by author James Ellroy that was adapted into a feature film in 1997, is getting the small-screen treatment…again. An L.A. Confidential TV show pilot debuted back in the early 2000s, but didn’t move forward as a series. Now, a new report indicates that CBS is developing a new TV version […]

‘We have an obligation to keep that confidential’: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein disapproves of Comey publicizing the existence of his memos

Fox News Channel Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein took a dim view of former FBI director James Comey for publicizing the existence of memos he wrote documenting his private conversations with President Donald Trump. Speaking to Fox News host Martha MacCallum, Rosenstein said the Justice Department takes confidentiality seriously and that “when we have memoranda […]

Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Oculus of using confidential info

While Oculus is still tied up in legal wrangling (in more than one direction) with Zenimax, a California judge just dismissed a different lawsuit against the company. Total Recall Technologies sued the Facebook subsidiary in 2015, claiming that Palmer Luckey violated a confidentiality agreement he’d signed when the company was working with him to develop […]