18.08.09 Qq

August 9, 2018
“Look, I am very supportive of women. Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways…. I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women.”

Lindsay Lohan on the #MeToo movement to The Times (UK)
“The film business passed away today with the announcement of the ‘popular’ film Oscar. It had been in poor health for a number of years. It is survived by sequels, tent-poles, and vertical integration.”

Actor Rob Lowe's Twitter response to the Academy Award's decision to add a "popular film" category. Eligibility & other requirements have not been announced. Last year was the lowest rated Oscars telecast on record.
“We believe privacy is a fundamental human right and purposely design our products and services to minimize our collection of personal data.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a letter responding to Congress on how it protects users' data and privacy. Cook also says Apple doesn't use microphones on iPhones to listen to customers. The House Cmte sent letters to Apple & Google following the Facebook data breach.

“inflicting a punishment in the absence of a crime in the tradition of lynch law.”

Senior Russian lawmaker on newly announced U.S. sanctions on Russia over the March nerve agent poisoning in UK. On Wednesday, a U.S. State Dep’t spokeswoman said the Government of the Russian Federation has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals.

Happy Friday’s Eve…!

by Jenna Lee,