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Is Walmart Prepping a Streaming-Video Rival to Netflix and Amazon?

According to a report by The Information, citing anonymous sources, Walmart is contemplating introducing a streaming-video product with price point of $8 per month as well as launching a free, ad-supported video service. – Todd Spangler, Variety

Netflix Orders Mexican Drama Series ‘Monarca’ From Salma Hayek

Produced by Salma Hayek’s company Ventanarosa, along with Lemon Studios and Stearns Castle, Monarca is described as a high-stakes, multi-generational family saga about a tequila-born Mexican business empire and the battle that ensues when a member of the family decides to fight the dirty system her family helped create. – Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter

Fox Pilot Mixtape Lands at Netflix With 10-Episode Series Order

The musical drama from Gossip Girl and Smash executive producer Joshua Safran focuses on a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Callie Hernandez (Graves) starred in the original Fox pilot as Nellie, whose job in admissions at an arts college and relationship with an up-and-coming musician have derailed her own dreams of becoming an artist. Fox passed on the pilot back in May. – Dave Nemetz, TVLine

Permanent LTE exploits steer users to rogue websites

These attacks aren’t exactly trivial. You need to be physically close to your target, and sniffing hardware isn’t cheap (Ars Technica places the cost at roughly $4,000). Whoever uses the attacks will likely be either a committed thief or a surveillance agency. The problem, as you might have gathered, is that you can’t patch against this. Your best bet is to only visit sites using HTTP Strict Transport Security or DNS Security extensions, and that isn’t always easy. Although the like of facing an attack isn’t that high, there might not be a permanent solution until you’re using 5G. – Jon Fingas, Engadget

Netflix Orders Martial Arts Drama Series ‘Wu Assassins’ Starring Iko Uwais From Tony Krantz, John Wirth & Nomadic Pics

Netflix has given a 10-episode order to Wu Assassins, martial arts sci-fi crime drama series starring Iko Uwais (The Raid, Star Wars: The Force Awakens). It hails from Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures (24), John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Falling Skies) and Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell on Wheels). – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood
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