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January 11, 2019

IN THE NEWS: STREAMING R. KELLY’S MUSIC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — These days, R. Kelly is fast becoming a musical pariah because of a TV series chronicling his alleged misdeeds with young women and girls. But that doesn’t mean people want to stop listening to his music. Nielsen reports streaming for R. Kelly’s tunes have nearly doubled after the Lifetime documentary aired. His music streamed 870,316 times on Jan. 2, the day before the series premiere, but Nielsen says Kelly’s music generated nearly 1.73 million streams after the sixth episode aired Jan. 6.

IN THE NEWS: MAN SENTENCED IN COMPUTER HACKING

BOSTON (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for attacking the computer network of a renowned hospital in Boston. A federal judge sentenced Martin Gottesfield yesterday after delivering a rebuke to the man’s action and his lack of remorse over the attack on Boston Children’s Hospital and a residential treatment facility. Gottesfield has said he did the hacking to protest the treatment of a teenager at the center of a high-profile custody battle. Gottesfeld’s wife says they will appeal the case.

ON THE WEB: AT&T AND TRACKING

CYBERSPACE (AP) — AT&T says it will stop selling all location data from mobile phones to brokers. The move comes in the wake of a report that companies are still selling that information to shadowy companies without customers’ knowledge. Last year, AT&T and other carriers promised to stop providing location data to brokers. But AT&T made an exception for some services that, for example, help customers with roadside assistance or fraud protection. Now the company says it will also end those sales in March.

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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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