Jennifer Lawrence Will Play an Astronomer for Netflix

Jennifer Lawrence Will Play an Astronomer for Netflix

Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup. What’s happening this week? For one, Reed Hastings is taking a break from running Netflix to write a book about … Netflix. Also, Jennifer Lawrence is planning to warn Earth of its impending doom. Kinda. Let’s get started.Jennifer Lawrence Will Play an…

Governments Are Clamping Down On Foreign Tech Investments

Governments Are Clamping Down On Foreign Tech Investments

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed his cabinet to launch a new investment cycle “to ensure economic growth rates above the world level.” Yet just a few weeks earlier, he recommended the legislature pass laws to protect investments in Russian industry—specifically highlighting the need to protect Russian data. (As with all of Putin’s “recommendations,”…