Life Cycle of a Security Bug

By | November 9, 2019

Unlike members of the insect family, computer software bugs live forever. Software security bugs (well, flaws) are especially troubling since they demand respect from every software developer now and forever. We want to believe we can “eradicate” software flaws through reviews, testing, and vigilance. Eradication is a myth. A flaw’s spores simply go dormant to… Read More »

Police Shut Down Thailand’s Most Popular Pirate Site Following Hollywood Request

By | November 8, 2019

News Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation has confirmed the shutdown of the country’s most popular pirate site, Movie2free.com. The streaming portal was shut down following a request from the Motion Picture Association. The site’s operator, a 22-year-old man, was arrested earlier in the week and has yet to be charged. With millions of views per… Read More »

Japan Pirate Site Traffic Collapsed 50% in Four Months, With a Little Help From Cloudflare

By | November 8, 2019

News A report published by the Motion Picture Association reveals that traffic to pirate sites focused on Japan halved between March and June 2018. A significant part of the collapse is attributed to the closure of giant manga site Mangamura and two similar platforms. Interestingly, especially considering criticism elsewhere on the piracy front, information provided… Read More »

USPTO Questions if Artificial Intelligence Can Create or Infringe Copyrighted Works

By | November 7, 2019

News There is no question that artificial intelligence is destined to replace some human work in the future. But can something that’s created by AI technology be copyrighted? And can AI creations infringe copyrights of others? These are questions the US Patent and Trademark Office would like to have answered by asking the public for… Read More »

Court Denies Entry of Default Motion Against Torrent Site YTS, Cautions Attorney

By | November 7, 2019

News A Hawaiian federal court has denied a motion for entry of default against torrent site YTS. The request, which came from the makers of the movie Hellboy, was denied because the underlying copyright infringement complaint failed to name a defendant other than “John Doe”. Soon after, the attorney handling the case was cautioned for… Read More »

How To Become Famous on Internet as a Teenager [In less than a year]

By | November 6, 2019

In this guide, you will learn how to become famous within a few months. Gone are the days when you share a post on Facebook and it’s reached hundreds of thousands of people. And you become famous. When you jump onto a social media network when it’s new, it’s easier to become famous because very… Read More »

Popcorn Time Domain Registrar Orders DNS Deactivation

By | November 6, 2019

Breaking PopcornTime.sh, considered by many to be the ‘official’ successor to the original Popcorn Time application, has serious domain issues. According to public records, its domain registrar has issued an order to its registry to deactivate its DNS access. Separately, an as-yet unconfirmed report suggests that an arrest in Tunisia may be connected to the… Read More »

Dutch ISP Does Not Have to Identify Alleged Pirates, Appeals Court Rules

By | November 5, 2019

Breaking Internet provider Ziggo is not required to hand over the personal details of 377 alleged pirates, a Dutch Court of Appeal has ruled. The information was requested by movie distributor Dutch Filmworks, which hoped to claim damages from the account holders. The Court pointed out, however, that the company’s plans lack transparency, so it… Read More »

MPA Wants Pirated Content Removed Proactively, Just Like Hate Speech

By | November 5, 2019

News Major Internet platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are taking proactive measures to keep offensive content off their services. According to the Motion Picture Association, online services can use similar systems to proactively remove pirated content too. That would be even easier since it doesn’t raise the same speech concerns, the group’s senior… Read More »