Monthly Archives: March 2019

New & Experimental Web Design Tools: Feedback Requested

By | March 31, 2019

The state of design tools in Firefox A year ago, the Firefox DevTools team formed a subgroup to focus on new tools for working in web design, CSS, and HTML. Motivated by the success of the Grid Inspector, and with help from the Developer Outreach, Gecko Platform, and Accessibility teams, we launched the Variable Fonts… Read More »

‘Pirate’ Set-Top Boxes Used By 45% of Online Thai Consumers

By | March 31, 2019

This morning, the Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), which represents the interests of groups including the MPA and other major companies, revealed the results of a commissioned YouGov survey. “In a recent study of the content viewing behavior of Thai consumers, it was revealed that 45% of consumers use a TV… Read More »

Piracy Debt Collectors Back Off After Massive Backlash in Finland

By | March 31, 2019

For more than a decade, alleged file-sharers around the world have been pressured to pay significant settlement fees. These so-called copyright-trolling efforts are fairly straightforward. Copyright holders obtain a list of ‘pirating’ IP-addresses and then request a subpoena from the court, compelling ISPs to hand over the associated customer data. In recent years, several news… Read More »

This photo should not exist

By | March 31, 2019

pin.it/fnnc4j6fjamugy Once we get past the creep factor of Nazi army uniforms, we see a communications team sending a secret message. They are using the legendary Enigma machine to encrypt the message. But why, why did that officer allow a photographer to record this highly sensitive activity? A failure of operational security (OPSEC). Allies in… Read More »

Private by Design: How we built Firefox Sync

By | March 31, 2019

What is Firefox Sync and why would you use it That shopping rabbit hole you started on your laptop this morning? Pick up where you left off on your phone tonight. That dinner recipe you discovered at lunchtime? Open it on your kitchen tablet, instantly. Connect your personal devices, securely. – Firefox Sync Firefox Sync… Read More »

Domain Registrars and Registries Don’t Want to ‘Police’ Piracy

By | March 31, 2019

There are plenty of options for copyright holders to frustrate the operations of pirate sites, but one of the most effective is to attack their domain names. In recent years, various entertainment industry groups have called on the domain name industry to help out on this front. As a result, the MPAA signed a landmark… Read More »

SETTV IPTV Service Ordered to Pay DISH $90,000,000 in Piracy Damages

By | March 31, 2019

Back in April, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, the global anti-piracy alliance featuring several Hollywood studios, Amazon, Netflix, and dozens of other entertainment companies, sued Florida-based SET Broadcast, LLC. The popular unauthorized IPTV was accused of being a piracy tool offering copyright-infringing streams to a large number of subscribers. Early June, SETTV went offline… Read More »

Nintendo ‘Wins’ $12 Million From Pirate ROM Site Operators

By | March 31, 2019

This summer, Nintendo made it totally clear that websites offering access to its retro-games and ROMs will not be tolerated. The Japanese game developer filed a complaint at a federal court in Arizona, accusing LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co of massive copyright and trademark infringement. Faced with millions of dollars in potential damages, the operator of the… Read More »

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 11/12/18

By | March 31, 2019

This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the articles of the… Read More »