Daily Archives: March 12, 2019

Kodi Users at Risk From Github Repo ‘Hijack’ But Solution is Already Available

By | March 12, 2019

While many pirates appear to get along with each other just fine, parts of the Kodi addon community regularly descend into chaos. This so-called ‘drama’ happens on a regular basis and gets covered on various blogs that cover the scene far more closely than we do here on TF. However, every now and again an… Read More »

Iodide: an experimental tool for scientific communication and exploration on the web

By | March 12, 2019

In the last 10 years, there has been an explosion of interest in “scientific computing” and “data science”: that is, the application of computation to answer questions and analyze data in the natural and social sciences. To address these needs, we’ve seen a renaissance in programming languages, tools, and techniques that help scientists and researchers… Read More »

100s of Rightsholder Groups Urge EU Parliament to Adopt the Copyright Directive

By | March 12, 2019

Last month the European Parliament and Council agreed on the final text of the EU Copyright Directive. This includes the controversial Article 13 and Article 11, which opponents condemn as “upload filters” and “link tax” proposals respectively. Many organizations in the creative and publishing sectors are of a different opinion. They see the copyright reform… Read More »

Label Apologizes For All The Cracked Software Visible in Rapper’s YouTube Video

By | March 12, 2019

Once upon a time, people with an interest in music production could get into the game cheaply. Back in the 80s, Amiga users (like myself) could mess around with tools like SoundTracker or OctaMED for hours, producing music at home that could be potentially fit for human consumption, if it wasn’t for a lack of… Read More »

UN Human Rights Rapporteur: Upload Filters “Disproportionate Response” to Copyright Infringement

By | March 12, 2019

Later this month, Members of the European Parliament are set to cast their final votes on the EU Copyright Directive. Given the almost continuous outrage online, it’s clear that both Article 11 and Article 13 remain highly controversial. While there is some dissent, the latter is generally supported by rightsholder groups and artists. Opponents, however, fear that the… Read More »

Announcing a New Management Structure for Ecma TC39

By | March 12, 2019

Author’s note: You might have noticed that the name of the author appears in this article in the third person. Hi, I’m an engineer at Mozilla working on the Firefox DevTools server. I’m also a TC39 representative. I don’t usually write about myself in the 3rd person. In 2019, Ecma’s TC39 (the standardizing body behind… Read More »

Anti-Piracy Outfit Still Sends Takedown Notices For Megaupload

By | March 12, 2019

More than seven years have passed since the file-storage empire of Kim Dotcom collapsed, with Megaupload being the prime target. Since then, the New-Zealand based entrepreneur and several of his colleagues are still waiting to hear whether they will be extradited to the US. During this time, US authorities initially held the iconic Megaupload.com domain… Read More »

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 03/11/19

By | March 12, 2019

This week we have five newcomers in our chart. Aquaman 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 recent weekly movie download… Read More »

Implications of Rewriting a Browser Component in Rust

By | March 12, 2019

The previous posts in this Fearless Security series examine memory safety and thread safety in Rust. This closing post uses the Quantum CSS project as a case study to explore the real world impact of rewriting code in Rust. The style component is the part of a browser that applies CSS rules to a page.… Read More »