Monthly Archives: September 2019

How to create device based Azure AD group with OSType and OSVersion using powershell for intune

By | September 14, 2019

Friend of mine had asked for help to create device based dynamic group with deviceOSType=iOS ,and deviceOSversion less than 12.4.1. The reason for this Azure AD group creation is to exclude any iOS device with OS version less than 12.4.1 for VPN Profile deployment. First when i read this request ,i thought this can be… Read More »

Security Issues with PGP Signatures and Linux Package Management

By | September 13, 2019

In discussions around the PGP ecosystem one thing I often hear is that while PGP has its problems, it’s an important tool for package signatures in Linux distributions. I therefore want to highlight a few issues I came across in this context that are rooted in problems in the larger PGP ecosystem. Let’s look at… Read More »

Popular Torrent Site MKVCage Faces Lawsuit and Goes Offline

By | September 11, 2019

A group of movie companies has been very active in the US District Court for the District of Hawaii over the past several months. Various copyright infringement lawsuits and DMCA subpoenas were filed against prominent players in the piracy ecosystem, ranging from Popcorn Time through YTS and Showbox. Today, we can add another target to… Read More »

Cox Attacks ‘Proof’ in Piracy Liability Case, Requests Summary Judgment

By | September 10, 2019

Last year Cox settled its piracy liability lawsuit with music rights company BMG. The ink on this agreement was barely dry when the ISP faced a similar and additional complaint. This time, it was up against 53 music companies, including Capitol Records, Warner Bros, and Sony Music. The rightsholders complained that Cox categorically failed to… Read More »

Google Search Apparently Indexes Over 80 Million Torrent Hashes

By | September 9, 2019

Like every general search engine on the web, Google indexes every page it can find. That’s what it’s for, after all. Torrent meta-search engines do things quite differently. These sites are only interested in torrent links found on external sites. This includes Torrentz2, which is without a doubt the most popular torrent meta-search engine on… Read More »

Increase Your Business’s Visibility

By | September 7, 2019

A business is a big investment of time and money. A good return is essential to keeping a business running. Whether you have a new business start-up, one that is doing just so-so, or you want to breathe some new life into an older one, there are a few things that you can do. The… Read More »

Members of Congress Question Google CEO about YouTube’s Content-ID System

By | September 6, 2019

To protect copyright holders, YouTube uses an advanced piracy recognition system that flags and disables videos that are used without permission. This system, known as Content ID, works well most of the time, but it’s not perfect. In recent years it’s been heavily criticized by YouTube users and rightsholders alike. YouTubers, for example, have repeatedly… Read More »

‘Pirate’ Site Manga Rock Starts Shutdown, Will Go Legal

By | September 5, 2019

Manga comics and novels are huge. Not just in Japan but all over the world. People used to read them on paper, but digital is the standard today. While that makes these comics more accessible, they’re also easier to pirate. For years there has been an active ‘scanlation’ community. These are fan-made translations that are… Read More »

Debugging TypeScript in Firefox DevTools

By | September 5, 2019

Firefox Debugger has evolved into a fast and reliable tool chain over the past several months and it’s now supporting many cool features. Though primarily used to debug JavaScript, did you know that you can also use Firefox to debug your TypeScript applications? Before we jump into real world examples, note that today’s browsers can’t… Read More »

Facebook Blocks Sharing of Links to Prominent Pirate Sites

By | September 4, 2019

Similar to other sites that deal with user-generated content, Facebook has to battle against a constant stream of copyright-infringing material. To address this, Facebook has rolled out several anti-piracy initiatives in recent years. The company has a “Rights Manager” tool, for example, that automatically detects infringing material on the platform. In addition, it seems the… Read More »