Without alerting its users, the team behind the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent has removed the software’s widely used comment and rating functionality. It’s unclear why the functionality was stripped, but it’s possible that spam issues or legal concerns played a role.
No que parece ser uma retaliação mover contra DMCA aviso de arquivo morto do Lúmen do Banco de dados, anti-pirataria roupa Remover O Media lançou um relatório de transparência de sua própria. O relatório lista de pessoas que enviaram a empresa DMCA-avisos, mas ele vai muito mais longe do que o Lúmen através da publicação de seus nomes, endereços, e números de telefone.
In a fresh takedown notice Hollywood movie studio Warner Bros. is targeting the BestOfStreamingVideo subreddit, a community dedicated to sharing links to pirated streams of movies and TV-shows. Thus far this hasn’t had any effect, no entanto, and according to one of the moderators, A Warner Bros. should focus its efforts on building a better legal movie platform instead.
20th Century Fox acusou Kim Dotcom, de violar um congelamento de seus bens imposta após sua prisão, em 2012. De acordo com declarações feitas pelo estúdio na Nova Zelândia Tribunal superior, Dotcom teve um faturamento de US$154,000 empréstimo a partir de seus advogados, em nome de uma relação de confiança para seus filhos.
No início desta semana KickassTorrents foi levado para baixo depois de uma investigação criminal sobre o site do alegado proprietário. Desde então,, milhões de usuários frequentes de ter tomado refúgio em outros lugares. O Pirate Bay e ExtraTorrent estão entre os principais beneficiários, com o último relatório de um instante de pico de tráfego de mais de 300%.
After years of legal disputes, leading Russian social networking site vKontakte has struck a deal with Universal Music to license content uploaded to the platform by its users. TorrentFreak caught up with vKontakte CEO Boris Dobrodeyev to discover how the deal will help end accusations of piracy and remove vKontakte from US trade blacklists.
After a decade of lawsuits, the iconic torrent site IsoHunt has settled its last remaining legal dispute. Gary Fung, the Canadian founder of the defunct search engine, concordou em pagar uma $66 million settlement to the local music industry group and is glad he can move on with his life.
Consumer interest group Digital Citizens Alliance has published a new report highlighting the connection between pirate sites and malware delivery. The group says that as many as one in three pirate sites are engaged in the practice, assisted by US-based companies including Cloudflare.
Ele foi apenas mais um dia, desde KickassTorrents (KAT) foi encerrado pelo U. S. Governo, após a prisão do site do alegado proprietário. Enquanto o site oficial ainda está offline espelhos e cópias estão a ser lançados para a esquerda e para a direita, com algumas aqueles que afirmam ser um “oficial” a ressurreição de KAT.
Working with noted computer researcher/hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has created a design for an “introspection engine” that detects unwanted radio signals from attached iPhones. They envision the device could be used by journalists who want to ensure their iPhones don’t reveal information about their locations when in airplane mode.
Snowden (na foto acima), the former NSA contractor who in 2013 provided journalists with classified information about widespread government surveillance on citizens, described the device today during a presentation with Huang at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab event. It was the first time that Snowden, who currently lives in exile in Russia, presented original research at a U.S. university.
In the research paper, “Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance,” Snowden and Huang explained how they developed the design based on iPhone-related documentation and parts purchased at an electronics market in China. While their design was created specifically with Apple’s iPhone 6 na mente, they said the underlying principles would allow such a device to work with any type of phone.
MIT ‘Forbidden Research’
“Front-line journalists are high-value targets, and their enemies will spare no expense to silence them,” Snowden and Huang said in the research paper, presented today in a day-long, invitation-only symposium on “Forbidden Research” at MIT’s Media Lab event. “Infelizmente, journalists can be betrayed by their own tools. Their smartphones are also the perfect tracking device.”
While in Hong Kong in 2013, Snowden famously asked journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras to remove their cellphone batteries and store them in a hotel refrigerator to avoid concerns about unwanted surveillance. He made similar requests of attorneys he met with during his stay in Hong Kong.
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