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No Links Found between Trump and Russian Bank
A US cybersecurity firm Mandiant investigated allegations of secret communication with the Trump Organization and found no evidence of contact, email or financial links. The cybersecurity firm is owned by the California-based company FireEye. It was hired to examine Internet server logs presented to the Russian bank by media organizations investigating the link.
Firefox Disabled Battery Status Loophole
Added: Friday, Nov 04th, 2016
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Download, BitTorrent, MPAA, copyright-infringement, file-sharing, Torrenting, ISP, RIAA
Mozilla Firefox has disabled a feature allowing websites to see how much battery life a visitor has left. This move was made after obtaining research results showing that this information could be used to track browsers. The feature was called the battery status API and let websites request information about the capacity of a visitor’s device, including such data as whether or not it’s plugged in and charging, how long the battery can last until it’s empty, and what is the current percentage of charge remaining. Aside from Firefox, Chrome and Opera also brought the battery status API to the public.
Movie Streaming Website Sued in the US
Fmovies.to has become quite popular worldwide within a few months after its appearance. The copyright owners were also quick to sue the service in a US federal court.
File-Sharing in Sweden Declines
According to the prominent anti-piracy group, file-sharing doesn’t show huge increase anymore, and piracy complaints result in prosecution more and more often. The Swedish government is also going to develop a code of conduct to further reduce infringement.
There are millions of file-sharers in Sweden, many of whom were inspired to share by the example of The Pirate Bay – a torrent tracker that the government tried and failed to contain. However, it now appears that copyright infringement is no more popular in the country (at least to some extent).
The infamous anti-piracy outfit Rights Alliance recorded a trend reversal, saying that it doesn’t see a huge increase in file-sharing anymore. The group has been waging a war against local pirates for more than 10 years now, but it seems to be endless. Although Rights Alliance is not well-known for going after the very casual file-sharer, but it used to aggressively pursue bigger cases. Its lawyers warn that a successful prosecution is now likely to end in big claims from the copyright holders.
Well, perhaps, P2P file-sharing in the world is really on the decline, but it is clear that other methods of piracy are on the rise. For example, streaming today is proving very popular with consumers, with Rights Alliance saying that it is currently focusing on people who operate streaming services.
In the meantime, Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy believes that cooperation between stakeholders will play the most important role in the process – for example, a code of conduct is one of the concrete proposals they came up with.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Pirate Party Celebrates Victory in Iceland
The Pirate Party scored 14.5% of the total vote in Iceland’s parliamentary election. Although it is lower than expected, it is the first time that a Pirate Party secured a serious victory in the election.
US ISP Warned Pirates over Account Termination
Time Warner Cable has amended its copyright infringement notifications, adding an interesting clarification to warning pirates of the standard "mitigation measures": the company now says that repeat infringers risk at least losing their Internet connection.
Now .. Adult Contents can be hidden in ET
in our endeavor to make all possible changes & improvements to the site in order to make the user's experience while surfing the site a pleasant one, we have added a new option which we were asked for by our users and that is to hide Adult category & contents
now users have the option to hide or show 18+ content with categories, torrents listings and search results.
you can enable or disable this option by going to account settings:
> Site Options
> Adult/Porn/XXX content filter: and choose your option...
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LinkedIn to Be Blocked in Russia
According to the court ruling of the Tagansky District Court of Moscow, LinkedIn will be blocked in Russia. The corresponding ruling was handed down following the claim by the Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor.
Apparently, the fading professional social network was chosen by the watchdog as a touchstone and may be a signal that trials on more serious social networks will follow, if it succeeds in this case (and it did).
The reason for the blockade was indicated in the local media as the amendments to the laws "On Information, Information Technology and Information Protection", "On Telecommunications", and to the Code of Administrative Offences, according to which the site registered as an organizer of the dissemination of information shall within six months store in the territory of the Russian Federation the data about the facts of reception, transmission, delivery and (or) processing of voice information, written text, images, sounds, or other electronic messages of Internet users.
The official representative of Roskomnadzor claimed that they had sent requests to provide information on the implementation of the law on the localization of databases in Russia to LinkedIn twice, but the website administration didn’t reply. In accordance with the requirements of the law, the watchdog went to the Tagansky District Court of Moscow, demanding to block LinkedIn, and eventually won the case.
In its lawsuit, the agency pointed out that the collection and transmission of Russian citizens' data, including without their consent (for persons who are not LinkedIn users), breaks the law "On Personal Data", human and citizen rights and freedoms, including the right to respect private life, personal and family secrets. Referring to the company’s activities breaching this law, the watchdog demanded from the court to recognize it illegal and to oblige the ISPs to restrict access to this resource. The Tagansky District Court of Moscow satisfied the claim on August 4, obliging the service to take steps to restrict access to the site and add it to the registry of violators.
The trial took place back in August, but LinkedIn has not been blocked yet, because it has filed an appeal with the Moscow City Court.
UK Bill to Tackle Pirate Kodi Box Sellers Withdrawn
It recently became known that Members of Parliament and industry players were planning to clamp down on modified Kodi and other IPTV devices that let users access valuable content for free, through closing loopholes in copyright legislation to target sellers. However, their proposal was eventually rejected.
CloudFlare Was Ordered to Identify Pirate Website Operators
A New York federal court has ordered CloudFlare to identify the operators of Libgen and Bookfi pirate sites, specifying that its help is required to identify the alleged offenders.
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