BitTorrent Clients Used by FBI to Target Child Porn Sharers Added: Monday, April 17th, 2017
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is using modified BitTorrent clients to track down and prosecute the sharers of child porn. The clients are configured to download complete files from a single suspect in order to prove that the suspect has the illegal content in entirety in their possession, File-Hosting Service Targeted Its Pirating Users Uploaded.net, a popular cyberlocker accounting for millions of visitors per month, terminated numerous accounts of users this week over repeated copyright infringements. Content Providers Target Pirate Kodi Streaming Tools Satellite and cable TV systems remain too vulnerable to consumers who watch content without paying for it. These days, pirates have developed lots of solutions that can enable consumers to watch premium content for free, using the modified receivers, replacement or hacked smart cards Cisco Investigated the Market for Pirate IPTV Networking company Cisco made it clear that IPTV became an issue of growing concern. The company has spent many years investigating all kinds of piracy, and now it concludes the momentum in the area due to illicit IPTV. Cisco called the worldwide web a “great equalizer” and said that some unauthorized IPTV services could Happy "National Get a VPN Day"! Australia's mandatory data retention scheme comes into effect today, with Internet Service Providers (ISP) expected to retain and store their customers' Internet usage metadata. In response, privacy advocate group Digital Rights Watch has declared this event National Get a VPN Day, vowing to equip citizens with the VPN services they need to avoid surveillance. Wrestling Industry Joins Copyright Trolls The daughter company of World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE Studios Finance, has recently filed "copyright trolling" lawsuits against alleged downloaders of the movie "Eliminators" featuring WWE superstar Wade Barrett, in the attempt to uncover the identities of dozens of BitTorrent pirates Swedish Pirates Caught through Money Trail Swefilmer alleged operators finally showed up in court – the landmark trial launched, accusing them of running a popular unauthorized streaming platform. The individuals, 26 and 22 years old, also stand accused of generating $1.5m in advertising and donations. Kodi Invites Rightsholders to Provide Legal Content and DRM Kodi developers do not really like the current sentiment around their software, because it is associated with piracy no less than BitTorrent. While copyright owners are asking Kodi to block certain pirate add-ons, the team believes that it would be ineffective. Instead, Kodi developers are inviting copyright holders to join British Payday Loan Firm Hacked, 250,000 Customers Affected Customers of the UK payday loan firm Wonga were warned that their personal details might have been stolen. The company explained that it was investigating illegal access to the personal data of its customers in the United Kingdom and Poland. According to the current information, 270,000 new and former customers, MegaUpload’s Lawsuits Put on Hold, Again A US judge has granted the request of the defunct file-sharing service to place the cases filed by the music and movie industries against it on hold for another 6 months. Before, these lawsuits have already been frozen for several months, with the parties to the lawsuit waiting for progress in the criminal case against MegaUpload.
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