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16-Year-Old Attacked Sony and Microsoft, Now Goes to Jailed Adam Mudd from the UK has received 2 years in jail for setting up a global computer hacking business. He was 16 when he created the Titanium Stresser software, which carried out over 1.7m attacks on major websites, including Minecraft UK Politician Urged Facebook to Tackle Fake News before General Election Damian Collins, the chairman of the Commons culture, media and sport select committee claimed that Facebook must intensify its fight against fake news before the UK general election. He suggested the social network to start blocking or issuing warnings about content containing falsehoods, because fake news could pose a threat Kim Dotcom Urged NZ Police to Go after FBI Director MegaUpload founder has launched a bold bid to have FBI director James Comey questioned by New Zealand police while visiting the South Pacific nation for a security conference. Comey is expected to attend a meeting of the "Five Eyes" intelligence sharing network in the South Island Wikipedia Founder Will Address the Problem of Fake News Jimmy Wales has announced the launch of Wikitribune – a new online publication intended to fight fake news by pairing professional journalists with volunteer community contributors. In other words, the reporters will be paid with the crowdfunded money. RIAA Sued ISP for Failure to Disconnect Pirates The Recording Industry Association of America has sued a Texas-based ISP Grande Communications, accusing it of failing to take action against its pirating customers. The RIAA claims that the ISP's subscribers infringe more than a million titles via BitTorrent, Young Hackers Don’t Break Code for Money According to a recent study, young hackers are not motivated by money, but rather break into systems to impress their friends. The National Crime Agency interviewed 12- to 17-year-olds who had been arrested or cautioned for computer-based crimes. It's Official! Your ISP will now sell your web browsing history, personal data and habits! After Congress voted to strike down new FCC regulations, President Trump has signed a law that allows Internet Service Providers selling its customers’ browsing history, private data and habits to the highest bidder.
In the US, new legislation allows your ISP to sell your browsing history, personal data and habits to the highest bidder. This will include your behaviour on sites, any clicks and pages visited.
Court Found That Fan-Made Subtitles Are Illegal Millions of people worldwide need subtitles to be able to enjoy the most popular movies and TV shows – many of them don’t speak English, some are deaf. This is why these tiny files are very popular among Internet users and are downloaded in their millions. Some subtitles are ripped from official media, Scottish Police Claim Kodi Boxes Are Sold by “Criminal Gangs” The Scottish Police College hold a lecture telling how “criminal gangs” have entered the IPTV and Kodi box market, which resulted in the increase of this type of piracy by 143% in the past year alone. The lecture was attended by Trading Standards, HM Revenue & Customs and the UK Intellectual Property Office Facebook Blocked Thousands of Fake Accounts to Fight Spam The social network has got rid of tens of thousands of fake accounts in its attempt to dismantle a sophisticated global spam operation. Facebook confirmed that it had been working to disrupt a network for 6 months, cracking on “inauthentic likes and comments”. The company found out that accounts allegedly operated by users from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and other countries, which liked and commented on publishers’ pages, were part of the same coordinated spam operation.
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