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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. Movie Downloaders in Nigeria Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail 18 individuals in front of a court in Nigeria stood accused of downloading and sharing local movies without permission, and last week each was quickly sentenced to 45 days in jail. Following a complaint from the local Hausa Film Makers Association, the file-sharers were arrested under suspicion of online piracy of so-called Kannywood films 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
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