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2020-04-13 - COVID-19 ‘Lockdowns’ Directly Impacted Torrent Download Numbers in Several Countries

Tue, 14/04/2020 - 16:34
The coronavirus pandemic has massively increased Internet traffic. This applies to work usage, legal entertainment, but also file-sharing. Last week we showed how downloads, including content from popular sites such as The Pirate Bay, YTS, and RARBG, have increased in recent weeks. While this... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic

2020-04-13 - How to Disable the New Firefox 75 Address Bar

Tue, 14/04/2020 - 16:34
Firefox 75 is available for download with a very controversial change, as Mozilla has decided to redesign the address bar in a way that many people actually hate. Basically, Mozilla says it has improved the address bar in three different ways. First and foremost, it’s the new look and feel, as... Legal

2020-04-13 - Kushner's COVID Task Force Is Looking To Expand The Government's Surveillance Of Private Healthcare Companies

Tue, 14/04/2020 - 16:34
Jared Kushner's shadowy coronavirus task force is still at work behind the scenes, bringing this country back to health by leveraging Kushner's innate ability to marry into the right family. Very little is known about it and very little will be known about thanks to the task force's... Security

2020-04-13 - Why Did Zim’s Ministry Of Information Twitter Account Get Suspended?

Mon, 13/04/2020 - 16:28
Zimbabwe’s official Ministry of Information Twitter account got suspended at the end of March and without the Ministry of Information speaking on it it’s been pretty difficult to know what exactly is the reason behind that suspension. Why was the account suspended? Twitter accounts can be... Economic Legal

2020-04-13 - AT&T Subs Most Likely To Go To New TMobile; Verizon Emergency Discount Leaves Those Behind Who Need It Most; + more news -

Mon, 13/04/2020 - 16:28
AT%26T Customers Most Likely to Churn to New T-Mobile Verizon's Emergency Discount for Low-Income Customers Leaves Behind Those Who Need It Most As 5G Era Begins, Consumers Have Already Experienced Vast Increases in Mobile Broadband Speed telecompetitor.... Development

2020-04-13 - Has Life Changed Due To COVID And Lockdown? Please Help Us Answer

Mon, 13/04/2020 - 16:28
The going theory is that the world is never going back to what it was before the COVID 19 pandemic. There are shifts happening all across the social and economic sphere. Some new patterns are being formed right now as lockdowns are effected etc. Mostly, what is happening is an acceleration of... Economic

2020-04-13 - Protecting Monopoly Through COVID-19: EcoCash Scraps Fees For COVID Relief Funds

Mon, 13/04/2020 - 16:28
EcoCash has announced that they will be removing processing fees for cash transfers designated as COVID-19 relief funds. The move seems to be a direct response to the government choosing to exclusively distribute COVID-19 relief funds through OneMoney, the mobile money platform that rivals... Economic

2020-04-12 - What’s in a name?

Mon, 13/04/2020 - 16:28
Guest Post: Names sent through to the DNS contain a wide variety of names from many applications, typos and strings of seemingly random letters. Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-04-12 - ‘Copyright Troll’ Lawyer’s Request for a Temporary Prison Release Due to COVID-19 Threat Fails

Mon, 13/04/2020 - 16:28
Last summer, a U.S. District Court in Minnesota sentenced Paul Hansmeier to 14 years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. Hansmeier was a key player in the Prenda Law firm, which pursued cases against people who were suspected of downloading pirated porn videos via BitTorrent.... Economic Legal

2020-04-12 - Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Mon, 13/04/2020 - 16:28
This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is That Anonymous Coward with a response to our comment about how copyright filters work: No this is the way copyright filters work when the law is completely unbalanced in favor of one side. No penalties for being wrong. No penalties for... Economic Security

2020-04-12 - Judge in Piracy Case Asks Author to Consider a Massively Reduced Damages Claim

Mon, 13/04/2020 - 16:28
Just over a year ago, author John Van Stry filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in a Texas court against former Pirate Party Canada leader Travis McCrea, the operator of eBook download platform The complaint alleged that McCrea infringed the copyrights of Van Stry by making at least a... Economic Legal

2020-04-12 - An End to Data Caps?

Mon, 13/04/2020 - 16:28
All of the major ISPs that were enforcing data caps have lifted those caps in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This includes AT%26T, Comcast, Cox, Mediacom, and CenturyLink. All of these companies justified data caps as a network management tool that was in place to discourage overuse of the... Development Economic