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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.
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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...
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...
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...
AT%26T Customers Most Likely to Churn to New T-Mobile telecompetitor.com Verizon's Emergency Discount for Low-Income Customers Leaves Behind Those Who Need It Most gizmodo.com As 5G Era Begins, Consumers Have Already Experienced Vast Increases in Mobile Broadband Speed telecompetitor....
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...
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...
Guest Post: Names sent through to the DNS contain a wide variety of names from many applications, typos and strings of seemingly random letters.
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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....
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...
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 eBook.bike.
The complaint alleged that McCrea infringed the copyrights of Van Stry by making at least a...
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...