UK Cinemas Ban Google Glass Over Piracy Fears

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Just a few days after the first Google Glasses went over the counter in the UK, the gadget is already being banned from local cinemas. Fearing that pirates will use the technology to illegally record the latest Hollywood blockbusters, Google Glass wearers will now be asked to take them off.

Bing TV Show Search Flies Under the Pirate-Hunter Radar

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At every available opportunity copyright holders criticize Google for not doing enough to stop online piracy and every step taken by the search engine only results in more demands. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Bing flies largely under the radar, providing a video and TV show search tool that Google would not dare…

uTorrent Makes Advertisement Optional Again

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The latest stable version of the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent has reinstated an advanced feature that allows users to disable a prominently displayed banner ad. The shortcut in the options menu is still absent, but those who know where to look can enjoy an ad-free experience once again.

Pirate Bay Founders’ File-Hosting Site Wiped From Google

Google has removed all links to Bayfiles, the file-hosting service created by the Pirate Bay's founders. For reasons unknown, people searching for the site can no longer reach it through the search engine. The site's operators are puzzled, but say that the change has very little impact on visitor numbers.

Parents of Pirate Site Admin Sentenced For Money Laundering

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The former admin of a pair of file-sharing sites that had their domains seized in 2012 has this week been handed a 22 month suspended jail sentence. Also punished were the man's parents, who were sentenced to 10 months after using their bank account to accept site advertising revenue.