Google Publishes Chrome Fix For Serious VPN Security Hole

Google has published an extension for its Chrome browser that fixes a serious security hole that can reveal a user's real IP address even though they're using a VPN. The vulnerability was made headlines in early 2015 and caused a wave of panic but Chrome users can now mitigate the problem with few clicks.

Twitter Sued for Failing to Remove Copyrighted Photo

Award-winning photographer Kristin Pierson has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, claiming that the social network failed to remove one of her photos. In a complaint filed at a federal court in California, Pierson demands a restraining order and compensation for the damage she suffered.

Sweden’s Largest Streaming Site Will Close After Raid

Sweden's most visited pirate streaming site will close this week, forever. The administrator of the site, whose identity is now public, has revealed that police carried out a raid against him earlier this month and detained him for almost four days. This Friday, five years of pirate activity will come…

RIAA Wants Domain Registrar to Expose ‘Pirate Site’ Owner

The RIAA has obtained subpoenas from a federal court in Columbia ordering domain name registrar Dynadot to hand over the IP and email addresses and all other identifying information related to the operator of the unauthorized music service Soundpiff. In addition, the RIAA notes that the registrar may want to…

Sony Settles Piracy Lawsuit With Russia’s Facebook

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Sony Music has settled its lawsuit against Russian social networking site VKontakte, which it accused of facilitating mass-piracy. No further details of the agreement were revealed, but according to sources the social network will soon start to monetize its own music service.

Spanish Government Claims Success in Internet Piracy Fight

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The Spanish government says it's making headway in its battle against online piracy. In a report issued by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the government claims that illegal downloads are down, with 247 sites responding positively to copyright complaints and 31 shutting down completely.

BREIN Hits 128 Sites Plus BitTorrent Uploaders & Moderator

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Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has published details of its operations in the first half of 2015. In addition to pressuring local web hosts to take down 128 file-sharing sites, BREIN says it has obtained a dozen injunctions against those offering digital content without permission, four relating to major BitTorrent uploaders…

MPAA Emails Expose Dirty Media Attack Against Google

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New emails have revealed how the MPAA and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood orchestrated a PR smear campaign against Google in order to push through their anti-piracy measures. Among other things, they planned to get mainstream media outlets including the Today Show and The Wall Street Journal to carry their…