Grindr Playing DMCA Whac-A-Mole With Privacy Threat ‘Fuckr’

Back in March, it was revealed that Grindr could be exploited to expose the personal information of its users. Two months later, a further report noted that it was still possible to extract personal information from Grindr using a third-party app called "Fuckr". Following an initial takedown from Github, the…

Sky TV Wants The Pirate Bay Blocked in New Zealand

New Zealand could become the next country to adopt pirate site blocking. Sky TV will take the matter to court this year, hoping to force local ISPs to block The Pirate Bay and an unnamed sports streaming site. New research released by the company shows that action is needed and…

Google, Yandex Discuss Creation of Anti-Piracy Database

Google, Yandex and other prominent Internet companies in Russia are discussing the creation of a database of infringing content including movies, TV shows, games, and software. The idea is that the companies will automatically query this database every five minutes with a view to removing such content from search results…

Demonoid Goes Down While Owner Remains ‘Missing’

Semi-private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid has been offline for several days. The downtime follows a series of technical issues. More concerning, however, is the fact that the site's staff haven't heard from the site's owner for more than two months.

Why Kodi Addons & Pirate Apps Are Disappearing…Quietly

Since 2017, many Kodi addon and 'pirate' app developers have chosen to discontinue their projects and disappear into the shadows. Yet, unlike historical shutdowns of torrent and streaming platforms, most of these moves haven't made the headlines. The informational black hole is notable but can be explained. Those targeted are…

‘Piracy is Booming in Russia, With Help From Online Casinos’

The number of illegally recorded films in Russian cinemas is skyrocketing, cybersecurity company Group-IB reports. Nearly all films that were released this year have leaked. According to Group-IB, one particularly active group of pirates is financed by online-casinos, who advertise their logos in the videos.

ETTV Feeds EZTV ‘Fake’ Torrents… ‘Stop Taking Our Releases!’

Popular TV-torrent distribution group ETTV is calling out one of its main 'competitors.' The group accuses EZTV of taking 'its' releases and branding them as their own, publishing fake torrents to prove their point. "If you want to be a distribution group you should be getting your source files privately,"…

Reddit Gets Tough With Multiple Bans of Piracy Sub-Reddits

Faced with communities that continually flaunt Reddit's rules on deliberately linking to copyright-infringing content, the site's admins have banned yet more piracy-focused sub-Reddits. The latest casualties are communities that have systematically posted links to movies, TV shows and software.

Broadcaster Wins Streaming Piracy Blocking Case in Australia

Hong Kong broadcaster Television Broadcasts has won its site-blocking case in Australia. As a result, ISPs including Telstra, Optus, Vocus, and TPG plus their subsidiaries must block access to 25 "online locations" connected to seven unauthorized Android-based streaming services. The blocks must be in place within 15 days.

‘Dragon Box’ Changes Business Model Following Hollywood Lawsuit

Facing serious legal pressure from Hollywood, the company behind the streaming device 'Dragon Box' is changing its business model. The company will officially introduce a subscription service called "Blend TV" next week, offering access to 65+ US Channels, including live sports streaming.