New Mexico AG Wants uTorrent to Report ‘Child-Exploiting’ Users

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has launched an investigation into the links between uTorrent usage and images of child exploitation. The AG would like parent company BitTorrent Inc. to report the IP-addresses of offenders and suggests that the company may want to filter or ban this type of content from its client.

Developer Accidentally Makes Available 390,000 ‘Pirated’ eBooks

News

A developer who forgot about an old DNS setting has revealed how he unknowingly became a prolific eBook pirate. Nick Janetakis pointed a sub-domain towards a DigitalOcean droplet but failed to delete the record after the droplet expired. It was subsequently picked up by persons unknown who used it to make available more than 390,000 'pirated' eBooks. Or did they?

RIAA: ISP Profited From Keeping Pirating Customers Aboard

News

The RIAA is not willing to let ISP Grande Communications off the hook easily. The music group has asked a Texas federal court for permission to file an amended complaint based on new evidence, arguing that the Internet provider profited from its decision not to terminate pirating subscribers.

ISPs Win Landmark Case to Protect Privacy of Alleged Pirates

News

Two Danish ISPs have won their long-running battle to prevent the identities of alleged pirates being handed over to copyright trolls. With the trolls' activities being described as "mafia-like", ISPs Telenor and Telia argued that IP address logs should only be used in serious criminal cases. In a ruling handed down Monday, one of Denmark's highest courts agreed, stopping the copyright trolls in their tracks.

Do You Take Your VPN Security Seriously?

Opinion

Millions of people use a VPN service to prevent outsiders from monitoring their browsing habits or other Internet traffic. Choosing a good and reliable VPN provider is a good start, but there is more to it than that. People have a responsibility of their own and should hold their VPNs accountable.