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New Privacy-Oriented Browser with Built-in Torrenting Welcome Brave – a brand new security-oriented web browser, which also has built-in support for torrent downloading and streaming. US Court Rules that Hosting a Pirate Site Is not a Crime The US Federal Court ruled that the Chicago-based hosting provider Steadfast is not liable for copyright infringement, as it merely hosted an alleged pirate website. The judge didn’t see sufficient evidence to support a secondary liability claim. Facebook Continues Copying Snapchat Features Facebook has long been known for trying to repeat a success of the well-known image-sharing service Snapchat: it has already introduced 2 versions of Stories, attempted 2 acquisitions Search Engines Developed Voluntary Anti-Piracy Code for UK Search giants have prepared to strike a voluntary agreement with the UK entertainment industry and address the appearance of infringing content links in their search results. After roundtable discussions, it was agreed that the code should take effect by this summer. UK Political Parties Asked for Advice on Cyber-Attacks British political parties have approached their local surveillance agency GCHQ asking for advice on how to improve their online security. The National Cyber Security Centre confirmed that the parties had contacted it in an informal manner and that it expected to be asked to provide formal advice on security. Kim Dotcom Wants New US Attorney-General to Review His Case MegaUpload founder expects the US Justice Department to review his case in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Indeed, High Court judge has been deliberating for 5 months on whether to uphold or overturn a District Court ruling in Dotcom’s extradition case Irish ISPs Are Urged to Block Pirate Streaming Sites The entertainment industry is trying to force Irish ISPs to block 3 popular streaming websites: movie4k.to, primewire.ag and onwatchseries.to. The movie studios call them “massive copyright infringement hubs”, saying that they offer thousands of infringing videos each. Russia May Consider Returning Snowden to US as a Favor to Trump The rumors are that Russia is considering turning over the NSA leaker as a "gift" to Donald Trump. Belgian Copyright Holders Seek Piracy Blockades The Belgian Entertainment Association, which unites companies from the music, movie, and videogame industries, has urged ISPs to block a number of pirate sites in the country. WhatsApp Introduced 2-Step Verification WhatsApp has implemented a new two-step verification process in order to boost security for users. The feature is optional and is meant to considerably increase the hurdles for a third-party when breaking into your account
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