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Torrent Website EZTV Shut Down Following Hostile Takeover

05/18/2015, For those who torrent TV shows, there is a good chance you might have heard of EZTV which is probably the place most torrent users go if they want to download TV-based torrents. Unfortunately it looks like these users will now need to look elsewhere for...

Samsung Need Not Pay $930 Fine In Apple Patent Case

05/18/2015, It looks like the folks over at Samsung have received some sort of reprieve, especially after word has gotten out that Samsung is no longer liable to fork out all $930 million in damages which Apple was awarded three years ago (from a $3 billion ask), at...

59% Of Google’s Right To Be Forgotten Requests Have Been Denied

05/13/2015, Last year thanks to a ruling by the European Union, Google is now legally obligated to handle requests by users for the right to be forgotten, at least as far as Europe is concerned. Basically the idea behind the service is that sometimes some of us have...

Latest Game Of Thrones Episode Sets New Piracy Record

05/11/2015, HBO’s Game of Thrones is easily one of the most pirated shows in the world, if not the most pirated. However it seems that the show’s popularity has increased so much that even its piracy has seen a huge increase as well, so much so that it even broke...

Worker Fired For Disabling GPS App That Tracked Her Whereabouts

05/11/2015, Just because you work for a company does not necessarily mean that you have to sign your entire life over. Being professional during working hours is a given, but when you clock off, does your employer have the right to continue to monitor your...

Anti-graffiti Device Can Alert Authorities By Smelling Paint Fumes

05/08/2015, How does one catch a vandal? Sometimes it’s often a bit too late when you come across graffiti on the wall and you have no idea who did it, and this becomes a rather expensive task and process of removing it. Last year it was estimated that Australian...

Moviemaker Obtains Piracy Blackout Order In India

05/08/2015, Whenever a new movie is released, there’s always a good chance that you can find a bootlegged copy online. It might not necessarily be the best copy, but for some pirates that’s good enough which in turn means one less cinemagoer that movie studios...

Grooveshark Shuts Down

04/30/2015, Music streaming company Grooveshark is no longer working, from what we have gathered from a letter that was displayed on its homepage. The letter mentioned, “We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But...

Movie Studios Reportedly Gives Pirate Sites 24 Hours To Shutdown

04/30/2015, The battle between movie studios, record labels, artists, and basically copyright holders against pirate websites such as torrent websites has been going on for a while now. Sometimes the studios win but usually these victories are short-lived since...

ACLU Launches App To Securely Record Law Enforcement Encounters

04/30/2015, In the past few months, there seems to be an increase in reports and video footage of police using excessive force especially when it is uncalled for, and especially in situations that might not warrant it. As such many have turned to recording law...

Facebook Threatens Reduced Features After Beef With EU Regulators

04/29/2015, Across the world, features on Facebook are more or less the same, with some notable exceptions such as Facebook Paper which is mainly for US audiences, however on the whole, features in the US will be the same as the UK, which in turn will be the same in...

KickassTorrents Has Its Domain Name Seized

04/24/2015, Ever since The Pirate Bay had its servers raided, users who downloaded torrents had to seek alternative websites for their torrenting needs, and one of the more popular options available was KickassTorrents (KAT). The website enjoyed a surge in popularity...