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Scottish Police Claim Kodi Boxes Are Sold by “Criminal Gangs” The Scottish Police College hold a lecture telling how “criminal gangs” have entered the IPTV and Kodi box market, which resulted in the increase of this type of piracy by 143% in the past year alone. The lecture was attended by Trading Standards, HM Revenue & Customs and the UK Intellectual Property Office Facebook Blocked Thousands of Fake Accounts to Fight Spam The social network has got rid of tens of thousands of fake accounts in its attempt to dismantle a sophisticated global spam operation. Facebook confirmed that it had been working to disrupt a network for 6 months, cracking on “inauthentic likes and comments”. The company found out that accounts allegedly operated by users from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and other countries, which liked and commented on publishers’ pages, were part of the same coordinated spam operation. Content Providers Target Pirate Kodi Streaming Tools Satellite and cable TV systems remain too vulnerable to consumers who watch content without paying for it. These days, pirates have developed lots of solutions that can enable consumers to watch premium content for free, using the modified receivers, replacement or hacked smart cards Cisco Investigated the Market for Pirate IPTV Networking company Cisco made it clear that IPTV became an issue of growing concern. The company has spent many years investigating all kinds of piracy, and now it concludes the momentum in the area due to illicit IPTV. Cisco called the worldwide web a “great equalizer” and said that some unauthorized IPTV services could Happy "National Get a VPN Day"! Australia's mandatory data retention scheme comes into effect today, with Internet Service Providers (ISP) expected to retain and store their customers' Internet usage metadata. In response, privacy advocate group Digital Rights Watch has declared this event National Get a VPN Day, vowing to equip citizens with the VPN services they need to avoid surveillance. Kodi Invites Rightsholders to Provide Legal Content and DRM Kodi developers do not really like the current sentiment around their software, because it is associated with piracy no less than BitTorrent. While copyright owners are asking Kodi to block certain pirate add-ons, the team believes that it would be ineffective. Instead, Kodi developers are inviting copyright holders to join Google Will Show Fact-Checking Labels to Detect False News Joining the common efforts to tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news, Google will now display fact-checking labels in its search results in order to highlight vetted news and information and inform users whether Facebook Offered Its Users Tips on Flagging Fake News Facebook is still trying to address concerns about its role in the spread of false information and now offers users tips for spotting fake news. Facebook Will Intensify Efforts to Tackle Revenge Porn The social network has launched new tools intended to address sharing of so-called revenge porn. They will allow users to report any intimate pictures posted non-consensually. UK Police Monitored Emails of Australian Anti-War Activist The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigates whistleblower claims about alleged illegal email hacking of an Australian anti-war activist, among other victims. Ciaron O’Reilly is one of ten people named as illegally monitored by a secretive Scotland Yard unit cooperating with Indian police and hackers.
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