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- Iran Begins to Roll Out Its Own National Internet
Iran officials have announced the completion of the first stage of a three-phase plan to create a contained national Internet for the people in the country, completely separated from the rest of the World Wide Web. Authorities announced this crazy plan in 2010, which very few believed they would pull off. The first stage of this project was to create a self-standing network that would allow fast and cheap access to government services and domestic web pages. BBC reports that this first stage was supposed to be operational last year, in 2015, but it was delayed for various technical reasons. Two more phases to follow in 2017 The second phase of Iran's national Internet plan is due in February 2017, when the country's Communications and Information Technology Ministry is set to enable access to video content. The third and final phase will complete a month later, in March 2017, when Iran wi...
- Google Embeds Cast Extension in Chrome
Google has announced today that it embedded the Google Cast extension into the latest version of Chrome, meaning any user will be able to cast audio and video from their PC to a local Cast-enabled or Chromecast device without having to install a Chrome extension in advance. We expected Google to make this move ever since the product launched in 2014, when the company released it with a pretty limited feature set and with support for Chromecast devices only. Since then, Google has worked on its Cast technology, and recently, it has decided to simplify the process of "casting" audio and video streams from browsers even more. Casting features now embedded in Chrome menu, source code Users who updated to the latest version of Chrome will be able to cast multimedia streams from their browser to a nearby Cast-enabled or Chromecast device just by navigating to their browser, opening the menu, and selecting the brand new "Cast" option. Web services that...
- US Files Charges Against Two More Kickass Torrents Operators
The US has filed an official indictment against three operators of the Kickass Torrents (KAT) website in the District Court of Northern Illinois, an indictment dated on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. The document charges three people, Artem Vaulin (aka trim), Ievgen Kutsenko (aka Eugene Kutsenko or trill), and Oleksandr Rabostin (aka Alex Radostin, pioneer, or pio), all Ukrainian nationals. Two of the three suspects are still at large Polish police had already arrested Vaulin at the behest of US authorities last month, and the suspect is currently being held in a Polish prison awaiting extradition. The whereabouts of the other two suspects are unknown, and US authorities will use this indictment to have them arrested. The charges presented in the indictment are for copyright infringement and money laundering. The three ran over ten pirate sites The indictment, which you can
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