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- Kickass Torrents Gets Dark Web .Onion URL
Kickass Torrents, the world's largest torrent portal, announced yesterday that it had finally set up a .onion URL, meaning the site is now also mirrored on the Dark Web, mainly as a backup for the main service. Seeing that Kickass Torrents is many times more popular than The Pirate Bay, the site's ownership seems to be getting ready for an assault on its domain names. New .onion domains will serve as a backup If you haven't been keeping up with piracy related news, The Pirate Bay has lost most of its domains, even its original .se domain, and can now be accessed only via its .org and .onion domain names. The Pirate Bay's Onion URL is uj3wazyk5u4hnvtk.onion while Kickass Torrents' new Onion URL is
- Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Others Unite to Oppose the FBI's New Spying Powers
Thirty-seven privacy rights groups and private companies such as Facebook, Foursquare, Google, and Yahoo have banded together and signed a letter opposing the new surveillance powers that the FBI is set to receive. These organizations are worried that a proposed amendment to the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act. If approved, the amendment would broaden the type of data the FBI would be able to collect using National Security Letters (NSLs). NSLs are legal documents issued by the FBI that can force a company to reveal details about one of its clients without a court warrant. The EFF claims that the FBI issued more than 300,000 NSLs in the last ten years since NSLs were introduced. FBI wants NSLs to better cover online activities Until now, the FBI could use NSLs to collect information on suspects such as "name, address, length of service, and local and long distance toll billing records." US Senators have proposed a new amendment to the Electr...
- Firefox 47 Released with Synced Tabs, New Performance Monitoring Page
Mozilla has launched today Firefox 47, complete with loads of new features such as synced tabs, support for custom user agent strings, a new performance monitoring page, HTML5 fallback for old YouTube embeds, and more. Right now, there's no public changelog available, but rest assured we'll update this post with all the new features included in Firefox 47. This article currently includes the features spotted in the Firefox 47 Beta and RC releases, which we have confirmed landed in the stable release. Synced Tabs Back in February, Mozilla developers announced a new feature called Synced Tabs. As the name hints, it would allow anyone logged in their Firefox Sync account to access tabs open on any other synced Firefox device. The feature is accessible through different methods, either via...
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