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- Turkey Blocks Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube During Ongoing Military Coup
Internet access to three major social networks has been blocked today in Turkey following an ongoing military coup orchestrated by the Turkish Army. At around 11:00 AM, local time, forces of the Turkish Army seized control of Turkey's government offices, bridges, and public squares in the country's main cities, its capital Ankara and its main port Istanbul. About the same time, Twitter account @TurkeyBlocks reported that the government cut access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, while access to Vimeo and Instagram remained available. The TurkeyBlocks Twitter account was set up last year, after the local government had blocked access to several social media services during public protests, and its sole purpose is to let Turkish citizens and international media agencies know what online services the Turkish government is currently blocking. Military coup against Erdogan's stranglehold on Turkish democracy According to reports coming out of all m...
- Tor Project Gets a New Board of Directors Following Sexual Misconduct Scandal
The Tor Project, the organization behind the Onion protocol, Tor network, and the Tor Browser, announced yesterday a new Board of Directors, in an effort to right its image after the sexual misconduct scandal that broke out at the start of June. The new board members are Matt Blaze, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman, Linus Nordberg, Megan Price, and Bruce Schneier. They will join Roger Dingledine and Nick Mathewson, Tor's co-founders and the project's technical research and development leaders. Chairwoman of the Board is Shari Steele, elected to her position at the end of 2015, after coming over from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Former board accused of indifference, complacency At the start of June 2016, what were once rumors
- Romania's Biggest Pirated Movie Streaming Portal Shut Down by Authorities
Romanian authorities have seized the 990.ro domain, a portal where users could illegally stream the latest movies and TV shows, and which also happens to be the country's biggest pirate streaming portal. The website was shut down on July 7, together with a few other smaller torrent sites. Authorities initially seized its domain, but for the next four days, users could still access the site via its IP address, which is now down as well. Takedown is part of a bigger anti-piracy fight The shutdown of 990.ro is part of a larger anti-piracy fight that's going on in the country. It all started in November 2012, when Media Pro, the company behind the country's biggest television station, Pro TV, filed an official complaint with the National Council of Audio-Visuals (CNA). At that time, Media Pro had launched Voyo.ro, the country's first legal media streaming platform, four years before Netflix entered the Romanian market. The list included the URLs of ...
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