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- 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 ...
- Mozilla Will Ship Its First Rust Component in Firefox 48
Mozilla has announced today plans to ship its first-ever Rust code with the production releases of Firefox. The first-ever Rust component will arrive in Firefox 48, scheduled for debut on August 2, 2016. Rust is a programming language developed as a safer alternative to C++, with a unique construction that reduces the chances of having dangerous memory exploits in Rust-based applications. Memory corruption issues such as use-after-free and buffer overflows are the main source of security bugs these days, plaguing Adobe's Flash Player, but also Web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome. Because of its inherent features, Mozilla decided to sponsor the project seven years ago, practically adopting the new programming language as its own. First Firefox Rust component is the browser's media stack After teasing Rust features last year, the Mozilla ...
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