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The Pirate Bay is hijacking your browser to mine cryptocurrency

September 18th, 2017

I’m not one to pass judgement on anyone who illegally downloads movies, TV shows, or music, but if you’re visiting a site in order to find media to steal, you probably shouldn’t be surprised that the site you’re using is stealing something from you, too. That seems to be the case with The Pirate Bay, …

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Survey shows actually yes, you would download a car

January 19th, 2017

In the mid-2000s, the movie industry sponsored a series of ads that equated illegally downloading a movie to committing a series of badly-shot crimes out of a low-budget Oceans movie. It was supposed to burn into the collective psyche that downloading a movie is BAD and ILLEGAL and you’ll probably end up in jail with an implausibly …

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Nintendo will pay you $20,000 to break the 3DS

December 6th, 2016

Nintendo’s handheld game systems have long had an issue with piracy and hacking, and now the company is finally going to do something about it. In partnership with bug-busting platform HackerOne, Nintendo is launching an extremely thorough bug bounty program to find and fix as many vulnerabilities as it possibly can.

Which countries pirate the most expensive software?

July 20th, 2016

For decades now, piracy has remained a lingering problem that software companies have tirelessly and unsuccessfully tried to eliminate. So whether it’s a college student downloading a cracked version of Photoshop or an entire small business skirting around the licensing rules of pricey enterprise software, piracy, for many companies, simply remains an unfortunate cost of doing …