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McAfee patents anti-piracy filter

McAfee patents anti-piracy filter

A recent patent published by McAfee describes what amounts to an anti-piracy system. Titled "Detect and prevent illegal consumption of content on the internet", McAfee's approach would employ a centralized blocklist-style system to issue warnings for -- or entirely block…
Weekend tech reading: CISPA to be reintroduced Wednesday

Weekend tech reading: CISPA to be reintroduced Wednesday

The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee plan to re-introduce on Wednesday a controversial cybersecurity bill that has faced pushback from the White House. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.)...

Microsoft's latest Scroogled campaign goes after Gmail

Microsoft's latest Scroogled campaign goes after Gmail

Microsoft’s “Scroogled” campaign gained plenty of attention last year when it called out the search giant’s shopping tactics with regards to advertisements. Redmond is back on the offensive with yet another Scroogled campaign, this time taking aim at privacy concerns…
Twitter's second transparency report details takedown requests

Twitter's second transparency report details takedown requests

Twitter’s transparency report covering the second half of 2012 was just released, highlighting requests the microblogging platform receives from governments and rights holders. Specifically, the report covers information requests from governments, government requests for content removal and copyright notices related…