Behind-the-Scenes Cryptocurrency Mining Discovered on Showtime Sites


Showtime Networks apparently has mined the websites of online viewers using the same Coinhive technology that The Pirate Bay recently used in a test run on its site. A subsidiary of CBS, Showtime is a premium television network that offers professional boxing, feature films, original scripted television shows like Ray Donovan and other programming. Showtime is one of several major cable networks to offer direct streaming subscriptions to viewers who prefer to watch online instead of using a cable or satellite service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84838.html?rss=1

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Google is going to start helping you blocking online ads next year

In an effort to force publishers to rethink the way they deliver ads on their websites, Google will be introducing its own ad blocker in 2018.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/google-is-going-to-start-helping-blocking-online-ads-next-year.html

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Apple keeps AIDS charity branding off new red iPhone in China

While Apple’s websites around the globe touted the company’s partnership with the HIV/AIDS charity (Red), the Chinese website was suspiciously devoid of any mention of the (PRODUCT)RED brand in in its marketing of the newest addition to the iPhone family.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/22/apple-keeps-aids-charity-branding-off-new-red-iphone-in-china.html

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Federal Agencies Mirror Commercial Websites for Encryption


Private and public sector organizations share a common goal in hosting Internet websites: making sure that connections with customers and citizens are secure. However, complete security is not yet universal in either sector. Google and Mozilla are among many entities promoting Internet security via the adoption of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure technology, or HTTPS, versus the basic and less secure HTTP technology that underpins Internet service. Within the public sector, the federal CIO and the GSA are promoting HTTPS as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84377.html?rss=1

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French man sent to prison for visiting pro-ISIS websites

Visiting pro-terrorism websites can get you sentenced to prison in France. That’s just what happened to an unidentified 32-year-old French man, who stated in court that he was merely “curious.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/06/french-man-sent-to-prison-for-visiting-pro-isis-websites.html

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How to Keep Your Devices From Joining a Zombie Botnet Army

Last Friday’s massive cyberattack, which disrupted access to dozens of popular websites, probably wasn’t carried out by internet-connected devices in your home, cyber safety experts say.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/24/how-to-keep-your-devices-from-joining-zombie-botnet-army.html

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Steam Punks: Valve moves to crack down on Steam gambling sites

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Valve is finally taking some action against third-party websites that drive gambling on CS:Go skins, but its actions don’t amount to much.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/231721-valve-finally-denounces-third-party-gambling-sites-but-doesnt-plan-to-block-them-on-steam

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Hackers discover more than 100 vulnerabilities in Pentagon websites

High-tech hackers brought in by the Pentagon to breach Defense Department websites were able to burrow in and find 138 different security gaps, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/18/hackers-discover-more-than-100-vulnerabilities-in-pentagon-websites.html

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Twitter suspends Deadspin, SB Nation accounts after NFL complaints over highlights

Twitter accounts for websites Deadspin and SB Nation were suspended by the social media platform Monday night after the NFL filed notices related to their use of copyrighted video highlights.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/13/twitter-suspends-deadspin-sb-nation-accounts-after-nfl-complaints-over.html

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Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns amid controversy

Reddit, one of the most highly trafficked websites in the world, is replacing its interim chief executive, Ellen Pao, ending an eight-month tenure that was enmeshed in controversy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/10/reddit-ceo-ellen-pao-resigns-amid-controversy/

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Blocking Pirate Bay doesn’t increase legit sales, study finds

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New research into consumer behavior and the impact of blocking websites shows that nuking access to multiple infringing sites can be effective, provided you target a swath of them simultaneously. Blocking just one, well-known site? Not so much.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/207434-blocking-pirate-bay-doesnt-increase-legit-sales-study-finds

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Apple devices account for over 25% of visits to U.S. government websites

More than one quarter of the visitors to U.S. government websites in the last three months have come by way of a Mac or iOS device, according to federal analytics data, underscoring just how much Apple has inserted itself into the lives of average Americans.



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