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The role you play in stopping ransomware

Published by CNN on 6/7/21

Many people assume that a cyberattack is orchestrated by a lone wolf or a nation-state hacking into systems that have nothing to do with them.

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Parenting blogger Harriet Shearsmith joins call to parents to get clued up on risks...

Published by Internet Matters on 10/19/20

Nearly six out of 10 parents (56%) who admitted to illegally downloading content for their kids to watch said they had done so more frequently during lockdown.

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The Digital World is Built on Advertising. How Do We Help Kids Navigate It?

Published by CNN on 5/18/21

Since the advent of the internet and mobile technology, ads can reach us anytime, anywhere, and target us based on what our online behavior reveals.

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Netflix Password-Sharing Crackdown Won’t Feel Heavy Handed, Co-CEO Says

Published by Variety on 4/20/21

Netflix wants people to pay their fair share to access its streaming service. But Reed Hastings promises that any crackdown on illicit password-sharing that the company decides to launch across its global footprint won’t be done in an aggressive manner.

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When To Share Your Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ Passwords (And When You Can’t)

Published by Forbes on 3/29/21

When word first erupted on social media earlier this month that Neftlix was testing a crackdown on unauthorized credential sharing, it struck fear into the hearts of those who have been watching “Bridgerton” or “Murder Among the Mormons” using someone else’s account.

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US Government Works on Consumer Awareness Campaign to Combat Piracy

Published by TorrentFreak on 3/20/21

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is working on a public awareness campaign to combat online piracy and counterfeiting. This plan is welcomed by copyright holders, who offer several suggestions for its implementation.

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US Senators Urge Attorney General to Prosecute Pirate Streaming Services

Published by TorrentFreak on 3/17/21

US Senators Patrick Leahy and Thom Tillis urge recently appointed Attorney General Merrick Garland to put the new piracy streaming bill to use.

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The Rise of the Pirate Stream

Whether or not you’ve heard of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) you’re almost certainly familiar with it. In a nutshell, IPTV is live television—sometimes now...

Pandemic Provides Opportunity for Pirates and Hackers, Increased Risk for Viewers

Pandemic Provides Opportunity for Pirates and Hackers, Increased Risk for Viewers Description: Illegal pirate streaming devices and apps often deliver more than you bargain for.

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