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Aptoide Removes ‘Popcorn Time’ and ‘Showbox’ Apps Following Piracy Lawsuit

‘Popcorn Time’ and ‘Showbox’ Apps Removed From Aptoide Aptoide, a third-party alternative to Google’s official Play Store, has removed the popular Popcorn Time and Showbox listings from its repository, reports TorrentFreak. A few weeks ago, Aptoide was sued by two movie companies: TBV Productions, LLC and Hunter Killer Productions, Inc […]

Sony, EA and Steam DDoS attacker gets 2 years prison time

Utah hacker behind Sony, EA and Steam DDoS attacks sentenced to 27 months in prison A 23-year-old man from Utah who carried out a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) computer hacking attacks between December 2013 and January 2014, was sentenced to 27 months in jail by a federal […]

Android creator Andy Rubin accused of running a sex ring

Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s wife blames him for concealing Google payments, running “sex ring” Android creator and former Google executive, Andy Rubin has been accused of having an “inappropriate relationship” with a subordinate, and also cheating his ex-wife out of millions of dollars, according to a civil complaint made public […]

Top kodi repositories shut down in wake of UK arrest

The arrest of Kodi add-on developer by the UK police prompts to shut down of several repos Several popular add-ons and repository (repo) have been shut down recently and are no longer available to the public, reports TorrentFreak. The latest repo to shut down last week was Supremacy Kodi add-on. […]

US lawmakers tells Facebook to stop its Libra cryptocurrency project

Facebook faces opposition from US lawmakers over Libra cryptocurrency amid privacy concerns Facebook finally on Tuesday unveiled its ambitious cryptocurrency project called “Libra” and its wallet called “Calibra” that it had been working on for more than a year. The Mark Zuckerberg-led company, which is hoping to begin the project […]

WhatsApp to take legal action if you send bulk messages, misuse app

WhatsApp users will now face legal action for violating terms of use Earlier this year, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp had limited the number of times users can forward any single message to five people only, in an attempt to reduce the spread of misinformation and fake news. Despite this, the […]

Teen hacked Apple hoping the company would offer him a job

Adelaide teenager gets a good-behavior bond for hacking twice into Apple’s computer systems An Australian teenager who was a big admirer of the technology giant, Apple hacked into the company’s secure computer system twice hoping to get a job. He is now pleading guilty to multiple computer hacking charges. The […]

Popular Streaming Site Pelispedia Shuts Down, Two Operators Arrested

Uruguayan authorities have arrested two people under suspicion of profiting from copyright infringement, one of the most popular streaming sites in Latin America, was shut down after Uruguayan authorities arrested the operators following a raid on their house, reports TorrentFreak. The U.S. authorities also seized several assets of the operators […]

TRAI to regulate Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime, SonyLIV very soon

Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video and other OTT platforms to be regulated by TRAI Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is considering putting OTT (over-the-top) applications that stream TV channels like  SonyLIV, Hotstar, VOOT, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Airtel TV, under the realm of a regulatory framework. For those unaware, […]