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Roku devices to be back on sale in Mexico following court ruling

Roku to resume sales in Mexico after court ruling A favorable ruling from the 11th Collegiate Court in Mexico City will now allow the popular streaming device, Roku, to resume sales of its set-top boxes in Mexico in the coming weeks. Roku devices were prohibited for sale in Mexico back in July 2017 due to […]

Google will start charging licensing fee for its Android apps in Europe

Google to charge device makers in Europe for Android apps in response to EU fine Google will start charging a licensing fee for Android device makers who want to pre-install apps like Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube on handsets sold in Europe. The announcement made by Google comes in response […]

The Pirate Bay And Other Sites Ordered To Be Blocked By ISP Telia

ISP Telia has been ordered by the court to block The Pirate Bay, Fmovies, Dreamfilm, and other sites Telia, an internet service provider (ISP) which operates in Sweden, in an interim ruling on Monday has been ordered by Sweden’s Patent and Market Court to block large torrent and streaming platforms, such as The Pirate […]

123movies was shut down as part of a criminal investigation

Criminal investigation leads to the shutdown of 123movies In March this year, 123movies(hub), also known as GoMovies, had announced that it would be shutting down its website. 123movies had made the shutdown announcement on its website, which read, “We’ve been providing links to movies and shows for years. Now it’s […]

FAB IPTV shuts down following a Europol-led raid

Europol-led raid forces FAB IPTV to shut down Last week, Europol had started raiding and arresting IPTV providers based in the UK and Southern Ireland. Now, FAB IPTV, one of the major providers of unlicensed streaming content in the UK, has shut down completely following a Europol-led raid, reports TorrentFreak. […]

Cloudflare requested to expose Showbox, YTS and Popcorn Time site operators

Movie studios obtain subpoena that orders Cloudflare to expose piracy site operators including Showbox, YTS and Popcorn Time site A group of independent movie studios has obtained a DMCA subpoena that orders Cloudflare to expose the operators connected to piracy sites. For those unaware, a subpoena is a request for the production […]

Mirai botnet masterminds helping FBI to avoid jail time

Mirai botnet creators avoid prison time by assisting FBI as part of their sentencing Remember the three young hackers who were sentenced in December last year for creating and spreading Mirai botnet that took over about 500,000 IoT devices and caused a DDoS attack? The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday sentenced […]

Hoop Messenger already banned?

Hoop Messenger, an underrated messaging application is already banned upon launch. Based on daily ranks, Hoop Messenger was on its way to gain popularity among Iranian users. Even though applications like Telegram and WhatsApp are still operational and preferred in Iran, Hoop offers different sets of features which differentiates itself […]

The Iso Zone shuts down over copyright infringement lawsuit

Nintendo’s copyright lawsuit actions push the retro gaming site, The Iso Zone to shut down Last month, we had reported that Nintendo, the Japanese gaming company behind the popular game like Nintendo Switch, had filed lawsuits against two ROM-hosting websites, LoveROMs.com and LoveRETRO.co for copyright and trademark infringement. While LoveROMs closed down […]

EU slaps Google with record $5 billion fine in Android Antitrust Case

Google fined $5 billion fine for illegal restrictions on Android use The European Union Commission on Wednesday imposed on Google a record $5 billion (4.34 billion euros) fine for illegally abusing the dominance of its Android operating system. Margrethe Vestager, EU Antitrust Chief who is in charge of the competition […]