GOT.

HBO’s Game of Thrones P2P popularity shows no signs of abating. This is evidenced by the over 5 million (and counting) illegal downloads of Season Five’s Premiere.

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.sucks

Yes, there’s a domain for that. And, it is getting a lot of attention regarding reported price-gouging due to a rush of ‘defensive-registering’ requests.

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i…Watch…hype?

Given the high-volume of orders, it should come as no surprise that Apple’s iWatch looks to be another hit for the firm.

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The Great Cannon.

China’s ‘Great Firewall’ looks to have a new addition in what researchers have dubbed ‘The Great Cannon’ as the PRC continues their aggressive ‘net censorship.

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Rising Censorship?

A Japanese court decision ruling that Google (must) remove two critical customer reviews raises important questions about transnational censorship (as the court ruled that the firm removes the content globally).

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Le Gaffe!

Potentially adding insult to injury, France’s TV5 inadvertently broadcast passwords visible in the background during an on-air interview… D’oh!

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YouDrone.

Just in case anyone was unaware, the DJI Phantom 3 drone now features live-streaming (to YouTube) capabilities!? Orwell, could not write this…

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Purged!

Google’s purge of 200 bad (i.e., ads / malware, etc.) Chrome-extensions raises at least one question – what took the firm so long to act?

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Down Under…

As some one of the world’s most enthusiastic P2P nations, an Australian court-ruling subpoenaing an ISP to disclose their end-user, customer data regarding illegally downloading a copy of an American movie could set a precedent for the on-going, global/legal wranglings of DRM.

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Monkey Business?

India’s struggling with expanding Internet services due to Macaque monkeys eating fiber-optic cable being laid!

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