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Patreon can’t solve its porn pirate problem

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Last fall, a prolific photographer who asked not to be named noticed a sharp, unexplained drop-off in earnings on his Patreon page, where fans shell out cash for tiered subscriptions to his photos of well-lit nude models. Then, in December, he received an anonymous email with a link to a …

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Recommended Reading: The internet sleuths who caught the Astros cheating

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS How the internet helped crack the Astros’ sign-stealing case Joon Lee, ESPN One of the biggest sports stories of the year has already broke, and it’s barely mid-January. If you haven’t heard, Major League Baseball determined the Houston Astros used various methods, including video feeds, to steal signs from the opposition …

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Cox Communications hit with $1 billion verdict over music piracy

Enlarge / The Blind Justice statue standing outside of District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, US, on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Yuri Gripas | Bloomberg | Getty Images A jury in Virginia awarded some of the largest names in the music recording industry a whopping $1 billion in damages from Cox Communications, finding that the ISP …

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La Liga fined €250k for using its app to catch illegal soccer streams

Sponsored Links S3studio via Getty Images Spanish soccer league La Liga has been fined for inappropriately using its app to catch illegal streaming. The Spanish data protection agency charged La Liga with a fine of 250 thousand euros for violating several EU laws on transparency and data privacy, and ordered the app’s removal by June …

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Gambling, porn, and piracy on iOS: Apple’s enterprise certificate woes continue

Enlarge / Apps on an iPhone X. Samuel Axon Rival tech giants like Google and Facebook aren’t the only companies abusing Apple’s enterprise certifications to distribute unapproved apps in the Apple App Store on iOS, according to reports from Reuters and TechCrunch. Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program is intended to facilitate distribution of apps across devices …

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