New Mexico asks BitTorrent what it does to stop child exploitation

By bittorrent, childexploitation, childporn, engadget, filesharing, gear, Internet, newmexico, peertopeer, politics, torrent, utorrent, vpn

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is worried that technology is enabling child exploitation, and he’s putting pressure on the companies creating that technology. His office has sent a letter to BitTorrent asking it to cooperate with an inve…

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BitTorrent exploits could let rogue websites control your PC

By bittorrent, dns, engadget, exploit, gear, Internet, personal computing, personalcomputing, Security, Software, utorrent, vulnerability

BitTorrent’s peer-to-peer app and its lightweight uTorrent counterpart are susceptible to particularly nasty hijacking flaws. Google researcher Tavis Ormandy recently detailed a host of DNS rebinding exploits in Windows versions of the software that…

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Spotify’s latest move shows it’s trying to get royalties right

By av, bittorrent, Blockchain, engadget, entertainment, gear, Internet, mediachain, Mobile, music, royalties, services, spotify, Streaming

Spotify has struggled with unpaid royalties recently, though it’s promised to fix things to help support frustrated artists. The company recently limited its free streaming option to build trust with music creators. In addition, Spotify just acquired…

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