Anti-Piracy

Google Now Treats iPhones as Physical Security Keys (The Verge)

The latest update to Google’s Smart Lock app on iOS means you can now use your iPhone as a physical 2FA security key for logging into Google’s first-party services in Chrome. O... More

Streaming Services Reckon With Password-Sharing ‘Havoc’ (THR)

Password sharing has serious economic consequences. In 2019, companies lost about $9.1 billion to password piracy and sharing, and that will rise to $12.5 billion in 2024, accordin... More

Archivists are Saving the History of Internet Piracy (Vice)

An ongoing project to catalog the history of piracy has just topped the 300 gigabyte mark, with a goal of offering a searchable index of more than 5 terabytes of piracy-related met... More

Piracy Crackdown: FBI Shut Down Two Massive Illegal Film, TV Streaming Sites (IBT)

The FBI has traced two sizable illegal streaming sites to a pair of Las-Vegas-based programmers after an investigation. Darryl Polo, 36, and Luis Villarino, 40, have pleaded guilty... More

Why Video Pirates Threaten Viewers, Businesses During OTT Streaming Storms (Synamedia Blog)

The streaming wars have already begun, and with the most recent launches of Disney+ and Apple TV+, these streaming services are in fierce competition for subscribers’ dollars. Bu... More

Taking a Holistic Approach to Fighting Streaming Piracy (NAGRA Blog)

With so many providers, consumers are forced to effectively create their own bundles – often at greater cost than if it was still available through one provider. For some this ... More

Why You Should Never Click on a Black Friday Email Deal (Forbes)

Black Friday deals are everywhere. Adobe Digital Insights predicts that 2019 will break records once again, with U.S. consumers spending $7.5 billion online on the day—Cyber Mond... More

It’s Time for the Industry to Look at Content Protection Through a Different Lens (NAGRA Blog)

There are different ways to view and approach this, whether it’s providing protection for smaller operators looking to scale into larger ones or larger services scaling horizonta... More

Piracy Crackdown May Be Next Front in Streaming Wars (THR)

Controlling user access to platforms (password sharing) will be a priority as major conglomerates bet on new direct-to-consumer digital services. ... More

High Praise for TPN at vETC Event

Bryan Ellenburg, director of content security for CBS, CBS Films and Showtime, has seen a lot of security initiatives over the years, helping to hold down the content security fort... More

M6, One of France’s Biggest TV Channels, Hit by Ransomware (ZDNet)

The M6 Group, France's largest privately-owned multimedia group, was the victim of ransomware over the weekend, but none of the company's TV and radio channels suffered any downtim... More

A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet (Wired)

The security community generally agrees on the importance of encrypting private data: Add a passcode to your smartphone. Use a secure messaging app like Signal. Adopt HTTPS web enc... More

Premier League Clubs Warned of Revenue Fall Unless Piracy is Tackled (The Guardian)

Revenues for Premier League clubs such as Watford and Bournemouth will fall off a cliff unless online piracy is faced down, the world’s largest investor in TV rights has warned.... More

RIAA’s Annual List of ‘Notorious’ Copyright Offenders Includes Stream-Rippers, Telegram (Billboard)

The RIAA’s recommendations for this year’s “Notorious Markets List” has a lot of familiar names and themes as in previous years, with stream-ripping sites, rogue MP3 market... More

Study: One-Third of All Young People Use Stream Ripping to Steal Music (Variety)

A new report on global music consumption includes some encouraging figures about the increased adoption of legal streaming, but there are alarming numbers about the everyday accept... More

Spotify Pays Hackers $120K to Help Maintain a Secure Service (Fortune)

Spotify has 232M active monthly users, more than 50 million music tracks and 450,000 podcast titles. Oh yes, and a "Priority 0" policy when it comes to security which has seen $120... More

Why It’s Time to Take Your Documents Digital (IT Pro)

Paper workflows can have serious implications for data processing and legal security.... More

Illegal Streaming Services Prompt Multiple Indictments (THR)

Eight individuals behind two of the largest illegal streaming services in the U.S. have been indicted on charges of conspiring to violate federal criminal copyright law, the Depart... More

Has Your Business Considered Biometric Security? (Tech HQ)

Biometric security is often hailed an immutable solution in an age under the constant shadow of cybersecurity risks. A combination of technology and the verification of unique, phy... More

Integrating IoT With Blockchain: A Trust and Security Game Changer (IA)

In business today, gathering data and exploiting it is the name of the game. Data should be driving decisions and digital transformation. But, how can organisations tap into the in... More