Europe flexes its muscles over illegal content online

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The EC has ramped up pressure for “swift and proactive” action to tackle illegal content, including copyright infringement. It’s even set a one-hour target for taking down the most harmful content. Could platforms soon face a legally-enforced deadline for removing pirate content?

Newly-published recommendations sets out “operational measures” for combatting illegal content online.

Will landmark piracy case be a black cloud for CloudFlare?

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All eyes are on the California District Court – particularly pirates’. Judge George Wu’s interim ruling shows CloudFlare’s defence won’t be a simple open-and-shut case. It’s added suspense normally only reserved for Hollywood court room dramas – not real life. Why is this being touted as a landmark case and what does it mean?

The case: In 2016, adult publisher ALS filed a complaint against Cloudflare (a US CDN provider).

Is 5G the superhighway for cybercrime?

We live in an always connected world. So much so that in The Netherlands they’ve put the red ‘don’t walk’ light on the ground as people are so engrossed looking down at their mobile device. If you ask how wireless connectivity can be improved: it’s faster download, quicker response and more reliable connection. According to its promise 5G will deliver all that and more! Great news for consumers. But will it be the cybercriminals who are real winners?

Buyer Beware! Are you sure it’s not an illicit streaming device?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday were the peak shopping days ahead of the festive holidays. Bargains galore for consumers. A bonanza for online retailers as well as pirates! With the increased professionalism of pirates, some consumers may not realize they’ve bought an illicit streaming device (ISD).

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Over the years we’ve seen that the most popular devices exploited by pirates are