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Cops Are Raiding Homes of Innocent People Based Only On IP Addresses

/. - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:40am
Kashmir Hill has a fascinating story today on what can go wrong when you solely rely on IP address in a crime investigation -- also highlighting how often police resort to IP addresses. In the story she follows a crime investigation that led police to raid a couple's house at 6am in the morning, because their IP address had been associated with the publication of child porn on notorious 4chan porn. The problem was, Hill writes: the couple -- David Robinson and Jan Bultmann -- weren't the ones who had uploaded the child porn. All they did was voluntarily use one of their old laptops as a Tor exit relay, a software used by activists, dissidents, privacy enthusiasts as well as criminals, so that people who want to stay anonymous when surfing the web could do so. Hill writes: Robinson and Bultmann had [...] specifically operated the riskiest node in the chain: the exit relay which provides the IP address ultimately associated with a user's activity. In this case, someone used Tor to make the porn post, and his or her traffic had been routed through the computer in Robinson and Bultmann's house. The couple wasn't pleased to have helped someone post child porn to the internet, but that's the thing about privacy-protective tools: They're going to be used for good and bad purposes, and to support one, you might have to support the other.Robinson added that he was a little let down because police didn't bother to look at the public list which details the IP addresses associated with Tor exit relays. Hill adds: The police asked Robinson to unlock one MacBook Air, and then seemed satisfied these weren't the criminals they were looking for and left. But months later, the case remains open with Robinson and Bultmann's names on police documents linking them to child pornography. "I haven't run an exit relay since. The police told me they'd be back if it happened again," Robinson said; he's still running a Tor node, just not the end point anymore. "I have to take the threat seriously because I don't want my wife or I to wake up with guns in our faces."Technologist Seth Schoen, and EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn in a white paper aimed at courts and cops. "For many reasons, connecting an individual to a crime linked to an IP address, without any additional investigation, is irresponsible and threatens the civil liberties of innocent people."

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Blog | Edem Final

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:12am

So friends this week completed the construction of Edem - the capital city. Such a procedure would be to go to every major city in the COR. That is, will tell about the city when it is created and you can Express an opinion about or Express their idea by writing in to feedback on the website madgames.zz.mu. You can also view a promotional video dedicated to the city. This week was created by the AI of NPCs and now they go ( that's cool right? and as if all time had so little information, but the

Hackers Seed Torrent Trackers With Malware Disguised as Popular Downloads

/. - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:00am
An anonymous reader writes: Cybercriminals are spreading malware via torrent distribution networks, using an automated tool to disguise the downloads as trending audio, video and other digital content in an attempt to infect more unsuspecting victims. Researchers at InfoArmor say they have uncovered a malicious torrent distribution network that relies on a tool called RAUM to infect computers with malware. The network begins with a torrent parser, which collects information about some of the most popular torrent files circulating around the web. Computer criminals then apply their RAUM tool to create a series of malicious files. Some are fake copies of those popular torrent files that in reality hide notorious malware such as CryptXXX, Cerber, or Dridex. Others are weaponized torrent files, while others still are parsed torrent files that rely on a high download rating, a reputation which the attackers artificially inflate by abusing compromised users' accounts to set up new seeds.

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Pankapu episode 1 is out on Steam

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:55am

Pankapu is out!!! Fan of old school games and touching story telling, Welcome !!!

Extreme Tachyon Phase Gameplay

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:44am

Boss version of Extreme Gundam. It has many form. This is one of it. -PureEvil

Charter Fights FCC's Attempt To Uncover 'Hidden' Cable Modem Fees

/. - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:20am
Charter is trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission to backtrack on a plan that would force cable providers to charge a separate fee for cable modems, an anonymous writes, citing an ArsTechnica report. From the article: Charter is unusual compared to other cable companies in that it doesn't tack on a cable modem rental fee when offering Internet service. But FCC officials don't think that's good for consumers, because the price of Charter Internet service is the same whether a customer uses a Charter modem or buys their own. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's latest proposal for new cable box rules would require companies to list fees for equipment used to access video. The FCC is clearly hoping that Charter will create a separate fee for cable modems and lower the base price of Internet service by a corresponding amount, thus letting customers save money in the long run by purchasing their own modems. (Separately from modems, Charter already charges monthly fees for the use of its TV set-top boxes.) "As part of the proposal, all pay-TV providers are required to be fully transparent about the cost consumers pay for leased equipment used to access video programming," an FCC spokesperson told Ars. "The goal is to uncover hidden fees and give consumers the ability to make informed choices. If a consumer chooses to purchase their own equipment at retail, our rules would require they no long have to pay for the built-in cost on their bill. We look forward to input from the Commissioners on this aspect of the proposal."

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Tom Hardy-Led “Taboo” Gets A New Tease

Dark Horizons - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:04am

Folllowing a dark and gritty teaser all the way back in February, FX has revealed a new promo for the upcoming eight-episode BBC One and FX event series “Taboo”.

Acclaimed British actor Tom Hardy is re-teaming with his “Locke” and “Peaky Blinders” collaborator Steven Knight on the show about an adventurer who returns to Britain from Africa, along with fourteen stolen diamonds, to seek vengeance against the East India Trading company who had a hand in the death of his father. Jonathan Pryce, Michael Kelly, Oona Chaplin and David Hayman co-star.

Hardy and his father Chips Hardy came up with the story while Hardy, Knight and Ridley Scott amongst others serve as executive producers. The series is currently targeting an early 2017 premiere.

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Trailer: Michael Fassbender In “Trespass Against Us”

Dark Horizons - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:57am

The first trailer has arrived for “Trespass Against Us,” the Michael Fassbender-led drama which premiered at Toronto the other week.

Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Georgie Smith and Killian Scott co-star in the film which follows the criminal Cutler family – a group that spreads across three generations and lives as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain’s richest countryside.

The Chemical Brothers are doing the score for the movie which will first appear on DirecTV starting November 24th ahead of a theatrical run early next year.

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New Promo For Affleck & Damon’s “Incorporated”

Dark Horizons - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:56am

Syfy has unveiled a new trailer for their upcoming Ben Affleck and Matt Damon executive produced series “Incorporated” which is set in a near future of corporate fascism – where large multinationals have unlimited power and have effectively become the new governments.

The story centers on Ben Larson, a young executive who conceals his true identity to survive as a company man. The series stars Sean Teale, Dennis Haysbert, Julia Ormond, Allison Miller and Eddie Ramos star in the project which is slated to premiere November 30th.

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First Trailer: Young Adult Fantasy “Fallen”

Dark Horizons - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:55am

With the young adult fantasy genre producing the occasional megahit (“Twilight”) or modest performer (“Divergent”) along with a string of critical and box-office duds, studios are playing it more cautious with efforts in this field.

“Fallen” is one such film, based on the Lauren Kate book series, which finally scored a trailer today. Set for a release in Singapore and Thailand in November, the long-delayed Scott Hicks-directed film follows a strong-willed seventeen-year-old named Luce (Addison Timlin) living a seemingly ordinary life until she is accused of a crime she didn’t commit.

Sent off to the imposing Sword & Cross reform school, Luce finds herself being courted by two mysterious students (Jeremy Irivine, Harrison Gilbertson) to whom she feels oddly connected – men who are actually fallen angels competing for her love for centuries.

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Rocket League AquaDome Next Month

Blue's News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:47am
Ignoring the lessons of Waterworld, the Rocket League website announces a free AquaDome update coming to Rocket League next month. As implied by the name, this is set underwater, but when a game is...

Resident Evil 7 Specs

Blue's News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:47am
Steam now offers system specifications for Resident Evil 7/Biohazard 7 (thanks VG247). Here's word on whether you should be scared to run the survival/horror sequel on your computer: MINIMUM: OS:...

Sorcery! Part 4: The Crown of Kings Released

Blue's News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:47am
Steve Jackson's Sorcery! Part 4: The Crown of Kings is now available, offering a conclusion to this adventure series for Windows, OS X, and mobiles. The PC editions are available on Steam, where both...

Tyranny Video Diary

Blue's News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:47am
This video is a new developer diary for Tyranny. This is the second in a three-part series talking with Obsidian about their upcoming RPG for Windows, OS X, and Linux. For those seeking more, there...

Morning Crowdfunding Roundup

Blue's News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:47am
The Rabbit and The Owl - A Cooperative Puzzle-platformer by Gary Chao ? Kickstarter. "Lead the Rabbit and Owl through a constantly shifting environment of light and dark space."

Gatherings & Competitions

Blue's News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:47am
XPO Game Festival Tickets, Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10-00 AM - Eventbrite. Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Morning Interviews

Blue's News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:47am
Pachter: Comparing PC gamers to racists was ?unfortunate?, but I never called them twits. "...the reporter apparently didn?t think that anything else I had to say was print-worthy." Star Citizen: 10...

Morning Consolidation

Blue's News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:47am
Gaming Console Market Double Digit Growth by 2021 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts Report 2016-2021. Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems. Virginia Is Now...

Morning Mobilization

Blue's News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:47am
Asus launches VR-ready GL702VM gaming notebook with GTX 1060.
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