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Authorities shut down notorious revenge porn site

The notorious revenge porn website Anon-IB, which has been linked to celebrity nude photo hacks, has been taken down, marking a victory for human rights advocates and people affected by the site. Anon-IB – also known as the “Best Anonymous Image Board” – appears to have been seized by Dutch law enforcement authorities, Vice’s tech site Motherboard reported Wednesday. When […]

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Bandai Namco, ‘Wallace & Gromit’ Creator Announce New World War I Game

Bandai Namco, publisher of the “Tekken” and “Soulcalibur” series, is partnering with independent developer DigixArt and “Wallace & Gromit” creator Aardman Animation Studios on a new story-driven World War I adventure game called “11-11: Memories Retold,” the companies announced Wednesday. As of right now, details on “11-11” are relatively scant, but based on the game’s reveal trailer (seen below) it […]

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Snapchat Considers Tweaking Some of Its Controversial Redesign

Some of Snapchat’s controversial redesign may not be here to stay, after all: The company has begun to test design tweaks that would once again combine stories of celebrities with those of your friends on a single page. Recode was first to spot those tests Tuesday, which have since been confirmed by the company. “We are always listening to our community […]

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Peter Thiel Ends Bid to Buy Gawker

Peter Thiel is no longer trying to get his hands on Gawker’s now-dormant website and its archive of articles — apparently to avoid a costly and embarrassing legal fight over his backing of the litigation that drove Gawker Media into bankruptcy. In a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York Wednesday, Thiel and his investment firm, Thiel Capital, […]

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APOS: Iflix Revamps Video Streaming Model for Developing Markets

Asia-based streaming service, iflix is ditching its traditional subscription video model to replace it with a hybrid strategy that it says is better adapted to emerging markets. The iflix 3.0 model combines a free tier, a curated movie of the day, and a line-up of premium short-form content. “When we began iflix, we naively believed that the Western entertainment model […]

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Woman uses someone else’s urine for drug test, fails anyway

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — An Ohio woman might want to ask some questions if she tries to borrow someone’s urine again to pass a drug test. WTOV-TV reports 24-year-old Kiana Wallace was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday, in eastern Ohio’s Belmont County, after submitting a borrowed urine sample that tested positive for drugs. Wallace pleaded guilty earlier this […]

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APOS: China’s Booming Streaming Market is Opening to Specialty Platforms

The transformation of China’s video market is creating opportunities for new specialty players, as well as driving up content acquisition prices, says Thomas Hui, COO at CMC Holdings. Those trends are informing a portfolio consolidation at CMC Holdings’ parent company, China Media Capital. CMC has been a pioneering media investor in China, and includes Warner Bros. and WPP among its […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, ‘Game of Thrones’ win big at Webby Awards

LOS ANGELES — Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Game of Thrones” and a key figure in the #MeToo movement are among the winners of this year’s Webby Awards. Miranda won the Webby for public service and social activism for his work raising money for charities assisting Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Susan Fowler, the former Uber employee whose harassment revelations […]

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Piracy 3.0: The Good, the Bad and Kodi (Guest Column)

The Good: Blockchain Joins the Fray When Hollywood filmmaker Jeremy Culver releases his next movie – the romantic indie comedy “No Postage Necessary” – in June, he will take title to having the first feature distributed with the help of blockchain technology. As Culver put it in a press release announcing his movie, “There are many advantages to blockchain distribution, […]

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