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Apple Hits Encryption Key With DMCA Notice, Panic Shuts Down the Jailbreak Sub-Reddit

News A sub-Reddit dedicated to jailbreaking iOS devices put itself into lockdown yesterday after several DMCA notices were filed against the discussion forum. Various sources reported that the notices were filed by Apple, in an attempt to hinder distribution of jailbreaking-related tools and information. While that remains unconfirmed, Apple did use the DMCA to take […]

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Stream-Ripping Giant Convert2MP3 Settles With Music Industry and Shuts Down

The music industry has booked another victory in its efforts to shutter YouTube converter sites, also known as stream-rippers. Following legal action in Germany, Convert2MP3 has signed a settlement agreement with music groups IFPI and BVMI. The site will shut down immediately and pay an undisclosed amount as financial compensation. The music industry views stream-ripping […]

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Cheat Maker Shuts Down After Being Sued by Pokémon Go Creator

Cheat creator Global++ has shut down its operations after being sued in the United States. Pokémon Go creator Niantic accused the group of infringing its intellectual property rights and spoiling the gaming experience for legitimate players. Global++ websites and social media accounts are now offline. Video gaming is huge business, generating billions for companies around […]

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Torrent Site MagnetDL Shuts Down

The popular magnet torrent search engine MagnetDL has closed its doors after seven years. With its clean and easy-to-use interface, the site was the go-to site for many torrent users. It’s unclear why MagnetDL is closing shop, but former users will now have to find an alternative. Founded in 2012, MagnetDL offered a clean and […]

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Movie Piracy Giant Egy.best Shuts Down

One of the most-visited movie piracy sites in the world shut down this week. Egy.best, which was extremely popular in Arabic speaking countries, threw in the towel without any further explanation, leaving millions of movie and TV-show fans behind. To most people in the West, Egy.best may not ring a bell, but in Arabic speaking […]