So-called “cammed” versions of recent movies Fast Five and Scream 4, together with at least twenty-five other feature films, have made it past Google’s anti-piracy technology and onto YouTube.
The available movies seem to prove that Google’s decision to eliminate upload time limits for trusted usersmay have backfired, with certain users uploading several films along with more innocuous videos. It may also weaken Google’s relationship with Hollywood, which has strengthened in the past months. Google recently added top-tier movie rentals along with 20,000 licensed movie clips.
Speaking at a conference in Baltimore this week, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said that the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cyber Pilot, which currently involves 20 large defense companies, is already showing signs of success. It relies on classified threat “signatures” or data that can help detect malicious code before it penetrates a network.
One of the developments that led to what Golden Frog sees as the opportunity around a personal VPN is the debate around net neutrality, and the revelations about some of the deep packet inspection going on within ISPs. The company thinks users, equipped with the knowledge that unencrypted transmissions are potentially going to be looked at, will be looking for ways to encrypt those communications.
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