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Google Apps Admins Get More File Sharing Control

Google Apps Admins Get More File Sharing Control

Google announced the addition of a new “Access Checker” feature in the settings in the admin console in Google Apps. This is designed to give admins greater control over sharing options of employees. You can access this by going to Admin console > Apps > Google Apps > Settings for Drive > Sharing settings. Admins will have three options for …

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Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive

Microsoft announced a couple of new ways to share files with Outlook Web App (OWA) and OneDrive for Business. The features are aimed at helping people better share and collaborate with one another. In OWA, when you send an email, you can insert a link to a file on your OneDrive for Business cloud drive as opposed to just attaching …

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Gene Simmons Says Rock Is Dead. Gene Simmons Is Wrong.

Kiss founder and co-frontman, Gene Simmons, is a businessman. It’s as simple as that. He will do and say almost anything to protect and promote his investments and properties. So when Gene Simmons says something authoritative, outlandish or controversial, you have to take it with a palmful of Kosher salt. Recently, in an interview with Esquire magazine, an interview conducted …

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Breaking Bad Finale Already Breaking Online Piracy Records

As the Internet went wild watching the final moments of Walter White’s existence in the land of television–an existence that will no doubt live on in streaming reruns–folks who didn’t have access to the episode made sure they didn’t have to wait long to find out how the show ended. Naturally, the content acquisition method of choice for the Breaking …

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UK Government Introduces Intellectual Property Crime Unit

Late last week, spokespersons the City of London police force announced the creation of a special crime unit, one that will focus on intellectual property abuse, otherwise known as illegal file sharing. The new branch, called the Intellectual Property Crime Unit, will focus primarily on eliminating illegal peer-2-peer activities within the United Kingdom. The details of the new task force …

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Google Drive Now Lets You Share Files More Quickly

Google quietly announced a new file-sharing feature for Google Drive. When you’re using Google Drive on a Mac or PC, you can now share with a right click from the Google Drive folder. Google said in a brief update on its Google Drive Google+ page, “For those looking to share files more quickly, listen up. You can now share with …

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Google Drive May Soon Get Gmail Attachments

Google Drive could be on the road to becoming a major file sharing tool for people with Google accounts. It’s clear that Google is building toward consolidating its various products into a central Google experience. If nothing else, last year’s privacy policy changes indicated as much (not to mention the continued integration of Google+ into all things Google). Google has …

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New Research Once Again Confirms That Pirates Are The Best Customers

The media industry really hates pirates. The companies that produce music, movies and everything else constantly berate pirates and tell the world that these people are destroying their business. These companies used to sue alleged file sharers, but now they’re content with just throttling the bandwidth of accused pirates. A new study suggests they may want to rethink their tactics. …

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Kim Dotcom Says Mega Is Pants For The Internet

The new Mega is almost upon us. The site is expected to go up on the one year anniversary of Megaupload being taken down. Dotcom has shared plenty of details on the site thus far, but now he’s advertising the brand’s rebirth in radio ads. For the past few weeks, Dotcom has been teasing more information about the new Mega …

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Pirate Bay Proxy Taken Down By UK Pirate Party

If you recall, the BPI requested that the UK Pirate Party take down its Pirate Bay proxy late last month. At the time, the head of UK’s Pirate Party said that he received a notice, but had not made any decision regarding it yet. Now he has, and it’s an unexpected turn of events for a party that passionately fights …

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UK Record Industry Tells Pirate Party To Shut Down Its Pirate Bay Proxy

ISPs in the UK are legally mandated to block access to The Pirate Bay thanks to a high court ruling in April. The ruling was welcomed by the British Phonographic Industry as a step towards curtailing piracy. As it turned out, the block did absolutely nothing to stem the tides of piracy, and now the BPI is going after one …

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Should Parents Be Held Responsible For Their Child’s Online Behavior?

The Internet is a big, dangerous place where kids can get in all kinds of trouble. That’s at least the line fed to us by various groups that advocate parents take a stricter approach in monitoring their children’s Internet usage. It’s a noble sentiment, but can parents be held responsible for their child’s actions online? It’s an interesting question, and …

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Me.ga Domain Suspended By Gabon’s Communication Minister

Megaupload is coming back soon, or at least, that’s the plan. The Megaupload founder revealed to Wired in October that the reboot of his popular file sharing site would be called Me.ga to avoid any interference from the US government. Dotcom may have overlooked interference from any entirely different party though – the government of Gabon. The .ga domain is …

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Pirates More Likely To Pay For Digital And Physical Media Than Non-Pirates

There’s nothing worse than pirates who steal and share content freely without repercussion. That’s at least what the entertainment industry would have you believe. They want everybody to know just how despicable those who would share their content really are. Problem is – the people they vilify are actually their biggest customers. A new study from the Dutch Institution for …

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Kim Dotcom Shares Details On Mega, The Megaupload Successor

For the past few months, Kim Dotcom has been teasing the return of Megaupload. It appears, however, that Megaupload will not be returning. Instead, Dotcom will be releasing Mega, a new service that might just shake up the file sharing industry. Speaking to Wired, Dotcom revealed that Mega will be a return to Megaupload while simultaneously being completely new. It’s …

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The Pirate Capital Of The United States May Surprise You

Piracy is everywhere. The Internet and BitTorrent in particular have made the downloading of music, movies, and games extremely easy. Some people pirate more than others, and that’s worth studying. It could give musicians a good idea of who’s pirating their stuff the most so they can wisely market more to them, or unwisely sue them. British data tracking firm …

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ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year

You may recall an effort on the part of the Center for Copyright Information to start a six-strike warning system for repeat copyright infringers. The plan called for tracking of Internet users and calling them out when they were found to be downloading copyrighted content. The warning system was to be put in place last year, but has been delayed …

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File Sharing Is Now Legal… In Portugal

Portugal has a piracy problem. The European country has been the focus of anti-piracy group ACAPOR for some time now. It all came to a head last year when the organization delivered over 2,000 IP addresses of alleged file sharers to the Attorney General’s office. The Attorney General’s office was silent for a year, but they have finally come to …

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Mediacom Takes File Sharing Punishments To Absurd New Levels

Are you a Mediacom subscriber? Do you use file sharing services to obtain content? If so, you may want to switch to a different provider. The ISP’s new three-strike system is absurdly anti-consumer. Mediacom is a very large ISP. They mostly serve small towns and cities throughout the U.S., however, so they don’t get as much media play as Time …

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The New Megaupload Is Almost Upon Us

It’s been over six months since Megaupload was shut down by the feds for charges of criminal copyright infringement. Since then, Kim Dotcom has been fighting court cases in New Zealand and the U.S. He’s also been working on a revival of Megaupload in his spare time. That revival may be happening sooner than later. Over the weekend, Dotcom tweeted …

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Google Drive API Gets JavaScript Support

Google really wants you to develop for Drive. It has the potential to become the next great collaborative portal for creators to share their latest work with others. Developers are already building apps for Drive that take advantage of the recently released API. Now Google is making it more accessible. Ali Afshar, Tech Lead for Google Drive Developer Relations, let …

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Kim Dotcom Details The Return Of Megaupload

The old Megaupload is dead. Even if Kim Dotcom wins every court case and has the site returned to him, it would be fairly useless. That’s why the Megaupload founder is planning on launching a new Megaupload later this year. We knew it was coming, but we didn’t know any details until today’s announcement. Like with all major announcements, Dotcom …

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BitTorrent Torque Allows Users To Make Torrent-Based Web Apps

Does the introduction of introduction of web-based app development further legitimize the concept of file sharing via BitTorrent technology? Does it remove the vail of “this kind of technology is only used to steal” from act of sharing torrents with other computer users? Whether or not that was the goal of the BitTorrent developers, it’s hard not to consider the …

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Steve Wozniak And Kim Dotcom Cement Their BFF Status

We brought you news last week that Kim Dotcom has been on a Twitter/Instagram binge. He loves posting pictures of himself, his kids and all the crazy hijinks he and his friends get into. It was just this past weekend that he posted a picture of his friends riding around on an all-terrain segways and golf carts. One of the …

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Dropbox Can Now Downloads Torrents Through Boxopus

Ever since the war on file sharers began in the early 2000s, people have been looking for more and more ways to share files anonymously. The use of encrypted torrents and VPNs have met with success. There has also been a rise among the use of alternative file sharing software that allows users to share anonymously. The problem with these …

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Dropbox to Drop Public Folders, Updates iOS App

Dropbox today updated its app for iOS, adding features and offering users some extra storage. This comes on the same day as reports have surfaced that Dropbox will be eliminating public folders from their service. The iOS update includes the ability for iPhone and iPad users to automatically upload photos and video over either Wi-Fi or data. To encourage Apple …

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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tenenbaum File-Sharing Case

We reported last week on the efforts of Charles Nesson to have the Supreme Court hear his client’s (Joel Tenenbaum) case. The Supreme Court has denied Nesson’s petition. It’s unfortunate since a Supreme Court verdict would go a long way in clearing up the mess we’re in right now. As we explained on Friday, the problem came in the form …

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VKontakte Loses Appeal Over Allegations Of Copyright Infringement

Are you aware of VKontakte? It’s essentially the Facebook of Russia that was founded by Pavel Durov. You may remember Durov as the guy who gave Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales $1 million on stage in January during the DLD conference. Unfortunately, VKontakte is in a spot of trouble with the law. The Web site, like Facebook, allows people to share …

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The Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack

Now this is odd. The Pirate Bay is a priority target to almost every government and media corporation on the planet, but none of them have ever been successful in truly taking down the Web site. It would appear that somebody finally has done the impossible though – restrict access to The Pirate Bay on a global level. Speaking to …

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Pirate Pay Aims To Kill Sharing Over BitTorrent

You’re not misreading that headline, there is a new company called “Pirate Pay.” It’s not some kind of illegal service that offers to pay people for the amount of content they pirate, but rather aims to kill piracy on the Internet. Pirate Pay is a Russia-based company that has one simple goal – to kill torrents. It’s actually not as …

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