The Online Porn Industry Continues to Adopt Bitcoin for Payments
Jun30

The Online Porn Industry Continues to Adopt Bitcoin for Payments

There’s a lot of talk about drug purchases on darknet markets with bitcoin and the use of the censorship-resistant currency growing within the online gambling industry. However, there is another taboo industry that uses bitcoin more profoundly than we can imagine — The pornography business has been embracing bitcoin for quite some time and continues to adopt the digital asset for payments at an exponential rate. Also...

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200 ‘Pirate’ Media Player Sellers Shut Down After EU Court Ruling
Jun30

200 ‘Pirate’ Media Player Sellers Shut Down After EU Court Ruling

The huge increase in popularity of piracy-configured set-top boxes has been nothing short of amazing over the past 18 months. According to numerous reports, their use has become somewhat of an epidemic in Europe, prompting concern from anti-piracy organizations across the continent. One group at the forefront is Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN, who took a case against a seller of ‘pirate’ boxes all the way to the European...

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New Lawsuit Demands ISP Blockades Against ‘Pirate’ Site Sci-Hub
Jun30

New Lawsuit Demands ISP Blockades Against ‘Pirate’ Site Sci-Hub

Founded more than 140 years ago, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is a leading source of academic publications in the field of chemistry. The non-profit organization has around 157,000 members and researchers publish tens of thousands of articles a year in its peer-reviewed journals. ACS derives a significant portion of its revenue from its publishing work, which is in large part behind a paywall. As such, it is not happy with...

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LinchPin: A simplified cloud orchestration tool using Ansible
Jun30

LinchPin: A simplified cloud orchestration tool using Ansible

Late last year, my team announced LinchPin, a hybrid cloud orchestration tool using Ansible. Provisioning cloud resources has never been easier or faster. read...

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Web comic adapted to animation thanks to open license
Jun30

Web comic adapted to animation thanks to open license

Marking a major milestone for the sustainability of free-culture production, David Revoy’s popular free-culture fantasy web comic, Pepper & Carrot, about a young witch (Pepper) and her cat (Carrot), has been adapted into a motion-comic style animation by Nikolai Mamashev, produced by Konstantin Dmitriev’s Morevna Project. read...

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