US security experts claim a 12-story office building outside of Shanghai is the headquarters of a hacking unit in China established to attack international computer networks. Beijing has rejected the allegations, calling the reports “unreliable”.
The UK's first private navy in almost 200 years has been set up by a group of pioneering businessmen, former marines and retired captains and soldiers to defend shipping off the coast of east Africa from the threat of pirates.
Google and Yahoo, companies known for their anti-piracy stance, are among the top 10 organizations advertising on websites that receive the most complaints for copyright infringement, a study has revealed.
The US movie industry claims online piracy is costing it billions of dollars in lost revenues. However, data released by TorrentFreak shows “BitTorrent piracy is rampant in Hollywood” where studios employees are busy pirating films.
BPI, a UK music industry association, has threatened court action against six members of the UK Pirate Party over copyright violations following their refusal to take down a Pirate Bay proxy website. The website has been banned in Britain.
The US has accused the Russian VKontakte social network of copyright infringement by allowing users to access copyright-protected content without right-holders’ permission. The accusations refer to the illegal sharing of music and video though the website
Apple fans in Russia have something to celebrate. The company has finally launched an iTunes Store for local users. On top of this, the price for downloading tunes by local and international singers is half that in America.
A newly-released internal investigation by the US Air Force has shown a plague of non-mission-related accidents involving drones in its foreign operations. Meanwhile, Washington is pushing ahead with plans to allow drones into US civil airspace.