DRM

Pendrell Is An Extremely Low-Risk, High-Upside Short-Term Play

Pendrell had over $6 in cash per share as of the end of Q1, or just slightly below its current trading price.<p>The company just announced a settlement …

Stocks

New technology is eroding your right to tinker with things you own

Difference EngineNew technology is eroding your right to tinker with things you own<p>The end of ownership in the digital era<p>Science and technology<p>Jun …

Economics

7 Questions to Ask when Choosing the Right PDF DRM Protection Software

As a business, you will likely deal with data and documents on a regular basis. With cloud technology, sharing documents has become easier and …

Software

Grants

Grants awarded: 2017<p>The Gino Watkins Memorial Fund, under the joint trusteeship of the University of Cambridge and the Royal Geographical Society, …

UK Universities

The Paradox of a Weapon you Give to your Target

I pointed this problem out during my “cyberwar is bullshit” talk at RSA conference in 2012: once you begin <i>using</i> your cyberweapons, they become …

Command and Control

Hackers takeover Twitter accounts to spread fake news

Sounds like my worst nightmare.<p>Hackers are taking over Twitter accounts and spreading misinformation in a new kind of attack, The Verge reported, citing digital rights group Access Now. The accounts of human rights activists and journalists in Venezuela and Bahrain have been the targets.<p>The hack, …

Technology

AMD Submits Radeon/AMDGPU DRM Updates Slated For Linux 4.13

AMD developers have submitted their first round of Radeon/AMDGPU feature updates to DRM-Next for in turn targeting the Linux 4.13 kernel...

Linux

Here’s how BP is testing out blockchain technology with fintech startup BTL Group

BP is expanding a trial of blockchain technology for gas trading with startup BTL Group.<p>A successful pilot of BTL’s blockchain-based Interbit …

FinTech

Anwar: Not up to Dr M to decide on PM

PETALING JAYA: It is not up to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to decide who should be the Opposition's prime minister candidate, PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar …

Malaysia

Not for Dr M to decide if he's opposition's PM candidate, says Anwar

SHAH ALAM: Pakatan Harapan will have the final say on who its candidate is for prime minister, said jailed former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar …

VMProtect Accuses Denuvo Of Using Unlicensed Software In Its Antipiracy DRM

To date, the most remarkable aspect of the Denuvo story was the very brief stint it had as a successful DRM. Brief is the operative word, of course, …

Security

Game devs challenged hackers to beat DRM, and you can probably guess what happened

The question of whether or not to add a layer of digital rights management (DRM) to online games is something that many independent developers …

Gaming

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Welcome to the weekend. It's time to prep for Apple's next big event and carefully consider what could happen if the government legalizes "hacking back."<p>Tune in Monday.What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2017<p>This week Apple will put on a big show for developers …

Nintendo Switch

RiME Drops Denuvo DRM a Week After Launch

RiME Drops Denuvo DRM a Week After Launch<p>So much for Denuvo DRM being uncrackable, it took just five days to render it useless.<p>On May 26, developer …

Gaming

Rime players crack DRM, just days after launch (update)

That tamper tech was slowing the game down<p>Players have figured out how to get around <i>Rime</i>’s digital rights management protection in a matter of days. Turns out the DRM had a negative effect on Rime's performance, slowing down load times, according to those who cracked it. Now the onus is on its …

Gaming

Digital Rights Advocates Sue Justice Dept. To Learn More About FBI Paying Off Best Buy Informants

A child pornography case in California has grown into a strange thing over the years, as lawyers for the defendant argued — and later proved — that …

Surveillance

'Rime' Piracy Challenge Defeated Immediately, Devs Remove DRM From Game

The traditional piracy narrative goes like this:<p>The PC version of a game has some form of DRM<br>• Pirates crack it almost immediately<p>Sometimes, the narrative goes like this:<p>The PC version of a game has an aggressively obnoxious form of DRM<br>• Reports circulate that the DRM actually has a negative effect on …

Gaming

Pirates Say Rime's DRM Slows Down The Game, But Denuvo Denies It [UPDATE]

A week after release, much of the discussion surrounding <i>Rime</i> isn’t about the ruins or the mystery, but rather piracy. Players claim anti-piracy …

Gaming

Rime developer removes game’s DRM after software cracked

The recently released adventure-puzzle game <i>Rime</i> has brought light to the subject of DRM and anti-piracy software this last week. Shortly after …

Gaming

Rime Dev Will Drop Denuvo DRM If Game Is Cracked

The PC version of the recently released indie adventure game Rime uses Denuvo DRM for its anti-tampering mechanism, as a number of other games do.<p>Its use of Denuvo has not been without controversy, and now the game's developer has responded. In a post on Steam (via Kotaku), Tequila Works said it …

Gaming

Where is eBook Interoperability?

Music is DRM-free, why not ebooks?

Publishing

ANTI-NAJIB TSUNAMI SWEEPS THROUGH MALAY SMALL TOWNS & VILLAGES: DR M & UMNO REBELS LEAD THE BATTLE FOR CHANGE

According to news reports on the celebration of Umno’s 71st anniversary, Prime Minister Najib Razak had teased Umno supporters by asking if he should …

Book Review: The End of Ownership

In the digital age, a lot depends on whether we actually own our stuff, and who gets to decide that in the first place.<p>In The End of Ownership: …

Publishing

The Definitive Guide For Self Publishing on Amazon - Self-Publishing School Blog

You’ve just finished writing a book and now you want to self publish your soon-to-be-bestseller on Amazon. But wait…after doing some research into …

Publishing

Netflix app will no longer run on rooted Android devices

Netflix has become one of the main forces for DRM in the world, a driver behind the W3C's dangerous, web-scale DRM project, and now they've announced …

Android Lollipop

Malaysia eyes sale of Proton as Dr M’s auto power dream dies

In its day, automaker Proton Holdings was a source of national pride and the centrepiece of a bold strategy by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. — Pictureby …

Mahathir Mohamad

This is why Netflix is now blocked on some phones

Netflix could be about to stop working on millions of Android smartphones, thanks to a new update.<p>The streaming company recently started rolling out …

Netflix

Netflix has banned jailbroken Android phones from downloading its mobile app

From now on, you will have to use un-rooted Android devices to download the Netflix app from Google Play.<p>Netflix has decided to prevent users on …

Google Play

New Netflix DRM Blocks Rooted Phone Owners From Downloading The Netflix App

As this site has long documented, DRM more often than not provides a false sense of security to those terrified of piracy, yet just as frequently …

Netflix

Netflix will no longer work on rooted Android devices

If you have a rooted Android device, be aware that you may no longer be able to use the Netflix app going forward. The streaming company confirmed that its latest app update will block devices that are not “Google-certified or have been altered” from accessing the mobile service.<p>While Netflix did …

Netflix