Imagine the worst that can happen with modern networked technology. Then imagine worse still. A lack of imagination has already led to an Orwellian turn down a very dark path.
Fraudsters spoof devices to disguise how they inflate the number of views for video adverts. This is an iteration of the broadening threat of phoney online users generating faux traffic.
UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries laughed about Netflix’s ‘generosity’ as she spoke with a parliamentary committee.
The video streaming business is dramatically reversing course as its share price undergoes a sharp correction.
Rules that stop UK comms providers intimidating vulnerable people are set aside when the BBC collects money.
France and the European Union could readily extend sanctions to Russian satellite TV channels but may fear reprisals.
32 year old Darren Walker made ‘thousands of pounds’ by selling compromised account details for BT Sports and Sky TV.
Lawyers for beIN described Saudi TV piracy as ‘the most widespread and damaging piracy operations that the world has ever seen’.
23 year old Sydney web developer Evan McMahon was shown leniency because of his age and autism.
AT&T’s woes following the purchase of satellite broadcaster DirecTV for USD49mn in 2015 are representative of fundamental changes in how people consume video.