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Popcorn Time for your browser makes illegal movie streaming even easier

photo: browserpopcorn.xyz, The Verge

Popcorn Time, which operates like Netflix but via pirated media streams from torrent sites, was previously only available as a desktop and Android mobile app users had to download. Now you can use Popcorn Time by venturing over to browserpopcorn.xyz, no login required. […] The browser version was created by 15-year-old Serbian programmer Milan Kragujevic, who appears to have cloned the original Popcorn Time project first created last year before it was shut down due to legal concerns. Replicating, or so-called forking, the initial app has become a seemingly never-ending game of cat-and-mouse between piracy advocates and the movies studios and law enforcement bodies trying to crack down on them. – Nick Statt, The Verge

Have your say on the FCC’s plan to lock down WiFi routers

photo: Engadget

Many folks are concerned that the overly broad wording will force manufacturers to just lock out DD-WRT and other open-source programs and be done with it. Others believe that with recent net-neutrality decisions, the FCC won’t take any draconian actions. If you’ve got concerns, why not express them on the EFF‘s petition, where they’ll be “viewable online one day after being submitted to the FCC public docket?” As the FCC itself put it, “this is, of course, why the FCC does notices of proposed rulemaking and seeks comment from the parties and affected stakeholders.” – Steve Dent, Engadget

Apple TV will have an open API for universal search

Simple for users is a good thing, but it’ll be interesting to see how powerful this API really is. Between downloaded content, streaming subscriptions, disparate content (if seasons one and two of your favorite show were on Netflix, but three through five were on another service) and Apple’s own interest via iTunes, I’ll be interested to see how ‘simple’ is balanced. – Nate Swanner, The Next Web

Piksel told to pass source code to client FilmFlex

The High Court in London has ordered Piksel Inc. has been ordered to hand over source code to VOD delivery provider FilmFlex. […] owned since May 2014 by the US firm Vubiquity Inc, used software provided by the former Ioko to both deliver content and interface with the billing systems of its customers. These include Virgin Media, TalkTalk, 4oD and EE. Vubiquity said it couldn’t run its business thoroughly without access to the source codes. – Julian Clover, Broadband TV News  
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