Tag Archives: protection

YouTube Responds After Failing to Credit Video From One of Its Own Creators in Tweet

The issue was surfaced Dec. 25 by YouTuber and domino artist Lily Hevesh, the creator of the video from which the clip was pulled. Hevesh quoted YouTube’s tweet in question and replied: “I’m a bit disappointed that YouTube would take my video and re-upload it with absolutely no credit. People rip off my work everyday and it’s honestly saddening to see this happen by YouTube itself.” – Catie Keck, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/OaVy1Gz

Warning: You should be using a VPN service to protect your privacy, but not this one

Hola has apparently been selling its users’ bandwidth for a variety of reasons, including malware and spam distribution, opening their devices to third-parties that could easily access those connections without a user’s knowledge. The service, available on Android as an app and on desktop as a browser plugin, lets users disguise their true IP addresses and keep their traffic private. VPNs also let people access services that wouldn’t normally be available in their region, such as Netflix, Hulu, or other streaming sites. – Chris Smith, BGR

Tor shutters its anonymous Cloud service

Tor, founded in 2011, is software that routes traffic through a network maintained by volunteers. It was initially used by political activists living under repressive governments, but others, such as media companies seeking to shield whistleblowers, had started to turn to it as well. – Jackie Dove, The Next Web