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Why Chasing Aussie Pirates Backfired For Dallas Buyers Club

For Voltage Pictures, producers of the movie Dallas Buyers Club, extracting substantial fines from a large number of Australians who downloaded their movie illegally should have been relatively straightforward. They had used the model in other countries successfully and Australia had politicians and a legal framework that supported the protection of intellectual property. So what went wrong?


Briefly: Star Wars Universe Analysed, Thieves Love Audi, EB Games Sick Burn

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Computer program used to take a closer look at the massive Star Wars universe, Audi cars are favoured by thieves, EB accidentally pokes fun of Xbox One.


GitHub Enterprise 2.5 Brings Additional Support To Growing Development Teams

Code repository hosting service GitHub has updated its enterprise offering to provide more support for development teams within large companies. GitHub Enterprise 2.5 is focused on making it easier for teams to add new users to their software projects, facilitating secure collaboration and weeding out performance issues that crop up when working with large groups of developers.


Ask LH: What Can I Do About All This Spam?

Dear Lifehacker, I have just tried to unsubscribe from a marketing email from a business who I’d previously bought some items from in-store. However, when I clicked the unsubscribe link it automatically subscribed me to another email marketing service. Since then I have been receiving at least one spam email every 20 minutes from the new list. Is there any recourse against this business for providing a dodgy unsubscribe link?


Top Cloud Concerns For Organisations in 2016

There’s no doubt that organisations of all sizes are looking to cloud computing for IT cost savings and the ability to remain competitive as technology becomes a key part of doing business. But there are associated challenges for companies that do adopt cloud technology. We take a look at some of the top concerns for companies when it comes to cloud computing.


Five Things I Learned From Being A Pickpocket Victim

Yesterday afternoon, while boarding a train at Circular Quay station, a stranger plucked my wallet straight out of my back pocket. I never felt a thing. Within ten minutes, they had already used my credit card to make a fraudulent transaction. Here are five hard lessons that the experience taught me.


It's Over: Dallas Buyers Club Gives Up On iiNet Piracy Court Case

The rights owners of the Dallas Buyers Club film have finally thrown in the towel on its piracy court case against ISP iiNet. Dallas Buyers Club LLC (DBC LLC) launched legal action against iiNet and several smaller ISPs in late 2014 to acquire details on their subscribers that were suspected of illegally downloading the movie. The rights holders eventually lost the court case but had the right to appealed. Now the court battle is officially over.


App Deals: Manage Your Entire Home Budget Through A Single App

Today’s best deals include Louvre HD for Android, HomeBudget for iOS and Toilet People for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Microsoft Finally Makes Edge InPrivate Browsing Mode Private

Last week, we reported that Microsoft Edge Browser’s InPrivate mode was still keeping track of users who didn’t want their browsing history to be recorded. It’s a disconcerting discovery considering the Edge browser launched last year and the flaw was only found recently. It would seem Microsoft has now fixed the problem.


Hearthstone Online Game Cheaters Expose Themselves To Malware

Players of the insanely popular Hearthstone video game by Blizzard Entertainment are being targeted by cyber attackers. Well, specifically players who are looking for online tools to cheat in the game. Here are the details.


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