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Blackmailer of Movie Producers Arrested A man blackmailed the makers of the upcoming movie The Boss Baby after he obtained a leaked copy. He demanded 20th Century Fox & Dreamworks to pay a bitcoin ransom to avoid the file leaking online before its official premiere. After 20th Century Fox paid ransom, a man was arrested and now remains in custody US Corporations Pull Ads from Google A number of American giants, including AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson and Enterprise, pulled adverts from YouTube and Google’s wider ad networks citing Google’s inability to guarantee that ads won’t appear alongside extremist content. Lithuanian Criminal Tricked US Tech Firms into Wiring Him $100m According to the information provided by the police but without any names, a Lithuanian man has managed to trick a couple of major US tech firms by phishing scheme into wiring him more than $100m. Man Will Stay in US Jail until He Unlocks Encrypted Hard Drives Francis Rawls has already spent 17 months in US jail and will stay there indefinitely unless he provides passwords to unlock his encrypted hard drives. A former Philadelphia police officer has so far refused to do so, citing the 5th amendment, UK Police Accused of Using Hackers to Access Emails It became known that British watchdog is investigating allegations that a secretive Scotland Yard unit may have used hackers to access the private emails of hundreds of protesters. Google Apologized for Extremist Ads after UK Pressure It turned out that Google Europe publicly apologized over placing ads next to extremist content only after it was “read the riot act” at a Whitehall summit Facebook Launched New System to Fight Fake News As promised, the social media giant is already rolling out its third-party fact-checking tool to combat fake news, which will alert users to “disputed content”. Back in late 2016, Court Asked Google to Name People Searching for Fraud Victim The search engine has been served with a search warrant requiring Google to hand over personally identifiable information on people from a particular town who have searched for a particular name. Google Europe Apologized over Extremists’ Ads Matt Brittin, head of Google Europe, has publicly brought his apologies to consumers and advertisers over the problem of online ads appearing next to extremist content. However, Scandal around Greek Anti-Piracy Group AEPI, a well-known Greek anti-piracy and royalties group, has found itself in a deep crisis after the government-sponsored investigation found irregularities in its accounts. Ernst & Young discovered AEPI didn’t pay over 42m euros owed to content creators, while not forgetting to pay themselves – for example,
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