A new scaremongering video from the Digital Citizens Alliance is once again warning people that so-called ‘Illicit Streaming Devices’ are terribly evil. Sadly, on top of the usual propaganda, the Hollywood-funded group depicts a Raspberry Pi as a ”disreputable device”, one that can expose users to malware, ID theft, financial loss, and ransomware.
The MPAA’s former VP of Worldwide Internet Enforcement says that the industry narrative on piracy is no longer based on trying to get people to act ethically. Hemanshu Nigam says the discussion today is based around the dangers that pirate sites can pose to those who visit them. Few listened before, will they listen now?
With a new public service announcement, a group of State Attorneys General warns the public that pirate sites are a severe threat to online safety. Hackers use pirate websites to steal IDs and financial information, or even take over people’s webcams without their knowledge, they say.
A new report from the Digital Citizens Alliance, which bundles Internet piracy, hacking, malware, and fake news into one convenient bundle, suggests that platforms like Facebook and YouTube should collaborate to weed out ”bad actors.” In the same way that casinos share information about cheats, Internet platforms should do the same, the report argues.