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McAfee Patents Technology to Detect and Block Pirated Content


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I can see how this may not prove very popular to a lot of users. (not condoning anything here, just stating facts)

 

https://torrentfreak.com/mcafee-patents-technology-to-detect-and-block-pirated-content-130424/

 

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What a pathetic patent. They're just using a blacklist of known filesharing sites and comparing it to each URL a user visits.

 

That's like; eight four lines of code. Impressive, McAfee.

 

Changed from eight to four, after writing some code that would probably work: at least for IE.

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We'll see Google Glasses before we ever see this. :unsure:

I doubt it would take people long to circumvent it though...

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They're just using a blacklist of known filesharing sites and comparing it to each URL a user visits.

 

They must not have heard of a HOSTS file then, and hopefully they can blacklist themselves. :lol:

 

I'd only see such a block being good for companies/corporations and free Internet hot spots to protect themselves from legal repercussions of users downloading habits.

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problem is it will only block known and such methods and locations are changed often so MF will always be behind

 

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I can see only one purpose to this and it's an ulterior one.

 

They're hoping enough pressure from interested parties can be brought to bear on the browser developers to make this a compulsory part of their code.

 

As a voluntary install it's a non starter, so it has to be more than that.

 

 

EDIT: And of course the search engine people.

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I actually think the people they are hoping will use this are probably the same ones who don't realize they are doing anything wrong.

I hear people all the time say they downloaded this game/movie/whatever from google. I think some people literally don't understand that just because it comes up with a search that its wrong to download.

 

Also the ones who pirate A LOT definitely aren't going to install this crap. I guess I just don't see the point in creating this software at all.

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