Krebs Is Back Online Thanks To Google’s Project Shield

“After the massive 600gbps DDOS attack on KrebsOnSecurity.com that forced Akamai to withdraw their (pro-bono) DDOS protection, krebsonsecurity.com is now back online, hosted by Google,” reports Slashdot reader Gumbercules!!.

“I am happy to report that the site is back up — this time under Project Shield, a free program run by Google to help protect journalists from online censorship,” Brian Krebs wrote today, adding “The economics of mitigating large-scale DDoS attacks do not bode well for protecting the individual user, to say nothing of independent journalists…anyone with an axe to grind and the willingness to learn a bit about the technology can become an instant, self-appointed global censor.”

[T]he Internet can’t route around censorship when the censorship is all-pervasive and armed with, for all practical purposes, near-infinite reach and capacity. I call this rather unwelcome and hostile development the “The Democratization of Censorship….” [E]vents of the past week have convinced me


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The Pirate Bay Now Blocked In Chrome, Firefox, And Safari

An anonymous reader writes: Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari are actively blocking direct access to The Pirate Bay. Kickass Torrents suffered such a similar incident last month, because of the intermediary confirmation screen that appeared every time users navigated away from the site. The reason why these three browsers block access to The Pirate Bay is unknown, but it could be related to a malvertising campaign that has plagued the site for more than two weeks. Two weeks ago, the malvertising campaign intensified right when season six of Game of Thrones premiered.
Meanwhile, HBO is contacting sites asking them to remove Game of Thrones torrents, and sending thousands of copyright infringement warnings to ISPs, urging them to remind pirates that they can stream HBO content legally after purchasing a subscription to HBO.


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