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Welcome to this weeks summary of news relating to Cyber Security, Anti-Piracy, Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection and many other online security topics. In this summary we provide you with a selection of news items that we feel capture this week in terms of piracy and online protection. We provide you with a short introduction of a news item (written by the respective website); if you feel like you want to read more about a specific topic, you can click on the provided links below.

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Japan asks ISPs to block websites in effort to tackle manga piracy

The Japanese government decided Friday on an emergency measure targeting websites hosting pirated manga, digital magazines and other content, urging internet service providers to block access.

Read the full story at mainichi.jp

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Verimatrix and TMG Join Forces to Bolster Anti-piracy Capabilities through Real-time Precision Targeting

Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, and TMG, a global anti-piracy business partner, today announced their initiative to combine capabilities for an end-to-end revenue security solution that combats the growing threat of content redistribution and illegal streaming devices.

Read the full story at prnewswire.com

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Russia ranks second in the world for digital piracy

Digital piracy has experienced a decrease in Spain for second consecutive year in terms of absolute figures, although the percentage of individuals accessing pirate content remains the same.

Read full story at intellinews.com

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Rep. Carter grills Zuckerberg on drug ads, piracy on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday, the second of two congressional hearings for him this week. Zuckerberg faced another grilling on user privacy and foreign intervention on the site following reports that Cambridge Analytica gained access to personal data of Facebook users.

Read full story at wsav.com