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How many people subscribe to OnlyFans for its cookery shows?
In context: Look up OnlyFans on Wikipedia, and you'll find it's defined as an internet content subscription service—a description that could be applied to a site such as Patreon—but few people visit OF for the purpose of listening to podcasts. Yet despite users spending $3.9 billion on the platform in 2021, it wants to move away from its image as a paid-for porn site, just as its home country of the UK looks to finalize the Online Safety Bill.
Features 720p streaming with five minutes of ads per hour, but about 10 percent of the catalog is MIA
Fragmented streaming options are partially to blame
And the launch of a new industry consortium called the OpenXLA Project
The scam would have you believe Russia sends cosmonauts up, then charges them to come home
How to activate it on private systems and professional networks
A hot potato: End Live Piracy Now is a new initiative against unlicensed streaming of live sports and events. More than 100 organizations want the EU to "end piracy" for good, with new laws that would shut pirate servers off even before a live show comes to an end. Which is easier said than done.
It was all going on at TwitchCon
Acquisition spree is still going strong with well-known gaming and media brands
Mountain View's anti-piracy activity is going strong, and rightsholders are happier than ever
In a nutshell: Elon Musk seems to have changed his mind again and will buy Twitter after all for the originally agreed-upon amount. He will end up paying $54.20 per share, with the entire deal being worth around $44 billion.
The Wayback Machine contains more than 700 billion web pages is approaching 100 petabytes
TikTok doesn't have as many trackers out there as Google and Facebook, but its ad platform is young
Would you subscribe to its Premium service for 4K?
WTF?! It might sound like a terrible idea, but YouTube could start charging users who want to watch videos on the platform in 4K, making the resolution exclusive to its $12-per-month Premium service. There's no confirmation that owner Google will go down this route as it could only be a test to gauge reaction, though such a move would obviously cause a lot of anger from creators and viewers alike.
Are 53.5 million visits per month low?
The big picture: Backdoor.Stegmap is a potent backdoor hidden within a simple Windows logo image file through steganography-based encryption. Chinese cyber-criminals are working hard with new and old techniques to permanently compromise high-level government and diplomatic targets.
Malicious software can infect Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and several chip architectures
Taking a more relaxed approach to disinformation campaigns
No more box picking
In a nutshell: Stable Diffusion is a phenomenal example of how much a picture is worth more than a thousand words. In fact, by cutting the image-generation text prompt altogether, the visual AI could be used to get a highly compressed, high quality image file.
5%, 11%, or 20%, what's the real number?
In a nutshell: While not a widespread phenomenon anymore, piracy continues to drive a significant amount of Internet traffic around the world. TV shows like House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings are particularly popular, even though the former seems to be way more interesting for P2P pirates.
Will the Prime Early Access Sale be a success?
In brief: Amazon has confirmed reports from earlier this year by announcing that the platform's second major shopping event will take place on October 11 and October 12. The two-day sale will offer plenty of discounts for Prime Members and run in 15 countries, including the US.
So long as you have a Wi-Fi 6E router