Publishers Weekly: Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market

Publishers Weekly: Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market. “The American Library Association (ALA) has delivered a written report to the House Judiciary Committee telling lawmakers that ‘unfair behavior by digital market actors,’ including Amazon and some major publishers, is ‘doing concrete harm to libraries.’ The report, delivered last week to a House antitrust subcommittee investigating competition in the digital market, comes as lawmakers are taking note of the growing backlash to Big Five publisher Macmillan’s decision to impose a two-month embargo on new release e-books in public libraries.”

The Japan Times: Four Japanese publishers sue U.S. ‘pirate’ manga websites

The Japan Times: Four Japanese publishers sue U.S. ‘pirate’ manga websites. “Four Japanese publishers have filed a damages lawsuit with a court in New York against several U.S.-hosted websites that allow visitors to view manga, alleging ‘massive’ copyright infringement.”

Nieman Lab: Unprepared for unpublishing? Here’s how some newsrooms are rethinking what lasts forever

Nieman Lab: Unprepared for unpublishing? Here’s how some newsrooms are rethinking what lasts forever. “News outlets are notoriously bad at saving their work. Archiving the journalism that you pour blood, sweat, and whatever else into is a crucial step to having a lasting impact. But 19 news organizations out of 21 in a study conducted earlier this year weren’t taking any steps to archive their online content (no, saving it in a Google Doc or Github doesn’t count)…. But another equally important issue is unpublishing — a news outlet choosing to remove a piece of reporting from the internet, usually on the request of a person mentioned in the story, often related to a crime.”

New York Times: How to Force 8Chan, Reddit and Others to Clean Up

New York Times: How to Force 8Chan, Reddit and Others to Clean Up. “Though it may seem that there is little that platforms and politicians can do to stop the spread of online hatred, a great deal could be accomplished with one simple tweak to the existing Communications Decency Act: revise the safe harbor provisions of the law.”

Naked Security: Attackers ransom bookseller’s exposed MongoDB database

Naked Security: Attackers ransom bookseller’s exposed MongoDB database. “Exposed MongoDB databases have become the easy money-maker ransomware criminals are busy filling their boots with. In mid-July 2019, another database fell to the extortion hackers, this time containing 2.1 million records belonging to well-known Mexican publisher and bookseller, Librería Porrúa.”

Googlers hate it! This one weird trick lets websites dodge Chrome 76’s defenses, detect you’re in Incognito mode (The Register)

The Register: Googlers hate it! This one weird trick lets websites dodge Chrome 76’s defenses, detect you’re in Incognito mode . “A week ago, Google released Chrome 76, which included a change intended to prevent websites from detecting when browser users have activated Incognito mode. Unfortunately, the web giant’s fix opened another hole elsewhere. It enabled a timing attack that can be used to infer when people are using Incognito mode.”