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bilky asko5,580 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)


Ah, I can't watch that video.

A message popped up saying that 'The uploader has not made this video available in your country'.

And I live in the Republic of Ireland; what the hell is that for?


If you use Chrome, download Hola Better Internet in extensions.


No ... don't download Hola, unless you want to install malware that puts your computer on a botnet.


Hola VPN is quietly selling your internet bandwidth to become a botnet for cybercriminals



It doesn't install malware at all. It is simply a VPN based on a peer-to-peer system,
which therefore doesn't make is surprising that your connection is being shared.


Anything that puts your computer on a botnet IS malware. If other people are sharing your internet connection via Hola, you have absolutely no control at all over what others are viewing. If one of the others is accessing illegal content while Hola is active, that illegal content can be filtered through your internet connection.


The people running a Hola are putting their users on a botnet via a paid commercial service called Luminati, with which they sell access to this bandwidth to third parties, and don't care what it's used for. Even though their Terms of Service forbids illegal activity, including the more nefarious type of things certain people do online, they don't enforce it, and they have no idea what people are actually doing on their service, illegal or otherwise.

Anyway, read this and educate yourself.
http://adios-hola.org/


I am aware of all this. You insinuated that by using Hola, it downloads malware onto your PC, which is wrong.
DJGM2,701 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today


Ah, I can't watch that video.

A message popped up saying that 'The uploader has not made this video available in your country'.

And I live in the Republic of Ireland; what the hell is that for?


If you use Chrome, download Hola Better Internet in extensions.


No ... don't download Hola, unless you want to install malware that puts your computer on a botnet.


Hola VPN is quietly selling your internet bandwidth to become a botnet for cybercriminals



It doesn't install malware at all. It is simply a VPN based on a peer-to-peer system,
which therefore doesn't make is surprising that your connection is being shared.


Anything that puts your computer on a botnet IS malware. If other people are sharing your internet connection via Hola, you have absolutely no control at all over what others are viewing. If one of the others is accessing illegal content while Hola is active, that illegal content can be filtered through your internet connection.


The people running a Hola are putting their users on a botnet via a paid commercial service called Luminati, with which they sell access to this bandwidth to third parties, and don't care what it's used for. Even though their Terms of Service forbids illegal activity, including the more nefarious type of things certain people do online, they don't enforce it, and they have no idea what people are actually doing on their service, illegal or otherwise.

Anyway, read this and educate yourself.
http://adios-hola.org/


I am aware of all this. You insinuated that by using Hola, it downloads malware onto your PC, which is wrong.


I did not insinuate that Hola downloads malware. What I meant was that Hola IS malware. When you install Hola, you are installing software that puts your computer on a botnet. Any software that does that is malware. Therefore, Hola is malware.


If you want to install something that presents itselfs as a VPN service, but can be used by others to access extremely illegal content (which could potentially include child porn and/or terrorist materials) via your internet connection, go right ahead.

Hola is malware. Avoid at all costs.
"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" Tuesdays 4-6pm on Roch Valley Radio - rochvalleyradio.org.uk

(Until further notice!)
bilky asko5,580 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I did not insinuate that Hola downloads malware. What I meant was that Hola IS malware. When you install Hola, you are installing software that puts your computer on a botnet. Any software that does that is malware. Therefore, Hola is malware.


If you want to install something that presents itselfs as a VPN service, but can be used by others to access extremely illegal content (which could potentially include child porn and/or terrorist materials) via your internet connection, go right ahead.

Hola is malware. Avoid at all costs.


The service doesn't present itself as anything other than a peer-to-peer VPN. It can't be malware if you're aware of what it is doing and how it works when you install it,

Also, I wasn't aware there were things that are "extremely illegal".
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Jay Lee617 posts since 7 Apr 2015
London
Interested to see what today's RIP Green Paper brings, given that, for this Conservative Government, the BBC screening the test card 24/7 would be considered too racy and "imperial".
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scottishtv1,765 posts since 6 Nov 2001
STV Central Reporting Scotland
The shorter version of this promo played after Andrew Marr this morning, and I noticed that there were a few Scottish things in it - which made me wonder if there are different versions for the nations. Seems I was right,

Sport clip

BBC One London:
*

BBC One Scotland:
*

BBC One Wales:
*

BBC One NI:
*


BBC News website

BBC One London:
*

BBC One Scotland:
*

BBC One Wales:
*

BBC One NI:
*


BBC Weather app

BBC One London:
*

BBC One Scotland:
*

BBC One Wales:
*

BBC One NI:
*
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Rkolsen2,925 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
Very impressive localization with the sports teams and weather. I caught the video on Twitter as on Saturday they're were several tweets from the main @BBC account that included the video. It also seems like their talent were told to retweet the video as well.

I noticed several comments about the cost of producing something like this where some insinuated that the footage was shot especially for this promo. Most of the clips are probably B-Roll from other promotions/events they've shot. I imagine took the promotions department about a day for them to produce a spot like this after conceptualization.

Edit : After I posted this I realized Red Bee Media would deal with BBC's promotion. But as of last December it looks like they brought production in house for clip based promotions.
Last edited by Rkolsen on 19 July 2015 5:26pm
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.
DJGM2,701 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today


I did not insinuate that Hola downloads malware. What I meant was that Hola IS malware.
When you install Hola, you are installing software that puts your computer on a botnet.
Any software that does that is malware. Therefore, Hola is malware.


If you want to install something that presents itselfs as a VPN service, but can be used by
others to access extremely illegal content (which could potentially include child porn
and/or terrorist materials) via your internet connection, go right ahead.

Hola is malware. Avoid at all costs.


The service doesn't present itself as anything other than a peer-to-peer VPN. It can't be
malware if you're aware of what it is doing and how it works when you install it,

Also, I wasn't aware there were things that are "extremely illegal".


The Hola service doesn't present itself as anything other than a peer-to-peer VPN, because if it told the full truth, and presented itself as the botnet malware that it really is, no-one with any sense would use it. The undeniable fact is ... Hola is malware that can potentially allow some really nasty illegal content to be filtered through your internet connection, without your prior knowledge or consent via a botnet over which their customer service reps have admitted they don't monitor.


The company that runs Hola doesn't seem to care what goes through its users connections, no matter how nasty or illegal it might be.
"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" Tuesdays 4-6pm on Roch Valley Radio - rochvalleyradio.org.uk

(Until further notice!)
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Critique3,192 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East


I did not insinuate that Hola downloads malware. What I meant was that Hola IS malware.
When you install Hola, you are installing software that puts your computer on a botnet.
Any software that does that is malware. Therefore, Hola is malware.


If you want to install something that presents itselfs as a VPN service, but can be used by
others to access extremely illegal content (which could potentially include child porn
and/or terrorist materials) via your internet connection, go right ahead.

Hola is malware. Avoid at all costs.


The service doesn't present itself as anything other than a peer-to-peer VPN. It can't be
malware if you're aware of what it is doing and how it works when you install it,

Also, I wasn't aware there were things that are "extremely illegal".


The Hola service doesn't present itself as anything other than a peer-to-peer VPN, because if it told the full truth, and presented itself as the botnet malware that it really is, no-one with any sense would use it. The undeniable fact is ... Hola is malware that can potentially allow some really nasty illegal content to be filtered through your internet connection, without your prior knowledge or consent via a botnet over which their customer service reps have admitted they don't monitor.


The company that runs Hola doesn't seem to care what goes through its users connections, no matter how nasty or illegal it might be.


It's been nearly a week since this topic was last touched upon - move on!
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