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PIA Running Traffic Through Second VPN to Avoid BitTorrent Ban

After a number of large datacentres are now banning heavy BitTorrent traffic on their networks, popular VPN provider Private Internet Access (PIA) has started routing its traffic through another VPN which, while slowing connection speeds, ensures…

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Sony Pictures Considered Purchasing BitTorrent Inc

Sony Pictures seriously considered the acquisition of BitTorrent Inc. according to leaked presentation slides procured from TorrentFreak. The documentation shows Sony Pictures added BitTorrent Inc. to a shortlist alongside Netflix, TiVo, Vongo and Starz to help diversify…

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uTorrent Considers Charging Users

uTorrent, the most popular BitTorrent client in the world with 150 million monthly users, is looking into monetising its services. The free torrent client, which already carries advertisements and bundled software upon installation, could soon become…

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Ashley Madison Hackers Leaving Behind Footprints

Hacking has been big news in recent years, with everyone from Sony to Apple having breaches and personal information released. The latest in this long stream of hacks is a website titled Ashley Madison. In case…

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BitTorrent Wants to Offer More P2P Freedom on Mobile Devices With New App

BitTorrent just announced a new mobile app named Shoot that is based around P2P connectivity between individuals. While this sounds good to some people, others may think that this is a new means to start a…

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Netflix is Killing BitTorrent Traffic

Forget DMCAs, DRM, fines, and lawsuits: the best way to tackle piracy, as those in the know have been screaming for years, is to make content affordable and easily accessible. iTunes proved it was true for…

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Is Netflix Planning to Implement P2P Streaming?

Inspired perhaps by pirate home cinema app Popcorn Time, it seems Netflix is considering peer-to-peer (P2P) support for its video streaming service. A recent job post by the company for a Senior Software Engineer suggests that…

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Thom Yorke May Have Earned up to $20m From BitTorrent Downloads in 2014

Last year, Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead, released his second solo album as a digital download through BitTorrent, and figures suggest he could have made up to $20 million from the endeavour. Yorke released Tomorrow’s…

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Project Maelstrom, BitTorrent’s Invite-Only Torrent-Based Browser

Project Maelstrom, BitTorrent’s torrent-based browser, was announced on Wednesday as an invite-only alpha version. BitTorrent believes that Maelstrom “is the first step toward a truly distributed web, one that does not rely on centralized servers.” The…

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‘Children of the Machine’, BitTorrent’s Original Web Series, to be Released Next Year

BitTorrent – infamous as the platform of choice for downloading copyrighted content from torrent sites – is making moves to become a legitimate content provider with the release of its first original series. Children of the…

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Torrent Site Admin Sentenced to Five Months Prison

The case started two years ago when Rights Alliance filed a complaint against Tankaner, a Swedish torrent site. The alleged owner has now been sentenced to five months of jail in the somewhat bizarre trial. The 40-year…

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BitTorrent releases Decentralised Voice and Text App “Bleep”

Data mining and user security is as important as ever, with the vast array of documentation leaks over the last 24 months leaving many bewildered by the intense surveillance of their private online data. BitTorrent has…

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Everybody Can NAS, a Beginners Guide to OpenMediaVault

Introduction What is a NAS? NAS is the acronym for ‘Network Attached Storage’ and that is just what it is. Storage that is directly attached to your network, thereby allowing you to access its content from…

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Pirating Fast & Furious Costs 33 Months of Jailtime

Pirating movies is wrong and illegal, nothing new in that. But it is quite rare that someone is caught and convicted considering the amount that gets pirated each day. The 25 year-old computer programmer Philip Danks…

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BitTorrent Unveils Serverless Encrypted Chat App “Bleep”

The market is already flooded with instant messaging and chat applications: WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Skype, Google Hangouts….the list goes on. However, what do all those chat applications share? A centralised server system. That is something…

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Oscar-Shortlisted Documentary Heads To BitTorrent For Promotion

When people here the words “BitTorrent” they typically think of piracy, and for a big proportion of all the news that surrounds the software, most people would be right in their assumptions. However, there are millions…

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Game of Thrones Held The Title Of The Most Pirated Show In 2013

HBO’s Game of Thrones is a very popular TV series, there is no denying that fact. We often get to hear exactly how popular this series is when it smashes all piracy records. Earlier this year…

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BitTorrent’s Peer-To-Peer Chat Will Help Protect Your Identity

Privacy concerns easily made the biggest headlines this year, with NSA spying and well… every other government also spying on everyone else pretty much all the time, security breaches at major companies that effected millions of…

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BitTorrent Labs Reveal BitTorrent Chat Alpha – Encrypted P2P Messaging Service

If all the recent media coverage of government surveillance and companies handing over bulk data has got you worried then BitTorrent Labs could have something ideal for you. BitTorrent have developed their own chat service called…

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‘BitTorrent’ Removed From Google Piracy Search Filter

Over the years we have seen many different steps being taken to help reduce piracy and Google have been central to much of it since it all began, which makes sense given their the biggest search…

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BitTorrent Says It is Fed Up Of Association With Piracy

BitTorrent is getting a bit cheesed off with constantly being associated with piracy. It has stated that the recent game of thrones piracy record is not a BitTorrent piracy record and has nothing to do with BitTorrent…

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RIM allowing BitTorrent and µTorrent Remote on BB10

Blackberry confirmed that their BB10 powered devices will allow BitTorrent and µTorrent Remote apps. µTorrent Remote allows the user to add and manage torrents on their PC via their mobile devices and even allows the transfer…