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New Service Lets You Test Whether Your VPN Leaks

Millions of users around the world use VPN or proxy services to hide their real location. This can be for a multitude of reasons, may it be to stay anonymous while downloading torrents or to get…

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Kanye West Gets His Own Pirate Bay

Tune murmurer, paladin of egotism, and self-appointed “voice of this generation” Kanye West – recently exposed using The Pirate Bay to search for copyrighted software, despite threatening legal action against the notorious torrent site just last…

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Netflix Debates Geoblocking and VPN Use

Following its global rollout to over 130 countries, Netflix has been discussing the reality of its users bypassing geoblocked content via VPN services, admitting that it’s “not obvious” how to prevent it, The Globe and Mail…

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Anti-Blocking Website More Popular Than Spotify and Skype in the UK

While the UK High Court has been making busywork of blocking access to a myriad of popular torrent sites via the country’s ISPs, users apathetic to the restrictions have been using the sites anyway via the…

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UK Expands Torrent Site Blacklist to Proxies

The UK High Court has quietly added a number of proxies and mirrors to its torrent site blacklist, restricting backdoor access to sites such as Torrentz and ExtraTorrent. Of course, ExtraTorrent has already launched a new…

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ProxyHam Anonymising Router Disappears

A remote router that was to ensure absolute anonymity over Wi-Fi connections has been mysteriously shelved by its developers. ProxyHam, an untraceable “hardware proxy” designed to protect the identity of anyone who used it, was due to…

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A New Kind Of ProxyHam Coming to DefCon

Ok you now think I have been lying in 35 degree heat all day and have crossed a privacy tool with a local butcher. I can assure you I am not hallucinating and that purple leprechaun…

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Hola Founder Confirms VPN Sells Users’ Bandwidth

The operator of 8chan says the bandwidth of millions of Hola users is being sold for reuse, with some of it even being used to attack his site. Speaking with TorrentFreak, Hola founder Ofer Vilenski says…

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Pirate Movie Streaming App Popcorn Time Blocked by UK Court

The High Court ruled yesterday that popular movie streaming platform Popcorn Time be blocked by the UK ISPs. Sky, BT, EE, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media will be forced to block access to five URLs that offer…

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UK ISPs Start Blocking The Pirate Bay Proxies

Internet service providers in the UK have, very quietly, started to block access to websites that provide links to proxy sites for The Pirate Bay. The sites themselves do not contain any copyright infringing material and…

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Netflix Starts Blocking Proxies and VPNs

Smart Netflix users have been using VPNs to access content from the US site from abroad for years, but now the party’s over: Netflix has started blocking VPN and proxy services in an effort to resecure…

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UK Man Arrested for Hosting Proxy Server

A man has been arrested and released on bail for hosting a proxy server. The 20 year old from Nottingham is being questioned by the police, with help from the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), after…

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Statistics Reveal that The Pirate Bay Traffic has Doubled Despite ISP Blocks… Problem?

Some ISP providers have been told by the government to block the popular torrent website, The Pirate Bay, due to its infringing content. Media groups all around the world have been battling piracy constantly and state…

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Pirates Win Latest Virtual ‘War’, Music Website Redirects to The Pirate Bay

There has been a constant war between the record industry and the pirates, which doesn’t seem to come to an end anytime soon. It’s been going back and forth for some time now, having battles being…

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PirateBrowser Passes The 1 Million Downloads Milestone

The PirateBrowser has been out for a while now and the modified Firefox browser with Tor integration and the foxyproxy add-on is actually proving very popular with internet users, having managed to rack up an impressive…

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PirateBrowser Passes 100,000 Downloads Already

TorrentFreak reports that within just three days of being release the Pirate Browser has passed 100,000 downloads already. The Pirate Browser is the Pirate Bay’s customised browser, based on FireFox 23, and is configured to navigate…