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The Pirate Bay Introduces In-Browser Streaming

The Pirate Bay, despite losing the ‘heads’ of its Hydra domains faster than it can grow them back, has introduced embedded streaming, so at the click of a button you can watch the latest torrents in…

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Warner Bros and Intel Sue Creators of 4K Copy Protection Stripper

Warner Bros. and Intel subsidiary Digital Content Protection have filed a lawsuit against LegendSky, the creator of the HDFury series of devices that can be used to bypass HDCP 2.2 copy protection on 4K video content.…

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Archive.org Releases 30GB Torrent of Lost 80s Cassette Tapes

The wonderful Internet Archive (Archive.org) has released a 30GB torrent of lost music which dates from the Eighties to the Early-Nineties. The songs are sourced from a massive archive of cassette tapes – the format by…

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4K Content From Netflix and Amazon Floods Torrent Sites

Did you spend all your money on a 4K television in the Black Friday sales, leaving you unable to afford food, clothing, or legal on-demand video streaming services? Well, fear not, because 4K content from Netflix…

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Popcorn Time Ramps Up For Full Comeback

When the main fork of popular torrent video-on-demand app Popcorn Time closed in October, citing legal issues and splits within the development team, many suspected that the so-called “Netflix for pirates” was a goner. But it…

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YTS Closure Down to Deal Struck With Hollywood

YTS, the website that was home to the infamous YIFY torrents, closed for good last week, calling time on years of good quality, low file size HD pirated movies. YIFY, which was the primary source of…

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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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Torrent Favourites YIFY and YTS Are Permanently Shut Down

YIFY, one of the most popular torrent uploaders in the world, and its respective website YTS have been permanently shut down, according to TorrentFreak. YTS has been down for over a week, sparking concerns that it…

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Chromecast Alternative Teewe Will Support Torrent Streaming

Teewe is a popular streaming dongle in India and offers an alternative to Google’s Chromecast. Some critics have branded the device as a basic clone, but the company is desperately trying to add functionality which makes…

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Popcorn Time Returns as Copyrighted Content-Free Project Butter

With Popcorn Time going offline at the start of this week, amid legal issues and the subsequent split of its coding team, many feared that the “Netflix for pirates” streaming app had been permanently canned. However,…

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Mad Max: Fury Road is 2015’s Most Pirated Film

2015 has seen a sharp rise in piracy on the previous year, with Summer blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road topping this year’s illegal download chart. George Miller’s Mad Max sequel/remake/reboot/revisiting has had 22.90 million torrent shares so far…

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Netflix 4K Content Leaked to Torrent Sites

Netflix has been phasing in 4K content since last year, and industrious pirates have now found a way to circumvent the video streaming site’s copy protection. Netflix’s Ultra HD version of Breaking Bad’s first episode –…

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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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Windows 10 Banned by Torrent Trackers

Paranoia over Windows 10’s privacy policy is reaching its apex with the news that users of the operating system have been banned by a number of torrent trackers. The excessive prohibition has been implemented over concerns…

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MPAA Seeking Programmer to Take Down Pirates

Are you a software programmer in need of a job? Do you hate people who torrent the latest instalment in the Twilight franchise (brave stance, I know)? Yes? Then the Motion Picture Association of America wants…

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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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Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Torrent Leaked

There is still some waiting time until Star Wars: Battlefront officially launches, but it has already made it to Alpha stage. We’ve gotten more and more details over time and it looks like the game actually could…

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Popular Torrents Being Sabotaged by ipv6 Peer Flood

Torrenting, a rather simple method of sharing files between several computers over the internet. Unknown attackers are sabotaging popular TV and movie torrents by flooding them with IPv6 peers. The vulnerability, which affects the popular uTorrent…

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Game of Thrones Finale Breaks Piracy Records

It’s no secret that Game of Thrones is hugely popular, with the show’s season finale having recently aired on TV, torrent websites were dealing with an overload of downloads, causing the TV series to once again set…

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First Four Episodes of Game of Thrones Season 5 Leak Online

The first four episodes of Season 5 of Game of Thrones have leaked online, with rumours of more to follow. The timing is devastating for HBO, with the channel debuting Season 5 of the critically-acclaimed show…

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Popcorn Time, the “Netflix for Torrents”, Arrives on iOS

Popcorn Time, known colloquially as the “Netflix for torrents”, has finally arrived on iPad and iPhone. The open source BitTorrent client, powered by YIFY, has been available for Windows, Linux, OS X, and Android for some…

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Did BBC Just Release 10 Episodes of Doctor Who on BitTorrent?

BBC has been known to be very helpful in providing access to the latest Doctor Who content in the past. Even so, the company seems to take its content to a whole new level of sharing.…

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UK Solicitor Will Defend You Free Against Copyright Trolls

More and more customers of UK ISPs have received letters from copyright trolls in recent weeks, demanding settlement fees for alleged illegal downloads and threatening with lawsuits if not paid. Both Sky Broadband and Virgin Media…

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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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µTorrent Could Literally Blow Up Your PC!

According to Motherboard, a package has been discovered that is linked to the popular Torrent download client µTorrent, that seemingly could destroy your computer. Not with a virus, but physically destroy it. This package, an app called ‘Epic Scale’,…

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iFlix Allows You to Instantly Watch and Listen to Torrents on Android

A new app for Android makes viewing torrents easier than ever before. iFlix takes over after clicking on a magnet link, playing video and music in a clean interface. There’s no need to wait for a…