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Google Hangout is Going Peer-to-Peer

Google hangout is used for work and personal use, often fighting against Skype for dominant market use. With tweaks and improvements over the horizon, the next change is going to be fundamental to how Hangouts will…

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How to Stop Windows 10 From Sharing Your Bandwidth

The Windows 10 upgrade procedure is remarkably simple and easily reversed if you prefer an older operating system. To manage the bandwidth demands, Microsoft uses a peer-to-peer (P2P) system which allows your network to host the…

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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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Hola CEO Responds to Botnet Controversy

Hola, the peer-to-peer (P2P) VPN provider, was recently accused of allowing its customers’ network to be used to form botnets to launch malicious cyber-attacks. A group of researchers, under the banner Adios, discovered that up to…

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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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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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Popcorn Time Attempts a new P2P Approach to Slip Past Legal Action

‘Free’ movie sharing service, Popcorn Time, has gone through a number of lawsuits in the past for its attempt to provide its users with pirated movies. However, the service is attempting another comeback and by adopting peer-to-peer…

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Microsoft to Use P2P to Deliver Windows 10 Updates

The latest leaked build of in-development operating system Windows 10 shows that Microsoft is moving towards using peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol to deliver system updates. A new option in the Windows 10 build allows users to enable…

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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…

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AT&T Patents Fast Lane for File-Sharing Traffic

Either AT&T knows something we don’t or they’ve been awarded one of the most pointless – yet useful – patents so far. The new patent granted to AT&T is for a ‘fast lane’ designed to speed up…

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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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Google Chromecast Receives Support for Pirated Movies through Popcorn-Time

The beta software program dedicated to provide ‘free’ movies, Popcorn-Time, has apparently announced that its software is now Chromecast-compatible for Windows users, having stated that a Chromecast version update is also being worked on for Mac…

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The Pirate Bay Plans To Beat Censorship For Good This Year

The Pirate Bay had a lot of battles to do last year, having their domains taken down by court-orders and resurfacing around the world with new domains. This did not discourage Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde or…

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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…