Torrents

  • The Pirate Bay Launches A Mobile Website For Torrenting From Your Smartphone

    The Pirate Bay Launches A Mobile Website For Torrenting From Your Smartphone

    Everyone’s favorite torrent site has just rolled out a mobile version: The Pirate Bay has now launched a new, mobile-optimized website it’s calling The Mobile Bay. Designed to work better on smartphones and tablets, like those running the iOS or Android operating system, the new site has an updated layout that’s easier to read and navigate. News of the site’s debut… Read More

  • TPB AFK, The Pirate Bay Documentary, Is Available Now On YouTube

    TPB AFK, The Pirate Bay Documentary, Is Available Now On YouTube

    The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard is now available for viewing on YouTube. The entire one and a half-hour movie just premiered in Europe and is also available for download on the Pirate Bay. Read More

  • Help Key: Watch Netflix from outside the U.S.

    You Americans have all the good stuff. Stuff like BP pumping oil in the Ocean and guns, lots of guns. And then you have Netflix and we people outside the U.S. are wondering what could it feel like to have a service like that. Now I know. Read More

  • Pirate Bay co-founder asks people to stop hacking anti-piracy websites

    In the midst of The Pirate Bay vs. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) legal goings-on, Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has asked that supporters stop hacking anti-piracy websites, saying, “Our case is going quite well as most of you have noticed. In the light of that it feels very bad that people are hacking web sites which actually puts us in a worse… Read More

  • Free iService trojan removal tool for the greedy people

    So you wanted to steal CS4 and got nothing but a trojan for your mac. Now you are sad. Let me cheer you up by letting you know that SecureMac released a free removal tool to clean your mess up. Happy? Read More

  • Huzzah! The Myka Torrent-box is shipping


    A reader received a note from Myka, makers of the bittorrent downloading TV box. It states: We planned to start shipping the product last summer, but unfortunately we were caught up in the largest financial crisis in the last 70 years. Despite a tremendous response (we had over 150,000 visitors to the website, 600 news articles and a healthy backlog of sales), we were unable to close the… Read More

  • Finally, µTorrent releases a Mac version

    Right on time for Thanksgiving day, µTorrent – client of choice for many BitTorrent users – has released a Mac version in beta, after a rudimentary alpha release was leaked a couple of months ago (on a BitTorrent tracker, at that). The lightweight µTorrent client for Windows was first publicly released in September 2005, and was acquired by BitTorrent in 2006, who continued… Read More

  • The Pirate Bay adding SSL encryption in response to Swedish wiretapping law

    You may remember that a couple days ago the Swedish Parliament passed a controversial law allowing warrantless wiretaps and monitoring of internet traffic. While I’m sure this is ostensibly for fighting terrorism or something, it’s too tempting for media companies and telecoms to eavesdrop and listen for the newest Kid Rock album being transferred. In response to this law, the… Read More

  • MPAA to collect $110m from TorrentSpy


    In what can only be termed a crushing defeat, leading torrent site TorrentSpy has been ordered to pay more than $110 million to the MPAA by a US District judge. It’s been a losing battle following TorrentSpy’s decision in March to make a stand by erasing a huge amount of MPAA-requested data they considered private. This isn’t the time for sites like TorrentSpy to win cases… Read More

  • Yarrr: Four 'Pirate Bay' captains in hot water

    About a year ago, I learned that just because you don’t store copyrighted materials on your server, “facilitating the transfer or consumption” of said material is still a no-no. I was considering building a sweet video player web app (using SopCast) that streamed the Sunday NFL games simultaneously next to each other in a clickable grid that would allow someone to watch all… Read More

  • This is how you're being tracked when using BitTorrent

    Watch and learn, people. Obviously there are other ways for this to happen, but this should give you a general overview of how it works. There are some counter measures, but nothing is fool proof. Tread lightly is what comes to mind when doing anything that’s deemed to be an act of piracy. Video: How People Are Tracked Using BitTorrent [Torrent Freak] Read More

  • Marvel makes like the RIAA, targets torrent sites

    Having apparently learned nothing from the way the music industry handled peer-to-peer trafficking of musical wares, Marvel Comics has decided to go after a couple of torrent sites that specialize in tracking comics. What they plan to achieve by this other than demonizing themselves in the eyes of the consumer is hard to say. I personally have downloaded comics via torrents, and I… Read More

  • Hey, kids! Increase your BitTorrent speed by 500% for $17!

    I’m going to start a site that offers a 1000% increase in Internet speed by suggesting purchasers order a T1 line. Seriously. After all, you can make money by telling fools the obvious and charging them for it. Apparently there’s a site called HighSpeedTorrent that includes testimonials from kids who are able to download porn at blazing speeds after following “exact… Read More

  • Demonoid is dead, reincarnation imminent

    Another tracker bites the dust. This time it’s Demonoid. Demonoid was big, popular, and I’d bet Demonoid’s not going anywhere. The name might change, the server will absolutely change, but, as Wired says, "According to some reports, while the site is gone, the tracker appears to still be functioning and the downloading continues." And so the eternal struggle continues. Read More

  • Yo ho ho snort! Pirate Bay guys resurrecting Oink

    It won’t be private and it won’t have many torrents, but Oink Boink will have the might of TPB behind it, allowing us all to rest easy tonight knowing that you’ll be able to get all your music for free. The best part? The most important thing about BOiNK is perhaps the message it sends out to the IFPI and the BPI: It shows that that if you stop one tracker, others will pop… Read More

  • TorrentSpy Crumbles Under The Pressure, Removes Copyrighted Content


    Free-for-all torrent sites like TorrentSpy are under close watch from the music and movie industry these days and a giant, so to speak, has fallen. TorrentySpy has implemented an automated filtering system, FileRights, that removes links to copyrighted material amidst a court order that was filed last year by a handful of Hollywood Studios, which now requires TorrentSpy to track user activity. Read More

  • Spiderman 3 Available Online: The Snake Eats Itself

    Quick, bittorrenters! To your battle stations! A cam of Spiderman 3 is currently available, recorded in what can only be described as colon-o-vision. Apparently the whole movie is out there, floating on the aether, but the quality is so poor its not even worth downloading. However, if you hate going to the cinema yet still enjoy watching people get up and go to the potty during long movies… Read More

  • Cringely on Apple TV's Hard Drive: Hello, P2P!

    It was Disney exec Bob Iger who dropped the bomb back in September that the Apple TV (then iTV) had a hard drive, something we didn’t expect from a set-top box. The ability to watch downloadable media on a TV does not need an hard drive, so why does it have one? PBS’s Cringley, always a source of interesting conjecture, thinks he knows. Apple wants to turn your living room into a… Read More