12/29/2013, 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 we reported that Game of Thrones season 3 finale had become the top BitTorrent download and also the most pirated show in the U.S. “sprint season.” So it shouldn’t come as surprise to see […]
12/19/2013, Recap 2013 and the revelations about rampant electronic spying by the NSA certainly come to mind. Edward Snowden has released, and continues to release, a barrage of highly confidential documents that detail how the agency has been tapping into electronic communications. While major companies say that they’ll do more to protect user data, some simply don’t see it as enough of a guarantee for their privacy. So back in September, the […]
11/18/2013, The record labels and publishers want you to believe that downloading music illegally will hurt the artists and the industry as a whole, but yet there are plenty of musicians out there who are more than happy to release their music on the internet for free. Moby is one of them and with his latest album release, his 11th studio album “Innocents”, he has decided to forgo the traditional distribution […]
10/01/2013, We know how important your messages with your wife, husband or significant other is, especially when they involve such important things as deciding what to do about dinner as well as reminding them to pick up milk on the way home. Keeping them personal and private is also extremely important, which is why BitTorrent is announcing its latest instant messing service called BitTorrent Chat.
07/17/2013, Bittorrent is taking its BitTorrent Sync file synchronization service into “beta”, from its earlier “alpha” phase. This effectively means that more people will have access to it, and that the software is now mature enough for a wide audience. BitTorrent Sync is specifically designed to synchronize an unlimited number of files between folders on different devices belonging to one or several users. BitTorrent does not host anything and users always […]
06/25/2013, BitTorrent reiterates that they have never and will never host or point to pirated content, but are just a conduit for Internet users.
06/23/2013, Game of Thrones season 3 finale breaks more BitTorrent records.
05/07/2013, BitTorrent announced yesterday that they managed to achieve a rather impressive milestone where its file synchronization tool known as Sync is concerned, where users were said to have synchronized more than 1PB (petabyte) of data. It is said that more than 70TB (terabytes) are synchronized using this particular tool each day. The Sync software was announced in January earlier this year, where it was released as a private alpha. The […]
05/01/2013, Due to pressure from Swedish authorities against the world’s most popular BitTorrent website for using its .se top level domain, The Pirate Bay has now moved its TLD to an island in the Caribbean called Sint Maarten. We’ve chronicled the site’s domain related troubles here, earlier this month Greenland kicked them out after only two days, forcing The Pirate Bay to find refuge in Iceland. A motion has now been filed in […]
04/28/2013, Game of Thrones was crowned as the most illegally downloaded show in 2012. Earlier this month when its Season 3 premiere aired, it was downloaded over a million times in one day, breaking the previous record for the largest BitTorrent swarm ever. The premiere was illegally downloaded the most in Australia. Game of Thrones airs on HBO and the network’s programming president, Micheal Lombardo, doesn’t mind all this piracy. Actually, he […]
04/25/2013, A couple of weeks back we reported that The Pirate Bay had been kicked out of Greenland after merely two days. Tele-Post, a telecom company which monitors .GK registrations in Greenland, said that it blocked two Pirate Bay domain names because it fears they will be put to illegal use. The world’s number 1 file sharing website has now found a new home in Iceland, and has switched to the .IS domain. […]
04/23/2013, BitTorrent Sync (version alpha) is now available for all to use (for free). Prior to this a pre-alpha version was circulating, but the access was limited to 20,000 users. If you are not familiar with BitTorrent Sync, it is a software that allows private file-sharing between your computers, and it is of course based on BitTorrent’s distributed technology.
04/14/2013, On April Fools day The Pirate Bay announced that it was going to move its servers to the U.S. and was going to be renamed The Freedom Bay. That was obviously a joke. Being the number 1 file sharing website in the world and an ironical victim of copyright infringement, The Pirate Bay’s .gl based address was blocked by Greenland in just under two days. Tele-Post, a telecom company in […]
04/01/2013, Game of Thrones has a unique honor to its name. It became the most illegally downloaded TV show of 2012. According to latest numbers, it is not giving up that throne any time soon. Last night HBO aired the Game of Thrones Season 3 premier and in merely a day it has been downloaded over a million times. There have never been so many people sharing a file at the same […]