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Sick Of uTorrent's Crap? Try These Other Torrent Clients

uTorrent has napalmed the last of its bridges, first by bundling adware with its installer and now, allegedly, a Bitcoin miner. If you’re ready to ditch uTorrent, there are plenty of alternatives available.


Your Torrent Client Might Be Mining Bitcoin Without Telling You

When you download the popular torrent client uTorrent, the website describes the software as “light, limitless” and “elegant, efficient”. That’s ironic because multiple users are reporting that the latest uTorrent update quietly installs processor-hogging bitcoin-mining software without your knowledge.


This Website Could Be The Ultimate All-In-One Torrent Machine

As I recently discovered whilst trying to teach my roommate about torrenting — educationally, of course — downloading illegal stuff off the internet still isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Bitport is a website that’s trying to change all that: it will find, download, and stream your torrents to you, all with a stupid level of security and ease.


GitHub's Most Popular Project Is The New Open Source Pirate Bay

After The Pirate Bay made its site available for anyone to host with “minimal web knowledge”, the project has become a hit on the popular developer site GitHub, and 372 copies of “The Open Bay” have been created.


Everyone Is Torrenting The Interview 

After much humming and hawing, Sony released The Interview to the internet yesterday, charging $US6 for the privilege of seeing a CGI Kim Jong-Un go pop. And, because this is the internet, hundreds of thousands of people are repaying the favour by torrenting the crap out of it.


BitTorrent Wants To Distribute The Interview

Every day, the Sony Pictures hack gets weirder and weirder.


Australian Copyright Reform: Pirate Sites Blocked, Users Not Punished For Torrents

Living in fear of Hollywood hunting you down for torrenting Game of Thrones? An extremely cut-down copyright law reform proposal spearheaded by government Ministers Malcolm Turnbull and George Brandis could remove the possibility of direct or financial penalties on Australians who illicitly download copyrighted files.


BitTorrent Claims Its Users Do Actually Buy Stuff

The (somewhat unlikely) fact that people who pirate movies are also more likely to spend money on movies has been well-known for a few years now. But thanks to a survey conducted by BitTorrent, we can now put a number on just how generous the pirates are.


BitTorrent Now Lets Anyone Release An Album As A Paid-For Bundle

Earlier this year, Thom Yorke released his new album on BitTorrrent, selling it in a package that had to be paid for. Now, BitTorrent will let any artist release an album as a paid-for bundle.


Disney Wants A Piracy-Free Search Engine

Downloading illegal content is not OK. If you’re a search provider, though, should you be held responsible for the content of your search results if those results include a link to illegal videos and other copyrighted material? If you use a search engine recently patented by Disney, you won’t accidentally find yourself clicking on links to torrents and illegal downloads — they just won’t be listed.


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