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BitTorrent Bleep: The P2P Plan To Make The World's Most Secure Chat

Last October, BitTorrent (the company) announced an experimental plan to build a secure chat system using the protocol that’s most famous for enabling file sharing. Today, we’re getting our first look at the what will eventually become a finished product: BitTorrent Bleep.


'We Will Never Support Illegal BitTorrent Downloads': Vuze

If you’ve ever downloaded something via BitTorrent, odds are you’ve used (or seen) an app called Vuze. It’s one of the internet’s most prolific BitTorrent clients, and it’s used for downloading countless terabytes of copyright-protected material every day. The developers of Vuze have hit back at the online piracy epidemic, condemning copyright theft and promoting legal torrents.


Popcorn Time For Android: Stream Movie Torrents On Your Phone For Free

You remember Popcorn Time, the Netflix for torrents that suffered a self-inflicted death? Well, it never really died. The open source project lives on in the form of a forked app version, available for download for Mac, Windows and Linux. Today, it comes to Android.


BitTorrent Sync Now Works With Network Storage

BitTorrent Sync is basically explicitly designed for people who need to move huge amounts of data back and forth between different devices. Now the service is getting support for the network attached storage these types are likely to use.


Books, Porn, Open Source: The Pirate Bay's Oldest Torrents Are 10 Years Old

The Pirate Bay has been around for a long time; the first incarnation of the site appeared in November 2001. It has undergone more than a few hosting and Web address changes, but like the proverbial Ship of Theseus, TPB lives on, and is hosting some seriously vintage torrents.


US Judge: An IP Address Alone Doesn't Identify A Bit-Torrent Pirate

A judge in Florida has made an important ruling that will make it more difficult for copyright holders in the United States to successfully sue anyone they claim is a Bit-Torrent pirate.


RuPaul Trolls Pirates With Hilarious Fake Album Leak

If you’re a musician who has worked hard on a new record, it must be pretty frustrating when it invariably leaks on BitTorrent. RuPaul just trolled would-be pirates with a fake leak of the album Born Naked.


Australian Band Cut Copy's Stop-Motion Music Video Is Made With Cute 3D-Printed Figures

Australian synth-pop dance machine Cut Copy just dropped a new music video for its song “Explorers”, which is made with 3D-printed figures that play the faceless, adorable leading roles. It’s really charming, and the band and production company are making it easy for you to remix the video to your hearts content. It’s not just a fun video concept, it’s a killer song too.


BitTorrent Search Engine IsoHunt Is Closing Down

Brace yourselves, pirates: one of the largest BitTorrent search engines left on the web is about to close down after the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) cut a deal with the folks at IsoHunt that includes the shuttering of the site.


BitTorrent Takes Out Pro-Torrenting Billboards, And They're Awesome

“Torrenting” is kind of a dirty word. It makes you think piracy, doesn’t it? Well it shouldn’t. Torrenting isn’t illegal. It’s not even morally ambiguous. It’s just a way to send data, and it’s awesome. Those are the points BitTorrent’s trying to drive home with its rad new ad campaign.