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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.


Aussie Zombie Movie Wyrmwood's Filmmakers Have A Message For Pirates

What would you do if, after investing four years of your time and a couple of hundred thousand dollars of your own money, you saw the product of your hard work shared freely around the internet?

The guys behind the Aussie indie zombie flick Wyrmwood, one of the last week’s most illegitimately downloaded movies after its release, have something to say to the people who have seen the film, but haven’t paid for that privilege.


Aussie Zombie Movie Wyrmwood Is Being Widely Pirated, But Please Don't

Indie zombie movie Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead has had a limited release around Australia, and has enjoyed a pretty positive reception from critics and moviegoers alike. The film was released onto iTunes in the US over the weekend, but it’s getting much more attention on the internet from illegitimate downloads on torrent sites.

Here’s the thing — you shouldn’t pirate Wyrmwood. It’s pretty much indefensible.


The Pirate Bay Is Down

The Pirate Bay has troubles. With its questionable legality, it seems hard for the torrent site to stay online for more than a few days at a time. It’s gotten especially bad recently. For your convenience, we’re now keeping of track of whether it’s up or down in one place.


Have You Ever Bought Something And Pirated It? 

Some people are morally opposed to pirating stuff on the internet. That is fair! (And law-abiding.) Then there are people who pirate stuff sometimes, and pay for stuff sometimes. This question is for you: Have you ever bought and pirated something? If so, why?


KickassTorrents Domain Seized, Site Back Up At Its Old Home

The ongoing legal drama of the world’s huge torrent trackers has just taken another turn. TorrentFreak reports that KickassTorrents, one of the most popular torrent trackers that had most recently taken up residence at Kickass.so, is down after an apparent domain seizure.


The Pirate Bay Is Back

Popular torrenting site The Pirate Bay is back after it was shut down by Swedish police late last year. While tons of copies popped up after the original disappeared, the swift resurrection of thepiratebay.se makes it clear that it’s damn near impossible to stop determined pirates.


Copyright Holders Asked Google To Remove 345 Million Links Last Year 

Copyright holders were not shy about asking Google to remove pirated content in 2014. Last year, there were over 345 million requests to take down infringing content, according to a Torrent Freak summary of Google’s weekly transparency reports. That’s a 75 per cent increase from 2013. Google honoured most of the requests.


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.