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  1. Radpop

    Brave browser 0.24.0

    Brave browser 0.24.0 Brave is a free and open-source web browser based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine. Brave blocks ads and trackers by default so you browse faster and safer. Brave even has HTTPS upgrades, which means more of your connections are encrypted, protecting your identity, browsing, payments and more. Brave has built-in support for torrent downloading and streaming and Tor support for private browsing. Download: win64: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.24.0dev/BraveSetup-x64.exe win32: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.24.0dev/BraveSetup-ia32.exe Homepage: https://brave.com Download page: https://brave.com/download/ Changes for 0.24.0: Fixed back and forward navigation buttons animating when scrolling on macOS. (#14785) Fixed back navigation button animating when attempting to scroll up while the page is already at the top on macOS. (#14829) Disabled swipe navigation when content is horizontally scrollable. (#14871) Fixed notifications not being displayed on certain websites. (#15124)) Fixed about:blank tabs being opened when Brave configured to start with home page address. (#15125) Fixed opening local files creates about:blank tabs. (#15134) Fixed opening tabs when there is no windows opened creates about:blank tabs on macOS. (#15162) Fixed opening local files via drag and drop creates about:blank tabs. (#15203) Upgraded to Tor 0.3.4 series. (#15179) Upgraded to muon 8.1.6. (#15101) Upgraded to Chromium 69.0.3497.100. (#15102) Changelog: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
  2. Radpop

    Brave browser 0.23.107

    Brave browser 0.23.107 Brave is a free and open-source web browser based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine. Brave blocks ads and trackers by default so you browse faster and safer. Brave even has HTTPS upgrades, which means more of your connections are encrypted, protecting your identity, browsing, payments and more. Brave has built-in support for torrent downloading and streaming and Tor support for private browsing. Download: win64: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.23.107dev/BraveSetup-x64.exe win32: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.23.107dev/BraveSetup-ia32.exe Homepage: https://brave.com Download page: https://brave.com/download/ Changes for 0.23.107: Upgraded to muon 8.0.10 Changelog: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
  3. leader97

    Vidmasta 25.6

    VidMasta is a search desktop utility to download, preview, watch and read summary about any movie and television titles that are being shared online. Now you can watch and download movies and subtitres as well as television titles in any format with as few as two clicks of the mouse. The first click is to hit the search button. The second click is to hit the download button. VidMasta uses “Deep Search, Best Source” algorithm for superior video download links. The algorithm agglomerates all possible download links based on variations of the search query and chooses the best link based on factors such as reliability, number of downloaders and uploaders, and video file size. The available formats are “ANY”, “HQ”, DVD, 720 HD, and 1080 HD. “ANY” is any video quality. “HQ” is high video quality (TV video quality or better). DVD is DVD video quality. 720 HD is 720p video quality. 1080 HD is 1080i/p video quality. VidMasta Features: Watch or download movie and television titles in any format (TV, DVD, 720p, 1080i/p) Anonymity via automatic filtering of untrusty IPs, the use of proxies, and encryption “Deep Search, Best Source” algorithm for superior video download links. “Popular Movies” option to display recent movies that have been downloaded the most “Popular TV Shows” option to display recent TV shows that have been downloaded the most Download video subtitles Set the number of results per search Set the minimum and maximum size of a video file that you want download Set the video file extensions that you want download Search for movie and television titles by name, release date, genre, rating, country, and language Automatic ordering of search results by popularity Hear and read small summaries of titles View trailers of titles View release dates and ratings of titles Email download links and trailer links Detection of video box sets PeerBlock integration (only available for Windows XP and higher) Changes in VidMasta 25.6 (2018-09-06): CHANGE: CORE | Improved download error handling Homepage – https://sites.google.com/site/algwares/vidmasta or https://github.com/ALGwares/VidMasta/ Download for Windows (Size: 51.0Mb) : https://github.com/ALGwares/VidMasta/releases/download/v25.6/vidmasta-setup-25.6.exe Download for Multi-Platform – Mac, Linux, Windows (27Mb) : https://github.com/ALGwares/VidMasta/releases/download/v25.6/vidmasta-setup-25.6.jar
  4. Radpop

    Brave browser 0.23.79

    Brave browser 0.23.79 Brave is a free and open-source web browser based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine. Brave blocks ads and trackers by default so you browse faster and safer. Brave even has HTTPS upgrades, which means more of your connections are encrypted, protecting your identity, browsing, payments and more. Brave has built-in support for torrent downloading and streaming and Tor support for private browsing. Download: win64: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.23.79dev/BraveSetup-x64.exe win32: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.23.79dev/BraveSetup-ia32.exe Homepage: https://brave.com Download page: https://brave.com/download/ Changes for 0.23.79: Fixed crash when tabs are discarded. (#14955) Improved fingerprinting protection. (#14889) Upgraded to muon 8.0.7. (#14974) Changelog: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
  5. Radpop

    Brave browser 0.23.73

    Brave browser 0.23.73 Brave is a free and open-source web browser based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine. Brave blocks ads and trackers by default so you browse faster and safer. Brave even has HTTPS upgrades, which means more of your connections are encrypted, protecting your identity, browsing, payments and more. Brave has built-in support for torrent downloading and streaming and Tor support for private browsing. Download: win64: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.23.73dev/BraveSetup-x64.exe win32: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.23.73dev/BraveSetup-ia32.exe Homepage: https://brave.com Download page: https://brave.com/download/ Changes for 0.23.73: Fixed extension popups appearing transparent on first click after Brave restart. (#13633) Fixed Tor process not terminating when Brave crashes on macOS. (#14636) Fixed Tor crash when opening a link summary embedded in a tweet on Twitter. (#14392) Fixed file access bug. (#14642) Fixed minimum browsing activity message in Payments being retained even after minimum criteria has been met. (#14767) Fixed "Save As" dialog still appearing after disabling "Always ask me where to save files" (#14625) Fixed URLs ending with .pdf causes Brave to ignore Content-Type and fails to load the document. (#10554) Changed crossOrigin policy to anonymous when fetching favicons (#14742) Optimized startup time by removing referral promo check at initial startup. (#14615) Upgraded to muon to 8.0.3. (#14885) Upgraded to Chromium 68.0.3440.75. (#14886) Changelog: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
  6. Radpop

    Brave browser 0.23.39

    Brave browser 0.23.39 Brave is a free and open-source web browser based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine. Brave blocks ads and trackers by default so you browse faster and safer. Brave even has HTTPS upgrades, which means more of your connections are encrypted, protecting your identity, browsing, payments and more. Brave has built-in support for torrent downloading and streaming and Tor support for private browsing. Download: win64: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.23.39dev/BraveSetup-x64.exe win32: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.23.39dev/BraveSetup-ia32.exe Homepage: https://brave.com Download page: https://brave.com/download/ Changes for 0.23.39: Added keyboard shortcut for Tor Private Tab. (#14504) Fixed potential Tor bypass by file:// URLs. (#14664) Fixed potential Tor bypass while loading Favicons. (#14641) Fixed CSS and font resources being shown in blocked scripts list in shields. (#14582) Fixed bookmark scrolling when populated beyond initial display boundry. (#14606) Fixed Tor control socket error when network is disconnected. (#14630) Fixed being able to load bookmarks in Tor Tab before Tor finishes loading. (#14680) Fixed search icons in URL bar should be a local resource. (#14653) Fixed right click context menu not working after switching tabs. (#14643) Optimized startup time by removing UGP promo check at initial startup. (#14616) Upgraded localization files. (#14580) Upgraded to Tor 0.3.3.8. (#14695) Upgraded to muon 7.1.6. (#14719) Changelog: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
  7. Radpop

    Brave browser 0.23.31

    Brave browser 0.23.31 Brave is a free and open-source web browser based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine. Brave blocks ads and trackers by default so you browse faster and safer. Brave even has HTTPS upgrades, which means more of your connections are encrypted, protecting your identity, browsing, payments and more. Brave has built-in support for torrent downloading and streaming and Tor support for private browsing. Download: win64: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.23.31dev/BraveSetup-x64.exe win32: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/download/v0.23.31dev/BraveSetup-ia32.exe Homepage: https://brave.com Download page: https://brave.com/download/ Changes for 0.23.31: Fixed Twitch streams not playing (#14475) Fixed IndexedDB not working in web worker (#12463) Tor only loads when needed (lazy loading) (#14617) Fixed webcompat issues with riot.im (#10685) Upgraded to Chromium 67.0.3396.103 (#14618) Changelog: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
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  9. biguyinachair

    Bitport Premium account - 1 Year Free

    Bitport is a cloud downloader that allows Safe download of torrents Torrents are downloaded by the Bitport servers, no one can see your IP address or any other information. Your safety is extremely important to them. Download Big torrents faster It takes a long time to download large torrents, but not with Bitport. The large files are downloaded in the blink of an eye. Access your files anywhere, anytime Thanks to cloud storage, your files can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, whether it is a computer, smartphone or tablet. No need to install a torrent client With Bitport, there is no need to install anything, everything is done in the browser. Free Premium account log in for 1 year. login: [email protected] a heslo: tryoneclickresellercom1 ENJOY!
  10. The Pirate Bay has slowly but steadily returned to its former glory. After more than three years, the deviant torrent site has regained a spot among the 100 most-visited sites on the Internet. While many of the site's users may cheer at the news, there's also a dark side to the recent resurgence. When the The Pirate Bay suffered over a month of downtime late 2014, many of the site’s regular visitors went elsewhere. This resulted in a significant traffic dip afterwards, but in recent months the notorious torrent site has seen a massive uptick in visitors. At the beginning of the year TPB was already the largest torrent site. Today, Internet traffic ranking service Alexa lists the site among the 100 most-visited domains in the world once again, in 99th place. That’s the first time in three years. While external traffic measurements are far from perfect, the graph below shows a steady increase in ranking since last summer. Exactly how many visitors The Pirate Bay has remains unknown, but SimilarWeb estimates it at a quarter billion ‘visits’ per month. Keep in mind that the estimates above don’t account for the dozens of Pirate Bay proxies that serve users in countries where the site is blocked. That will likely add several millions of monthly visitors, at least. Whether Pirate Bay’s recent resurgence is something torrent users should be happy about is another question. The recent uptick in traffic is mostly caused by the demise of other torrent sites. Last summer both KickassTorrents and Torrentz left the scene, and ExtraTorrent followed a few weeks ago. Many of these users have flocked to The Pirate Bay, which is the prime source for user uploaded torrents. That the Pirate Bay is still around is somewhat of an achievement in itself. Over the years there have been numerous attempts to shut the site down. It started in 2006, when Swedish authorities raided the site following pressure from the United States, only for the site to come back stronger. The criminal convictions of the site’s founders didn’t kill the site either, nor did any of the subsequent attempts to take it offline. While many pirates have fallen in love with TPB’s deviant behavior, the recent downfall of other sites means that there’s a lot of pressure and responsibility on the shoulders of the site now. Many other indexers rely on TPB for their content, which is something not everyone realizes. For now, however, TPB continues its reign. TorrentFreak
  11. Picking the Best Cloud Torrent Service: Offcloud vs Bitport vs Seedr The cloud has made life more convenient for everyone. We use the cloud for everything — why not use it for torrenting? Save your hard disk space and your bandwidth for more important files by using the power of the cloud. Not to mention it will save you having to unblock torrent sites (or search for alternative torrent sites). Cloud torrenting is private, secure and lightning fast. If you select a torrent that another user has already downloaded, it will become available for streaming instantly — cloud torrent services keep a cache of popular files on hand, so if ten users want the latest Linux .iso the provider doesn’t download it ten times and eat up bandwidth. You can access your torrents on all your devices thanks to cloud storage, and if you pick smart from our list of best cloud storage providers, you can transfer your files without getting anywhere near your hard drive. Benefits of Cloud Torrent Services When you torrent from home, your IP is broadcast to everyone. That’s the nature of peer-to-peer sharing, after all, and unless you’re using one of our best VPN providers you’re exposing your IP address to everyone. Anyone else downloading that torrent can see your IP — including copyright trolls or snoops. It’s good manners to seed the torrents you download, but slow connections and data caps can limit how much you torrent. Cloud torrent services operate on powerful dedicated servers with uplinks much faster than a home connection. Popular files are cached by providers and you get instant access instead of waiting for the download to finish. Your media is available across all of your devices, including your phone and streaming devices like the Chromecast or Roku. What You’ll Need It’s easy to get started with cloud torrenting, as all you need is any device connected to the Internet and an account with one of these providers: Offcloud Bitport Seedr Offcloud, Bitport and Seedr all offer a free tier so you can try the service but with limitations on downloads or file size. Let’s take a look at all three providers and see how they compare. Offcloud Offcloud is a little different from the rest of the providers we’ve looked at, as it isn’t focused on downloading torrents. The company markets itself as “a simple, elegant and intuitive SaaS to retrieve any data from the cloud.” We were surprised at the amount of different sources Offcloud supports for downloading, and it even has a ticket box that allows users to suggest new sites to support. It’s no surprise it integrates with YouTube, given the site’s popularity, but Usenet? This sets Offcloud apart from the competition, even if it does cap your Usenet downloads at 20GB daily. This might be enough daily usage for light users, or those who supplement torrents with occasional Usenet downloads. Offcloud’s web interface is easy to use and presents you with a dashboard showing you your remaining bandwidth and space. The free trial limits you to 10GB of data transferred and only three links. When you have data you want to save, you simply paste the link into Offcloud and select from three options: instant, cloud or remote. The instant option is essentially a proxy. You input a link, and Offcloud creates a tunnel delivering the content to your device over the web. It’s downloaded to your device, and not stored on the cloud, so if the original content is removed it will no longer be accessible in Offcloud. The cloud option fetches data and stores it on Offcloud’s in-house servers. You’ll get a new, secure link to access your data anytime, from anywhere, even if the original content is taken down. The remote option requires some configuration on your part, as you’ll need to provide Offcloud with access in order to store data. The service supports FTP, SFTP or cloud storage services such as Google Drive and Dropbox. This is an excellent option for those who deal with spotty connections like mobile broadband or slow WiFi, but deal with large amounts of data. This system allows you to grab the data you need and store it until you’re on a fast enough connection to download it locally. To test the service, I used the “instant” option to download a free, public-domain movie, and the speeds weren’t very impressive. This is most likely due to the fact I’m in the U.S. and the Offcloud server was in France. Selecting the “cloud” option made the file available in a few minutes. Note that Offcloud doesn’t intend to act as a “seedbox,” which is a server used to boost a user’s ration on private trackers by perpetually seeding a torrent. A spokesperson for Offcloud stated that they typically only seed torrents on a 1:1 ratio, uploading the exact amount they downloaded. For users that rely on public trackers or don’t care about ratio, Offcloud is a fine solution. If you’re only looking for a cloud torrent provider, Offcloud may seem like overkill. But at $59.99 a year, it offers unlimited storage and bandwidth which makes for a better deal when you consider the limited storage offered by other providers. With all the feature included with Offcloud, it’s easily one of the best options available. Price Storage space Number of torrents Free Free 10GB 3 per month The Good Kit $9.99 per month Unlimited Unlimited The Useful Partner $59.99 per year Unlimited Unlimited Bitport.io Bitport.io’s service is fast and lets you stream your media to several devices, including Apple TV and Chromecast, as well as supporting Kodi. The company prides itself on making torrenting as easy as “Ctrl-C,” and it really is that easy. Bitport.io offers a free account that limits users to one torrent per 24 hours. The interface looks great and works well on mobile, allowing you to pick a torrent while you’re away from home and access it later. I wanted to see what speeds were like with less popular torrents, so I picked a low-quality version of the same test movie and watched the speed steadily increase until it topped out at almost 30MB/s, finishing in three or four minutes. The cheapest plan starts at $5/month and provides 30GB of storage and five download slots, meaning five actively downloading torrents. You can download an unlimited amount of torrents per day on all plans except the free one. In addition to the extra storage and torrent downloads, paid plans offer HTTPS downloads and anti-virus scanning, a nice bonus feature for wary users. Bitport.io also seeds to a 1:1 ratio, but paid users can contact tech support and have this changed to a custom ratio. It’s a simple service, lacking extra features, but it serves its purpose well and at an affordable price. Price Storage space Number of torrents Free Free 1GB 1 per day Small $5 per month 30GB 5 slots Standard $10 per month 100GB 10 slots Big $15 per month 250GB 20 slots Seedr Seedr is another torrent service that offers a spartan interface and great usability on a computer or mobile device. The free tier limits you to 2GB of storage but places no limitations on the amount of files you can download, as I deleted and tried various torrents to get an idea of overall speeds. You simply paste a link or upload a torrent file and it will quickly download, or in the case of popular torrents, it will appear instantly. Initially there was a file already in my account, courtesy of Seedr. Deleting it freed up some space and I selected the same torrent used in my previous tests. It appeared instantly, available to download or stream. I tried an Ubuntu torrent, and had the same results. Popular torrents will show up as “collecting seeds” for a few seconds but instantly copy to a folder and are available for download or streaming. Out of the three providers I listed, Seedr was the fastest, hands down. It took me longer to copy and paste the torrent link than it took for Seedr to deliver the files. For users of private torrent trackers, Seedr is unique in that it offers static IP addresses and private tracker support with the “pro” and “master” plans. Since private trackers rely on unique .torrent files, you can’t simply copy and paste the link as you would with public trackers. You download the .torrent to your device and simply upload it to Seedr, and they’ll seed it to either a 2:1 or 5:1 ratio depending on your plan. Seedr offers fast, often instant downloads of torrents, and let’s you stream your media right away on whatever devices you own. Paid tiers start at $6.95 a month for a simple, fast service to take your torrenting to the next level, in the cloud. Price Storage Number of torrents Free Free 2GB N/A Basic $6.95 per month 30GB 2 slots Pro $9.95 per month 100GB 5 slots Master $19.95 per month 1TB 25 slots Cloud Torrenting and Privacy All of the providers discussed here have a strong stance on user privacy. Bitport.io’s main page even states “download torrents to a secured cloud; anonymously; fast.” Your IP address is never exposed to anyone when you download a torrent in the cloud, except to the service provider you’re using. There is always the chance that the government could have a court compel a provider to hand over logs, and depending on the provider this could include your IP address and the list of files you have downloaded or stored under your account. The chances of this happening are unlikely, as services like Put.io have been active for years now without facing legal issues. There are legitimate uses for torrenting, and the providers do not knowingly offer illegal content. They simply provide users with a way to quickly and securely access content on the web and store it. To date, there hasn’t been a single case of one of these providers handing over user data. The solution is simple: use a VPN and an email created solely for cloud torrenting. Pick a provider that keeps zero logs and allows a payment method such as bitcoin or gift cards to ensure privacy and anonymity. Even if a cloud torrent provider is forced to hand over logs, you’ll remain anonymous thanks to the VPN (not to mention that it protects you from ISP snooping as well). Check out our best VPN reviews to get an overview of which provider is best for you. Remember: if they didn’t protect their users, cloud torrent providers would be out of business quickly. It’s a safer, more convenient alternative to torrenting using a client. The Verdict All three providers are solid choices for torrent users, but if you’re after the best performance you should stick to a provider like Bitport.io or Seedr. Users of private trackers are better off with Seedr, thanks to the built-in support for private trackers and long seed times. Provider Starting price Storage Tested speed Torrent slots Seeding ratio Offcloud $9.99 per month Unlimited Varies Unlimited 1:1 Bitport.io $5 per month 30GB Instantly for popular torrents. 29+MB/s on random test. 5 1:1, changes upon request Seedr $6.95 per month 30GB Instantly for popular torrents. 10MB/s on random test. 2 1:1 or 12H Cloud torrenting is the future of file-sharing — instantaneous access to all your media, on all your devices, anywhere in the world. If you’re a fan of simple tools and just want to torrent, you can’t go wrong with Seedr or Bitport.io. Both let you add torrents and stream your content from your computer or mobile device from anywhere. SOURCE
  12. An Illinois federal court has denied a motion to dismiss the criminal case against alleged KickassTorrents owner Artem Vaulin. Among other things, the defense argued that torrent files themselves are not copyrighted content. The court decided, however, that the US Government's case is strong enough, so it will move forward. Last summer, Polish law enforcement officers arrested Artem Vaulin, the alleged founder of KickassTorrents. Polish authorities acted on a criminal complaint from the US Government, which accused Vaulin of criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. While Vaulin is still awaiting the final decision in his extradition process in Poland, his US counsel tried to have the entire case thrown out with a motion to dismiss submitted to the Illinois District Court late last year. One of the fundamental flaws of the case, according to the defense, is that torrent files themselves are not copyrighted content. In addition, they argued that any secondary copyright infringement claims would fail as these are non-existent under criminal law. After a series of hearings and a long wait afterwards, US District Judge John Z. Lee has now issued his verdict (pdf). In a 28-page memorandum and order, the motion to dismiss was denied on various grounds. The court doesn’t contest that torrent files themselves are not protected content under copyright law. However, this argument ignores the fact that the files are used to download copyrighted material, the order reads. “This argument, however, misunderstands the indictment. The indictment is not concerned with the mere downloading or distribution of torrent files,” Judge Lee writes. “Granted, the indictment describes these files and charges Vaulin with operating a website dedicated to hosting and distributing them. But the protected content alleged to have been infringed in the indictment is a number of movies and other copyright protected media that users of Vaulin’s network purportedly downloaded and distributed..,” he adds. In addition, the defense’s argument that secondary copyright infringement claims are non-existent under criminal law doesn’t hold either, according to the Judge’s decision. Vaulin’s defense noted that the Government’s theory could expose other search engines, such as Google, to criminal liability. While this is theoretically possible, the court sees distinct differences and doesn’t aim to rule on all search engines in general. “For present purposes, though, the Court need not decide whether and when a search engine operator might engage in conduct sufficient to constitute aiding and abetting criminal copyright infringement. The issue here is whether 18 U.S.C. § 2 applies to 17 U.S.C. § 506. The Court is persuaded that it does,” Judge Lee writes. Based on these and other conclusions, the motion to dismiss was denied. This means that the case will move forward. The next step will be to see how the Polish court rules on the extradition request. Vaulin’s lead counsel Ira Rothken is disappointed with the outcome. He stresses that while courts commonly construe indictments in a light most favorable to the government, it went too far in this case. “Currently a person merely ‘making available’ a file on a network in California wouldn’t even be committing a civil copyright infringement under the ruling in Napster but under today’s ruling that same person doing it in Illinois could be criminally prosecuted by the United States,” Rothken informs TorrentFreak. “If federal judges disagree on the state of the federal copyright law then people shouldn’t be criminally prosecuted absent clarification by Congress,” he adds. The defense team is still considering the best options for appeal, and whether they want to go down that road. However, Rothken hopes that the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will address the issue in the future. “We hope one day that the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will undo this ruling and the chilling effect it will have on internet search engines, user generated content sites, and millions of netizens globally,” Rothken notes. For now, however, Vaulin’s legal team will likely shift its focus to preventing his extradition to the United States. Article
  13. Copyright holders have leveled some quite outrageous accusations over the years, but Malibu Media is taking it to the next level. The company is trying to convince a Texas woman to settle a piracy lawsuit over 15 downloads while accusing her of a further 54,000 downloads of content belonging to other rightsholders' to increase the pressure. In recent years, file-sharers around the world have been pressured to pay significant settlement fees, or face legal repercussions. These so-called “copyright trolling” efforts have been a common occurrence in the United States for more than half a decade, and still are. Malibu Media, the Los Angeles-based company behind the ‘X-Art’ adult movies, is behind many of these cases. The company has filed thousands of lawsuits in recent years, targeting Internet subscribers whose accounts were allegedly used to share Malibu’s films via BitTorrent. When the accused pirates don’t want to settle, Malibu generally ramps up the pressure. This is also what happened to Jenna Howard, a 29-year-old consultant from Houston, Texas. When Howard protested her innocence and refused to pay the proposed settlement for downloading 15 pirated videos, the adult company came back with two spreadsheets of additional downloads that were linked to her IP-address. This tactic isn’t new. Copyright trolls regularly provide lists of other downloads, of content they don’t own, to show that the defendant is a prolific downloader. However, in this case, the list is unusually long. The spreadsheets provided by Malibu Media suggest that Ms. Howard’s connection was used to download fifty-four thousand torrents in recent years. The downloads in question are all over the map, literally, with titles ranging from “100MB Woman Ass Pictures,” through “этот неловкий момент,” to “육룡이 나르샤” and “La casa di Topolino.” A small selection of the alleged downloads According to a recent filing by Ms. Howard’s attorneys, the spreadsheets are part of Malibu’s intimidation tactics. “Malibu also produced two spreadsheets that suggest Ms. Howard made over fifty-four thousand downloads consisting of an estimated 27 terabytes of data over a four-year period, which is an average of 31 items every day for the last four years, and literally hundreds of items on certain days, including for example downloads of movies in the hundreds and in languages that Ms. Howard does not even speak.” “This leads to only two possible conclusions: first, either Ms. Howard’s network was hacked, or second, Malibu’s research is wrong,” Ms. Howard’s attorneys write. They stress, however, that there is no credible evidence to suggest that their client is responsible for downloading all these files. They point out that their client was even accused of downloading dozens of files from her home connection while she was on her honeymoon. “The spreadsheets also show that Ms. Howard downloaded 31 items on her wedding day, and somehow managed to download an average of 22 items at her home IP address each day of her international honeymoon when she was overseas in the Bahamas,” the filing reads. The attorneys believe that the adult company has gone too far and ask the court to deny further discovery requests targeted at her Internet provider AT&T, including information about her download activity. “Malibu’s shoddy research simply does not support the implication that Ms. Howard illegally downloaded the pornographic movies that are the subject of this suit, as well as an additional 54,000 other, unrelated, downloads,” the attorneys write. “The supposed overlap between the downloads and Ms. Howard’s interests is also not credible. Malibu peddles smut as a commercial enterprise, and is trying to strong-arm a settlement from Ms. Howard while threatening to link Ms. Howard as a purveyor of its pornographic product.” Malibu’s efforts are a textbook case of discovery abuse, the defense argues. They hope that the court agrees with this assessment and denies the request. TorrentFreak
  14. The Pirate Bay Isn’t Affected By Adverse Court Rulings – Everyone Else Is The Pirate Bay has provoked more copyright lawsuits and adverse legal rulings than any other Internet platform yet it remains steadfastly online today. Somewhat amazingly, The Pirate Bay has never been seriously affected by any of these processes. The same cannot be said about everyone else. For more than a decade The Pirate Bay has been the world’s most controversial site. Delivering huge quantities of copyrighted content to the masses, the platform is revered and reviled across the copyright spectrum. Its reputation is one of a defiant Internet swashbuckler, but due to changes in how the site has been run in more recent times, its current philosophy is more difficult to gauge. What has never been in doubt, however, is the site’s original intent to be as provocative as possible. Through endless publicity stunts, some real, some just for the ‘lulz’, The Pirate Bay managed to attract a massive audience, all while incurring the wrath of every major copyright holder in the world. Make no mistake, they all queued up to strike back, but every subsequent rightsholder action was met by a Pirate Bay middle finger, two fingers, or chin flick, depending on the mood of the day. This only served to further delight the masses, who happily spread the word while keeping their torrents flowing. This vicious circle of being targeted by the entertainment industries, mocking them, and then reaping the traffic benefits, developed into the cheapest long-term marketing campaign the Internet had ever seen. But nothing is ever truly for free and there have been consequences. After taunting Hollywood and the music industry with its refusals to capitulate, endless legal action that the site would have ordinarily been forced to participate in largely took place without The Pirate Bay being present. It doesn’t take a law degree to work out what happened in each and every one of those cases, whatever complex route they took through the legal system. No defense, no win. For example, the web-blocking phenomenon across the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia was driven by the site’s absolute resilience and although there would clearly have been other scapegoats had The Pirate Bay disappeared, the site was the ideal bogeyman the copyright lobby required to move forward. Filing blocking lawsuits while bringing hosts, advertisers, and ISPs on board for anti-piracy initiatives were also made easier with the ‘evil’ Pirate Bay still online. Immune from every anti-piracy technique under the sun, the existence of the platform in the face of all onslaughts only strengthened the cases of those arguing for even more drastic measures. Over a decade, this has meant a significant tightening of the sharing and streaming climate. Without any big legislative changes but plenty of case law against The Pirate Bay, web-blocking is now a walk in the park, ad hoc domain seizures are a fairly regular occurrence, and few companies want to host sharing sites. Advertisers and brands are also hesitant over where they place their ads. It’s a very different world to the one of 10 years ago. While it would be wrong to attribute every tightening of the noose to the actions of The Pirate Bay, there’s little doubt that the site and its chaotic image played a huge role in where copyright enforcement is today. The platform set out to provoke and succeeded in every way possible, gaining supporters in their millions. It could also be argued it kicked a hole in a hornets’ nest, releasing the hell inside. But perhaps the site’s most amazing achievement is the way it has managed to stay online, despite all the turmoil. This week yet another ruling, this time from the powerful European Court of Justice, found that by offering links in the manner it does, The Pirate Bay and other sites are liable for communicating copyright works to the public. Of course, this prompted the usual swathe of articles claiming that this could be the final nail in the site’s coffin. Wrong. In common with every ruling, legal defeat, and legislative restriction put in place due to the site’s activities, this week’s decision from the ECJ will have zero effect on the Pirate Bay’s availability. For right or wrong, the site was breaking the law long before this ruling and will continue to do so until it decides otherwise. What we have instead is a further tightened legal landscape that will have a lasting effect on everything BUT the site, including weaker torrent sites, Internet users, and user-uploaded content sites such as YouTube. With The Pirate Bay carrying on regardless, that is nothing short of remarkable. Source
  15. Bram Cohen has big plans for cryptocurrencies Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent, has set his eyes on cryptocurrencies, says he's going to start his own. Over the past few years, cryptocurrencies have become more and more popular, with BitCoin's value surpassing that of gold at one point. It's only natural that this phenomenon is going to attract loads of people, including some that are ready to do something to enrich the community. In an interview with TorrentFreak, Cohen expressed his interest in starting up his own cryptocurrency after spending the past few years closely following the evolution of this new trend. The main goal isn't to make money, it seems, but to fix some technical problems that need solving. "My proposal isn't really to do something to BitCoin. It really has to be a new currency. I'm going to make a cryptocurrency company. That's my plan," Cohen says. He adds that he plans to focus on starge based solutions in order to lower the concern about having a 51% attack. "Sometimes people have this misapprehension that Bitcoin is a democracy. Not Bitcoin is a democracy; it's called a 51% attack for a reason. That's not a majority of the vote, that's not how Bitcoin works," he added. Kickstarting the project soon It seems that it won't take forever to see some results, as Cohen plans to devote himself full-time to cryptocurrency in the next few months, although he has to finish up some work at BitTorrent Inc. This work may have something to do with the release of the new uTorrent version where the torrent downloader will actually work within people's browsers, including the streaming features. That being said, it remains to be seen just how far Cohen will take his plans for a new cryptocurrency and how the world will react. Given his status and contacts, however, we may see results sooner rather than later. Source
  16. BitTorrent Inc. to Refocus on What Made it Rich – uTorrent BitTorrent Inc is best known for its uTorrent client, but in recent years the company has publicly placed almost all of its emphasis on other projects, despite the software being its major breadwinner. Now, however, it appears the company is set for another shake-up, with yet another CEO and a fresh commitment to focus on its uTorrent and Mainline clients. While torrent clients such as qBitTorrent and Deluge have a passionate following among enthusiasts, there can only be one winner when it comes the true king of BitTorrent transfers. Owned by San-Francisco based BitTorrent Inc., uTorrent is the leading torrent client in the West. It has more than 150 million active users a month, a staggering achievement for a piece of software that started out as a one-man project in Sweden back in 2004. Now on version 3.4.9, uTorrent has undergone more than 12 years of development, 11 years under the guidance of BitTorrent Inc., who took control of the client (and its creator Ludvig Strigeus) back in 2006. The client’s massive success since has had a significant effect on BitTorrent Inc., generating tens of millions of dollars in advertising and affiliate revenue. Indeed, this revenue has been the major contributor to BitTorrent Inc.’s very existence, financing a basket of other products the company has brought to the table in recent years, such as the popular Dropbox competitor BitTorrent Sync. But despite the huge contribution uTorrent has made to the company and its various forays into other areas, in recent years the software has descended into something of an unsung hero. Caught between the bad publicity generated by millions of pirates using the software for less than legal activities, a reliance on its huge revenue, plus its role in distributing content from signed-up artists, BitTorrent Inc. has at times been required to delicately maneuver around the client’s very existence. Now, however, that might be about to change. According to a report from Variety, changes are underway at BitTorrent Inc that could see uTorrent and its Mainline sister client come back into the limelight. First up, the company has yet another new CEO. Rogelio Choy joins the company after spending two years at parking service Luxe Valet. However, Choy is also a former BitTorrent employee, serving as its Chief Operating Officer between 2012 and 2015. The hiring of Choy reportedly coincides with a shake-up of BitTorrent Inc.’s product line. BitTorrent Live, the patented live video streaming project developed by BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen, will be set loose as a separate, venture-funded company, Variety reports. That company will be headed up by Cohen himself, who will reportedly step back from his day-to-day involvement with BitTorrent Inc. but remain on the company’s board. He also has a little something up his sleeve. Cohen, a serial inventor and self-confessed puzzle enthusiast, is said to be focusing on a new crypto-currency project. Given how active Cohen has been in related and often heated discussion online in recent years, that doesn’t come as a surprise. But with all these changes underway, perhaps the most important news for torrent fans is that BitTorrent Inc. will refocus on its flagship products, the uTorrent and Mainline clients. Quite how this will manifest itself is open to debate, however. Most of the really important additions such as magnet links, PEX, and the network-friendly uTP protocol enhancement happened before 2010, some seven years ago. There have been a few minor additions in recent times, such as altruistic mode in 2016, but other than that development has been flat. Pulling something exciting out of the hat at this late stage in a product’s life could be a big ask but considering BitTorrent’s success and longevity (nothing else has come along to beat it from a technical perspective in 15 years), the company could yet deliver a surprise. It’s certainly possible, however, that BitTorrent Inc. will choose to continue its policy of focusing on what positive things the software can do, rather than the software itself. For years the company has been trying to attract artists to its distribution platform, even going as far as offering to finance them through its discovery fund. But with that now scrapped, it will need to rely on artists who understand the benefits of BitTorrent Bundles. They will join the likes of Bribery Corporation, who recently struck a deal with BitTorrent to provide the exclusive platform for all their releases. Whatever happens, uTorrent remains an exciting part of the P2P landscape and doesn’t look like it will disappear anytime soon. Whether it can receive an unexpected technological boost will remain to be seen, but in the meantime it will remain the client of choice for tens of millions of fans, many of whom are happy with it, just the way it is. Source
  17. KickassTorrents team goes all out to get Vaulin out of jail The legal team of Artem Vaulin, the alleged KickassTorrents owner, will appeal the extradition ruling handed out by a Polish court last week. According to TorrentFreak, Ira Rothken, Vaulin's lead counsel, claims the refusal of the Polish court to grant bail and the unprecedented allegations are a violation of human rights. A Polish court decided that Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents can be extradited to the United States, a decision that was a big disappointment to the defense. It seems that despite Rothken being his lead legal counsel, Vaulin was not allowed to meet with him up until now. The two were finally allowed to meet a few das ago. "Artem is presumed innocent and the failure to provide him with bail is a novel copyright case on mere torrent files, which is an alleged non-violent crime, violates his human rights," Rothken said. The lawyer added that his client cannot properly participate in his defense due to his incarceration. Rothken says that this is a complex Internet copyright case where, logically, he needs access to the Internet to assist his global legal team. Attacking on multiple fronts The case will be appealed in Poland, but the KickassTorrents' defense team is also hoping to win at the European Court of Human Rights. The US is trying to get Vaulin over on its turf, mentioning over a billion dollars in alleged damage to the entertainment industries. The indictment suggests Vaulin is liable for the criminal infringement of millions of KickassTorrent users. Since each separate offense adds several years in prison, the total time to be spent in prison could reach millions of years, which is unprecedented. The legal defense team hopes to win in Poland and at the European Court of Human Rights, but also to get the US case dismissed altogether. "We are hopeful that the United States Court will promptly rule on the pending motion to dismiss the indictment. We believe the indictment is defective and the motion to dismiss will be granted. We also believe if the indictment is found defective then the US extradition request in Poland based on a defective and thus unreliable indictment should fail as a matter of law,” Rothken said. Source
  18. A theoretical scenario that leverages the SHA1 collision attack disclosed recently by Google can serve backdoored BitTorrent files that execute code on the victim's machine, deliver malware, or alert copyright owners when their software has been pirated. The theoretical attack, nicknamed BitErrant, is the work of Tamas Jos, a Hungarian security expert working for SWIFT, the company behind the SWIFT protocol used for international inter-banking transactions. To understand the attack, users first need to understand how BitTorrent works. When someone creates a torrent file, they actually break up the original file into smaller chunks and save information about these chunks inside the torrent file. This data includes the SHA1 hash of each chunk, which is used as a signature to detect the validity of the chunks when other users download these small file parts. If the SHA1 hash for the downloaded chunk doesn't match the SHA1 hash included in the torrent file, the downloaded data is discarded. On top of these, the torrent files themselves have a SHA1 hash, which BitTorrent clients use when loading the .torrent file to start the download/seeding process. Jos says that an attacker can create torrent files that have the same overall SHA1 hash, but download different versions of an EXE file, without breaking the SHA1 hashes of the smaller chunks. The researcher has achieved this by using the two PDF files Google published two weeks ago when it revealed its SHA1 collision attack, nicknamed SHAttered. These PDF files have different content, but the same SHA1 hash signature. The trick is to embed these two PDF files inside the good and the bad version of the EXE file, and align them inside torrent file so they fall in the same data chunk. This allows the attacker to switch the the good EXE file with the bad EXE file anytime he wants, without breaking the torrent file's SHA1 hash. Jos published on Github a toolkit for generating different Windows executables that when converted into torrent files have identical SHA1 hashes. Two proof-of-concept torrent files with the same SHA1 are available for download here. "An attacker can create an executable file which when executed looks harmless, but will change its execution path based on what data is inside the SHATTER region," Jos explains. A BitErrant attack starts by seeding a good version of the EXE file, and later replacing it with an evil version. Because SHA1 hashes never change, BitTorrent clients won't break the seeding process, and some users will download the evil version of EXE file. This allows an attacker to include and trigger the execution of malicious shellcode when the victim executes the evil EXE file. For example (picture below), in the good version of the EXE file, the attacker includes encrypted shellcode. When the user executes the good EXE file, because it can't decrypt the shellcode, the shellcode won't run. After the attacker switches the good EXE for the evil EXE, he'll include the decryption key inside the evil EXE. When users run the evil EXE file, the binary decrypts the shellcode with the decryption key and performs a malicious action. This can be the installation of computer viruses, banking trojans, backdoors, or other actions the attacker wishes to take. BitErrant can be used for hunting down software pirates "I have gotten feedback from security experts that this attack can be used for 'aggressive' intellectual property protection," Jos told Bleeping Computer in an email. "Example: Big company makes a cool game, and backdoors its own ISO/MSI/... file. If the ISO file appears on file sharing networks, they can immediately start seeding the bad chunk, that would trigger a functionality which renders the game unusable." Additionally, functionality can be included that pings the game maker's servers, identifying users that pirated the game. BitErrant attack depends on careless users From a security standpoint, users still need to execute the downloaded file, and malware scanners may still pick up the malicious EXE file. BitErrant attacks will only work if users are convinced they downloaded the file from a trusted location, or they have previously downloaded the same file and it was clean the first time they checked it. The purpose of the BitErrant attack is to show how Google's SHA1 collision attack could be used in a real world scenario. Speaking to Bleeping Computer, Jos said he only perfected the attack at a theoretical level and has generated test EXE files that trigger an SHA1 collision. "I have not tested it out on the network," he said. "However I have tested it out by importing the files using the official BitTorrent client and Transmission-Qt client, and both clients verified both files' "integrity" and started seeding them. This seemed to be enough reason to deem the attack working." The researcher told Bleeping Computer he plans to record a live network test demo in the coming days. No BitErrant attacks detected in the wild Jos says there's no immediate threat to users, as no attack has been observed in the wild. Nevertheless, the attack's potential outcome raises many security concerns. "I'd really hate to see this happening, to be honest, [...] as this PoC could easily be 'mitigated'," Jos said. The researcher's advice when dealing with torrent downloads is that users should always check the SHA256 (SHA2) hash of the file they just downloaded with the SHA256 hash of the original file. Unfortunately, not many torrent portals publish the SHA256 hash of the original file. Bleeping Computer has reached out for comment from BitTorrent Inc., the company behind many of today's BitTorrent clients, and Bram Cohen, author of the BitTorrent protocol. We have not received a reply before the article's publication. The article may receive updates if the two parties wish to issue any statements on the BitErrant attack. Besides BitTorrent, Apache Subversion was also affected by SHA1 collision attacks. Article source
  19. Which torrent sites are the most popular this year? As we continue a long-standing tradition, we see that The Pirate Bay comes out as the king of torrents once again. Since several torrent sites have shut down in recent months, this year's top list also reveals some newcomers. At the beginning of 2017 the torrent landscape looks quite different from a year ago. With the shutdown of KickassTorrents and Torrentz.eu, two of the largest players in the scene disappeared. However, their places were quickly filled by established sites and a few new faces. The Pirate Bay is in the lead once again, closely followed by ExtraTorrent and RARBG, which gained many new visitors in recent months. The unofficial Torrentz reincarnation Torrentz2.eu is the highest newcomer in fifth place. This meta-search engine copied the look and feel of the defunct meta-search engine and covers dozens of extra sites compared to its predecessor. TorrentProject is also doing well. The site has been around for quite a few years already but never made it into the top ten before. Finally, Nyaa.se and Rutracker also deserve a mention. Both have enough traffic to warrant a listing, but we chose to limit the list to sites that are targeted at mainstream content for an English or international audience. Below is the full list of the ten most-visited torrent sites at the start of the new year. The list is based on various traffic reports and we display the Alexa rank for each. In addition, we include last year’s ranking. Most Popular Torrent Sites 1. The Pirate Bay The Pirate Bay is the “king of torrents” once again and also the oldest site in this list. The past year has been relatively quiet for the notorious torrent site, which is currently operating from its original .org domain name. Alexa Rank: 116 / Compete Rank: NA / Last year #2 2. ExtraTorrent ExtraTorrent has steadily grown its userbase over the past several years and this trend continues. According to the site’s founder, ET’s active community is one of the main reason for this success. The site is also the home of the popular ETTV and ETRG release groups. Alexa Rank: 244 / Last year #3 3. RARBG RARBG, which started out as a Bulgarian tracker, has gained the hearts and minds of many video pirates. Movies and TV-shows with a RARBG tag are a common sight on other torrent indexes as well. The site was founded in 2008 but only made its first appearance in the top ten in 2015. Alexa Rank: 282 / Last year #5 4. YTS.ag YTS.ag is in no way affiliated with the original YTS or YIFY group, but succesfully took its place late last year. Not all other torrent sites are happy with the ‘brand hijack’ and several are actively banning its releases. Alexa Rank: 335 / Last year #9 5. Torrentz2 Torrentz2 is a stand-in for the original Torrentz.eu site, which voluntarily closed its doors last summer. The meta-search engine is open about the fact that it’s not related to the “real” Torrentz and positions itself as a new and improved version, searching over 60 other torrent sites. Alexa Rank: 415 / Last year #NA 6. 1337x 1337x had some issues a year ago, when several of the admins and moderators protested over security concerns. However, much progress has been made since. The site improved, kept growing in traffic, and recently rolled out a new design as well. Alexa Rank: 819 / Last year #6 7. TorrentProject TorrentProject is a familiar name in the torrent scene but appears in the top ten for the first time. The site uses DHT to find content and currently has more than 10 million torrents in its database. Alexa Rank: 872 / Last year #NA 8. EZTV.ag The original TV-torrent distribution group EZTV shut down after a hostile takeover in 2015, with new owners claiming ownership of the brand. The new group currently operates from EZTV.ag and releases its own torrents. These releases are banned on some other torrent sites due to this controversial history. Alexa Rank: 1,472 / Last year #7 9. TorrentDownloads TorrentDownloads has been around for several years. Like many other sites it is actively blocked by ISPs in several countries. The site offers a no-nonsense index that provides torrents to millions of users each month. Alexa Rank: 1,946 / Last year #10 10. LimeTorrents Limetorrents.cc regained a spot in the top ten this year. The site’s operator also launched the torrent cache iTorrents a few months ago, which is used by several other torrent search engines. Alexa Rank: 2,433 / Last year #NA Disclaimer: Yes, we know that Alexa isn’t perfect and that Compete has plenty of flaws, but when combined both do a pretty good job at comparing sites that operate in a similar niche. Source: TorrentFreak
  20. The hugely popular private music torrent tracker What.CD has shut down. After a reported raid on several of its servers in France, The tracker says it has destroyed all site and user data. What.cd itself hasn't confirmed any police action but cites "recent events" as the reason for its drastic actions. Earlier today the popular music tracker What.cd became inaccessible. While the reason for the sudden outage remained a mystery for a while, a message that was just posted on the site and official Twitter account shows that the downtime is likely to be permanent. What.cd appears to have shut down effective immediately, and the site’s operators say they’ve destroyed all data in the process. “Due to some recent events, What.CD is shutting down. We are not likely to return any time soon in our current form. All site and user data has been destroyed. So long, and thanks for all the fish,” the announcement reads. What.cd farewell message According to the French news site Zataz, the cybercrime unit of the Gendarmerie (C3N) raided twelve servers operated by the tracker at hosting provider OVH, and one server that was stored at Free. TorrentFreak spoke to Damien Bancal, the author of the article, who noted that the information came from credible and trusted sources. Also, C3N confirmed that there was a police operation this morning, but didn’t specifically mention What.cd. The French music industry group SACEM was reportedly involved in the investigation, which has been ongoing for two years. No arrests have been reported, and it’s unclear if any of the seized data is readable. TorrentFreak reached out to SACEM, What.cd’s hosting provider, and one of the site’s operators, and we will update this article if a response is forthcoming. With the apparent demise of What.cd, the torrent world will lose one of its biggest icons. What.cd first appeared online in the fall of 2007, just a handful of days after the demise of the largest music tracker at the time, OiNK. What.cd’s founders wanted to give nearly 200,000 homeless music fans somewhere to go, a place they could call home – a torrent site to fill the void left by the closure of the Pink Palace. In the years that followed, What.cd grew beyond all expectations, outgrowing OiNK and establishing itself as the greatest music-sharing torrent site the world has ever known. Today, this journey appears to have come to an end. TorrentFreak
  21. Torrent site 1337x.to has enjoyed a massive spike in traffic in recent weeks, mainly due to the demise of KickassTorrents. However, due to a Google ban of its homepage the site is not always easy to find. With a new design, 1337x hopes to turn the tide. For many veteran BitTorrent users, 1337x is a familiar name. The site has been around for many years and was generally known for its lively community. While 1337x hasn’t been at the center of attention much, the past year has been quite an eventful one for the torrent index. After weathering a revolt of its moderators last December, this summer 1337x suddenly had to deal with a massive spike in traffic after KickassTorrents was shut down by the Us.S Government. Most new visitors came in through Torrentz, and these disappeared just as quickly when the torrent meta-search engine called it quits in August. However, traffic has been steadily increasing since, as the graph below nicely illustrates. “To be honest, it has been a rollercoaster with traffic,” the site’s operator tells TorrentFreak in a comment The end result is that 1337x.to now has a steady place among the most-visited torrent sites, currently ranked in the top five. Still, the site is not always easy to find for newcomers as the homepage has been taken out of Google’s search results due to a takedown notice. Traditionally, the homepage listed a variety of popular torrents, so Google has no other option than to remove the URL when Feelgood Entertainment reported it last year. To address this issue and prevent similar problems in the future, the site recently released a new design. Aside from various layout changes and using a responsive design, the homepage now only features a search box, no torrents. “Due to our old index being blocked by search engines, new users were having issues finding the website. We developed a new index page that contains only search, so we don’t get blocked by search engines in the future,” a notice on the site explains. TorrentFreak spoke to the 1337x operator who doubts that Google will reinstate their homepage right away. However, the new design should prevent similar problems in the future. The new design has been in the planning for a very long time already and spiraled a bit out of control. Initially, the plan was to only update the homepage, but it didn’t stop there. “Seeing how cool a responsive layout could look we decided to make a whole new frontend. That literally took months to develop, and we changed backend code as well, which fixed several bugs and issues that were in the old version,” 1337x’s operator tells us. And the work is not done yet. The next step is to release the new forums which people will be able to use with their existing 1337x account. If there are no major issues, this will go live in a month or so. In moderator ‘relations’, progress has been made as well. While some have left the site for good, others came back and continue to remove spam and fake torrents with some new and improved tools. The 1337x.to operator is mostly looking ahead at the moment. Work on the site and moderator features is far from completed, but the team is trying hard to move a few steps closer every week. TorrentFreak
  22. straycat19

    US Replies to KAT Defense

    The U.S. government has responded to the request to dismiss the criminal indictment against the alleged operator of KickassTorrents. According to United States Attorney Zachary Fardon, the defense is downplaying the significance of “torrent” sites, which are more akin to flea markets for infringing movies, TV shows, games, music, and software. Poster Comment: Isn't it nice that they keep going after torrent sites and haven't even begun to look at private (closed) ftp file sharing circles that have existed for 15 or more years without one piracy notice and don't have the problems of torrents like fake files. Read more: source
  23. Hi Guys, Im pretty new here so if this not the right section for the post then forgive me & I request to admin pls. move it to its rightful place. So the issue is that I recently installed ESET SS v9 on a Win 10 (x64) and started to notice that even highly seeded MS Office16 ISO's and some other torrents were only getting 2-3 kbps down-speed and vice-versa whereas the same torrent file on Win 7(x32) with AVG didnt suffer from such throttled speeds. I've already added the firewall exceptions for utorrent for in ESET for IN/OUT connections and added all possible exceptions required for utorrent in ESET SS but it didnt worked as thought & there's section under Network option in ESET in which it displays the Connected Devices (below blacklisted IP-addresses option) and such.....in it displays list of different IP's still blocked....which I assume are definitely utorrent peers addresses. So I'm asking is there is a way to keep ESET SS and resolve this remedy ?? ; & please dont suggest to move back to AVG because the reason I ditched it cos its a memory hogger, 3 or 4 times more than ESET !
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  25. Running a fully functional website in a regular browser without any central servers being involved sounds complicated, but with Web2Web it isn't. The project, powered by WebTorrent and bitcoin, allows anyone to create updatable websites that are as resilient as it gets. While most people still associate torrents with desktop clients, the browser-based WebTorrent equivalent is quickly gaining popularity. Simply put, WebTorrent is a torrent client for the web. Instead of using standalone applications it allows people to share files directly from their browser, without having to configure or install anything. This allows people to stream videos directly from regular browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, similar to what they would do on YouTube. The technology, created by Stanford University graduate Feross Aboukhadijeh, already piqued the interest of Netflix and also resulted in various innovative implementations. Most recently, Czech developer Michal Spicka created a the Web2Web project, which allows people to share entire websites using WebTorrent technology. This makes these sites virtually impossible to take down. Michal tells TorrentFreak that he is fascinated by modern technology and wanted to develop a resilient, serverless and anonymous platform for people to share something online. “In the past we’ve seen powerful interest groups shut down legitimate websites. I wondered if I could come up with something that can’t be taken down that easily and also protects the site operator’s identity,” Michal says. For most websites the servers and domain names are the most vulnerable aspects. Both can be easily seized and are far from anonymous. With Web2Web, however, people can run a website without any of the above. “To run a Web2Web website neither the server nor the domain is required. All you need is a bootstrap page that loads your website from the torrent network and displays it in the browser,” Michal tells us. While there are similar alternatives available, such as Zeronet, the beauty of Web2Web is that it works in any modern browser. This means that there’s no need to install separate software. The bootstrap page that serves all content is a simple HTML file that can be mirrored anywhere online or downloaded to a local computer. With help from Bitcoin the ‘operator’ can update the file, after which people will see the new version. “If the website operator wants to publish new content on his previously created website, he creates a torrent of the new content first and then inserts the torrent infohash into a bitcoin transaction sent from his bitcoin address,” Michal says. “The website is constantly watching that address for new transactions, extracts the infohash, downloads the new content from the torrent swarm, and updates itself accordingly,” he adds. For Michal the project is mostly just an interesting experiment. The main goal was to show that it’s possible to make working websites without any central server involved, using WebTorrent and bitcoin. He has no clear vision on how people will use it, but stresses and he’s not promoting or encouraging illegal uses in any way. “I’m strongly against using it for anything illegal. On the other hand, I can’t prevent people from doing that. The moment will come when this project gets abused and only then we will see if it’s really that resilient,” he notes. In the meantime, this perfectly legal demo gives people and idea of what’s possible. More info on how to create distributed pages is available here. TorrentFreak
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