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Report: BitTorrent Malware Risks Call For Better Security Measures

Posted on December 19th, 2015.

Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing has become a popular past time, but malware in some files can make downloading games and applications very dangerous to organizations in all types of  industries when the content is downloaded on employers’ networks. A report recently released by BitSight Technologies, a Cambridge, Mass.-based...

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Entertainment

Netflix, YouTube, Others = 70% of Bandwidth Use

Posted on December 8th, 2015.

The most recent report from Sandvine, a broadband industry analyst group, has some interesting conclusions. One of these conclusions is perhaps most interesting to our readers: that 70% of all home broadband usage goes to “home entertainment,” that is, streaming video and music. As the below graph shows, traffic for “fixed access,”...

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Entertainment

Popular Torrent Release Group YIFY Is Dead

Posted on November 1st, 2015.

The torrenting landscape undergoes a seismic change as YIFY, a prominent movie-torrents release group goes offline forever. Following outages and the eventual demise of the wildly popular PopcornTime.io fork last week, its movie supplier-YIFY and its website YTS have also shut down permanently, according to trusted sources close to...

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Decentralization

BitTorrent’s Project Maelstrom Will Protect The Free Internet With Reverse DDoS

Posted on February 5th, 2015.

The Pirate Bay is back online, but its recent take-down shows that there is an urgent need of a new, more resilient, decentralized and distributed Internet infrastructures and software platforms. In December, we reported that BitTorrent is testing a P2P web browser called Project Maelstrom, based on BitTorrent technology. Project...

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Companies

BitTorrent Inc. Offers Digital Release Bundle of ‘The Interview’ Film to Sony

Posted on December 23rd, 2014.

The days may be dark at Sony lately, but finally someone is stepping up to give the company a platform to release their highly controversial Seth Rogan film The Interview. It may be unconventional, but BitTorrent Inc. says their platform is perfect for Sony. After weeks of personal information being hacked and leaked by a group called...

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Decentralization

In the Wake of The Pirate Bay Shutdown, Tribler Makes BitTorrent Completely Anonymous and Impossible to Compromise

Posted on December 19th, 2014.

Recently, The Pirate Bay succumbed to a shutdown due to a police raid on their main servers. While The Pirate Bay was able to be torrented itself and brought back to life elsewhere, the effects of the shutdown sent a shockwave through the torrent community. Now, a group of researchers from the Delft University of Technology are about to...

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Decentralization

Welcome to The New Internet, Decentralized and Free

Posted on December 15th, 2014.

Last week we reported that, in a post on the official BitTorrent blog, CEO Eric Klinker announced a private alpha test for a P2P web browser called Project Maelstrom, based on BitTorrent technology. Project Maelstrom is one of the ongoing initiatives aimed at building a new Internet that works like BitTorrent. That is, decentralized and...