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  • US Seizes Dotcom's Millions, Entrepreneur Fights Back - TorrentFreak

    US Seizes Dotcom's Millions, Entrepreneur Fights Back

    torrentfreak.com 15 Aug '16, 9am

    When Megaupload was shuttered in 2012, authorities in the United States, New Zealand and Hong Kong seized millions of dollars in cash and other property. The US government claimed these assets were the result of copyright infringement and money laundering offenses, and attempted to fo...

  • 'Tor and Bitcoin Hinder Anti-Piracy Efforts'

    torrentfreak.com 15 Jul '16, 5pm

    To avoid enforcement efforts, pirate sites often go to extremes to hide themselves from rightsholders and authorities. Increasingly, this also means that they use various encryption technologies to increase their resilience and anonymity. Several of these techniques are highlighted in...

  • uTorrent Quietly Installs Cryptocurrency Miner, Users Complain

    torrentfreak.com 06 Mar '15, 3pm

    With well over 150 million active users a month uTorrent is by far the most used BitTorrent client around. The application brings in revenue through in-app advertising and also presents users with “offers” to try out third-party software when installed or updated. These offers are usu...

  • Bitcoin Bounties Aim to Turn Pirates Into Snitches

    torrentfreak.com 10 Jul '15, 9am

    While money may very well be the root of most evil, it’s still a commodity most people want to get their hands on. Trouble is, most financial systems rely on expensive middle-men who are always keen to retain a piece of the pie in return for their transactional skills. For users of Bi...

  • Can BitTorrent Be Better With Bitcoin?

    torrentfreak.com 27 Jun '15, 9am

    To millions of users around the world, BitTorrent is a beautiful thing. Not only does it enable the worldwide sharing of any kind of media, but the manner in which it does so is a stroke of pure genius. Utilizing the bandwidth of all participants in its ‘swarms’, BitTorrent pools the ...

  • RIAA: Bitcoin Makes it Hard to Track or Seize Pirate Bay Donations

    RIAA: Bitcoin Makes it Hard to Track or Seize Pirate Bay Donations

    torrentfreak.com 30 Oct '13, 5pm

    RIAA: Bitcoin Makes it Hard to Track or Seize Pirate Bay Donations Ernesto October 30, 2013 38 BitCoin Print The RIAA alerted the U.S. Government to several notorious pirate websites this week, including The Pirate Bay. While the inclusion of the infamous torrent site doesn’t come as ...

  • uTorrent Hopes to Regain Trust After Bitcoin Mining Controversy

    torrentfreak.com 13 Apr '15, 9am

    Last month many uTorrent users were surprised to see that their favorite BitTorrent client came bundled with the “Epic Scale” Bitcoin miner . What made things worse was that, according to some, the application was installed silently without asking for explicit permission. uTorrent’s p...

  • Can BitTorrent Be Better With Bitcoin?

    torrentfreak.com 27 Jun '15, 10am

    To millions of users around the world, BitTorrent is a beautiful thing. Not only does it enable the worldwide sharing of any kind of media, but the manner in which it does so is a stroke of pure genius. Utilizing the bandwidth of all participants in its ‘swarms’, BitTorrent pools the ...

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