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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    The Copyright Monopoly Wars Are About To Repeat, But Much Worse

    torrentfreak.com 16 Nov '14, 10pm

    People sometimes ask me when I started questioning if the copyright monopoly laws were just, proper, or indeed sane. I respond truthfully that it was about 1985, when we were sharing music on cassette tapes and the copyright industry called us thieves, murderers, rapists, arsonists, a...

  • 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 ...

  • Singapore Passes Pirate Bay-Blocking Anti-Piracy Law

    torrentfreak.com 08 Jul '14, 9am

    The battle to stop Internet users from downloading copyrighted material is one that can never be won, but that hasn’t stopped a growing list of countries from having a go. Domain blocking is now one of the preferred methods of reducing copyright infringement around Europe and is endor...

  • Bitcoin Donations Now Integrated into BitTorrent Client

    Bitcoin Donations Now Integrated into BitTorrent Client

    torrentfreak.com 27 Feb '14, 6pm

    While content distributed via BitTorrent is almost always free (a situation most users would like to keep intact) there has long been a desire to find a straightforward mechanism for optional donations. The possibilities are intriguing, from artists being able to seed their own conten...

  • BitFetch Debuts BitCoin-Powered Anonymous BitTorrent Downloads

    BitFetch Debuts BitCoin-Powered Anonymous BitTorrent Downloads

    torrentfreak.com 30 Mar '13, 12pm

    BitFetch Debuts BitCoin-Powered Anonymous BitTorrent Downloads Andy March 30, 2013 10 BitCoin , BitFetch Print A new privacy-conscious file-sharing service is aiming to bring the power of BitCoin and BitTorrent together in one neat package, with some added extras. Offering high-speed ...

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