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  • Web2Web: Serverless Websites Powered by Torrents & Bitcoin

    Web2Web: Serverless Websites Powered by Torrents & Bitcoin

    torrentfreak.com 08 Oct '16, 8pm

    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 ...

  • new service lets you register domain names using XMPP w/ OTR and bitcoin

    Pirate Bay Founder Launches Anonymous Domain Registration Service

    torrentfreak.com 19 Apr '17, 5pm

    In recent years, copyright holders have taken aim at the domain name industry, calling on players to take a more active approach against piracy. One of the often heard complaints is that website owners use Whois masking services to ensure their privacy. There are several companies ded...

  • Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie Leaks Online Before Theatrical Release: Born in Singapore to an American...

    Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie Leaks Online Before Theatrical Release

    torrentfreak.com 05 Oct '16, 10am

    Born in Singapore to an American father and English mother, Louis Theroux has grown to become one of the UK’s most-loved documentary makers. Last weekend Theroux fans were treated to a follow-up to the filmmaker’s interview with Jimmy Savile, the now-notorious entertainer and sex offe...

  • '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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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