Censoring Pirate Sites Doesn’t Work, Researchers Find
The file-sharing landscape has often been described as a hydra. Take one site down, and several new ones will take its place. Blocking or censoring sites and files may have a short-lived effect, but it does very little to decrease the availability of pirated content on the Internet. Researchers from Boston’s Northeastern University carried out a study to see how effective various anti-piracy measures are. They monitored thousands of files across several popular file-hosting services and ...
Satellite Internet: 15Mbps, no matter where you live in the US
billrdio America is a land of haves and have-nots when it comes to broadband Internet. While many of us enjoy downloads speeds of 50 or even 100 Mbps, 119 million Americans lack broadband access (defined as 4Mbps down and 1Mbps up). Out of those 119 million, 19 million live in areas where there is no option to buy a wired broadband connection, according to government data. Wouldn't it be great if we could provide broadband speed to nearly every American, withou...
Leaked Oscar Screeners are BitTorrent Smash Hits
With the Academy Awards just weeks away, January is an exciting time for movie lovers around the world. In the run up to “Oscar Sunday” on February 24, this Thursday the nominees will be announced following the deliberations of 5,700 Academy members. Some of those voters will have made their assessments from a trip to the theater but some highly privileged individuals will have received a piece of cinematic gold from the studios – access to pre-release copies of all the top mov...
Demonoid Shows Sign of Life on New .HK Domain
After the popular BitTorrent tracker Demonoid suffered a DDoS and hacker attack July last year, the site’s servers in Ukraine were pulled offline. Local authorities explained that Interpol asked them to take action as part of an investigation into the site’s alleged owners in Mexico. In the months that followed the Demonoid team remained silent and the site itself showed absolutely no sign of life, simply timing out. Yesterday, however, something changed. All of a sudden the Demonoid.me...
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent
This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Taken 2 is the most downloaded movie for the second week in a row. The data for our weekly download chart is collected by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Week ending January 6, 2013 Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (…) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour...
Hashtag named Word of the Year for 2012
The American Dialect Society has named hashtag its top word of 2012, following the annual vote from its members.Hashtag, which means to apply the # symbol before a keyword in order to start or add to a topic on Twitter, became a household term along with the continued growth of the social network throughout last year.Ben Zimmer, who has the highly prestigious title of chairman of the New Words Committee, said the word had even expanded beyond its main purpose as a "ubiquitous phenomenon in o...
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Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2013
Which torrent sites get the most visitors at the start of 2013? Traditionally BitTorrent users are very loyal, which is reflected in the top 10 where most sites have had a consistent listing for more than half a decade. This year there are a few movers and shakers, as well as several newcomers. The most notable absentees this year are BTJunkie and Demonoid. Both sites have been featured in the top 10 since 2006, but went offline in 2012. BTJunkie permanently quit early last year and Demonoid&#...
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Official Google statement: your rankings, Google +1 clicks and authorship
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Music Biz Wants To Block Pirate Bay….Plus 260 Additional Sites
Copyright activists often warn that a ruling in one case has the potential to be leveraged elsewhere and the wedge can become thicker frighteningly quickly if issues aren’t dealt with early on. It seems that a case currently underway in Ireland involving The Pirate Bay is proving that assessment correct. At the moment customers of the Irish ISP Eircom cannot access The Pirate Bay since an uncontested 2009 High Court ruling orders the ISP to block the site. But that’s just one ISP, so...
Google Play Magazines offering free digital editions for print subscribers
Subscribers to print magazines can now access the digital edition for free through the Google Play Magazines store.If users can verify that they do indeed subscribe to the traditional tree-based edition, then they'll unlock the "free for print subscribers" option within the Play Store on their Android tablet or smartphone.The option only applies to selected magazines as it's at the publisher's discretion and is only available in the US at present with more countries rolling out soon.Amon...
Head of Hulu leaving during tumultuous time for streaming video
Hulu's head honcho is leaving the company sometime during Q1 of 2013, along with Rich Tom, the company's CTO. The timing of their departure, though not outlined specifically, should be before April. CEO Jason Kilar took to a blog post Friday to announce he will stay on to help transition the company to its new leadership before leaving.Kilar offered little in the way of explanation, calling the decision difficult after more than five years at Hulu's helm. Though replacements weren't announced an...
California teen girls charged with drugging parents to evade Internet curfew
Two California teenagers were arrested on New Year’s Eve after allegedly spiking one of their parents’ milkshakes with sleeping medication. The girls did this, the local police said, because one girl felt her parents’ Internet curfew was too strict. The parents apparently restricted access to the family’s wireless Internet connection after 10pm. “The unsuspecting parents consumed only about a quarter of their shakes thinking that they tasted very odd,” the police in Rocklin, California (22 mile...
$7,000 Damages for Sharing a “For Dummies” Book on BitTorrent
Late 2011 John Wiley and Sons became the first book publisher to go after BitTorrent users in the U.S. In the months that followed Wiley filed more than a dozen mass BitTorrent lawsuits involving a few hundred John Doe defendants in total. The Does are all accused of sharing digital copies of titles including “Hacking for Dummies,” “Wordpress for Dummies” and “Cooking Basics for Dummies.” Wiley’s lawyer previously told TorrentFreak that their intention is to settle these cases with the al...
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Proposed Android mascots give glimpse into terrifying parallel universe
When Googler Dan Morrill lacked icons for his internal Android presentation before the OS was announced in 2007, he whipped up four little bots to spice things up. His four mascots, made in Inkscape, provide a little look at what could have been had Google gone with these scary ADHD Teletubby Hypno-droids instead of the cool, calm Droid we know and love today. The story's quite sweet, posted by Morrill himself on Google+. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll let him begin.Story time "In t...
Spotify quietly ditches music downloads
Are you one of the eight people who bought music through Spotify? Well, you're out of luck. The music streaming specialist has suspended its download store. Spotify still displays the option to 'get' songs but when you try and 'get' one, you're told "We're no longer supporting new download purchases on Spotify" and pointed in the direction of an FAQ page with more details.The company is at pains to point out that you can still access your existing music purchases - and if you have credit...