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Inventor of BitTorrent Explains Why Manufacturers Will Stop Making Your Products Hackable

Quora | Posted 02.22.2016 | Technology

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

BitTorrent Launches 'Bleep,' A Private Messaging App

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.13.2015 | Technology

Forget piracy: BitTorrent is turning its attention to privacy.

The Dark Web Commerce Stack, Or How to Eff Up the Net

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology
Druce Vertes, CFA

A world where much of the communication, transactions, commerce have to be over a dark web would be a pretty effed up place, like one where people had to pass along literature through samizdat and do commerce in back alleys.

Alexander C. Kaufman

BitTorrent Urges Sony To Release 'The Interview' On Its Paid Service | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business

Filing-sharing giant BitTorrent is urging Sony Pictures to release "The Interview" on its new, paid service. The software company, synonymous with ...

We're All Waiting, BitTorrent

Ruth Vitale | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Ruth Vitale

Why is BitTorrent so hesitant to clearly and definitively condemn the misuse of its protocol for piracy? Why is that so difficult?

BitTorrent Wants You To Know It's A Legitimate Business

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Technology

BitTorrent Inc., the 110-person company behind possibly the most infamous piracy-enabling filesharing format on the web, wants you to know that it's n...

Netflix's Battle For Net Neutrality Could Look Like This

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.27.2014 | Technology

If the war over net neutrality is going to be fought in the court of public opinion, as Netflix suggested last week, then the company could learn a lo...

The Year's Most Pirated Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson's second installment in the "Hobbit" trilogy is being heralded as one of the year's biggest box-office success stories, but it turns out...

Erin Clements

What Happens In Moby's Recurring Dream? | Erin Clements | Posted 10.21.2013 | Celebrity

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...

BitTorrent Slams NSA In Shocking Billboard Campaign

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.10.2013 | Technology

If you live in New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco, you've probably seen some shockingly mysterious billboards around town, as of late: On T...

Madonna's Secret Project Gets Release Date

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment

Madonna has spent months teasing a mysterious "secretprojectrevolution," and now we're only a week away from its premiere. The singer announced Tuesda...

"4-Hour Chef" Tim Ferriss Reveals Secrets of Meta-Learning and Living the Good Life

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.18.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

Following up from his entrepreneur manifesto "The 4-Hour Workweek" and fitness-themed "The 4-Hour Body," best-selling author Tim Ferriss tops off his self-help trilogy with "The 4-Hour Chef," which highlights culinary tips and techniques for healthy, fresh, and easy-to-prepare meals.

Here's What Verizon And Comcast Will Do If They Catch You Downloading Illegally

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.25.2012 | Technology

Pirates, beware: Illegally downloading content just got more complicated. The Center for Copyright Information (CCI) will roll out its new Copyri...

Pirate Bay Becomes 'Raid-Proof'

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology

The Pirate Bay, the world's most-visited torrent website, has migrated its operations from physical servers to "the cloud" in a bid to avoid police ra...

The Most-Downloaded Legal Music on BitTorrent

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Our question: who are these artists giving people permission to download singles and entire albums (comprising 78 percent of downloads according to MusicMetric) for free? We were curious, so we asked. Here's the word from BitTorrent.

Top 9 Countries Where Illegal Music Downloads Are Insanely Popular

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology

Even with the fall of Napster and rise of Spotify, it appears illegally downloading music is still the fashionable thing to do. The Digital Music ...

10 Countries Where BitTorrents Are The Most Popular

Torrent Freak | Posted 11.17.2012 | Technology


Pirates, Ye Be Warned: Popular Files Are Being Watched

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

How well are digital pirates being hunted online? In the wake of the arrest and likely deportation of Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm in Camb...

My Dad, SOPA and Me

Tanja Aitamurto | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media
Tanja Aitamurto

In our family we have two takes on copyright issues and SOPA. These two approaches reflect the gap between digital and offline worlds. Let's look at ...

What Do Directors Think When People Make a Torrent for Their Movie?

Quora | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment

The Motion Picture Association of America has never written me a paycheck for anything. They're not backing my picture. These are not nice guys. They are not in this business to help filmmakers at all.

Chicago Lawyer Under Scrutiny After Suing Grandma For Pirating Porn

Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

An unnamed 70-something in the Bay Area was slapped with a surprising lawsuit last June. The doting grandmother was charged with illegally downloading...

70-Year-Old Grandmother Sued For Downloading Porn

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.14.2011 | San Francisco

There's something fishy about the lawsuit against tens of thousands of Internet users who allegedly downloaded copyrighted files. As the 70-year-old g...

23,000 Sued For Illegally Downloading The Same Film

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

In what could be the largest illegal downloading case in U.S. history, approximately 23,000 BitTorrent users are expected to receive notice this week ...

BitTorrent Gives Rise To Original TV Series

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.29.2011 | Technology

Most people think of torrents as the easiest way to download movies and music for free, but some enterprising artists are taking advantage of the plat...

Google Begins Soft Censorship Of Piracy-Related Queries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The efforts of media companies to quash online piracy are a bit like someone trying to put out a forest fire with a wet noodle. The latest pathetic fl...