Firestorm Adds BitTorrent Support to Firefox

Firestorm is a new Firefox extension that enables Firefox users to download and monitor .torrent files in their browser. Firestorm is being developed as part of a Senior Software Engineering project at Penn State University. The first Alpha release is expected to be released later today.

P2P Anti-Piracy System Defeated With 2 Clicks

eDonkey and BitTorrent users caught up in the latest Logistep anti-piracy sweep haven't got much to smile about, facing threats, legal action and for many, accusations that are simply untrue. For those who would prefer not to have their privacy invaded by Logistep in the future, this anti-piracy cloud has…

Church Official Arrested in Piracy Crackdown

An Italian sacristan was arrested on the charge of downloading and distributing thousands of copyrighted movies and music albums. The man, who is in charge of the holy sacristy of the Naples' main cathedral, is allegedly heading a large scale Piracy cartel.

EliteTorrents Uploader Faces 5 Years in Jail

A man from Columbus, Georgia has pleaded guilty to two felonies connected to the distribution of copyright works via the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker, which was shut down by the FBI in 2005. As a major uploader he faces 5 years in jail plus a $250,000 fine.

Generate 3D Worlds From Your P2P Traffic

There are many software packages out there for collecting data regarding how much you download or upload but most display the information in a functional but boring, spreadsheet-style layout. Wouldn't it be much nicer for a piece of software to gather this data and allow you to visualize it by…

Do P2P Blocklists Keep you Safe?

Recent findings by researchers from the University of California, Riverside, show that 15% of the IPs people connect to on the Gnutella P2P network are blocked by blocklist applications such as PeerGuardian. Statistics like this do not prove anything about the effectiveness of these lists, however, according to an insider…

This is How We Catch You Downloading

All over Europe thousands of people are being threatened with court action for allegedly sharing games like Dream Pinball 3D on P2P networks. Now, documents obtained by TorrentFreak show details of the anti-piracy company's techniques for identifying alleged file-sharers on the internet and the gathering of claimed 'forensic quality' evidence…