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…

Automatically Transcode and Import Downloaded Videos to iTunes

iPodifier is a free application that automatically transcodes and imports TV-shows or other video files to iTunes. It works great in combination with BitTorrent. Download your favorite TV-show overnight, and it will be on your iPod when you wake up. It couldn't be any easier.

Piracy Investigators Infiltrate Private Torrent Sites

In March, TorrentFreak published an article which aimed to answer the question 'Are Private BitTorrent Trackers Safe?' Now, an internet piracy investigator has admitted that his organisation has successfully infiltrated private BitTorrent trackers and is actively collecting information.

Rogers Fights BitTorrent by Throttling All Encrypted Transfers

In its ongoing war against BitTorrent, Canadian ISP Rogers decided to throttle all encrypted traffic. ISPs and BitTorrent client developers are playing an ongoing cat-and-mouse game, but Rogers really crosses the line here. A very bold move, to say the least, which affects not only BitTorrent users, but everyone who…

How To Use Usenet, A Beginners Guide

Usenet is considered to be the most "private" way to share files. In other words, no MPAA or RIAA watching your back. It is fast, has a lot of content, and it's getting more popular, even though the technology is almost 30 years old. Time for an introduction.