Kodi Piracy and Addon Predictions for 2018

In many ways, the Kodi addon scene was one of the most turbulent in 2017. Today we sit down with the former operator of the Ares Project, the group behind the popular Ares Wizard, which shut down recently following legal threats. He gives his thoughts on what 2018 could have…

“LOL,” The Pirate Bay Adds Donation Options, Mocks Bitcoin Cash?

The Pirate Bay has added several new cryptocurrency donation options to its site, including fresh Monero and Litecoin addresses. While the operators believe in the power of cryptocurrency, they don't appear to be fans of Bitcoin Cash, 'mocking' the Bitcoin fork across the entire site.

PS4 4.05 Kernel Exploit Released, Full Jailbreak Round the Corner

Developer Specter has just released a much-anticipated kernel exploit for Playstation 4. Published on Github two hours ago, the exploit states that it does not contain any code related to defeating anti-piracy mechanisms or running homebrew. However, it does contain a loader that listens for payloads on a designated port…

Christmas Surprise: Hive-CM8 Leaks More Pirated DVD Screeners

Movie pirates were welcomed with a few surprise gifts before and after Christmas when four new DVD Screeners leaked online. The movies were posted by infamous release group Hive-CM8, who state that they're predominantly aiming the releases at those too ill to make it to the movie theater or unable…

UEFA Obtains High Court Injunction To Block Live Soccer Streaming

UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, has obtained a High Court injunction in the UK to prevent unauthorized access to matches for which it holds the rights. Six major ISPs including BT, Virgin, Sky and TalkTalk will begin blocking live pirate-broadcasted matches from February 13, 2018, and will…

FilePursuit Finds Amazing Files All Year Round, Not Just at Christmas

People looking for all kinds of files tend to visit file-sharing sites for their fix but there is another way. FilePursuit is a web and Android-based service that trawls the Internet looking for open directories and it does an incredible job. Today, TorrentFreak catches up with its creator to find…

A Christmas Carol – When Piracy Became Irrelevant

There once was a time when people needed at least five subscription services to watch their favorite movies and TV shows. Hollywood bosses like Walter Scroogle believed that exclusivity was the key to wealth and success, but they were wrong.

Piracy Notices Can Mess With Your Thermostat, ISP Warns

US Internet provider Armstrong warns that persistent pirates can have their Internet access throttled. As a result, they may no longer have full control over their thermostats. Those who continue pirating after an obligatory copyright education may have their full service terminated.

Might Google Class “Torrent” a Dirty Word? France is About to Find Out

A dispute between the French recording industry and search engines Google and Bing could find the latter pair filtering searches containing the word torrent, initially in connection with three local artists. The issue is currently under discussion by the parties' lawyers. Meanwhile, a blocking injunction has just been handed down…