TVStreamCMS Brings Pirate Streaming Site Clones to The Masses

Opinion

Pirate streaming sites are everywhere. Name a popular movie or TV show and there are hundreds of sites that allow you to stream them for free. Many of these sites are clones of popular brands such as Fmovies, Putlocker, and GoMovies, running on pre-made and easy to install scripts such as TVStreamCMS.

Kodi Security Risk Emerges After TVAddons Shutdown

Three domains previously operated by defunct Kodi addons site TVAddons have been transferred to a law firm in Canada. With no explanation forthcoming, the security implications cannot be ignored. According to Kodi Project Manager Nathan Betzen, a third party in control of these domains could potentially do whatever they wanted to vulnerable former TVAddons users.

Google Removes Torrent Sites From ‘Results Carousel’

Google is no longer highlighting the "best torrent sites" in its search results. Following an investigation, the search engine decided to pull the prominent torrent sites 'carousel' from its search results. Various streaming sites remain highlighted, but the 'pirate' sources have been removed there as well.

BREIN Takes Down 231 Pirate Sites in Six Months, But That’s Not All

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has published a report on its activities for the first six months of 2017. The headline figures are the takedown of more than 230 'pirate' sites alongside the targeting of more than a dozen major uploaders, but it was BREIN's successes in key legal battles that will have the broadest implications.

FossHub Forced to Pull Google Ads From qBitTorrent Downloads

FossHub, a download site that hosts free and open-source software, has pulled Google advertising from the whole of its file-sharing software section. The difficult decision was taken after Google persistently flagged the download page of the popular qBitTorrent client as "unauthorized file sharing" and went on to ban the entire FossHub site.

The KickassTorrents Shutdown, One Year Later

Opinion

Exactly one year ago, KickassTorrents was shut down following a criminal investigation by the United States. While the site no longer exists in its former glory, the name is still around. Several original staffers remain dedicated to carrying the torch, for example. Today we take a look at KAT's past, present, and the future.