How BitTorrent Can Teach Students DNA Sequencing

DNA sequencing is complex, and teaching students how it works can be quite a challenge. It often helps to use analogies, and give real life examples people are familiar with. At the University of Toronto they have found the perfect analogy to explain how DNA sequencing works: BitTorrent.

BREIN Chases Another BitTorrent Tracker to Sweden

RARBG, probably one of the biggest BitTorrent trackers you've never heard of, has been ordered to close by anti-piracy outfit, BREIN. The 100,000 member site, which is particularly popular with Bulgarians, doesn't intend to comply but simply move to a different host, outside of BREIN's jurisdiction.

Resident Evil Degeneration: BitTorrent Blockbuster

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'Resident Evil: Degeneration' is the first CG animation film inspired by the popular video game. Although it skips most US theaters and is scheduled to be released on DVD no sooner than late December, it has been downloaded on BitTorrent close to a million times already - in just four…

Google Blocks World’s Largest Porn Torrent Tracker

Visitors to the world's largest adult BitTorrent tracker were met with a surprise this morning. According to Google and Firefox, users accessing Empornium.us are exposed to four trojan horses and three exploits. The malware doesn't appear to be hosted by the site itself, but it is coming from outside sources.

BitTorrent Shuts Down Video Store, Brings Back Search

February 2007, BitTorrent Inc. launched its 'Torrent Entertainment Network' where users could download movies and TV-shows legally, via BitTorrent. Despite the ever increasing popularity of BitTorrent as a download tool, the store never became profitable and has now closed. The store is replaced by a BitTorrent search portal.

BitTorrent Site Pwns Anti-Piracy Outfit

Anti-piracy organizations are known for their excellent lobbying skills. However, knowledge of the Internet and technology doesn't seem to be a prerequisite. Recently the Lithuanian anti-piracy outfit changed its name, but forgot to register the new domain. It now belongs to the owner of one of the largest BitTorrent sites…

Accused of Illegal File-Sharing? Complain to the Government

Lawyers in the UK are obtaining the personal details of over 25,000 alleged file-sharers for the purposes of sending them a £500+ bill accompanied by threats of being sued. Read why the government's Information Commissioner has let down every single one of them and why each disclosure could be a…

Despite Arrests MovieX BitTorrent Tracker Back Online

Just over a day since the MovieX BitTorrent tracker disappeared following the arrest of two admins, the 400,000 member site has returned. A remaining admin is adamant that TorrentFreak completely fabricated the story and that the brothers who ran the site weren't arrested. All the indications point to the opposite…