Huge Security Flaw Makes VPNs Useless for BitTorrent

Millions of BitTorrent users who have chosen to hide their identities through a VPN service may not be as anonymous as they would like to be. Due to a huge security flaw, those who use IPv6 in combination with a PPTP-based VPN such as Ipredator are broadcasting information linking to their real IP-address on BitTorrent.

The Tunnel: Buy a Frame of a BitTorrent-Only Horror Movie

As existing distribution models for music and movies continue to be disrupted, creators unhindered by old business models are looking towards alternative ways of bringing their product to the world. Filmmakers behind a new horror movie called The Tunnel are selling individual frames of their soon to be released BitTorrent-only venture, with one lucky investor picking up 1% of the profits.

US Government Told Piracy Losses Are Exaggerated

At a hearing yesterday, several experts told the US International Trade Commission that many of the estimates of piracy losses touted by the entertainment industries were inflated or misleading. Others claimed that current enforcement methods aren't working and suggested they try something else.

Massive P2P Conglomerate Backs New TV-Series

The largest P2P conglomerate ever assembled is supporting today's launch of the first episode of 'Pioneer One.' The show, made for and made possible by the P2P community, is actively promoted by uTorrent, Limewire and a variety of prominent torrent sites including The Pirate Bay and EZTV.

Music Biz Set To “3 Strike” Two-Thirds of Irish Broadband

Keeping its promise to Ireland's largest ISP, Eircom, the music industry has targeted the country's second largest ISP, Vodafone. According to a new report, Vodafone is in talks with the Irish Recorded Music Association about issuing warnings and eventually disconnecting its file-sharing customers. Since its introduction last month, around 800 Eircom customers have already received their first strike.

Assassinate a Pop Star By Illegally Downloading Music

Anti-piracy campaigns come and go every other month - most of them are either endlessly boring or end up becoming an object of ridicule. A new one just launched takes the form of a site which appears to offer free downloads from top artists, but with a twist. Clicking to download results in various pop stars meeting a grisly end by a bullet to the head or a careless hand grenade.

uTorrent Launches Remote Control for iPhone

BitTorrent Inc. has made the remote access 'web' feature of its Falcon client iPhone compatible. uTorrent users can now remotely control their downloads from wherever they are with their iPhone. Torrents can be added, paused and removed using an interface with a look and feel identical to that of the uTorrent application.

ISP Attempt To Block File-Sharing Ends in Epic Failure

In response to the country's "3 strikes" Hadopi legislation, last week a French ISP began offering a service to block file-sharing on customer connections for 'just' 2 euros per month. It didn't take long for awful vulnerabilities in the system to be found which breached not only the privacy of subscribers, but exposed them to new security threats.