Adult Torrent Sites Lose Ground to PornTubes

BitTorrent and porn go hand in hand, so to speak. When Bram Cohen, the inventor of the protocol wanted to test his application in the wild, he used adult content to do so. In the years that followed, many BitTorrent sites specializing in adult content gained millions of visitors, but…

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

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While "Disaster Movie" appears in all the worst films lists of 2008, it is leading the top 10 of most downloaded movies on BitTorrent this week. Let's hope this says more about the popularity of aXXo than the overall taste of movie pirates.

Avoid Downloading Fake Torrents and Spam with Vertor

With millions of potential targets, BitTorrent sites are a great arena for scammers and spammers. Vertor is a new BitTorrent site that aims to eliminate these threats. Every torrent on the site is checked for viruses, DRM and password protected archives by Vertor's software, and users are able to preview…

Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2008

2008 is nearing its end, time to make a list of the top 10 BitTorrent sites that got the most traffic this year. The Pirate Bay is out in the lead followed by Mininova and isoHunt. TorrentSpy shut down earlier this year and is the most notable absentee.

New George Michael Track Survives on The Pirate Bay

Back in 2004, George Michael announced that he was turning his back on the music industry, vowing that he would never make another album for sale in record shops. Instead, in future he would give his music away for free online. On Christmas Day he gave away a brand new…

Pirate Party Gets Massive Support in Sweden

Things are looking really good for the Swedish Pirate Party. Running up to the 2009 European Parliament elections more than half of all Swedish men under 30 are considering voting for them. Thanks to the Internet, its membership has grown 50% during the last quarter, surpassing that of the well…

Australian Web and BitTorrent Filtering Scheme Delayed

The proposed Australian Internet filter is causing controversy before it even gets off the ground. The trial, which is to include attempted BitTorrent blocking, was due to start two days ago but generating further embarrassment for the government and surprising no-one, it failed to launch.

uTorrent Grows to 28 Million Monthly Users

uTorrent - the client of choice for most BitTorrent users - has gathered a steady userbase since it was first released three years ago, one which continues to expand. Last year the number of uTorrent users had doubled, and in 2008 it continued to grow, up to 28 million monthly…