Get Into 200+ Private BitTorrent Sites

Getting an account at a good private BitTorrent tracker can be quite a challenge. Some people make a habit out of it, checking dozens of torrent sites every day. Others prefer more automated ways, such as using trackerchecker, a website that monitors over 500 private BitTorrent trackers.

Eircom Customers Wide Open to Erroneous Disconnection

Eircom, the Irish ISP that agreed to disconnect alleged file-sharers at the behest of the music industry, has thousands of customers still exposed to a serious security hole. The flaw, which affects up to 250,000 subscribers, could mean they are wrongly accused of something they didn't do. Thanks to Eircom,…

EU Plots Pirate Bay Ban and Piracy Clampdown

In a few weeks time, members of the European Parliament will vote on the Medina report, which proposes a wide range of anti-piracy measures and regulations. The report specifically mentions The Pirate Bay, and it approves actions by national courts against the popular BitTorrent tracker.

One-Click iPhone App Cracker Released to the Public

Crackulous, the one-click cracking application for software purchased from Apple's AppStore, was previously only available to a select few. Now anyone with an iPhone or iPod Touch can start cracking software purchased from Apple so that they can share them with their friends, since Crackulous has just gone public.

Why the IFPI/Eircom Anti-Piracy Deal Sucks

This week, Irish ISP Eircom and the music industry avoided an expensive legal battle, and settled out of court with a deal to disconnect alleged pirates. Eircom didn't want to start using filtering technology to thwart pirates, so it made a deal with the labels instead - and it sucks.

Comcast Labels Innocent Customer a Movie Pirate

Comcast doesn't really have a good reputation in the BitTorrent community and it's getting worse by the day. They now have plans to cooperate with the RIAA and disconnect alleged copyright infringers. A worrisome development, especially since they have a tendency to accuse innocent customers.

DRM Jams the Gears of War: Crysis and GTA IV Next?

Players of the PC game Gears of War have a problem that means they are currently unable to even load their game. The reason – a hard-coded shutoff date in the DRM that prevents the game from playing. Yet again, DRM prevents an honestly purchased game from working. Will Crysis…