uTorrent 1.8 Released, Mac Version Coming Soon

After months of hard work and more than six months since their previous stable release, the uTorrent team has released version 1.8 of their BitTorrent client, with significant improvements and updates. Adding to the excitement, we were told that a public Alpha of the Mac version will be released in…

The Pirate Bay Blocked in Italy

The Pirate Bay has been "censored" in Italy following an urgent decree from a deputy public prosecutor. Pirate Bay's IPs and the domain name are inaccessible, as they are blocked by ISPs all over the country. Whether these blocks will be very effective, however, is doubtful, since The Pirate Bay…

TrafficLoader.com to Infect BitTorrent Users with Malware

A new BitTorrent site has appeared which will allow scammers and spammers to infect its users with spyware, malware and viruses. An admin of TrafficLoader.com says that no bad torrents will ever be removed from the site and is inviting people to upload malicious software to infect torrent users.

African Drug Cops to Go After Pirates

In the past, parallels between narcotics enforcement and copyright enforcement may have been drawn, but in one country parallels are out of the window, as copyright and trademark enforcement will now be treated as drug trafficking.

080808, BitTorrent Meets Art Once Again

For those who haven't noticed, it's a special day today. 080808 is not only the day the Olympics start, it is also the name of a new experimental art project that's being released on BitTorrent trackers near you, uncensored.

BitTorrent Fires 20% of Its Employees

BitTorrent Inc., founded by Bram Cohen, the inventor of the BitTorrent protocol, is firing 12 of its 55 employees. The company, which also develops the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent, had been struggling to make money from their download store, which is one of the causes of the layoffs.

EFF Supports TorrentSpy in Electronic Privacy Case

After it was ruled that a hacker who obtained unauthorized emails from TorrentSpy on behalf of the MPAA did not technically intercept them under the WireTap Act, the EFF has filed a friend-of-the-court brief. EFF describes the recent decision as a "dangerous attempt to circumvent privacy laws," and wants to…