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 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…

Textbook Torrents Makes Long Awaited Comeback

After a month of downtime, TextBook Torrents makes its return, right on time, as the first semester starts in just a few weeks. The BitTorrent tracker, dedicated to sharing knowledge in the form of textbooks, was pulled offline by Dreamhost early July because the hosting company received a takedown request.

uTorrent Developer Shares BitTorrent Speed Tips

Configuring your BitTorrent client is essential if you want to enjoy optimal download speeds. In our quest to help users get the most out of BitTorrent, we asked one of the uTorrent developers how we can speed up our downloads.