EU Invests $22 Million in Next-Generation BitTorrent Client

A few weeks ago we reported that the EU Greens launched a pro-filesharing campaign named "I Wouldn't Steal". In a continued effort to support the development of P2P technology, the European Union has now invested $22 million in the development of an open-source BitTorrent client.

Demonoid Tracker Is Back, Will the Site be Next?

It has been three months since the popular (semi)private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid went offline. Since then, there has been a lot of speculation about its future, and many feared that the site would never return. Totally out of the blue, however, the tracker is now responding again.

Yahoo! Filters Pirate Bay From Search Results

As of this weekend, Yahoo started to filter some of Pirate Bay's pages. For some mysterious reason, several pages from the tracker disappeared from Yahoo's index. Unintentionally or not, a search for "The Pirate Bay" doesn't show a link to the homepage of the popular BitTorrent tracker.

Harvard Site Hacked and Leaked on BitTorrent

The Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website appears to have been the subject of a major security breach, as server backups, site databases and contact databases are leaked to BitTorrent. The 125MB file is currently being tracked by The Pirate Bay.

PRQ Fire Takes Down Several Torrent Sites

A fire at Swedish hosting company PRQ, owned by two of the founders of The Pirate Bay, brought down numerous torrent sites earlier today. Whilst it didn't take out The PirateBay's site, it did take down several of their ancillary activities, as well as other BitTorrent sites hosted there.

BitTorrent Developers Introduce Comcast Busting Encryption

Several BitTorrent developers have joined forces to propose a new protocol extension with the ability to bypass the BitTorrent interfering techniques used by Comcast and other ISPs. This new form of encryption will be implemented in BitTorrent clients including uTorrent, so Comcast subscribers are free to share again.