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Torrent Trackers Ban Windows 10 Over Privacy Concerns

The level of Windows 10 paranoia reached new heights this week when reports suggested that Microsoft would wipe torrents and pirated software from people's hard drives. Nonsense, of course, but all the recent privacy concerns were enough to have the operating system banned from several torrent trackers.

Boxopus Downloads Torrents Directly to Your Dropbox

Boxopus is a new service that enables people to download torrents directly to their Dropbox account. With clever use of Dropbox's API, BitTorrent users can add torrent files totally anonymously and without the need for a BitTorrent client. Torrent sites can add Boxopus as a new download option for their…

Dropbox Competitor Adds BitTorrent Support (Updated)

Maxxo is a relatively young cloud hosting and synchronization service and one that's not afraid to launch a disruptive feature. Starting this week the company officially adds support for BitTorrent downloads, allowing users to download torrent files quickly and anonymously. When BitTorrent downloads are completed the files automatically sync to…

Dropbox Scores Patent for Peer-to-Peer Syncing

Dropbox has obtained a patent for peer-to-peer synchronization. The technology allows users to securely share files across different devices without uploading these to Dropbox's centralized servers. According to the company this should improve download speeds while cryptographic keys ensure that there are no sync conflicts.

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