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Torrents finally make it onto iPhone and iPad, download directly to iOS

Torrents finally make it onto iPhone and iPad, download directly to iOS

By 11 August 2014

Torrent downloads are common but have been kept off iOS because of their legal issues, until now. Blue Downloader is a BitTorrent app with restricted access for downloading torrent files directly to iPhone and iPad. The catch? At launch it was only torrent... >>

Game of Thrones finale breaks torrenting record with 2 petabytes of illegal downloads in 12 hours

Game of Thrones finale breaks torrenting record with 2 petabytes of illegal downloads in 12 hours

By 17 June 2014

Game of Thrones has broken the record for the highest number of torrent downloads after its finale smashed the 2 petabyte mark in just 12 hours. The episode, "The Children", broke the previous record which was also set by Game of Thrones with the episode... >>

Popcorn Time is dead, but could relaunch in the future under new owners (Updated)

Popcorn Time is dead, but could relaunch in the future under new owners (Updated)

By 16 March 2014

Popcorn Time, an app that was essentially the Netflix of movie torrents, is no longer available. (Update below.) The app made it incredibly easy for users to watch any movie they wanted. It removed the confusion torrenting files can bring, and made streaming... >>

Popcorn Time is the Netflix for illegal movie torrents

Popcorn Time is the Netflix for illegal movie torrents

By 10 March 2014

One of the aspects that puts a vast majority of people off downloading copyright-infringing movie torrents - apart from their blatant illegality - is the complexity of the process coupled with the ease of use of legal, above-board streaming services.... >>

UK government draws list of sites for ISPs to unblock again, thanks to over-enthusiastic filters

UK government draws list of sites for ISPs to unblock again, thanks to over-enthusiastic filters

By 31 January 2014

The UK government is creating a whitelist of websites that have been inadvertently blocked by porn and anti-piracy filters implemented by internet service providers. Several sites, such as those maintained by drug and sex education charities, have been... >>

BitTorrent Bundle could stop 'torrent' being such a dirty word

BitTorrent Bundle could stop 'torrent' being such a dirty word

By 12 September 2013

While "torrent" is now considered a word associated with digital theft online, that may be about to change thanks to BitTorrent Bundle. Bundle was started as an Alpha project in May with the hopes of building a better distribution platform along with... >>

Virgin Media first ISP to block Pirate Bay

Virgin Media first ISP to block Pirate Bay

By 3 May 2012

Virgin Media is the first internet service provider to comply with the UK High Court order for ISPs to block file-sharing website Pirate Bay. Customers of the company's broadband service are met with a holding page after typing any of the site's addresses... >>

UK High Court rules that ISPs must block Pirate Bay

UK High Court rules that ISPs must block Pirate Bay

By 30 April 2012

The British public will no longer be able to access file-sharing site The Pirate Bay after the High Court ruled that UK internet service providers are to block their users from visiting it. ISPs, such as Virgin Media, have previously refused voluntarily... >>

Virgin Media introduces broadband caps on all packages, should only affect heavy P2P users

Virgin Media introduces broadband caps on all packages, should only affect heavy P2P users

By 5 April 2012

There was a time when broadband from Virgin Media was uncapped, if you had the top-tier package. But the times, they are a-changing - the company is now introducing some modest capping on lines that have a very high rate of P2P use. This, the company... >>

Revealed: Who'd win the Brit Awards based on pirate downloads

Revealed: Who'd win the Brit Awards based on pirate downloads

By 20 February 2012

The Brit Awards ceremony will be held in London tomorrow night (21 February), and several British or international artists will walk away with a gong given to them by the UK music industry. However, we've found out the list of winners in advance. Well,... >>