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    October 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2012

    The Leap Second Will Destroy Your Social Media

    And we were scared of a measly heat wave.At midnight Saturday, while the ConEd officials were facing off against its workers, the Earth's timekeepers (they exist!) held back the world's atomic time for exactly one second to keep it in line with the planet's rotation. The Network TIme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Microsoft: Safe Haven for BitTorrent Pirates?

    Just a few days ago, reports revealed that Microsoft is the top petitioner to Google for the removal of links to allegedly pirated media. This comes shortly after news broke that Microsoft had censored The Pirate Bay and backed "BitTorrent-poisoning startups." Now, however, reports reveal that a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    The Pirate Bay: Soon To Be Banned?

    The Pirate Bay has taken some hard hits in the past few months. Though the file-sharing site announced in February that it would delate torrents and move entirely to magnet links, law enforcement has continued to mobilize against the operation. In March, for instance, a leaked doc suggested Swed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Will Cops Raid The Pirate Bay?

    International authorities aren't easing up in their crackdown on file-sharing ops. There was operation Fake Sweep, in which the FBI busted 16 domains, the high-security shakedown of Megaupload's Kim Dotcom -- and now there's talk that Swedish law enforcement plans on raiding The Pirate Bay. Torren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Are The Anonymous, LulzSec Arrests a Win for the FBI?

    News broke earlier today that five individuals supposedly associated with Anonymous have been charged for attacks on websites ranging from the CIA to Strafor, and some are saying that it's a triumph for the FBI's fight against the hackivist collective. And because the FBI might have gotten intel f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    RapidShare Slows Downloads to Prevent Piracy

    After Megaupload got busted by an anti-terror squad in January and another 16 domains got slammed by the feds in February, several file sharing sites decided to scale back or shut down their operations to prevent similar downfalls. Remember that BitTorrent behemoth BTjunkie signed off the web perma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    RettighedsAlliancen's Maria Fredenslund Pressures Danish Court to Ban Grooveshark

    A Danish court just decided that Grooveshark violates copyrights and is ordering an Internet service provider to block the American music-streamer, marking a huge victory for a cohort of record-industry insiders -- and a major blow to Web-freedom advocates. The group of entertainment companies, Ret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    RIAA's Mitch Glazier, The Pirate Bay's 'Winston' Get Into Internet Shouting Match

    When The Pirate Bay switched its domain from .org to .se two weeks ago, the file-sharing website was hoping to escape shutdown by American cops. Recording Industry Association of America VP Mitch Glazier just published a reply to the Pirate Bay's move, calling it a "rogue website" and the worst of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    The Pirate Bay To Delete BitTorrents Feb. 29

    The old Pirate Bay will be no more come Feb. 29, as the website plans on deleting all its torrents. But music and movie sharers don't have to worry much -- TorrentFreak reports that the files will be available via magnet links, and that Pirate Bay will persist in a slightly different role. Here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Is Tribler an Invincible BitTorrent Client?

    It's only Wednesday, but it has already been quite the week of ups and downs for the file-sharing world. On Monday, Runnin' Scared reported on BTjunkie, which voluntarily shut down amid legal action against similar sites MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay. And just yesterday, we blogged about Kim Dotcom' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    BitTorrent Behemoth BTjunkie Bites the Dust​File-sharing fave BTjunkie has signed off the web forever today, after its owners decided to pull the plug amid legal action against similar sites MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay, TorrentFreak reports.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Ten Trends That Watch The Throne Could Kickstart

    ​It's way too early to have a critical judgment on Watch The Throne; didn't you read the rules? But since Kanye West and Jay-Z's colossal collaboration plopped into the raging waters of Internet opinion early Monday morning, I've been watching for ripples. Here are ten new things that Watch Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Anonymous Hackers Announce "Military Meltdown Monday," Claim to Have Infiltrated Pentagon Contractor Booz Allen Hamilton

    ​The internationally feared hacktivist group Anonymous produced a new mother lode of intel today, up for download on The Pirate Bay, that they're calling "Military Meltdown Monday: Mangling Booz Allen Hamilton." The contractor Booz Allen works, in Anonymous-speak, "on behalf of the U.S. federa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2010

    Gawker Hacked by Gnosis, Site in Chaos (UPDATED)

    ​ A group calling themselves Gnosis have posted a torrent, which they claim includes all of Gawker Media's source code, along with the previously threatened list of commenter names, email addresses and passwords on The Pirate Bay. The torrent of information currently has zero "seeders," making ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    How Fucked Up's Savvy SXSW Post About Artist Exploitation Applies to Other Venues (Like, Um, the Internet) Too

    ​Very smart post up today written by guitarist Mike Haliechuk at the Canadian band Fucked Up's blog, talking about the economics of Austin's South By Southwest music conference. The gist of it is an attempt to answer a simple question, one that a person could easily ask about CMJ or other, sim ... More >>