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02.13.15 Prachi Gupta

After raising funds on Kickstarter, David Cross is embarking on the second part of his cinematic experiment and directorial debut, Hits. The actor’s new comedy is now available for download on BitTorrent and the model is pay-what-you-can. It also launched in 52 theaters following the same pay model. Cross’s film was more or less panned […]

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01.07.15 Prachi Gupta

Another celebrities has taken to Kickstarter, but before you rolls your eyes, know that this is a “first of its kind” experiment by comedian David Cross. In other words, this project may be well worth your money. Cross is gearing up to release dark comedy Hits, his directorial debut that stars Matt Walsh, James Adomian, […]

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12.23.14 Peter Yeh

Tribler, the peer-to-peer decentralized BitTorrent client, recently released an anonymity engine, based on Tor. Tor is free software, originally developed by the US Navy, for online anonymity. However, the people behind Tor have made a cursory cryptanalysis of Tribler. They’ve found severe deficiencies in the encryption. The code that generates the encryption keys is weak, […]

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11.07.14 Peter Yeh

While BitTorrent is the most popular way to pirate movies, TV shows, and anything made out of 1s and 0s, there’s a new client that makes it look comparatively clunky. Popcorn Time, the Netflix of BitTorrent clients, makes streaming movies absurdly easy. It was shut down last month, but now it’s back, and the site […]

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10.30.14 Rhett Jones

BitTorrent is the most popular way to pirate games, music, films and every other form of media that can be made into ones and zeroes, and it just got a hell of a lot easier to do. The new site joker.org gives you a simple way to copy-and-paste a torrent link and just stream it right […]

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06.10.14 Sophie Weiner

When the mysterious billboard with the text “The future of the internet belongs to the highest bidder” appeared in San Francisco, it seemed satirical, but not unbelievable. The accompanying website Jointhefastlane.com advertised premium access to the internet — like the “35x faster” downloading speed on websites like “Videotube” and “Movieflix” — for a hefty fee. Today, BitTorrent […]

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03.26.14 Andy Cush

De La Soul are suddenly on the forefront of music distribution. The classic hip hop group, who haven’t released a physical album since 2004’s underrated The Grind Date, put most of their records online for free download in February. And now, they’ve released a new mixtape exclusively via BitTorrent. Well, that “new” part needs a bit of a […]

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10.08.13 Andy Cush

Remember those billboards that popped up around town last week, ostensibly advertising things like the NSA and internet regulation? We knew the ads were part of a teaser campaign, and now, BitTorrent, Inc. is taking responsibility. That’s a lot more interesting than I was expecting. The company unmasked itself today by altering the ads to […]

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