A new warning program for users of file-sharing websites such as The Pirate Bay, Rarbg, Kickass Torrents, 1337X, Torrentz2, and ExtraTorrent appears to be failing so far. A new study indicates many warnings are erroneous and the program will be ineffective.
Internet March 11, 2017
The Pirate Bay has been officially blocked by an ISP after a court held for an entertainment industry consortium in Sweden. The ISP, however has vowed to fight rulings against similar sites such as Rarbg, Kickass Torrents, 1337X, Torrentz2, and ExtraTorrent.
Internet March 4, 2017
Users of The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, 1337x, Kickass Torrents, and other similar websites need no longer fear warnings or CCI action from their ISPs. The Copyright Alert System 'Six Strike' program has officially been discontinued.
Internet February 4, 2017
Is the return of Kickass Torrents a bomb? The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, and 1337x, the former top torrent site’s biggest competitors, have seen no overall traffic drop despite KAT’s return.
Internet January 11, 2017
HBO’s blockbuster ‘Game of Thrones’ is once again the most pirated TV show of the year. AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ remains in second, while HBO newcomer ‘Westworld’ captures the no. 3 spot for 2016.
Internet December 29, 2016
Kickass Torrents is back online. The new version of the site is created by former staffers, retains its old design and is ready to win back traffic lost to rivals like The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Torrentz2, 1337x and Rarbg since its July shutdown.
Internet December 20, 2016
Despite repeated attempts by the film and music industries to shutter unlawful file sharing websites, the sites just keep reappearing at alternative domains. A recent study concluded that the most effective way of combating the sites may be offering better legal alternatives and educating users about them.
Internet October 1, 2016
A popular Kickass Torrents clone was just shut down by Mexican authorities. The site, which continues to operate under another domain name, was actually a mirror of The Pirate Bay using Kickass Torrents skin.
Internet September 24, 2016
New data indicates that the Pirate Bay and Extratorrent have experienced huge traffic surges as a result of the recent shutdowns of Kickass Torrents and Torrentz. Other sites have benefited greatly as well, indicating that torrent users haven’t stopped, and instead, merely switched to alternative resources.
Internet September 7, 2016
The Pirate Bay has officially emerged as the most used torrent site worldwide. The site regained its former crown at the expense of Kickass Torrents and Torrentz, both of which have recently shut down.
Internet August 16, 2016
After launching its standalone desktop app, WhatsApp now lets users share files with their contacts on their PC or Mac.
Apps/Software May 13, 2016
A new Android app positioned itself ahead in the ultrasound technology for data transmission among devices. The Radon app is available on Google Play Store for link sharing among nearby users - no tapping or pairing needed.
Apps/Software April 26, 2016
Users of Wikipedia Zero and Facebook Free Basics programs in Angola have misappropriated the free access granted to them and turned the platforms into a paradise for sharing pirated content in a clandestine manner.
Internet March 29, 2016
Both WhatsApp iOS and Android users can finally share files directly in chats. Here's how to work the new feature.
Apps/Software March 2, 2016
Google rolled out a trio of improvements to Google Drive on mobile. These include share notifications for Android and iOS, and file access requests and file previews for Android.
Apps/Software November 5, 2015
SanDisk announced the Connect Wireless Stick, which can stream content to up to three devices at a time and is equipped with up to 128 GB of storage.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 15, 2015
The Dropbox app version 3.0 for the Android platform is packed with new material design and added features.
Apps/Software June 25, 2015
A court ordering the shutdown of popular torrent site The Pirate Bay has resulted in Kickass Torrents and Torrentz taking over in the field as their popularity ever increases.
Internet May 19, 2015
Despite High Court orders in the UK requiring UK ISPs to block the access to several torrent sites and streaming portals in a bid to counter piracy, TPB and several other banned sites have managed to find a way around the blockage.
Internet March 19, 2015
Which torrent site, The Pirate Bay or Kickass Torrents, has the best site design and quality torrent files for users? Here’s a comparison.
Internet February 23, 2015
The Pirate Bay may be back online in less than a week if a countdown clock indicates what most assume it does. In the meantime, let's take a look at the file sharing site's history and the legal battles and challenges it's faced in 11 years.
Internet January 27, 2015
The Pirate Bay has been down for a number of weeks now, with no signs it will return as 2015 dawns. So what does the new year hold for The Pirate Bay? Administrators don't give many clues, but they're encouraging sincere copycats to set up shop.
Internet January 1, 2015
The Pirate Bay is a big part of torrenting and file-sharing history, but that doesn't mean its absence will have an effect on torrenting and file-sharing in general. Here's why the shutdown of The Pirate Bay did nothing.
Internet December 23, 2014
The Pirate Bay is offline, having been raided for a second time in its history. But as its history reveals, it's been adept at hurdling the threat of legal action and law enforcement activity. The service, which is now one of the largest file-sharing sites, comes from humble beginnings.
Internet December 17, 2014
The Pirate Bay was knocked offline on a global scale following the raid of the Swedish police. Part of the raid includes seizure of the company’s servers and other equipment.
Internet December 10, 2014
After suffering possibly its most devastating raid to date, The Pirate Bay finds sanctuary in Costa Rica for now. A Pirate Bay co-founder isn't happy with what the file sharing service has become.
Business Tech December 10, 2014
Popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay is offline after a police raid in Stockholm, Sweden, which led to a number of computers and servers being seized. The raid comes after reports the site was hosting several movies leaked online following the hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Business Tech December 9, 2014
In an attempt to promote the legal consumption of media, Google has pulled a number of third-party Pirate Bay apps from the Google Play app store. The move makes it much harder for users to search for and download content from The Pirate Bay.
Apps/Software December 8, 2014
Google has a new feature in the works and it sounds pretty much like Apple’s AirDrop, except it doesn’t limit users to a single platform at all.
Apps/Software November 4, 2014
A study has found a direct correlation between a country's economic standing and the types of content its P2P users share. Countries with a high GDP share smaller files like music, while poorer countries share larger files, such as high-definition movies.
Internet Culture October 11, 2014
The new Post-it Plus App is bringing the convenience of note taking to mobile devices by allowing users to capture photos of sticky notes and organizing them on a dashboard to easily share.
Geek September 28, 2014
File sharing is about to get a lot easier. Now that ownCloud made it on Gartner's Magic Quadrant, it should help give businesses and others an open-source way to share files.
Apps/Software July 9, 2014
Sunde, along with three other co-founders, were initially sentenced with one-year imprisonment and a $4.8 million fine. Only one co-founder remains at large.
Business June 2, 2014
Google is to get Divide, a move into the cloud-sharing industry. By doing so, Google should have a bigger foot in the door for corporate needs.
Apps/Software May 19, 2014
Nearly three months after their acquisition by Google, NFC-like file sharing app Bump and photo sharing app Flock are calling it quits.
Apps/Software January 1, 2014
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