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The Pirate Bay Gives Torrent Links, But Hijacks PC In Return With A Bitcoin Miner

The Pirate Bay gives torrent links, but it is now also taking back from its users by hijacking their computers to mine Bitcoins. Here's what you can do to stop the Javascript code from slowing down your PC.

Internet September 17, 2017

Devs Give Away A Torrent Link For ‘Darkwood’ Because They Know Not All Players Are Rich

Video game developers do everything to make sure players don’t pirate their games. But Acid Wizard Studio, the team behind horror-survival title 'Darkwood,' decided to give the game away for free via a torrent link.

Video Games August 28, 2017

The Pirate Bay, Rarbg, Kickass Torrents, 1337X, Torrentz2, ExtraTorrent Warning Notice Program Failing, New Report Indicates

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 Blocked By ISP: Rarbg, Kickass Torrents, 1337X, Torrentz2, ExtraTorrent, And Others To Follow?

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

Legendary Torrent Website Mininova Shutting Down For Good

File-sharing site Mininova has announced its imminent shutdown by early April of this year. The legendary site was once the largest BitTorrent site on the web.

Internet February 27, 2017

The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Torrentz2, Rarbg, 1337x, Kickass Torrents Users: New ISP Warning System Details Revealed

The details of the newly implemented ISP warning system for users of torrent websites in the UK have been revealed. A Sky subscriber who received an email from the ‘Get It Right’ program has shared its contents.

Apps/Software February 11, 2017

The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, 1337x, Kickass Torrents Users: No More Warnings Or Punitive ISP Action

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

UK Torrent Users Receiving Warning Letters From ISPs, But No Consequences

A new program targets users of torrent websites. Users of those file sharing services are set to receive their first warning letters from their ISPs in the UK shortly, but beyond that there are no consequences.

Internet January 30, 2017

5 Best Free Torrent Apps On Android For 2017

Torrents may have a bad reputation but it is one of the most convenient methods for P2P file sharing. Find out which free torrent apps outperform the competition on Android

Internet January 29, 2017

Kickass Torrents Return: Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, 1337x Stay Top Sites As KAT Falters, Here’s Why

The official results now show the return of Kickass Torrents hasn’t made a dent in the traffic performance of its competitors. The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, and 1337x all continue to hold steady as the new KAT struggles to make gains.

Internet January 25, 2017

Kickass Torrents Comeback Bombing? Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, 1337x Remain Top Sites Despite KAT Return

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

Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, 1337x And Kickass Torrents: 2016's Most Popular Torrent Sites Ranked

2016 saw a big shakeup in the world of torrenting, with three of the largest sites shutting down, two of which have ultimately returned in new versions. The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, Torrentz2, 1337x and Kickass Torrents rank among the most popular sites of the year.

Internet December 29, 2016

'Game Of Thrones,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘Westworld’ Are The Most Pirated TV Shows Of 2016

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

Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, 1337X, YouTube-mp3 And More On New U.S. Government Hit List

Popular websites The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Rarbg, 1337X, and YouTube-mp3 have been cited in the annual U.S. government review of notorious markets. The report for the first time includes a stream ripping website, reflecting the popularity of that process.

Internet December 25, 2016

Kickass Torrents Back Online To Challenge The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, Torrentz2, 1337x and Rarbg With New Site, Original Design And Staff

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

The Pirate Bay, Torrentz2, 1337x, Extratorrent, Rarbg, And More: Top Torrent Sites Of 2016

2016 was a volatile year in the world of torrenting. Many sites flourished, including The Pirate Bay, Torrentz2, 1337x, Extratorrent, and Rarbg.

Internet December 14, 2016

Kickass Torrents Returning In February 2017 As KAT.cr?

Purported Kickass Torrents rigleader Artem Vaulin was denied bail and has to remain in custody until mid-February 2017, but his legal team has filed a new brief. Speculation is ripe that the torrent site could make a comeback in February 2017 as Kat.cr.

Internet November 25, 2016

1337X Takes On The Pirate Bay As Torrentz And Kickass Torrents Alternative Unveils New Site Design

File-sharing website 1337X has unveiled a new home page design and will be adding community forums shortly. The Torrentz and Kickass Torrents alternative has been gaining in traffic since the demise of those sites, and is now in a position to eventually challenge the current No. 1 site, The Pirate Bay.

Internet October 31, 2016

Pirate Bay, Torrentz And Other File-Sharing Sites Hosted Film Downloads After Talent Agency Illegally Streamed Them: Lawsuit

Top movie studio Warner Bros. has sued a Hollywood talent agency for illegally streaming two of its films. Warner claims the films wound up on torrent sites like The Pirate Bay and Torrentz where they could be illegally downloaded by thousands of file sharers.

Internet October 26, 2016

Kickass Torrents Defense: Torrents Are Not Copyrighted Material, Case Must Be Dismissed

Kickass Torrents’ defense team has filed a motion to dismiss the U.S. government’s case against the former file-sharing website. The defense argues that torrents in and of themselves are not copyrighted material.

Internet October 19, 2016

Pirate Bay Blocked By Google Chrome And Firefox: Kickass Torrents Mirror, Extratorrent, Torrentz And Other Clones Accessible

The Pirate Bay has been blocked by popular browsers Google Chrome and Firefox, ostensibly for malicious third-party advertising on the site. Users may bypass the warning and still access the site or use others, including popular clones and mirrors of the Pirate Bay.

Internet October 8, 2016

Just Like Pirate Bay, Shuttered File Sharing Sites Keep Returning Under New Alternative URLs

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

Pirate Bay Mirror Shut Down: Alternative Clone Had Kickass Torrents Skin, Vows To Continue

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

The Pirate Bay And ExtraTorrent Traffic Skyrockets As TorrentHound Follows Torrentz In Voluntary Shutdown

Big torrent site TorrentHound has voluntarily closed its doors, following a similar recent move by Torrentz. The Pirate Bay and ExtraTorrent have been benefiting the most from the recent shutdowns, both registering surging traffic numbers.

Internet September 18, 2016

New Torrentz Clone Appears: Alternative Mirror Site Includes Pirate Bay And Extratorrent Searches

A new functioning clone of meta search engine Torrentz has appeared in the wake of the original’s recent shutdown. The new site is current and directs users to some of the largest remaining file sharing destinations including The Pirate Bay and Extratorrent.

Internet August 22, 2016

Pirate Bay Is Most Used Torrent Site Once Again As Former Kickass Torrents And Torrentz Users Migrate

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

Kickass Torrents Back Online: Alternative Clones And Mirrors Emerge, But Are They Safe?

Although popular file sharing site Kickass Torrents has been shut down, many alternative sites are claiming to offer the same content as the original. These websites may not be safe to use, however, and the type of content they purportedly offer is also limited.

Internet July 26, 2016

The Pirate Bay Blocked On Chrome, Firefox And Safari: Google Says It's A 'Deceptive Site'

Torrent website The Pirate Bay is being blocked on Google's Chrome, Mozilla's Firefox and Apple's Safari browsers. Google claims that the website is a "deceptive site," so users should access it at their own risk.

Internet May 7, 2016

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Blu-Ray Version Hits Torrent Sites

The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Blu-ray copy is now available on torrent sites. The epic film was downloaded more than 250,000 times within 12 hours.

Internet March 25, 2016

'Game Of Thrones': HBO Won't Send Any Season 6 Episodes To Press After Online Piracy Leak Fiasco

HBO will not provide advance screeners for season 6 of its most-watched series, 'Game of Thrones' to the media for review. The move comes after a massive torrent leak last year of season 5 episodes believed to emanate from a media source.

Internet March 3, 2016

ASCII Version Of 'The Matrix' Is The World's Oldest And Still Active Torrent

A fan-made ASCII rendering of 'The Matrix' becomes known as the oldest active torrent. It may be time to choose between the red pill or the blue pill.

Internet Culture January 25, 2016

The Pirate Bay Goes Down Again As It Awaits Fate To Be Decided By A Swedish Court

Is it the end for The Pirate Bay in Sweden? The torrent website shuts down for the second time this week while the Stockholm District Court decides on its fate in the country.

Internet October 25, 2015

Chrome Blocking User Access To File Sharing Sites Kickass Torrents, Torrentz And Others

Users of Google’s Chrome browser were treated to red popup warnings instead of access to their favorite file sharing sites. The issue has now been resolved in some, but not all cases.

Internet July 14, 2015

Warner Bros. Charges Downloader $20 For Pirated Episode Of 'Friends'

Warners Bros. has determined that episode 5 of season 2 of the hit comedy series 'Friends' is worth $20. That's exactly what it charged an individual who illegally downloaded the episode.

Internet June 12, 2015

Popcorn Time Lets You Stream Torrents In Your Browser: Let's Go Pirates!

Pirates will have a grand time streaming all the unpaid-for content they can. That is, until authorities take it down.

Internet May 20, 2015

Kickass Torrents, Torrentz Take Over As Court Orders The Pirate Bay Shutdown

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

The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, Torrentz And Other File Sharing Site Domains Targeted In New SOPA-Like Initiative

A consortium of entertainment industry groups has targeted file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents and Torrentz in an initiative to take down the domains of copyright infringing sites. The initiative is reminiscent of SOPA, which called for similar measures.

Internet May 15, 2015

Kickass Torrents Moves To New Domain Name, Is The Pirate Bay Next?

Kickass Torrents has moved domain names and is now using a new domain located in the Isle Of Man. The Pirate Bay may also be forced to switch domain names next week.

Internet April 24, 2015

The Pirate Bay Reopens Registrations For New Users

The Pirate Bay has officially reopened the registration process to new users. New registrations were prohibited for several months to avoid fakes and spammers.

Internet April 21, 2015

HBO Strikes Back At Downloaders Of Leaked 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes From Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents And Other File Sharing Sites

HBO is striking back at the millions of file sharers who downloaded the show on websites like The Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents. The first four episodes leaked online.

Internet April 20, 2015

Pirate Bay vs. Kickass Torrents: Which File-Sharing Site Is Now Number One In The World?

The Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents have been the top two file-sharing sites in the world for quite some time. But which one is the most popular?

Internet April 2, 2015

Here's How The Pirate Bay Evades ISP Blocking In The UK

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

Pirate Bay vs. Kickass Torrents: The Best of Both File Sharing Sites In One Single Search

Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents are the two top file-sharing sites in the world. Here are some tips and secrets for searching both sites simultaneously for torrent files.

Internet March 15, 2015

Hosting Problem? Pirate Bay Goes Down Again, Users Redirected To Mobile Bay

The Pirate Bay hits choppy waters. The embattled site's search engine is still up, but its homepage is down.

Internet February 24, 2015

Pirate Bay vs. Kickass Torrents: Which Site Has The Most And Best Quality Torrents For File Sharers?

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

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