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Pirate Bay is dead but Tribler will never die

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The BitTorrent system was supposed to be mortally wounded on December 9, when police in Sweden raided a server farm in Stockholm on December 9th. The Pirate Bay, EZTV, Istole, Zoink and Torrage are took a big hit.

The so-called dark web (that slice of freedom not controlled by big US corporations) was on its knees. But hope arrived. Dutch researchers at Delft University of Technology discovered that BitTorrent didn;’t need to use central servers. Hail “Tribler“. Dr. Johan Pouwelse tells Torrent Freak:

Tribler makes BitTorrent anonymous and impossible to shut down…

“Recent events show that governments do not hesitate to block Twitter, raid websites, confiscate servers and steal domain names. The Tribler team has been working for 10 years to prepare for the age of server-less solutions and aggressive suppressors.”

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Posted: 19th, December 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (2)

Netflix and BitTorrent: If you let people buy things then they won’t steal them

Netfilx headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif., Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

TWO interesting little bits about Netflix, the online on demand film and TV show service.

The first one is that they monitor what people are stealing over the BitTorrents to see what shows they should try to go and buy the rights for:

Netflix acknowledged this week that the company eyes piracy statistics to determine what kind of video content to offer subscribers and what kind of television programs they should buy.

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Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment