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isoHunt Agrees $66,000,000 Settlement With Canadian Music Industry
Deal also ends ‘iconic’ file sharing website’s last legal battle… Gary Fung, the man who launched isoHunt back in 2003, a website famous for allowing users to search pirated movies, music, and other files via BitTorrent has agreed to pay Music Canada a total of Canadian $66 million to... Read more
Transmission Installer Update Fixes Ransomware Flaw
You know what’s missing from your workday? Losing access to a number of your key files after accidentally downloading some ransomware. Nothing makes the day go smoother than receiving a message, telling you to pay the Bitcoin ransom if you want to get your files back. Unfortunately, that was... Read more
Kanye West Outs Himself As A Software Pirate?
There’s so much to love about a good Twitter fight between the good guys and the bad guys, but what if you can’t really tell which is which? Professional famous person Kanye West has been quite vocal about…well…everything, but his latest online publicity stunt may have backfired in the... Read more
BitTorrent Shoot Makes Big Batch Media Sharing Easier
BitTorrent’s new mobile application, BitTorrent Shoot, makes big batch photo and video sharing easy as pie – even when you want to share between Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices. The biggest advantage of the app, beyond its cross-platform support, is that it leverages BitTorrent’s Sync Technology to move... Read more
uTorrent Update Reportedly Mining Users’ Computers For BitCoins
A recent report by Trusted Reviews has unearthed some upsetting news for users of a torrent management software called uTorrent. According to the report, uTorrent’s most recent update came bundled with another tool called Epic  Scale, and it has been accused of mining Bitcoin in the background, a fact... Read more
Vuze 5.4.0.0 is Now Available To Download
Vuze is a free BitTorrent client that is used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine.  Vuze offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on both torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to information about your torrents.... Read more
Google-Backed BitTorrent Client Infected PCs And Android Devices
Xunlei is a BitTorrent service primarily used in China and backed by Google.  The service was recently caught spreading malware to thousands of both Windows PCs and Android devices. An investigation was undertaken by security company Eset and has revealed that Xunlei has been spreading malware named “Win32/Kankan” to... Read more
BitTorrent Sync To Rival Dropbox
We’re living in an era where people have multiple devices. Ask the average person, and that chances are that he has a laptop (and/or desktop computer), a mobile phone, and a tablet. Some have more than one of each device. This setup brings about many advantages, but there is... Read more
Careful BitTorrent Users: You Are Being Watched!
Anyone who uses a site like BitTorrent assumes that their activity will be monitored within a few short hours of using the site, but what most downloaders do not realize is that even the first-time users are being watched. BitTorrent, a major player in the online file-sharing game, is... Read more