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Pirate Bay using visitor CPUs for cryptocurrency mining

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:31 PM

The site is testing a monetization option that involves hijacking user CPUs to mine virtual coins

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 5, 2017

Jan 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

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'Deadpool' is 2016's most illegally downloaded movie – torrent site

Jan 04, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Other comic book movies such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War dominate Torrent Freak s list

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

The measures Google employs to battle piracy

Aug 24, 2016 - 3:48 PM

As big tech companies bolster their anti piracy front the hope is that it will become easier for content creators to protect their material

THE FIGHTING ISN'T OVER. The theater and the weapons have changed but piracy lives on. Illustration by Alejandro Edoria

Kickass Torrents may be down, but its clones are online

Jul 22, 2016 - 8:16 PM

These torrent site clones take the look and feel – and supposedly the repository of torrent uploads – of Kickass Torrents back onto the Internet

Kickass Torrents site down, alleged owner arrested

Jul 21, 2016 - 7:35 PM

United States authorities posed as advertiser to the site revealing a bank account associated with the torrent site court records show

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray leaks online early

Mar 24, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The first leaked online copy brings in some 250 000 downloads within the first 12 hours

THE PIRACY AWAKEN. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is acquired early by a torrenting group. Photo courtesy of Disney

Kanye West accused of using The Pirate Bay to torrent

Mar 03, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Electronic music producer Deadmau5 accuses the rapper of downloading his music software via The Pirate Bay

CAUGHT RED-HANDED? Deadmau5 accuses rapper Kanye West of downloading his music software through The Pirate Bay, a file sharing website. Screengrab from YouTube/Thianar Junior

Piracy sites YIFY, Popcorn Time shut down

Nov 05, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Chris Dodd MPAA chairman: This coordinated legal action is part of a larger comprehensive approach being taken by the MPAA and its international affiliates to combat content theft

SHUT DOWN. Images from file.

Retina iPad mini vs Galaxy Tab S (TechRap)

Jun 26, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Would you be better off getting a Retina iPad mini or the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S?

Game of Thrones finale most downloaded torrent, HBO thrilled

Jun 18, 2014 - 12:08 AM

The Season 4 finale was downloaded 1 5 million times in its first 12 hours HBO says piracy is giving them more subscribers

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Sweden

Jun 02, 2014 - 9:39 AM

Sunde s arrest on Saturday leads to his serving the sentence for violating copyright laws he received from an appeal court in Sweden in 2010

PIRATE BAY. A file photo dated 16 February 2009 showing file-sharing site Pirate Bay founders Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (L) and Peter Sunde (R). Bertil Ericson/EPA

BitTorrent Surf Beta on Chrome, Firefox

Apr 17, 2013 - 4:55 PM

BitTorrent Surf for Chrome and Firefox browsers is released to the public

SXSW's music samples free through torrents

Mar 11, 2013 - 6:19 PM

The SXSW music samples are available online and there s an simple legal way to get at over 45GB of music

SXSW OFFERINGS. SXSW's music is available for sampling through torrents. Cover art by Danny Novo off SXSW Torrents.