Which TPB Clones Are Beached Whales?

On December 9th, The Pirate Bay was raided, and taken offline. The site went down, and much of the net went nuts. Yet there was another, stranger phenomenon some might have noticed. On just about every article posted about it were comments claiming that “it’s back at ”. Some even went out of their way […]
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Comcast, TOR, and DeepDotWeb – The Truth

Now that the post-Dragon Con buzz has gone, and it’s time to start looking critically at the net, there was a piece that caught my eye when someone posted it. It was a link to a slashdot article, which says that Comcast is cracking down on TOR because it’s illegal. As I started to write […]
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If Private Trackers Aren’t Then What Are They?

It’s a fact of life it seems. Find any news article about bittorrent sites being closed down, blocked, someone getting in trouble for using one or just notices, or a new client comes out; at some point in the comments you’ll get at least one comment of this kind. It’s all crap. Seriously, it’s crap. […]
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You Won’t Believe Who is Behind Public Bittorrent Trackers Going Down So Often

Bittorrent Trackers go down a lot. If you’ve ever used torrents, you’ll know the frustration of one that won’t start, because the trackers are down. The reason for it will amaze you! Ok, I thought I’d give a go at a buzzfeed-style headline, but the question is one that’s probably run through your mind at […]
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Checksums are Not Encryption and Other Media Fallacies

There are a lot of people that seem to have some confusion about the differences between checksums, encryption, and compression. It’s not just Grandpa and Cousin Doris that are a bit mystified though, it’s often a lot of tech journalists, and the police/judiciary. At their most basic, the two things might seem alike. They’re ways […]
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[LIVE] Cooper Vs Prenda – Signature Special!

I know I’ve been quiet, but there’s been a lot of work going on. Enough about me though, on with the liveblog. Today’s hearing is in AF Holdings V Does, and takes place in lovely Minneapolis. Judge Franklin Noel has called the hearing to deal with evidentiary matters, in Courtroom 9W, U.S. Courthouse, 300 South Fourth […]
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