The Pirate Bay's Oldest Torrent Is Turning 10 And It's... A Recipe Book

When the biggest file-sharing site on the internet first came into existence, it was entirely in Swedish and boasted just a few hundred torrent files. But the very first of those, the one that started it all, was uploaded almost exactly 10 years ago and, shockingly enough, wasn't porn. It was a recipe book. » 3/31/14 7:00pm 3/31/14 7:00pm

Magnificent Asshole Reveals Popular Piracy Site Was a Trap All Along

Piracy is a dangerous game. You never know if the hosts are out to get money, or maybe just out to get you. Turns out the guy who ran a pirate haven called Uploader Talk was the latter. Now, after a year of stealing uploader's info from deep cover, the jig is up. » 10/24/13 3:24pm 10/24/13 3:24pm

The Pirate Bay Celebrates 10 Years With a New Blockade-Busting Browser

File sharing site The Pirate Bay set sail ten years ago. While the site and its founders have had plenty of legal trouble along the way, like Keith Richards, they refuse to abandon ship. They're marking a decade of file plundering with a typically typo-laden decree and a new way to circumnavigate torrent blockades. » 8/10/13 11:30am 8/10/13 11:30am

You Can Now Buy Stuff From Right Inside a Torrent

BitTorrent's always got something cooking, from a streaming video protocol that never overloads, to a neat little private cloud storage system. Now the company's invented a new kind of torrent that lets content creators pack their own little store right inside. » 5/07/13 2:00pm 5/07/13 2:00pm

BitTorrent's New Trick: Letting You Send Terabyte-Sized Email…

Not too long ago, BitTorrent launched a little project called Sync, which provides practically unlimited "cloud" storage. Now the professional sharers are rolling out yet another service called "SoShare" which promises to let you easily send huge files to friends and coworkers with little to no hassle. Up to a whole… » 2/15/13 1:05pm 2/15/13 1:05pm

Mega Is Going to Handle Password Resets Differently Than Everybody Else

Right now, Mega, the zombie file sharing service currently only useful for people with infinite patience and/or dial up Internet, doesn't offer any sort of password reset or recovery system. If you forget your Mega password, you're shit out of luck. That's because the password you use is the master key in decrypting… » 1/22/13 6:11pm 1/22/13 6:11pm

Kim Dotcom's Mega Is Now Open To the Public

Mega, Kim Dotcom's big, flashy new copyright-dismantling file-sharing/storage site with encryption up the wazoo has finally launched. You can head on over and sign up right now. That is, so long as the site can hold under the crazy traffic. So far, it looks like it's getting crushed. But different people are… » 1/19/13 12:56pm 1/19/13 12:56pm

Mega's Clever Encryption Will Protect You, But Mostly Kim Dotcom

Almost exactly one year ago, MegaUpload unexpectedly went down in flames. Now, Kim Dotcom's new venture, plain old "Mega" is rising from the ashes, and we've taken you inside for a sneak peek. But things will be different this time. Why? Dotcom's prepped this baby against all manner of attack, and its encryption is the… » 1/19/13 10:00am 1/19/13 10:00am

You'll Get 50GB of Free Storage at Kim Dotcom's New File Sharing Service …

Kim Dotcom seems decided to give the megafinger to the Feds and continue with his meganew file sharing megaproject after megaupload was megashutteddowned. He claims his new Mega will give 50GB of storage space to every user. For free. If true, it will crush Dropbox and Skydrive like Kim crushes plastic chairs. » 1/17/13 4:24pm 1/17/13 4:24pm

MegaUpload Slated To Rise From the Ashes on the Anniversary of Its…

MegaUpload has been down for almost a year now, but mastermind Kim Dotcom has had no intentions of letting it stay that way. Previously, he's teased some details about a relaunch and the servers are bought and paid for. Now, we've got a date: January 19th, 2013, the one-year anniversary of the takedown. » 10/27/12 12:00pm 10/27/12 12:00pm

MPAA Fears MegaUpload Will Take Its Servers and Run

The MegaUpload legal circus is beginning to reach WikiLeaks proportions of spectacle. The MPAA petitioned the court yesterday to block MegaUpload's efforts to purchase its servers back from the cash-strapped hosting company, Carpathia on fears that the file sharing service would restart off-shore. » 4/03/12 1:00am 4/03/12 1:00am

Microsoft Is Blocking Pirate Bay Links in Instant Messages

The Pirate Bay goes to great lengths to keep itself widely available , but here's something it can't stop: Microsoft is now blocking links to the site in instant messages across all its systems. » 3/27/12 6:31am 3/27/12 6:31am