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BitTorrent unveils its new P2P messaging platform Bleep

Less than an year after announcing plans to build a secure chat system, BitTorrent yesterday unveiled its new privacy and security focused messaging platform Bleep. Unlike other popular chat clients like Hangouts, AIM, or Skype, Bleep lets you exchange information…

Spotify slowly phasing out peer-to-peer network music delivery

In order to keep its bandwidth and server costs down, popular music streaming service Spotify has made use of peer-to-peer networks to deliver your content. Also once used to help the service offer up tracks quickly, peer-to-peer connections on Spotify…

McAfee patents anti-piracy filter

A recent patent published by McAfee describes what amounts to an anti-piracy system. Titled "Detect and prevent illegal consumption of content on the internet", McAfee's approach would employ a centralized blocklist-style system to issue warnings for -- or entirely block…

"Cam" movie pirate issued record 5-year prison sentence

Four members of prolific illegal file sharing group iMAGiNE have been ordered to serve prison terms after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit copyright infringement. The group's leader Jeramiah Perkins, 40, managed to receive the longest sentence ever handed to a…

Demonoid's tracker flickers to life, website remains dark

Prominent semi-private torrent tracker Demonoid is once again showing signs of life, although the website itself remains a lifeless cadaver. What this means for Demonoid is anyone's guess, but during the site's 2009 sabbatical, the website returned just weeks after its…

MegaUpload now set to relaunch as mega.co.nz

After Kim Dotcom was denied the possibility of resurrecting MegaUpload as Me.ga, the controversial figure blasted the U.S. and Vivendi for their opposing views and global reach. Dotcom added that Mega was well-prepared for this contingency however, with a number of…