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The people who upload torrents

On a popular torrent site, Fallout 4 has been downloaded nearly 140,000 times. Nearly 200 people are downloading right now, as I write this. AAA or indie, Fallout 4 or Super Meat Boy, it doesn’t matter. Piracy is inevitable. But a torrent doesn’t appear out of thin air.

Fury, Annie leak online in wake of Sony Picture hack

Just over a week after hackers infiltrated Sony Picture Entertainment's computer network, effectively bringing the company to a standstill, DVD-quality rips of at least five of the studio's newest films have been leaked online, although there is no confirmation that…

Time4Popcorn launches Popcorn Time for Android

Time4Popcorn, a fork of the popular movie torrent downloader and streaming software Popcorn Time, has launched an Android app. The developers told TechCrunch that Google pulled the program from Google play citing copyright concerns, but it's still available on their website…

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…

The Pirate Bay says move to North Korea was a hoax

Apparently April Fools’ Day comes a month early if you run the world’s largest torrent website. Earlier this week a number of media outlets (TechSpot included) reported that The Pirate Bay had left their Swedish homeland and had been granted…