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BitTorrent

Game of Thrones

‘Game of Thrones’ is no longer the most torrented show

January 7th, 2019

For a stretch of a few years, you couldn’t really talk about pirating TV shows without bringing up HBO’s Game of Thrones. Indeed, GoT has been the most torrented TV show for about six years now, and set a number of torrenting records in the process. Interestingly enough, Game of Thrones finally lost its crown in 2018. This, …

Netflix Vs BitTorrent

Netflix still dominates online streaming, and is slowly killing BitTorrent

December 8th, 2015

If you need any evidence of Netflix’s ongoing dominance in the online streaming space, look no further than the sheer amount of bandwidth the service eats up relative to everyone else. According to recent data compiled by Sandvine, Netflix-related bandwidth —  measured during peak hours — now accounts for 37.05% of all Internet traffic in …

BitTorrent Traffic Decline

Netflix and YouTube continue to steal market share from BitTorrent

September 22nd, 2015

With an easy to use interface and an abundance of $0.99 songs, Apple’s iTunes Music Store famously helped phase out illegal file sharing networks. In a similar vein, it appears that affordable video streaming services are slowly but surely putting a dent in the popularity of BitTorrent.

Netflix BitTorrent

Netflix’s popularity is killing BitTorrent

May 29th, 2015

When the iTunes Music Store first launched back in 2003, its success proved that consumers are more than happy to pay for content if it’s a) affordable and b) easy to access. In a similar vein, Netflix is apparently putting quite a dent in BitTorrent, something it’s been doing for a few years now. A …

Bleep iPhone Android Mac Windows Download

The people behind BitTorrent made a messaging app to protect you from spying

May 14th, 2015

BitTorrent has released a new application that lets you safely communicate with friends without worrying that anyone could spy on any of your messages. Called Bleep, the app works on iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows and supposedly offers better protection than any of its competitors, as it features end-to-end encryption and peer-to-peer functionality.

Netflix For Pirates Streaming Torrents

‘Netflix for pirates’ brings streaming video to BitTorrent users

March 10th, 2014

If Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus are any indication, torrenting isn’t quite the destructive force many groups have made it out to be. Torrenting is a popular alternative to legal streaming, buying and renting, but the abundance of poor quality torrents coupled with the unfriendly method of acquiring movies and TV shows through torrenting …

Billboard Top 100 Torrenting Fines

Torrenting popular songs could result in automated fines

February 27th, 2014

You might want to watch your back if you were considering torrenting any of those catchy pop songs you keep hearing on the radio. According to TorrentFreak, piracy monitoring firm Rightscorp now protects over 1 million copyrights, including 13 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100. Rightscorp has already closed more than 50,000 cases since its …