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Kim Dotcom’s Megabox: Music service or malware? | Ars Technica

2012 Sep 26, 6:40

Megabox is an ad-replacer - replacing ads on the web as you browse with its own. Ignoring security concerns, I hope this doesn’t result in over prescriptive laws that endanger things like Greasemonkey.

To listen to songs through Megabox, users will have two options—purchasing the music through the service, or installing “Megakey” software onto their computer to listen for free. The Megakey software, as Dotcom explained to Torrentfreak, acts like ad-blocking software—except that it isn’t. Megakey allows most advertisements to appear, but replaces about 15 percent of the ads served up by websites with ads hosted by Megabox.

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I Know What You Downloaded on BitTorrent… (

2011 Dec 10, 6:49

Public site that tracks who (by IP address) downloads what and lets anyone view this.

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Google Now Censors The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, 4Shared and More (

2011 Nov 24, 4:06PermalinkCommentstechnical google censorship

BitTorrent Based DNS To Counter US Domain Seizures | TorrentFreak

2010 Dec 1, 9:58PermalinkCommentsdns technical p2p

TorrentMeter – A steampunk bandwidth meter

2010 Nov 15, 12:00PermalinkCommentsArts technical

Peer-to-peer tech now powers Wikipedia's videos

2010 Sep 27, 3:15This is awesome and similar to something I got a cube for. Wikipedia runs its videos through a service that sets up torrents for arbitrary URLs. So awesome! Now if only this were built into the user agent rather than requiring hardcoding the sites to use it...PermalinkCommentstechnical p2p wikipedia network networking torrent web

Download A Piece of Internet History | The Changelog

2010 Apr 29, 11:53"I wrote Gopherbot, a spidering archiver for Gopherspace. I ran it in June 2007, and saved off all the documents and sites it could find. That saved 40GB of data, or about 780,000 documents." Now available as a compressed 15GB torrent.PermalinkCommentstorrent gopher internet web technical history archive

Using BitTorrent to Retrieve Objects Stored in Amazon S3

2009 May 29, 12:12"Any object in Amazon S3 that can be read anonymously can also be downloaded via BitTorrent. ... Retrieving a .torrent file for any publicly available object is easy. Simply add a "?torrent" query string parameter at the end of the REST GET request for the object." Yes, this is awesome!PermalinkCommentstorrent amazon s3 bittorrent p2p via:pskomoroch

Tracking the Trackers

2008 Jun 10, 4:52"...we were able to generate hundreds of real DMCA takedown notices for ... nonsense devices including several printers and a (non-NAT) wireless access point."PermalinkCommentssecurity bittorrent copyright dmca legal mpaa piracy printer research riaa washington

Nine Inch Nails Open Source Remixes at Painful Convictions

2007 Sep 16, 11:01A remix album of Nine Inch Nails latest album.PermalinkCommentsnin nine-inch-nails mp3 free download remix music torrent open-source opensource

Boing Boing: Radiohead, remixed: Me and This Army from Panzah Zandahz

2007 Jul 26, 11:20Free album Me and This Army is a collection of Radiohead songs mixed with other songs by Panzah Zandahz.PermalinkCommentsradiohead rap mp3 music audio remix torrent free

Hack Attack: Automatically download your favorite TV shows - Lifehacker

2006 Dec 20, 4:33How to setup Ted a program to automatically download torrents of TV shows.PermalinkCommentstv bittorrent howto torrent download television torrents article blog free p2p video tools tool ted

The Mixing Bowl

2006 Oct 14, 8:12Trance Music TorrentsPermalinkCommentsaudio blog download free mp3 music read torrent bittorrent trance house techno

Top 10 Public Domain Movies - Wired 14.10: START

2006 Oct 4, 1:16Top 10 Public Domain MoviesPermalinkCommentsarticle copyright domain free public movie video torrent read

Dissecting BitTorrent: Five Months in a Torrent's Lifetime

2006 Aug 31, 7:49And still more BitTorrent research. This paper examines the performance of a particular bittorrent session.PermalinkCommentsperformance torrent p2p report reference

BitTorrentSpecification - TheoryOrg

2006 Aug 31, 7:45Yet more BitTorrent research. This is the BitTorrent protocol specification.PermalinkCommentsbittorrent p2p programming reference specification torrent development

Rarest First and Choke Algorithms Are Enough

2006 Aug 31, 7:44More Torrent research. This is a paper describing performance of BitTorrent's block and peer selection algorithms.PermalinkCommentsp2p torrent report reference internet algorithm performance
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