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Pirate sites ban Windows 10 over privacy worries

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Paranoia has spiked over the notion that Microsoft plans to keep people from running software they never bought.

ISPs ordered to hand over names and addresses of illegal file sharers

BitTorrent downloaders to be uncovered - is this the beginning of the end for piracy?

In a landmark case, a Hollywood studio won the rights to unmask alleged pirates of the movie The Dallas Buyers Club.

If you hammer your RAM, won't that break it? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

From CPUs on fire to hammered memory modules - here's our latest 60 Second Security video!

Why not give it a try...

Fancy a cryptocoin miner with your Torrent client? "Foistware" back in the spotlight...

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If product X suddenly wants you to install product Y as a "recommended extra", is that a good thing or a bad one?

In the latest brouhaha, X = torrent client and Y = cryptocoin miner...

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of last week

In case you missed any of these stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Honeypot reveals mass surveillance of BitTorrent downloaders

Silk Road reboots: for real, or just a honeypot?

Within 3 hours of downloading, the copyright enforcers likely have your IP address, according to researchers who put a fake pirate server online and then sat back to see who came sniffing around.

Porn studios accused of extortion in BitTorrent lawsuits

Porn studios accused of extortion in BitTorrent lawsuits

Porn studios have turned to extortion of BitTorrent users to make money, looking for payouts of $1,000 to $5,000 from victims too embarrassed or shamed to defend themselves in court, a class action suit claims.

BitTorrent serves malware directly from website - no need for P2P!

Bittorrent serves malware directly from website - no need for P2P!

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Even if you are one of the several many entirely law-abiding users of BitTorrent, the mothership company Bittorrent, Inc. may recently have put you in harm's way.

P2P file-sharing banned in Antarctica

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Employees of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) have been reportedly told that they are not permitted to run peer-to-peer file-sharing programs such as BitTorrent, KaZaa and Limewire.

BitTorrent on iPhone? Apple says "no thanks"

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Apple has reportedly rejected an application which would allow users to download material from peer-to-peer (P2P networks) from being listed in its iPhone App Store. DriveTrain from Maza Digital has been rejected, says Apple, because such application are "often used Read more…