The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Would-Be Dropbox Meant to Thwart the NSA BitTorrent Sync. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED BitTorrent was best known as an internet protocol that let people swap pirated movies and music at the expense of big Hollywood studios and record labels. But then came a Belarusian engineer named Konstantin Lissounov. About a year ago, Lissounov joined a hackathon sponsored by his employer, BitTorrent Inc., a company that seeks to transform the peer-to-peer protocol into a legitimate means of file-sharing for both consumers and businesses, and in a matter of hours, he slapped together a new BitTorrent tool that let him quickly and easily send encrypted photos of his three children across dodgy Eastern European network lines to the rest of his family. The tool won first prize at the hackathon, and within a few more months, after Lissounov honed the tool alongside various other engineers, the company delivered BitTorrent Sync, a Dropbox-like service that lets you seamlessly synchronize files across computers and mobile devices.
Find Your Own Private Internet With Freenet PC World – by Alex Wawro Anonymous peer-to-peer communication on the Internet isn’t just a handy tool for privacy enthusiasts; it’s critical for preserving free speech in the digital world. Anonymous file-sharing services like BitTorrent are legion, but their utility is limited—you can share only files—and their reputations are unfairly tarnished by people who use them to share media illegally. Technozeast.com - General News With so many online functions that require password protection these days, it can be difficult to keep track of them all. And yet, if you fail to create passwords that are strong and secure enough to protect your online accounts and your sensitive data, you could wind up in hot water. For one thing, your email could get hacked and used to send out malicious spyware to your list of contacts. But the worst case scenario revolves around identity theft, and if someone gets into your bank or credit accounts, this could definitely occur, leaving you holding the bag for the outrageous spending habits of a stranger using your identity, not to mention a plummeting credit score as you try to clear up the issue. In short, you need passwords that are virtually hack-proof.
The Joy of #IFTTT (IfThisThenThat) I sadly can’t remember the one thing I needed to do which made me discover the brilliant IFTTT.com (IfThisThenThat) website, but whatever it is, I am very grateful. This is an incredibly simple yet cleverly-designed website which allows you to make all the standalone webistes you use for daily life (in my case, Twitter, Dropbox, Facebook, Youtube, Pocket, Email, bitly, Posterous, SMS Texts) and helps you to join them together. It does this by making what they call recipes. These are simply instructions which follow their branded name, that IF something occurs (which you specify), THEN do something about it. In a productivity sense, this is fantastic.
Vole is a P2P social network that uses Bittorrent Sync - BitTorrent Sync - BitTorrent Forums Vole is like Google+ or Twitter, but there is no server, all the stuff you share is transmitted to others using Bittorrent Sync. Vole runs in your web browser and looks just like any other web app, but instead of connecting over the internet to a central server, it connects to a server running on your local machine. When you create a post, Vole saves it as a text file in a folder on your hard drive. People who follow you have their own copy of your posts folder and it's synchronized instantly using Bittorrent Sync. MasterSeeker - PC Fast File Searcher About freenode: IRC Servers Our main server rotation is chat.freenode.net. Pointers to freenode currently include irc.ghostscript.com, irc.gnu.org, irc.handhelds.org, and irc.kde.org. Please see our acknowledgements page for the generous groups and organizations who have helped us to provide this service. The network needs servers on the Pacific Rim and in the Americas. If you think you might be able to help our community in this way, please take a look at the server hosting page and email us at hosting at freenode dot net.
DocFetcher - Fast PC Document Search eDonkey network The eDonkey Network (also known as the eDonkey2000 network or eD2k) is a decentralized, mostly server-based, peer-to-peer file sharing network best suited to share big files among users, and to provide long term availability of files. Like most sharing networks, it is decentralized, as there is not any central hub for the network; also, files are not stored on a central server but are exchanged directly between users based on the peer-to-peer principle. Currently, the eD2k network is not supported by any organization (in the past it was supported by the MetaMachine Corporation, its creator, which now is out of business) and development and maintenance is being fully provided by its community and client developers. Le P2P en perte de vitesse face au streaming : Hadopi inutile ? Occupant jusqu'à 90 % du débit, le P2P, de Napster il y a 10 ans à KaZaA et eMule, en passant par la technologie BitTorrent, est rapidement devenu l'ennemi numéro 1 de l'industrie du disque et du cinéma, et ce, partout dans le monde. Pourtant, depuis une poignée d'années, la part du Peer-to-Peer ne cesse de régresser. Non pas du fait des pressions incessantes de la RIAA outre-Atlantique ou de ses équivalents dans nos contrées, mais du streaming. L'explosion des sites comme YouTube et Dailymotion (tous deux créés il y a à peine quatre ans) est symptomatique de cette situation.
5 Ways To Download Torrents Anonymously With anti-piracy outfits and dubious law-firms policing BitTorrent swarms at an increasing rate, many Bittorrent users are looking for ways to hide their identities from the outside world. To accommodate this demand we'll give an overview of 5 widely used privacy services. With an increasing number of BitTorrent users seeking solutions to hide their identities from the outside world, privacy services have seen a spike in customers recently. Below we’ve listed some of the most-used services that allow BitTorrent users to hide their IP-addresses from the public. The services discussed in this post range from totally free to costing several dollars a month.
KickAss Torrent Download Website Seized - Hacker News So far, the torrent users didn’t forget the incident of The Pirate Bay seizer, that another most popular Torrent website, KickAss Torrents, has been kicked off by the Somalian registry. KickAss Torrent download website has lost access to its Kickass.so - the Somalian domain with millions of unique visitors per day and the most visited torrent website on the Internet. The domain is currently offline and, according to TorrentFreak, the Somalia based KickAss Torrent download domain was recently listed as "banned" by the .so registry, forcing the site's operators to switch to another domain.