TorrentFreak: Google Search Apparently Indexes Over 80 Million Torrent Hashes

TorrentFreak: Google Search Apparently Indexes Over 80 Million Torrent Hashes. “The popular torrent meta-search engine Torrentz2 is the go-to site for many avid BitTorrent users. Aside from indexing classic torrent sites, Torrentz2 recently expanded by adding Google to its index, which apparently has a pretty impressive collection of unique torrent hashes. More than 80 million in total.”

TorrentFreak: BitTorrent Launches uTorrent Web’s First Full Release

TorrentFreak: BitTorrent Launches uTorrent Web’s First Full Release. “BitTorrent Inc. has been in the news a lot this summer after it was acquired by the Tron cryptocurrency. However, regular development continues, with the company just announcing the first full release of uTorrent Web. The new in-browser client aims to simplify the torrenting experience and fully supports streaming.”

Variety: BitTorrent Sells to Blockchain Entrepreneur Justin Sun

Variety: BitTorrent Sells to Blockchain Entrepreneur Justin Sun. “File-sharing pioneer BitTorrent Inc. has been sold to Justin Sun, a blockchain entrepreneur best known for the Tron platform and its TRX cryptocurrency. The acquisition closed last week and staff has been notified of the deal, Variety has learned. Company representatives and Sun didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment.”

TorrentFreak: SkyTorrents Dumps Massive Torrent Database and Shuts Down

TorrentFreak: SkyTorrents Dumps Massive Torrent Database and Shuts Down. “The ad-free and privacy-focused torrent site ‘SkyTorrents’ has become a victim of its own success. With millions of pageviews per day, the site was too expensive to manage, leaving the operator no other option than to shut it down. People who are interested in the site’s 15 million torrent database can now grab a copy before it disappears for good.”

Ars Technica: uTorrent bugs let websites control your computer and steal your downloads

Ars Technica: uTorrent bugs let websites control your computer and steal your downloads. “Two versions of uTorrent, one of the Internet’s most widely used BitTorrent apps, are vulnerable to a host of easy-to-exploit vulnerabilities that allow attackers to execute code, access downloaded files, and snoop on download histories, a Google Project Zero researcher said. uTorrent developers are in the process of rolling out fixes for both the uTorrent desktop app for Windows and the newer uTorrent Web product.”

Gadgets360: With Torrent Sites Facing the Heat, Pirates Get Creative With Google Drive and Other Services

Gadgets360: With Torrent Sites Facing the Heat, Pirates Get Creative With Google Drive and Other Services . “As crackdown on torrent sites continues around the world, people who are pirating TV shows and movies are having to get a little more creative. Cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Kim Dotcom’s Mega are some of the popular ones that are being used to distribute copyrighted content, according to DMCA takedown requests reviewed by Gadgets 360.”

The Mac Observer: Reddit Saved an 80GB Archive of Apple Videos from YouTubs Censors

The Mac Observer: Reddit Saved an 80GB Archive of Apple Videos from YouTubs Censors. It really does say YouTubs. “A teenager named Sam Henri created a YouTube account with every Apple video ever made, from commercials, keynotes, and miscellaneous videos going back to 1980. YouTube censors made him take it down, even though it appeared Apple itself didn’t seem to care. But Reddit stepped in and created a torrent of the 80GB archive that anyone can download.”