BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

torrentfreak.com
Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today. All these services rely on external cloud based hosting to back up and store files. This means that you have to trust these companies with your personal...
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BitTorrent opens up its Dropbox competitor to the public

gigaom.com
BitTorrent opened up the alpha test of its Sync app Tuesday, which offers PC-to-PC file syncing powered by P2P technology. Sync was first announced in January, and the company said this week that users have synched over 200 TB of data during three months of private beta testing. Sync, which...
BitTorrent opens up its Dropbox competitor to the public

With over 200TB synced already, BitTorrent opens up its Sync alpha to the public for Windows, Mac, and Linux

thenextweb.com
BitTorrent on Tuesday announced it has released its file synchronization tool Sync into open alpha. You can download the latest version now for Windows, Mac, and Linux over at labs.bittorrent.com. The company first announced its Sync software back in January, explaining at the time that it uses peer-to-peer technology to...
With over 200TB synced already, BitTorrent opens up its Sync alpha to the public for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Prolific BitTorrent Uploader Faces Jail Time in Sweden

torrentfreak.com
Having been in founded way back in 2004, Swebits was one of the longest established torrent sites in Sweden, if not the world. With its predominantly Swedish userbase, the site maintained a membership of between 35-40,000. At the end of February 2011 the site announced its shock closure. The official...
Prolific BitTorrent Uploader Faces Jail Time in Sweden

Not that Homeland: Fox sends bogus takedowns for copyright reformer's book

arstechnica.com
Homeland is a television show produced by Fox that debuted in 2011. It's also the title of an unrelated novel written by author and copyright reform activist Cory Doctorow. And evidently, the system Fox uses to send takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can't tell the difference...
Not that Homeland: Fox sends bogus takedowns for copyright reformer's book

Twitter #music iPhone app - review

www.guardian.co.uk
iTunes, Spotify and Rdio supply the tunes, but is there a big audience for this new spin on music discovery?According to Twitter, its new Twitter #music iPhone app "will change the way people find music".Quite a claim, for an app based around two familiar ways of discovering artists and songs...
Twitter #music iPhone app - review

BitTorrent Surf plugin launches in beta on both Chrome and Firefox

www.engadget.com
After four months in the alpha incubator, BitTorrent has released its Surf file-sharing plugin in beta not just for Chrome, its initial browser, but for Firefox as well. In an effort to make downloading and discovery easier, the new plugin has a status window for monitoring file progress plus...
BitTorrent Surf plugin launches in beta on both Chrome and Firefox
BitTorrent's Surf Extension Now In Beta; Use Chrome Or Firefox Like A Desktop Client For Downloading

BitTorrent's browser extension Surf hits beta with new recommendation engine, Firefox support, and more

thenextweb.com
BitTorrent on Monday announced the beta release of Surf, which lets you discover and download torrents directly in the browser. Among the new features is a new recommendation engine and Firefox support. You can download it now from the Chrome Web Store and the Firefox Add-Ons page. The new recommendation...
BitTorrent's browser extension Surf hits beta with new recommendation engine, Firefox support, and more

Protecting BitTorrent Users from VPN Disconnects

torrentfreak.com
To protect themselves against excessive monitoring and security exploits, many BitTorrent users have signed up for anonymizing services such as VPNs and proxies. However, getting a subscription doesn’t guarantee privacy. If for some reason the connection with the VPN is lost, BitTorrent downloads will simply continue from one’s residential IP-address....
Protecting BitTorrent Users from VPN Disconnects
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