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Kodi Security Risk Emerges After TVAddons Shutdown - Formerly known as XBMC, the popularity of the entirely legal Kodi media player has soared in recent years. Controversial third-party addons that provide access to infringing content have thrust Kodi into the mainstream and the product is now a household name. Until recently, TVAddons.ag was the leading repository for these addons. During March, the platform had 40 million unique users connected to the site’s servers, together transferring...

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Google Removes Torrent Sites From ‘Results Carousel’ - Two weeks ago we noticed a ‘handy’ feature where Google highlighted various torrent sites in its search results. People who typed “best torrent sites” into the search box would see a reel of popular sites such as The Pirate Bay and RARBG in the results, featured with their official logos and all. Google employees obviously didn’t curate the list themselves. They are a Google feature called the “results carousel,” which is generated base...

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BREIN Takes Down 231 Pirate Sites in Six Months, But That’s Not All

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FossHub Forced to Pull Google Ads From qBitTorrent Downloads

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‘Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Pirated 90 Million Times’

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The KickassTorrents Shutdown, One Year Later - Exactly one year ago, on July 20th 2016, the torrent community was in dire straits. Polish law enforcement officers had just apprehended Artem Vaulin, the alleged founder of KickassTorrents (KAT) at a local airport. The arrest was part of a U.S. criminal case which also listed two other men as key players. At the time, KAT was the most-used torrent site around, so the authorities couldn’t have hit a more prominent target. The criminal case was ...

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BREIN Wants to Speed Up Dutch Pirate Bay Blockade - While website blocking has become a common occurrence in many European countries, it has proven to be a rather cumbersome and slow-moving process in the Netherlands. Seven years ago, Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN went to court to try and force local ISP Ziggo to block The Pirate Bay. Rival ISP XS4ALL later joined in on the action, which is still ongoing. Initially, the court decided that blocking all subscribers went too far but BREIN wasn...

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Kim Dotcom Denied Access to Illegally Obtained Spy Recordings

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Game of Thrones Pirates Being Monitored By HBO, Warnings On The Way

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IPTV Service Raided By Police & Shutdown, Operator Arrested - As torrents and regular streaming continue in the background, premium IPTV services are becoming increasingly popular. Available for a few pounds, dollars or euros per month, these products offer a TV viewing service to rival and even beat those put out by the world’s leading entertainment distribution groups. For an outlay of less than £8 in the UK, for example, it’s possible to receive more TV channels than Sky, Virgin and BT S...
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