Fedora 10 (Cambridge) is shaping up quite nicely, and runs really fast. Released today the latest version v10 after six month of hard work.
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Mininova is currently the most visited BitTorrent site, and with approximately 3.5 million visitors a day, the site has gathered a spot among the 50 most popular websites on the Internet.
After YouTorrent here you have the next generation for searching torrent files. Is called CompletTorrent and is the most comprehensive torrent search website on the internet.
How does CompleTorrent work?
CompleTorrent uses google as a backend. This makes it just as efficient as google is at categorizing links based on popularity and relevance. Basically, it puts all the popular torrents that are more closely matched to your query at the top. Also, when a site is added, CompleTorrent does not need to crawl the site. Google has already done this which means that all torrents on that site are added to CompleTorrent immediately. Which means CompleTorrent gains hundreds of torrents with each site that is suggested.
Website | Completorrent
The very new torrent tracker is Youtorrent. I try to test it and is very very fast. No eye candy, no Ajax, just simple searches and results. Youtorrent is a torrent search engine that tries to be what Youtube is for videos and Youporn is for sex videos – the key player of the torrent search engines.
Those 6000 Mediadefender emails that leaked onto the web in September cost the anti-piracy outlet dearly: A recent SEC filing of Mediadefender parent ArtistDirect reveals that the company lost at least 825,000 dollars due to the hack – enough money to eat up all of ArtistDirect’s profits for the third quarter. The biggest chunk of the money was apparently spent to keep Mediadefender’s clients on board.
A hacker group that called itself Mediadefender-Defenders managed to get hold of a vast email archive in September that contained nine months of internal correspondence. It looks like the hackers were able to hack into one of the employee’s GMail account. The SEC filing shows how serious the breach was:
"These e-mails contained confidential information and communications covering a wide variety of internal issues, including personal data, customer data and pricing information, and other sensitive information."
Part of the "other sensitive information" were also passwords that seem to have given them access data for various servers. The source code of some of Mediadefender’s anti-piracy software and a transcript of a phone call appeared online soon after.
The SEC filing also details why this breach was so expensive:
The guys from The Pirate Bay are always working on interesting side-projects, but there is one in particular that’s so significant, it might be the future of filesharing. For a while now, they have been working on a brand new protocol – which may come to replace BitTorrent in the near future.
Why a new protocol? Well, the current BitTorrent protocol is developed and maintained by BitTorrent Inc. This company, founded by BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen, recently decided to close the source of some newer additions to the protocol. According to The Pirate Bay, this gives them too much power and influence.
Exclusive by Wired.com
Promises of Hollywood fame and fortune persuaded a young hacker to betray former associates in the BitTorrent scene to Tinseltown’s anti-piracy lobby, according to the hacker.
In an exclusive interview with Wired News, gun-for-hire hacker Robert Anderson tells for the first time how the Motion Picture Association of America promised him money and power if he provided confidential information on TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent search site.
According to Anderson, the MPAA told him: “We would need somebody like you. We would give you a nice paying job, a house, a car, anything you needed…. if you save Hollywood for us you can become rich and powerful.”
In 2005, the MPAA paid Anderson $15,000 for inside information about TorrentSpy — information at the heart of a copyright-infringement lawsuit brought by the MPAA against TorrentSpy of Los Angeles. The material is also the subject of a wiretapping countersuit against the MPAA brought by TorrentSpy’s founder, Justin Bunnell, who alleges the information was obtained illegally.
The MPAA does not dispute it paid Anderson for the sensitive information, but insists that it had no idea that Anderson stole the data. “The MPAA obtains information from third parties only if it believes the evidence has been collected legally,” says MPAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Kaltman.
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