5 Reasons to Use a VPN in 2018

David Cox Informative Internet Guides

25%. That’s the percentage of Internet users who access the Internet with a VPN. In Thailand and Indonesia, that number is closer to 40%. Why, though, are they doing it? Are they doing it because certain websites are illegal in their countries? Or because they want to hide from advertisers? Or hackers? Or because they want to stream Netflix? Well, the short answer is, “all of the above.” The reasons for using a VPN are as various as the restrictions that governments, corporations, and hackers put on your privacy. And …

Top 10 BitTorrent Clients For All of Your Torrenting Needs

Andrew Orr Informative Internet Guides

BitTorrent is a type of technology for the transmission of files over the internet. It has a wide range of purposes, including transmitting large files with little overhead. Further Reading Block Spam Calls on Android with Google Phone FBI Shuts Down KickAssTorrents: US Navy Become Pirates What is BitTorrent? BitTorrent is a type of Internet communications protocol that emphasizes peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P). Programmer Bram Cohen created the protocol in April 2001 and released the first version on July 2, 2001. On September 22, 2004, Bram partnered with Ashwin Navin to …

Automatically Download Movies with CouchPotato

David Cox Informative Internet Guides

Have you ever wanted to watch the latest movies out in the theater, but did not want to travel to said theater to watch them? Sure there are torrents that you can download from some services, but if the movie is brand new and not yet released to DVD, usually the only torrents available are low-quality cam videos. However, there is a service called CouchPotato that automatically downloads the latest movies in the best quality as soon as they are available. CouchPotato Available for macOS and Windows, CouchPotato is an …

The Torrent Top 20 Revealed

Mathew Sayer In the News

The spending pyramid of music has inverted. The cost of a concert ticket has climbed dramatically while the price of an album if you have a torrent or streaming service at least, free. ExtraTorrent, one of the biggest and oldest torrent sites on the internet released the top 20 films and music downloaded. There are no figures but the ExtraTorrent team told Torrent Freak that the top ten had been downloaded at least 10 million times. Quick bit of methodology- the number represents the downloads of .torrent files from the site and …

A Selection of Mac, Windows and Linux Torrent Clients

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

Torrenting is as its name suggests, powerful. The amount of free information you can download from the internet is enough to entertain, educate and employ you for life. Accessing this pot of information honey without the financial transaction is a contented subject, but we are not here to judge. Just to offer protection with a torrent-friendly VPN. Here are some torrent clients for OS X, Windows, and Linux you should know about. OS X uTorrent This client has a special place in the hearts of many torrenters. The software is …

How to get the most out of your torrent VPN

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

Using a VPN is a great way to protect your privacy, access censored content and utilize torrent or P2P file sharing. Yes, you can just choose a server location, connect and browse away. However, there is a whole host of settings which you can modify to achieve the ideal torrent VPN configuration. If you are still wondering whether you should use a VPN maybe, you should see if you fit into one of these categories. What client? We’ve dived into some of the most popular torrent clients in this post …

Time to Change Course on Piracy Sites

Michael From our Perspective

It should be only a matter of time before the copyright industry admits defeat in the fight against piracy sites. Although legally they win their cases– usually out of court for a few thousand dollars. The simple magnitude of piracy sites has got to be making their head spin. Sure they might be successful in taking a single major player, MegaUpload comes to mind, out of the game. However, that only creates a hole for multiple new sites to take their place. It doesn’t help the copyright industry that mirroring, proxies, and …

Mega Saga: The Journey of Kim Dotcom

Michael In the News

If you have been a part of the bittorrent or P2P scene in the last 5 years or so, chances are you have heard of Megaupload.com or one of its nearly two dozen sister sites. If you haven’t heard of Megaupload.com, for whatever reason, it’s a Hong Kong based company owned by a German resident of New Zealand that hosted on services that specialized in file storage and viewing. It was forcibly shut down in early 2012 by the FBI. The Beginning After an indictment on January 5th by a …

3 Useful Websites Every Netizen Should Bookmark

Michael Informative Internet Guides

Stop Playing with your Search Engine Privacy, switch to DuckDuckGo With and netizens concerned with search engine privacy, especially regarding Google; a new search engine is making headway. DuckDuckGo is fast becoming a force to reckon with. And for good reason. Google has long had questionable privacy tactics. Every search that you have ever made is stored on their massive servers. They then add information from Google Maps, YouTube, and any other Google services used (Google Talk, Google Drive etc.)  to get a pretty good picture of all of …

Cox sued for torrent users downloading habits

Christopher Sewerd In the News

It has finally happened, the music industry moved to the next level last week when BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music sued US ISP, Cox Communications. The case centres around the issue of piracy and the fact the ISP is being accused of being lax on punishment of those who download illegal music. In the US and other media hotbed locations such as the UK and Europe, companies have been employed to use bullyboy tactics against not only ISPs but their users to encourage them to pay up before …