Longreads Or Whatever
How a Kid Running an Obscure Music Forum Became the Target Of the UK's Biggest Ever Piracy Case
From his bedroom in North East England, Kane Robinson ran a music forum for 12,000 enthusiastic indie fans. But did a uni student with no prior convictions really deserve two years in prison?
I Went to a Cryptoparty to Ask Why People Want to Protect Their Data
It was an evening of pizza, beer, and technological subterfuge.
The Pirate Bay Is Still Online, Even Though All of Its Founders Are in Custody
The arrest of Fredrik Neij in Thailand this week, and the sentencing of Gottfrid Svartholm-Warg in Denmark last week, placed all three Pirate Bay founders in the custody of various authorities. The third man, Peter Sunde, will be released from a...
Popcorn Time Is Just Like Netflix, Except Everything Is Pirated
The rise of Netflix has corresponded with a decline in piracy, largely due to ease of access. Sure, you can easily find countless hours of entertainment on any number of torrent websites and similar services. But torrents can be risky. Not anymore.
The Trouble WIth Stealing Real Shitty Music
If you're using any of the Top 100 torrents, you're probably being monitored.