The Pirate Bay Takes Heat for Testing Monero Mining


The Pirate Bay has come under fire for testing a Monero javascript miner as a possible means for generating new revenue to replace its current model of making money through advertising on the site. It reportedly hijacked the processing power of its own users to help generate revenue. Monero is an open source digital currency, like bitcoin, with one important difference. “Monero is one of the few valuable cryptocurrencies that can be mined with CPU power,” noted Sherrod DeGrippo, director, emerging threats, at Proofpoint.

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KickassTorrents Owner Faces 20-Plus Years in Stir


Polish authorities last week arrested the alleged owner of pirate website KickassTorrents, or KAT, 30-year-old Artem Vauln of Kharkiv, Ukraine. Vaulin faces charges in the United States of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The U.S. entertainment industry lost more than a billion dollars in profits due to KAT’s operations, according to a criminal complaint filed in a U.S. district court in Chicago.

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Apple flies original Mac team's pirate flag for company's 40th anniversary

Article Image Marking the 40th anniversary of the company’s founding, Apple on Friday flew a pirate flag over its Cupertino headquarters, in a tribute to the first-generation Macintosh team headed by company co-founder Steve Jobs.

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The Pirate Bay Is Now Streaming


The Pirate Bay may be vying to become the world’s largest streaming site. It recently began testing a plug-in that turns browsers into torrent-streaming clients. Having returned from its latest exile, The Pirate Bay now is using the Torrents Time plugin to deliver an illegal answer to Netflix. Users can access a wealth of movies and TV shows without paying a cent to the copyright holders. Once the plugin has found enough peers, it can stream content without having to buffer — and peer acquisition takes just seconds.

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