The BitTorrent Report, 2014 Edition
On sustainable creativity, big (gig) stories, and passionate fandom. Herewith, a year inside BitTorrent Bundle.
Scenes from BitTorrent’s Movember Challenge
When the hardworking men of BitTorrent aren’t crafting the latest updates to our products, they actually do some real good. It has been a longstanding tradition for the men at BitTorrent to take part in Movember, the annual month-long event that encourages growing and sporting a mustache for charity.
Exploring Forward Secrecy in Bleep
The BitTorrent Engineering team is constantly coming up with ways to make everyday online activities with a distributed infrastructure. One of the greatest challenges in this department has been the development of Bleep, our peer-to-peer chat client. How do you create all of the functions of a full-service chat client without relying on servers —…
Staff Picks: The Best of Bundle 2014
From Atari Teenage Riot to Thom Yorke: 20 essential downloads from 2014.
Bleep Now Supports Asynchronous Offline Messaging
Secure messaging client Bleep now allows for asynchronous chat. Communicating privately with your friends, coworkers and family isn’t easy as you may think. While sending a “private” message may seem secure, the reality is that message still lives on a server somewhere, remaining vulnerable to third-party infiltration. In the past year alone, we have seen…
Why Independent Music Needs Net Neutrality
Net neutrality is the way to keep independent artists on a level playing field with corporate music. The most remarkable thing about music in 2014 is its diversity. To follow the Top 40 is to just barely scratch the surface of what it means to listen. As Steve Albini noted in his keynote speech at…
Asking Alexandria’s Live From Brixton and Beyond Bundle is Available Now
The UK metal act’s new BitTorrent Bundle features hours of live concert video, behind-the-scenes footage, music videos and extras. After a year of touring around the globe, Asking Alexandria is wrapping up 2014 with their debut live DVD release Live From Brixton and Beyond, available today on Sumerian Records on BitTorrent Bundle. Filmed at the…
Killswitch: Screening and Panel Debate at BitTorrent HQ
The team behind the upcoming Internet freedom doc share the new film in an open discussion with Techdirt, EFF, Engine, and more.
Asking Alexandria to Release Live From Brixton and Beyond as a BitTorrent Bundle
A first look at the Asking Alexandria BitTorrent Bundle out December 15th. Too much of rock follows a formula. But bands like Asking Alexandria have made their mark, on their own terms: with a furious brand of heavy metal that would have made the 80s Sunset Strip proud. To cap off a year of touring…
Staff Picks: XTRMST
The new side project from AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget drops an exclusive digital collection as a BitTorrent Bundle. Long before they came together in AFI, it was the camaraderie of a small movement of straight edge fans and bands in Northern California that would connect Davey Havok and Jade Puget. Committed supporters of…