The 2015 BitTorrent Report
From Ratking to Rubble Kings: how DIY scenes and outside voices shaped pop culture in 2015. 2015 saw creativity’s declaration of independence. More than 41% of artists we surveyed now say that direct-to-fan distribution — the freedom to share work without a label or a studio — is the single biggest change impacting the arts. It’s bigger…
The FADER Announces BitTorrent Bundle Distribution Partnership
The award-winning publication becomes the first to use BitTorrent Bundle as its primary digital distribution channel. Read up.
How BitTorrent finds torrents
When you click a magnet link on a website to get a torrent, it automagically opens a torrent file with a list of files you can download. Ever wonder how uTorrent finds that file in the big mess of the peer to peer internet? You can now see how this works with a new visualization…
BitTorrent 2015 Artist Survey
200 creators weigh in on the present and future of creative sustainability.
September Staff Picks: Exploration
Searching for truth in web’s black markets, shopping for kicks in the crowded streets of Tokyo, and chasing down summer’s last golden hours.
Staff Picks: August 2015 Edition
From Fool’s Gold to Secret Stash: 30 days in 10 epic downloads. FOOL’S GOLD: DAY OFF FIRE Fool’s Gold DAY OFF started out five years ago in a parking lot in SoHo: a place for friends and label fam to celebrate music’s electric, unclassifiable underground. Today, DAY OFF spans five cities, a lineup featuring everyone from…
Mitigating DRDoS Vulnerability in the BitTorrent Ecosystem
Recently, Florian Adamsky presented a paper at a USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies. The paper reported on a study his team conducted on the possibility of exploiting BitTorrent protocols for Distributed Reflective Denial of Service Attacks (DRDoS). The risk being that an attacker could exploit a user unknowingly and have them direct traffic to a…
Bundle Staff Picks: July 2015 Edition
From Mr. Carmack to MT. OSSA: 30 days in 10 downloads.
Bundle Music Staff Picks: June 2015 Edition
The ten best things we heard in June.
Bleep Now Publicly Available Across All Major Platforms
Private Messaging App Rolls Out for iOS and Adds “Whisper” Messages Since our open alpha release last September, a lot has happened in the private messaging space. Services have come and gone, some have been breached and patched, and in many cases, users have been left feeling violated, or at the very least, changed what…