Staff Picks: November 2015 Edition
From Heidecker & Wood b-sides to Joywave’s secret mixtapes: your unofficial guide to November’s best releases. Read up.
Staff Picks: October 2015 Edition
30 days in 10 essential downloads from The FADER, Soulection, Fresh Moss, and more. Soulection: White Label Series 001 – 016 The influential beat collective shares a living digital archive for all things White Label, spanning 16 editions, including the latest from Monte Booker, and bonus tracks.
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.
Project Maelstrom Adds Subtitle Support
One of the key features in Project Maelstrom is the ability to easily enjoy video and audio from torrents without having to wait for the entire download to complete. As you might expect, much of our effort is going to be focused on improving the media player and we’re happy to announce that one of…
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…
Bleep update: Forward Secrecy for Offline Messages
Our engineers have recently updated the Bleep core engine to address offline forward secrecy. We’ve discussed forward secrecy before, but this is a major overhaul to the fundamental way we package and transmit messages. It also introduces something that no one else has figured out how to do (as far as we know): providing forward…
Bundle Staff Picks: July 2015 Edition
From Mr. Carmack to MT. OSSA: 30 days in 10 downloads.