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Two weeks ago, federal authorities seized and shuttered KickassTorrents (KAT), the world’s largest torrenting site. This week, Torrentz, the world’s largest torrent search engine, closed without notice or explanation. Two of the largest sites in piracy have blinked out—but that won’t speed piracy’s steady decline.
If you’re not familiar with Torrentz, it’s easiest to think of it as the Google of the torrenting world. And if you’re not familiar with torrenting, it’s a file-sharing technique that spreads data across multiple computers and is often used for piracy, but not always! Torrentz didn’t host files itself; it instead acted as a search engine, directing people to sites (like KAT) hat facilitated actual peer-to-peer sharing of pirated content. That made it a major presence not just within the torrenting community, but on the Internet at large; before it shut down, it was 186 on web-ranking service Alexa, putting it ahead of sites like Weather.com and Flickr.
South Man wrote:Slartibartfast wrote:This is why people allegedly use private trackers
Torrent leech ftw!!
redmanjp wrote:anyone notice their CPU usage increasing slightly when u visit thepiratebay.org ? recently saw this posted at the bottom "By entering TPB you agree to XMR being mined using your CPU. If you don't agree please leave now or install an adBlocker"