Pirate Browser Hit Torrent SitesAdded: Saturday, August 24th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extrattorrent.com, 2013
The largest BitTorrent tracker in the world, The Pirate Bay, is now celebrating a massive 100,000 downloads of its own censorship dodging Pirate Browser in just a couple days. The new browser, containing Firefox portable, foxyproxy, and Tor, was developed by TPB team to get around government blockades placed on torrent services and other file-sharing sites.
It’s been a while that a range of European countries, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, and Ireland, have imposed blocks on accessing TPB and other services. For example, in the UK, online filters will have to become default for all packages offered by Internet service providers. This is why the Pirate Browser has additional purposes beyond torrenting.
It should be noted that the browser by itself doesn’t guarantee anonymity. The Pirate Bay points out that if you really want to get that rare commodity, you can sign up with a trusted VPN in order to route your traffic through. However, even this way won’t secure you 100%.
In the meantime, the immediate success of the Pirate Browser will be a blow to such governments as the UK’s, where its deeply unpopular policy, traditionally dressed up as a moral crusade to protect kids, is actually being used to decide what is and what is not acceptable for grown adults to access on the Internet. The BitTorrent tracker itself has long been a target of entertainment industry backed politicians who are told that piracy is an enormous threat to the world economy. The Pirate Bay, its operators and owners have frequently been vocal about their opposition to such policies, because those are restrictive to online freedoms.
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Saturday, August 24th, 2013
|hey thanks sam ,some intresting article's you have brought to our attention .keep it up|
|Dear corrupted governments of the world, you can't win. So F off.|
|posted by (2013-08-24 20:43:15)|
|the browser itself realy aint that special been using it for like 2 weeks time now|
|posted by (2013-08-24 21:08:20)|
|now there is one|
|Everyone talks about how bad the States are ......BUT AT LEAST THE US DOESNT BLOCK ALL THE TORRENT SITES LIKE HERE IN THE UK. Americans still have more freedom than the europeans.............thus why they moved to "The New World" in the first place. lol|
|posted by (2013-08-24 21:59:02)|
|People are quick to blame the Government, but I blame the People. 200 yrs ago the People of the New World got tired of the shackles and fought bloodily against a Tyrannical Government. Now we have the same Government but noone wants to fight|
|posted by (2013-08-24 22:19:26)|
These days its "oh look the NSA is spying on us what should we.......er, oh look American Idol is on"
|online freedom only?|
|The browser is great. Thanks SAM for the information and regularly updating our knowledge.|
It helped me to open almost all blocked sites.
|posted by (2013-08-25 04:30:03)|
|@2 I think you mean 'Dear America'....|
|posted by (2013-08-25 04:55:34)|
|Hum tor and hotspot etc can t stop internet providers from reading you so whats the point ?|
What what i've googled nothing can block providers 100% yet wonder if their will ever be way to; 100% and no logs kept ? ?
|@11 as is stated a VPN will give anonymity although close scrutiny by an ISP can show the amount of traffic and despite having a son who downloads 50 GB for legitimate gaming per month large traffic stats can influence the type of scrutiny one can expect.There are packages like Anon at Sourceforge .net which have Tor and about a dozen programmes to give anonymity and allow access to blocked sites as well as download via bittorrent one presumes that 100,000 people already have no need of the Pirate bay package since they have already circumvented the ISP blocks to download it in the first instance and to those people I would say not to use the Tor package unless it is the latest version of the onion router since it has recently been announced that the Feds have found a workaround for Tor.The only safe and free anonymous way to download now would be to do so on an open university server using a laptop specifically for the purpose of war driving torrents on open wifi since ISP`s and the man have all cable users in their own box and know where to find you when they want to come knocking.Ultimately the more enforcement and the deeper people are forced underground the more resistance will be met by users and the more circumvention using Tor ,I2P (anonymous network) and VPN`s will be used to the point that when everyone is using log free VPN`s and unlimited downloads there will be no chance to know who is doing what with any reasonable certainty of course using a VPN or other circumvention in itself gives an indication that you wish to keep your anonymity in which case the Man will assume you are doing something felonious and act on such as suspicious behaviour and produce search warrants under the suspicious behaviour acts citing anti terrorist acts such as the Patriot act and the UK`s anti terrorist act and possibly flying the hunt for paedophile BS to give them access to you,so buy a cheap laptop and go steal your music and film from open wifi and give the ISP`s and the Man the bird . : D|
|posted by (2013-08-25 11:15:00)|
|come and get me...|
|posted by (2013-08-25 11:32:58)|
|"of course using a VPN or other circumvention in itself gives an indication that you wish to keep your anonymity in which case the Man will assume you are doing something felonious and act on such suspicious behaviour and produce search warrants under the suspicious behavior acts citing anti terrorist acts such as the Patriot act and the UK`s anti terrorist act and possibly flying the hunt for paedophile BS to give them access to you"|
@12 Though I agree with your above comment I feel like as more and more people start to use these tools(VPN,TOR,etc) the harder it will be for governments to spy as here is why. Imagine 80% of people using these tools, maybe 1% would be using them for illegal purpose.The government will have to to use massive amounts of resources,for what? Person after person they get a warrant for and spy on will turn out to be using it for 100% legal reasons. Imagine a bunch of government workers,sitting in cubicles working 12 hours a day,breaking in to peoples computers hoping to find kiddie porn or evidence of terrorist activity only to find......a whole bunch of NOTHING. Not even a bloated corrupt bureaucracy like the US government has the resources to waste like that.
|Thanks SaM for the article, good reading as always .|
Nice browser. With moves like this governments will have to understand that users will not tolerate our online freedom being taken away from us via ISP blocking.
@12 Embolism - I read your comment with great interest and thank you for your insight. I find your comments are always informative and helpful.
|Thanks for the great Work SAM ..... Love all the thoughtful comments guys, that's why ET will ALWAYS be "THE PLACE TO BE FOR ME !!" .... Thnx again|
|The ISPs in the UK dont really care about what you download once you find it and for many years they refused to block torrent sites ..saying that it was not there job to police the web ( BT being the main service provider ) are in the business of making money for there share holders over the last couple of years they have had to bend to the presure being put on them by the present gov but as i say they do not care What you download|
You say that like they're looking for terrorists. Are you high? They already said they don't need warrants. Just a rubber stamp FISA approval. Dangerous terrorists don't use Gmail, cell phones, and other unencrypted communications. Osama didn't have a cell phone. Some of the 9/11 hijackers were caught, and the CIA had the FBI let them go. They had enough data back then to catch terrorists, and this is backed up by former NSA whistle-blowers like William Binney. So this data is not aimed at levying a war on them. The target is you.
They don't mind printing trillions of dollars out of nowhere and paying idiots to do all this. It's not their resources they're using. The "Federal Reserve" prints paper, then they buy resources and use them to levy war on you. They use this paper to get people to build things like ARGUS and swarms of HELLADS drones.
So if you think that all this will end in their working themselves to death or running out of money looking for needles in a haystack, you're only going to wind up a broke slave in the panopticon of a prison planet.
|For those in the UK that believe we are not being monitored already it must be pointed out that what was Virgin Media is now owned by the Americans and this year sees a new police Cyber division and a new MI6 Cyber division coming into being as well as other ISP`s like BT etc all in on the game,so fortune favours the prepared mind and in a paranoid world a little paranoia is healthy,complacency will put you in a cell.Even low latency networks like I2P (anonymous networking)is not infallible and even Tor has been circumvented as well as encrypted GMail and Apple (as its TOS implies)encryption so be warned and believe it`s a possibility then you won`t be surprised when it happens,bon chance. : D|
|posted by (2013-08-29 10:46:41)|
|Good story SaM, You probably just doubled the Pirate Browser DLs with this post.|
|thanks god ,some countries do not even have any law against downloading and using torrent|
|the UK uses satellites to assess property taxes for many years already...|
more than 2 million cameras, which really don't prevent crime, but can be used after the crime or attack on someone, if the video is actually good enough to get anything from it.
every telephone company must route all calls through an NSA switch if they want calls to the US to be allowed.
anything and everything you can imagine has been happening and even more than you can imagine from most governments for years.
its nothing new. so whats the big deal? you think it just started?
its been going on for decades.
|the real truth is, downloading isn't illegal, its that uploading is illegal.|
any government not controlled by corporations already made that clear.
all that same stuff happened with the vcr, cassette tapes, photo copy machines, and scanners. (and other things too)
if piracy was really making them lose all the money they say, why are they still making those large profits?
you always hear about how much money a movie makes when its in the cinema... and released on dvd...
so there is no way they are losing the money they say they are, it just doesn't add up.
r they would be making the same as oil companies, who are already charging twice or more than what fuel should really cost.
|posted by (2013-09-11 03:20:18)|
|If i buy a CD from the store i am the owner of that CD. If i decided to share that same CD that i paid for and upload it here on ET its because i want to share with everyone. If i download a movie that was purchased by the up-loader i thank them for sharing. Now if your downloading things and turning around and selling them, myself and many others know its illegal. To simply download a movie and watch it with my family... I would ask whomever "what is the crime i am being charged for, the movie was good so i bought the film in Bluray?" Many of the kids films i have gotten for my kids you can't even get here in the US. This is a great site and i will continue sharing as well as many others do!|
Someone i know is in the process of being sued by a company called TCYK, LLC that got an entire list of ips from comcast. Funny thing is the person i know only downloaded 1 movie, it was seeding for months and has to go to court! I know its not... but i have to laugh "only 1 movie!" LOL
PM me if anyone has any legal advice or info that can be useful in this situation. Thanks.. Sharing is caring!
|posted by (2013-09-11 08:12:40)|
|@nr24 maby he can hope he is on WIFI with out protection with a password i know 2 female in denamrk wont do to that||
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