KickassTorrents is down after the Department of Justice files charges against alleged owner Artem Vaulin.
Artem Vaulin, who allegedly owns the site, has been arrested and awaits extradition in Poland.
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It's billed as a way to stay secure on public networks, but Norton's new Wi-Fi Privacy app also gives you plenty of VPN benefits on your mobile, though you'll need to pay for the privilege.
Details have emerged of a "telephone script" that rights holders for "Dallas Buyers Club" want to use when contacting alleged torrenters, including questions about the person's wage and internet use.
Rights holders and ISPs have agreed on one thing: That they can't agree on costs for implementing an copyright notice scheme, and that the anti-piracy measures should be officially canned.
Foxtel and Village Roadshow have started legal action to block piracy sites like The Pirate Bay. But with so many rights holders, Internet providers and IP addresses in the game, just how they'll do it is another question.
Researchers discover what they say is the first real-world ransomware meant to hit Macs. If you've downloaded torrenting software recently, you may be at risk.
An Italian architect and MIT's Senseable City Lab have teamed up to create an air-conditioning system that only cools when it detects a person underneath it, cutting energy and water costs in sweltering desert locations like Dubai.