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The Best Blocklists To Use When Torrenting

by Grey One •

In A Nutshell Currently, the best free blocklist is provided by Wael.Name, however this site has awful pop-ups and ads, so here’s a direct link to the blocklist. The Details A blocklist is simply a list of IP addresses to block when torrenting. Typically, these lists consist of the IP addresses of known snoopers or malware providers. However, blocklists only …

MPAA Report Criticizes Online Privacy Outside U.S.

by Tracy Knauer •

The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) set online privacy tools and laws in its sights in a recent report to the U.S. government in which it contends that too much online privacy hurts the film industry. The report was submitted to the U.S. Trade Policy Staff Committee, which helps oversee U.S. trade with foreign countries. Its purpose is to …

XYZ.com CEO Clarifies Policy on Chinese Censorship of Internet Domains

by Tracy Knauer •

Is XYZ.com working with Chinese authorities to censor certain Internet domains for people across the world? That’s what some recent reports have said. Here’s what XYZ.com told us in response to questions about the issue. A couple of weeks ago, reports began circulating on outlets like the EFF and the Wall Street Journal that XYZ.com had written a proposal to …

Tor .onion Domain Gets Security Enhancement with IETF Approval

by Tracy Knauer •

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has made private and anonymous Internet browsing easier by officially granting special status to the .onion domain name. Now, Tor users can be more certain that their tracks are hidden when they visit sites that use the .onion domain. The change’s chief significance is that it makes it impossible to access sites using the …