Binreader – Easy And Down To The Bone

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Quick Overview: Binreader is a very lightweight and easy-to-use NZB downloader with a very limited amount of features, but very easy to use. It is reasonably fast, although you should definitely change the configuration a bit for best results (see our guide on how configure Binreader here). Downloading is fast and easy, and there’s no way you’ll get distracted by …

Limewire – Once Popular, Now Defunct

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Based on the Gnutella protocol, Limewire was one of the best known file sharing clients. Initiale released in 2000, it was available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and was dominantly used to download music, although BitTorrent support was added later, too. After a long battle in court, they finally gave way in 2010 and disabled all newer versions using a …

DMCA Experiment, Part 1: Getting Our First Takedowns

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This is part 1 of our DMCA experiment. Let’s see what happens… if you don’t know what this is all about, feel free to have a look at the overview linked below. DMCA Experiment: Overview On reddit, we got a tip-off about UFC Fights, which one user claimed would likely be “the winner”. Okay, then why not try this for our …

DMCA Takedowns: A Live Experiment

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Note: If you got to this site through one of the fake posts we uploaded to Usenet, please take a minute to go through this page for an explanation, and see what this is all about. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but as you’ll see, it’s for a good cause. Has this ever happened to you? Then read on… When …

DMCA And Privacy: Usenet Providers Answer

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For our series on DMCA requests, and for additional information about posting and downloading privacy, we send most large providers an email with a number of questions. No distinction was made between providers with their own architecture and “resellers” who merely resell Usenet access under their own name. Most did not respond at all or simply send us a link …

BTGuard Review – Security For Torrents

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Quick Overview: BTGuard is a service that was originally made to only anonymize torrent traffic, and it works reasonably good for that purpose. Pricing and speed is acceptable, although there are cheaper and faster services. If you don’t need a VPN to encrypt all your traffic, it might be a good choice. However when comparing it to other privacy services, …

Pure Usenet – Low Prices For People With Slow Internet

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Short Overview: Pure Usenet is a provider for everyone on a budget who still wants to enjoy quality Usenet. Especially if you have a slow Internet connection, this service is worth a shot. On first look, it doesn’t seem to be quite up to recent standards: Retention is lower than usual, at about 1100 days. Certainly this is still a …

Grabit Settings

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This tutorial explains how to setup and customize GrabIt for your needs. You don’t need to go through all these settings if you just want to use it for downloading, but it can help if you like to fine-tune things. First of all, we’ll go through the server settings. These are important as they allow you to activate SSL and …

Newsleecher – A Powerful Newsreader

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 . Quick Overview: Newsleecher is one of the leading news reader for Usenet that has been around for a few years. In the past, it was known as a rather expensive but powerful newsreader, with a lot of interesting features that no other newsreader supported. For example, they were the first to introduce the so-called super search, which allowed users to browse …

GrabIt Review – Free And Old, But Still Good

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Quick Overview: GrabIt is a free newsreader for PC / Windows, and has all the features most people need to download binaries from Usenet with ease. It supports SSL encryption, NZBs, automatically repairs and extracts your downloads, and all the other good stuff, like automatically shutting down your computer after completing its job. You can use GrabIt in the simplest …