Tag: bittorrent

  • Please stop pretending you know how much bandwidth BitTorrent uses

    I’ve seen this mentioned a lot when people talk about BitTorrent, but this bit from an announcement of BitTorrent 4.20 happened to push me over the apathy threshold: It’s no secret that bandwidth concerns have been one of the more pressing issues surrounding the BitTorrent community. CacheLogic, which provides P2P caching solutions for ISP networks, […]

  • BitTorrent, Trademarks and Crypto

    BitTorrent™ is suing several spyware companies over trademark infringement. They want to keep spyware/adware companies from banking on their name, which is perfectly understandable. P2P companies need to be extra-sensitive to this, considering the abomination of adware Kazaa was. Here’s what has me paranoid, though. µTorrent and other 3rd party clients are encrypting the protocol. […]