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Torrent-Vision : A New TV Torrent Tracker From XWT Crew

you have been around the BitTorrent scene for a while, you are bound to have heard about XtremeWrestlingTorrents (XWT for short). It is a long standing, veteran private tracker and one of the most popular sites indexing Wrestling content. Up until recently, XWT had two other sister sites, XWT-Classics, a wrestling tracker dedicated to classic content, and All4Nothing, a General/0Day torrent site. Well, the XWT family of trackers just got a new member, this time a specialized TV tracker in the name of Torrent-Vision.

Torrent Vision Logo

The welcome message on forum gives you a brief idea about what this tracker is all about:

Welcome to Torrent-Vision. We are a Dedicated TV Show website that aims to bring you all of the latest shows, packs, classic seasons and much more.

The tracker launched just about 2 months ago, and has gained some ground during this time. It currently tracks over 1200 TV torrents, and boasts an impressive registered users base of 7000 members. Indexed content is pretty much what you would expect from a TV tracker; individual episodes of latest shows, and full season packs of previously aired content. Actually, Torrent-Vision already indexes 200+ packs, which is quite an achievement for a two month old private torrent community.

Torrent-Vision Torrents

For those of you worried about not being able to maintain a positive ratio due to capped bandwidth or slow upload speeds, good news is this tracker employs a seed points system which rewards you based on the TIME you seed a torrent, with no concern over how much data you actually uploaded:

In order to help our site have as many members as possible seeding torrents we have now added Seed Points. This means for every hour that you seed a torrent, you will receive 0.25 points. You can then trade your points for Upload Credit, Invites or a Custom Title!         Even if you are not uploading on a torrent, you WILL still receive points. We are hoping this new system will keep our older torrents alive for longer.

Currently, Torrent Vision not a TV tracker that can rival the heavyweights such as BMTV, BTN or TvTorrents.com. However, given the success of XWT crews successful tracker portfolio, you can expect good things coming from Torrent-Vision. And of course, signups are still open as of 12/1/2012.

Site Name: Torrent-Vision (http://torrentvision.net)

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Posted by plates55 - December 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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File-Sharing Site Was A Year-Long Pirate Honeypot

A site founded by a former moderator of one of the most popular file-hosting and uploader hangouts has admitted today that his site was a honeypot setup to capture data on pirate activity. WDF, a former senior staff member at popular discussion forum WJunction, says that in the 12 months since his site went online he’s been grabbing information about uploaders and file-hosts. “I suckered shitloads of you,” he said today as he announced the acquisition of his site by a U.S.-based anti-piracy company.

snitchParanoia can be high in the file-sharing world so it will come as no surprise that there are regular rumors that site X or user Y cannot be trusted. While it’s almost certain that on some sites there are staff members who don’t have the community’s best interests at heart, evidence of serious foul play is a rare occurrence.

Today, however, the owner of a file-sharing discussion forum confirmed that his site was actually a pirate honeypot, setup with the aim of gathering otherwise confidential information on uploaders, file-hosts and web companies involved in the piracy ecosystem. Adding insult to injury, that site and the admin’s services have been acquired by a U.S.-based anti-piracy company.

WDF, real name unknown, is the founder of UploaderTalk.com, a web forum designed to attract individuals who like to make money from uploading files to file-hosting sites. Part of the idea is that they join the site and interact with others with similar aims, such as representatives from file-hosting sites touting their affiliate schemes.

UploaderTalk was founded pretty much a year ago today after WDF was banned from a similar but much larger site called WJunction, probably the largest uploader/file-hosting hangout anywhere on the web.

However, WDF wasn’t any old member. After joining up to WJunction in September 2011, WDF later became a moderator then super moderator on the site, meaning that he had access to a lot of private information such as email and IP addresses. The implications for file-hosting sites and uploaders hardly need to be pointed out.

It’s not clear why WDF was eventually removed from WJunction but there was clearly some kind of falling out. Shortly after WDF’s departure around 12 months ago internal leaks of information from WJunction were published on the web, ostensibly from some kind of third party hack.

warezUploaderTalk reported on these leaks regularly including the November 2012 revelations by Robert King of the StopFileLockers anti-piracy campaign which claimed to contain the identities of WJunction’s owners and backers.

UT, as UploaderTalk became known, was never destined to challenge WJunction as the leading site of its kind. However, in addition to its regular readers, over the past 12 months the site gathered nearly 1,000 fully signed up members of the uploading and file-hosting community. For them today’s announcement will be an unpleasant one.

“UT is now closed. UT was set up for a number of reasons. But mostly to be a sounding board, proof of concept.[.].and to collect data,” WDF said in a statement today.

“That’s right the biggest swerve ever. I, WDF, work for the anti-piracy people! I have collected information on many of you. I collected info on file hosts, web hosts, websites.”

The official announcement from WDF confirmed what many people have suspected for some time – that WDF had been playing on both sides of the fence.

“How is it I was able to protect some sites and people? Because I was working for the other side!” WDF said.

“How is it I knew so many things? Well think about it, I suckered shitloads of you. I built a history, got the trust of some very important people in the warez scene collecting information and data all the time.”

It’s unclear what WDF intends to do with the information obtained so far but for now it has to be presumed that he will be sharing it with his new employer, NukePiracy LLC, a company registered on October 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.

“So what happens now? I am already working with a different ID, a new persona, and still collecting data. You never know who I will be or where I will turn up. I work for Nuke Piracy now, this is very bad for anyone profiting from piracy,” WDF concludes.

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Microsoft RAP as a Service

RAP as a Service (RaaS) Prerequisites

This download is meant for Microsoft Premier Support customers only. This page contains prerequisites documents for the various RAP as a Service programs offered by Microsoft Premier Support.

Download RAP as a Service Prerequisites – Microsoft Download Center – Download Details

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The top 29 torrent sites (that is right…29)

I use the following  for my client I prefer utorrent 2.2.1

For the sites I only use two.   Two that I have been on for over 5 years probably more like 8-10.

Anyway   1)  BITSOUP

2) Torrentleech is my other.

3)  I also have a search site that I like to use to obtain hard to find items

 

29. BTjunkie

January 2012: BTjunkie has voluntarily shut down its operations. BTjunkie was a solid torrent service for reasons of its massive database, its email updates of new additions, its Twitter updates and useful reporting and comment features. Many users will miss having this website. RIP, BTjunkie!

28. Torrent Cafe

This young new private site needs users, but About.com readers already like the service.  The interface is not as clean as some of its competition, but the seed-to-leech ratios are excellent right now.  Sign up and give Torrent Café a try… let us know what you think of it.

27. Torrents.to

This site has a Tonga country domain name, but certainly offers plentiful metasearching of movies and music in English and Spanish. There are some popup advertisements that are annoying, but perhaps you might like the framed interface for searching other torrent sites.

26. The Blues Brothers

Blues Brothers is a private site with a strong community and file-sharing ethic. As a private site, you can expect the leeching (selfish) users to be reduced. The BB community also strives to police itself by carefully watching each member’s upload ratio… if you abuse your ratio, you are blocked from downloading until you donate. This policy may seem a bit harsh, but members seem to really appreciate it.

25. Torrent Pond

Torrentpond.com has been recommended by several users.  As a meta-searcher, Torrentpond will scour other sites for you, atempt to filter out old and fake torrents, and then offer you an easy-to-browse list.  It also showcases recent torrents, which is a good feature for regular downloaders. The advertising is plentiful, and you will need to tune it out and go around some popups, but the thorough searches are often worth it.

24. Cinema Torrents

CinemaTorrents.com offers something really unique: IMDB ratings and vote information right on the search page. You can see public opinions on the movie itself before you download.

23. BitToxic.com

While the name is awkward to type, these folks offer a solid semi-private search site. The memberships might be closed soon, so visit them right away!

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22. Meganova/SeedPeer

Meganova, which has been rebranded as “SeedPeer”, seems to be slow to load these days. Nevertheless, readers have commented that they like this site. New visitors should note the “keyword cloud” wall of text on the home page (this cloud gives you a quick sense of what are popular search phrases lately).

21. The Pirate Bay

Back in April 18, 2009: the Stockholm district court sentenced the four Pirate Bay founders to a year in prison, and over $USD 3.5 million in fines. This is as punishment for violating their country’s copyright laws. (More on this shocking court ruling here).  Since then, TPB has come back with a revised format hosted in a different country.  TPB is a resilient fixture in the P2P world, and loyal users continue to support this excellent site.

20. ExtraTorrent

ExtraTorrent is a crammed-looking site, and yes, it has popup advertising that can be annoying. BUT: this cluttered site also offers some really packed information that many users will appreciate:  the torrents have movie plot summaries, photos of the actors, user comments on the stories, names of the users who verified the torrent, and visual crosslinks to similar movies.  I personally like that ExtraTorrents features some really obscure gems in the left column… a very helpful feature for real movie and TV buffs looking to discover new shows.

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19. yourbittorrent.com

This site is simple and clean, with almost no advertising.  The results are fast, easy to scan, and plentiful.  You have to love a simple and straightforward service that delivers convenient and quick results… like yourbittorent.com delivers for downloaders.

18. IPtorrents

IPtorrents is an exclusive torrent site that accepts only people who are personally invited by existing members. Members who invite leechers (“cheaters”) are banned from the site, which promotes a careful loyalty amongst its members.

17. Torrent Tree

Gary and his team of P2P programmers bring us a new site in Ajax code language. Like any metasearch engine, Torrent Tree pulls its results from many other search engines. But Torrent Tree pulls *more* search results than any other current metasearch site. Definitely give these new players a try.

16. BiteNova

Formerly known as “Bi-Torrents”, BiteNova is a free Torrent site with a spartan look and fast searching format.

15. Fenopy

Fenopy has some compelling features. Fenopy is fully integrated with IMDB and Last.fm radio, so it has some friendly methods for browsing and discovering movies and music. A graphics gallery of large and motivating thumbnails adorns the home page, and the fake finder feature is also very useful for avoiding bad files. Definitely give Fenopy a try.

14. Torrentz

Special thanks to reader, Jonathan R., for this recommendation. The “verified” filtering feature of this site makes it a good choice for downloaders.

13. Linux Tracker

User mcangeli has recommended this linux-focused site.  Linuxtracker.org offers more linux and OSS torrents than nearly all of its current competition. If you are a linux and open source software fan, give Linuxtracker.org a try.

. ShareReactor

ShareReactor is a search engine for both bit torrents and eDonkey 2000 (“ed2k”) file formats. While eDonkey is not nearly as popular today as it was in 2002, some people still use ed2k networking.

11. TorrentZap

TorrentZap is not as large of a catalog as other torrent search engines. And, as with all sites, you need to endure advertising to keep it a no-cost service. But the interface is clean, bright, and easy to navigate.  Try this site out, skip past the ‘external search results’ to find the real torrents at TorrentZap, and let us know what you think.

10. Torrentbit

Torrentbit.nl is the same as Torrentbit.net.  This site is another plain-looking interface that delivers very good selections and surprisingly useful service.  Serious P2P users will like that you can search for torrent hashes and torrent trackers here. There is even an RTS (real time status) feature that lets you check for current seed count with a single click.  Definitely try Torrentbit and let us know how you like this site.

9. Plentyoftorrents

PoT is a kind of launchpad search engine that offers choices where you want to search. Multiple users have recommended Plentyoftorrents this summer; let us know what you think of this site.

8. VCDQ

VCDQ.com is technically not a torrent site… rather, it is a verification site that employs a committee of serious users to confirm torrents. Ideal for movie fans who are seeking new releases, VCDQ.com will indeed tell you if legitimate torrent files have been found and verified for that particular movie. You just need to copy the torrent names and paste them into a torrent search engine like Isohunt.com to locate the seeds. Definitely give VCDQ.com a try; this is a great resource for avoiding fake torrent files and finding true files faster.

7. Nowtorrents.com

Now Torrents (allegedly) offers a special service: it filters out fake/dead torrents in real time. It also offers date-range searching, so you can search for specific years of content (e.g. Flight of the Conchords, 2008).  This makes Nowtorrents very useful if you are seeking obscure older torrents, or if you are seeking very new torrents.

6. Bitsoup

Bitsoup is a favorite with some P2P downloaders, but this summer 2010 has not been a warm time at the Bitsoup community. There are allegations of draconian forum moderation and heavy-handed administrators being abusive to members. If you try Bitsoup, let us know how they treat you there.

5. LinuxTracker.org

Linux users: rejoice! Here is a niche site for your niche tastes in software! Get legal Linux/Unix files, applications, virtual machines, and more.

4. Gpirate.com

GPirate claims to be the largest torrent search engine today. It does have an amateurish look and feel to its interface, but it does yield large result sets. Give GPirate a try, and let us know if you like the service.

3. Thunderbytes

Thunderbytes has gone to a membership-only private format. There are many pros and cons to private sites; oftentimes, they are the best way to get help and recommendations from others. You need an invitation to join TB, or you can become a sponsor with a small donation. Give these folks a try, as they come highly recommended as a P2P site.

2. btscene.com

btscene is a longtime player in the file sharing game. This website does have annoying popups and adult advertising, but it does offer a solid library of torrents. It does a good job of featuring very recent torrents (good for people who follow television shows), and presenting many browsing choices at a glance.

1. Torrenthound.com

 

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Posted by plates55 - September 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm

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I Know What You Downloaded on BitTorrent….

Most people know that BitTorrent is far from anonymous, but seeing all your recent downloads listed on a public website is still quite a revelation. This is exactly what Youhavedownloaded.com does. The developers of the site want to make people aware of the public nature of BitTorrent, and are currently working on a more anonymous version of the leading file-sharing technology.

So what have you downloaded lately?

If you’re not using BitTorrent through a proxy or VPN, there’s a good chance that the rest of the world can see without asking.

YouHaveDownloaded is a new Russian-based service that claims to track about 20 percent of all public BitTorrent downloads. However, they go a step further than just collecting IP-addresses and file-names by exposing all the harvested information to the public on their website.

People who visit the site immediately see their download history, as far as it’s available in the site’s database. In addition, they can also search for files or IP-addresses to find out who’s downloading what. At the time of writing the database has information on  51,274,000 users who together shared 103,200 torrents.

 

TorrentFreak got in touch with Suren Ter, one of the site’s founders, to find out why they decided to create this spying tool.

“We just want to remind people that the Internet is not a place to expect privacy,” he says. “Nowadays many people use it without understanding what information they leave behind. Also, even those who understand choose to ignore it quite often.”

 

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The Russian developers created the site partly as a wake-up call. Those who don’t want this kind of information to be public should take steps to anonymize their traffic, and do that right. This message is also reflected in the site’s ‘privacy policy‘.

“Baby, this is the Internet. There is no such thing as privacy around here. You are sitting in the privacy of your own house, clicking links, reading stuff, watching movies. It may seem like you are pretty much alone, but smart nerds are watching you. They watch your every move. You are not human to them. You are a target — a consumer,” it reads.

Jokes aside, the site does indeed make people aware of the public nature of BitTorrent, something that can’t be stressed enough. Of course not everyone will be happy to see that their information is being exposed, so the developers also offer an option to de-list an IP-address.

Apart from exposing download habits the developers are also considering the creation of a more private file-sharing protocol. They already have a theoretical concept based on Bitcoin’s technology, but a workable piece of software is still very far away.

“The general idea is similar to what Bitcoin does. The key is to have an anonymous and reliable identity for each peer, and a Bitcoin-like signature chain algorithm will help,” Suren said.

The developers are currently trying to find out how viable their idea is, and then they’ll decide whether they should continue working on it or not. For now, they’ll keep on tracking dozens of millions of downloaders, for all the world to see.

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