DMCA Live Experiment: Refuting A False Takedown

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Here is our exchange with Newshosting. As part of our DMCA experiment, we wanted to find out how providers react to DMCA takedown requests and how the whole process works. It took a while after the takedown for the message to reach us, but when it did our account was restricted from posting. Follow us as we file an appeal …

CactusVPN

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Quick Overview: CactusVPN is a good option if you need a VPN for file sharing, accessing websites blocked in your country – either by censorship or because of geo-limitations – and has a good, no-nonsense client that makes setup rather easy. Speeds are good to great, especially the server in the Netherlands gave us some of the best results we …

QuickPar Tutorial – How To Repair Your Downloads

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This article describes how QuickPar works and how to repair Usenet downloads with it. If you’re looking for a tutorial on how to create your own parity archives for your own Usenet uploads, please check out our guide on how to upload to Usenet:  How To Upload To Usenet, Step 2: Creating Recovery Using QuickPar Anyone who has been using …

Are There “Exclusive” Newsgroups From SSL-News?

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Usenet was always meant to be accessible to anyone, and especially when it comes to binary newsgroups were all the files we love so much are posted, all are available without any limitations. However, in 2014, some Usenet forums became notorious for some bold claims, concerning so-called “private” or “exclusive” newsgroups. The claim is that these forums (or Usenet posting teams) …

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 …

Binreader Configuration Guide

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To use Binreader, you don’t have to go through all the options. Here are the most important things: – Enter your provider information under “Server”. – Activate SSL (encryption) in the same tab. – For maximum performance, check the following option under “Advanced”: “Buffer downloads in memory”, and increase the number of connections until you get full speed. ADVANCED GUIDE: …

NZBClub – Not available anymore

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NZBClub is another free Usenet search engine, and definitely among the better ones out there. Bankrolled by advertising for Usenet providers on its front page, there are almost no ads on the entire site (except for one very annoying exception). Advanced search features allow you to pinpoint file size, newsgroups to search, and age of file, definitely a good thing. …

Encrypted Or Password-Protected Posts – How To Use Them

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Even though Usenet communities have been fighting and discussing about the pros and cons of uploading password-protected content for years, no consensus could be reached. Some argue it protects posts from takedowns, while others argue it is against the spirit of Usenet and blocks out many users from using the upload. Be it as it may, chances are you noticed …

Shaperprobe – Detect Traffic Shaping In Your Network

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Ever since people have been using the Internet for downloading media, there have been groups that frown on such activities. No, we don’t only mean the “copyright mafia“, but ISPs and network administrators. The reason is simple: Transfering data costs money, lots of money, and Internet service providers are in for profit, not paying their asses off for the services …

Seedboxes – What Are They, And Should You Get One?

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Seedboxes are a great way to anonymously download torrents, while not even having to be in front of your computer, circumventing almost all kinds of BitTorrent traffic blockades on your network, and much more. You can practically consider them to be alternatives to regular torrenting. But first things first: What is a Seedbox? A seedbox is a server online that …