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 …

Usenet And newzBin – An Homage To A Part Of My Childhood

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Instead of our usual reviews, we decided to let someone from the team write a nostalgic article on one of the greatest innovators in Usenet of the last decade. It is not necessarily factual, as emotions often toy with the memories, so some details might be off. As always, this article is not meant to encourage you to download anything …

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Quick Overview: BTGuard is a service that was originally made to only anonymize torrent traffic, and it works reasonably good for that purpose.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, …

UsenetServer Review – Cheap And Good

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Short Overview: UsenetServer offers a very high retention, good speed, and is among the best top providers out there in regards to quality. Along with SSL, they also have an additional VPN-service for a additional charge, which can help you bypass bandwidth throttling and spying by your ISP or network administrator, particularly interesting for people at universities or if there’s …

XLNed Review – Cheap Usenet With Low Retention

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Short Overview: XLNed is an interesting provider for anyone with a very slow Internet connection, with a really unexpensive plans for people with less than 3 Mbps bandwidth. With only 900 days retention (which we suspect is more something like 1100 days, for reasons), it is for people who like to download more recent files, as very old content will not be …

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 …