With millions of unique visitors per day KickassTorrents (KAT) is one the most used torrent sites on the Internet.
Twitter today released its first biannual transparency report for 2015, enumerating government requests for user data. The company saw a 40 percent increase in data inquiries by governments over the second half of 2014. Globally, the company received 2,871 requests spanning 7,144 user accounts, and released some information for 52 percent of them. Twitter notifies its users of information requests except in cases of national security. The vast majority of these (56 percent) came from the United States. Twitter received 1,622 data requests from the US government covering 3,299 accounts over the report’s period, and provided some information for 80 percent of these. Russia went…
Twitter’s growth problem is well-established. In the fourth quarter of 2014, the platform added just 4 million more monthly active users, which equates to growth of just 1.4 percent.
Over that same period, Facebook, which is already four times the size of Twitter, grew 3.1 percent.
Twitter pulled the covers off a new tool during the News:Rewired Conference in London last week. It’s called Curator.
The Pirate Bay has been back online for a week and millions of users have been finding their way back to the popular torrent site.
For this content to travel from one part of the world to another, the BitTorrent ecosystem needs reliable trackers. Unfortunately, reliable public trackers are much harder to find.
The former energy secretary, who has begun chasing emerging technologies again, looks back on his successes and failures in government.
What left you the most frustrated or disappointed at the Department of Energy?
When a 17-year-old from New York City was arrested and charged last month with making terrorist threats, the primary focus of the charge was two emoji.