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How do you manage or grant identity in a decentralized network? - Gigaom

How do you manage or grant identity in a decentralized network? - Gigaom | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are several efforts to build a more decentralized internet — from attempts to build peer-to-peer wireless networks like Commotion or Open Garden to similar efforts with P2P browsers, such as BitTorrent’s Project Maelstrom.
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Paulo Coelho Wants to Give The Interview Away Using BitTorrent | TorrentFreak

Paulo Coelho Wants to Give The Interview Away Using BitTorrent | TorrentFreak | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sony may have withdrawn The Interview but not everyone is scared of releasing the movie. Author Paulo Coelho, whose book The Alchemist has sold in excess of 165 million copies, has just offered to buy the rights to the movie from Sony. He informs TorrentFreak that it would go straight on BitTorrent, for free.
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New legal business model for BitTorrent - ABC Online

New legal business model for BitTorrent - ABC Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


BitTorrent peer-to-peer downloads are widely associated with content piracy, but there's nothing inherently sinister about the technology.

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BitTorrent to Try a Paywall and Crowdfunding - New York Times

BitTorrent to Try a Paywall and Crowdfunding - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

BitTorrent, a purveyor of file-sharing technology that is widely used to gain free access to music and films, has come up with a bold proposition for its tens of millions of daily users: Spend $9.95 to help finance a planned new science fiction series and gain viewing rights to its eight episodes. Or fail to pay up, and the shows will never be made.

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BitTorrent seeks to 'detoxify' its brand with Bundle sharing format - Los Angeles Times

BitTorrent seeks to 'detoxify' its brand with Bundle sharing format - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mason is vice president of marketing at BitTorrent Inc., the San Francisco-based company that developed the world's dominant technology for sharing files through the Internet. It's his job to explain to movie studios, record companies and other content creators that BitTorrent is just a tool, equally adept at authorized forms of sharing as well as bootlegging.

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Could BitTorrent Become the Next Netflix? - DC Inno

Could BitTorrent Become the Next Netflix? - DC Inno | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
BitTorrent,  will start making its own original content in partnership with Rapid Eye Studios. These BitTorrent Originals will be distributed through the BitTorrent Bundle platform, essentially...
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BitTorrent’s Encrypted P2P Chat App Bleep Opens To The Public, Adds Mac, Android Clients | TechCrunch

BitTorrent’s Encrypted P2P Chat App Bleep Opens To The Public, Adds Mac, Android Clients | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the rush of new services for consumers that are concerned about their data privacy, make room for another messaging app. Peer-to-peer file distribution service BitTorrent is today announcing the public availability of Bleep — its encrypted P2P chat app for voice calls and texts that is still in alpha — with Mac and Android apps now available to download, in addition to the existing Windows app that was already part of the invite-only, closed alpha.
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BitTorrent to Try a Paywall and Crowdfunding

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The site, whose namesake software is often used for illegal file-sharing, is teaming up with film producers and musicians to charge for downloads.
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Out in the Open: An NSA-Proof Twitter, Built With Code From Bitcoin and BitTorrent | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Out in the Open: An NSA-Proof Twitter, Built With Code From Bitcoin and BitTorrent | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Miguel Freitas has built a more secure and robust alternative to Twitter, making use of code from two other massively successful online projects: bitcoin and BitTorrent.
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