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Lifehacker 101: How To Choose The Right VPN In Australia

Not all virtual private networks (VPNs) are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.


Blocking Torrent Sites Won't Curb Piracy - Here's Why

As you’re doubtlessly aware, the Senate passed controversial anti-piracy legislation, the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, this week. While rights holders are rejoicing, it’s not so clear whether the legislation will actually achieve its stated ends of reducing piracy, and it might be easily circumvented by the public. Ultimately, a re-thinking of media companies’ business models is needed.


How Soon Will Australia Start Blocking Web Sites?

Yesterday, the Australian Senate passed legislation which will require ISPs to block sites that are found by a court to enable piracy. Just how soon will that happen and what effect will it have?


Bittorrent's Latest App Is For Quick Photo Sharing

Think BitTorrent, and you probably think of, well, Game Of Thrones. Not so much photo sharing, but that’s what Bittorrent (the company) would much rather you think about.


Five Best BitTorrent Clients

BitTorrent is a great way to transfer and share large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients, based on your nominations.


How Much Will Australia's Dallas Buyers Club Pirates Have To Pay?

Nearly 5000 Australians are expected to receive letters in the near future asking them some pointed questions about their online downloading habits, specifically relating to the film Dallas Buyers Club.


Lifehacker's Total Guide To Download And Torrent Privacy

The recent Dallas Buyer’s Club case and the threat of metadata retention mean there’s more interest than ever in using VPNs and encryption to ensure your online activity can’t be tracked. Here are Lifehacker’s best and most popular guides on how to do that.


How New Download Laws Have Aussies Embracing VPNs

The assault on illegal downloaders by the movie industry last week was put forward as a form of making a highly visible example of a few individuals in an attempt to change public behaviour. Sadly for the likes of Voltage Pictures, it doesn’t seem to have worked.


Why You Shouldn't Download The Game Of Thrones Leaks

A torrent containing the first four episodes of HBO’s Game Of Thrones hit the Internet over the weekend and has already been accessed hundreds of thousands of times. Here’s why you shouldn’t join the swarm.


What Evidence Does Using BitTorrent Leave Behind?

The Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited piracy court case raises many questions about what sort of trail people leave when they use technology to make illegal copies of movies and other copyrighted material.