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Having been a child of the home computer boom of the early 1980s and then worked with computers for many years, I can't help but sigh every time a new campaign to reduce piracy comes into effect.


Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending: yes, it sounds like BitTorrent for banks, because it kind of is. But if you were that kid -- the one who took games of Monopoly a little too seriously -- you will love this concept. And if you just think banks should give people a fair go and cheaper credit you'll love it too.


News Limited CEO Kim Williams gave a speech to the Australian International Movie Convention this week discussing the rising prevalence of piracy online. I've got a lot of sympathy for the argument that blithely downloading content through BitTorrent is a hugely damaging activity for content creators, but there's a crucial element of Williams' speech that's deeply deceptive and fundamentally ignorant.


Think you've been careful with your BitTorrent activity? Think again. ScanEye is a new site that creepily knows what you've downloaded on BitTorrent and shows it to you shows, serving as a good reminder to keep your activities private.


Chrome: BitTorrent clients aren't hard to come by, but if you don't want to deal with extra software, OneClick is a Chrome extension that downloads torrents directly in your browser. Simply click on a torrent file and it will start downloading the contents directly in Chrome.