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[News] How BitTorrent Helps Freedom and Free Software

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Use BitTorrent to Upgrade to Ubuntu ‘Intrepid Ibex’

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| Ubuntu, the open source GNU/Linux based operating system, is about to release 
| its next big update - Intrepid Ibex. In the past, the update servers would 
| crash very quickly on a big release day, making it hard for people to get the 
| latest update. With BitTorrent, however, this can be easily avoided.   


The MAFIAA is trying to daemonise torrent. it assume it owns all transmitted
packets out there, which is vain.


BitTorrent president: Comcast agreement is a 'win'

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| "We're not going to be the ones who hire lobbyists, we'll leave that to the 
| ones at Google and Microsoft," Navin said. 



Comcast, Microsoft team up to serve smaller firms

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| Microsoft's move to offer the online software suite appears designed to 
| compete with a similar offering from rival Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, 
| Profile, Research) known as Google Apps.  


Comcast admits paying attendees at FCC hearing

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| Comcast Corp. admitted yesterday that it paid people to attend a government 
| hearing. Company critics say the freelance attendees were there to crowd them 
| out; Comcast says they were merely saving seats for employees.  


Comcast stacked Net Neutrality meeting


Allegations fly in FCC hearing aftermath

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| Comcast Corp. on Tuesday acknowledged hiring people to fill seats before the 
| start of a contentious federal hearing on how the company manages its 
| broadband network, allowing its employees to take those seats when the 
| filled-to-capacity hearing started.   


US senator accuses FCC of rigging 700MHz auction

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| Wireless watchers are still waiting for the final results of the The Great 
| American Wireless Auction, but that hasn't stopped at least one US Senator 
| from dubbing the FCC's $20bn bid-off "a disaster".  


BitTorrent Admin Monitored by US Government, Forced to Dump Linux

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| Sk0t, an ex-administrator of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker is to have 
| his internet connection forcibly monitored by the US Government. If that 
| wasn’t bad enough, the monitoring software is Windows based - which means he 
| is being forced to ditch Linux - or face being barred from the internet.   


Is Comcast's BitTorrent filtering violating the law?

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| Assuming that the SYN packet goes through, the three-way handshake is allowed 
| to happen, then the two hosts will be able to begin communicating. Your ISP 
| can still kill the connection later, should they wish to, merely by blocking 
| the transmission of future packets.   
| According to Torrent Freak, Comcast is not doing this. They are instead 
| sending a reset (or RST) packet to the Comcast customer, pretending to be 
| from the host at the end of the BitTorrent connection.   


Comcast Isn’t Net Neutral; Are They Liars, Too?

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| Following reports that Comcast isn’t net neutral, Consumerist blog has 
| acquired several leaks from Comcast insiders, claiming that they do indeed 
| use Sandvine for packet shaping, and that customer service representatives 
| are being told nothing about how the network technology works,   

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