Is Usenet Safer Than Bittorrent? [ask Lifehacker]

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  • Ask LH: Is Usenet Safer Than BitTorrent?
    Title image remixed from Leremy (Shutterstock). First off, BitTorrent and Usenet are both pretty safe provided you’re not downloading anything illegal and we don’t condone you use either for anything else. That said, you can face problems even if you ...
    04/27/2012 - 10:45 pm | View Link
  • Unison: Making Sense of Usenet
    The popular arguments online currently suggest that Usenet is currently one of the safer havens for pirates ... As further proof, run a Google News search for “bittorrent” and check out the tons of articles that show up and contrast that with the ...
    09/5/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Usenet use grows exponentially
    Newsgroups have been around since the 1970s as a source of information and file sharing and many argue today that it is safer and faster than BitTorrent. Since the company increased retention levels to 240 days, growth has accelerated. "During September ...
    12/28/2008 - 1:28 pm | View Link
  • R.I.P Usenet: 1980-2008
    CorinneI writes "In a way inconceivable in today's marketplace, Usenet was where people once went to talk — in days before the profit-centric Internet we have today. The series of bulletin boards called 'newsgroups' shared by thousands of computers ...
    07/30/2008 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Bypass Blocked Usenet
    Have you heard of P2P file transfer software called BitTorrent? Finally, there's always buying your ... Using a proxy with SSL is an even safer bet, as this will encrypt the transfer -- ISP's can't detect what you are transferring. You should check with ...
    06/26/2008 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Is Usenet Safer than BitTorrent?
    Dear Lifehacker, I've been downloading torrents for a long time and people keep telling me about how great Usenet is, but is it actually safer than ...
    08/29/2015 - 10:00 am | View Website
  • NZBKing
    How to download files from Usenet Why not use torrents instead. Download speed: When downloading torrents your download speed is restricted by the amounts of seeders ...
    08/29/2015 - 8:34 am | View Website
  • How Do I Torrent Safely Now That Demonoid Is Down?
    Dear Lifehacker, My favorite private BitTorrent tracker, Demonoid, has apparently gone down for good. I was so dependent on it for its quality, security ...
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