Friday, December 13, 2013

The Pirate Bay keeps moving

Last week The Pirate bay had to change domains once again because of anti piracy groups pressure,
and now, they did it again...

Now they are located in a domain from Peru, so they new url is

Anyway, they claim they are coding a "PirateBrowser" that will allow to have distributed websites in
the peer-to-peer network, at the moment doesn't seems to be many details about it, but they claim that
the Peruvian domain will work until the "PirateBrowser" is ready.

If you ask me I'll rather just go to the hidden service in the Tor network, you can visit it using Tor at
http://uj3wazyk5u4hnvtk.onion/ or visit it directly from the clearnet using

EDIT : .pe domain is down after just a few days and TPB moved to .gy, is time to use the hidden
service guys.

EDIT 2 : .gy was took down too so they are back at Sweden with .se


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Reduce your online traces with DuckDuckGo

Lately I've trying to reduce the signature I'm leaving online with Google following me everywhere I
go, and is pretty hard, specially for email, I'll let you know if I found a solution.

Escaping from Google to go to other US provider/host won't solve anything, US gov can still analyze
your traffic and can access the provider's internal network and DBs.

You don't know what I'm talking about? All of that was leaked by Edward Snowden, you can check
this nice article at the Washinton Post about it.

Anyway, this is an easy step everyone can take to stop being related to everything they search, which
could have nasty results, you can see this great infographic explaining why:

To start trying it just go to and in the bottom right corner there is an option
to configure it as your browser default search engine.
The first days your fingers will try to type google as soon as you open a new tab, but try to resist it :D

DuckDuckGo as a lot of great functionalities, for instance I love the !bangs, that is using something
like !a to search directly in Amazon, !yt to search directly in Youtube etc.
It also supports the classic keywords like 'site:' or 'inurl:'

Besides by default it will run using HTTPS, not like other services where you need to configure it

And there is another great advantage, you can use it directly from the Tor network as it also runs as
an hidden service!

Give it a try, I really liked it

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