Archive for January, 2012

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Mass Test E-mail Mistake

A slip of hand caused an extremely poorly drafted test e-mail to be sent out to all our users when testing our soon to be implemented announcement system. No user data has leaked out and we’re implementing checks to ensure this does not happen again.

Thank you for your kind understanding on the matter.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

MegaUpload Arrested?

Megaupload, the company that brought you tons of copyrighted material online, endorsed by many celebrities and musicians, has been shut down. Its execs have been detained, arrested, and just recently granted bail. The U.S. wants to bring them in for sentencing, but then again so does every country that has a history of protecting the entertainment industry’s rights.

Kim Dotcom (Kim Schmitz), the mastermind behind Megaupload, is well known for his scrapes with the law, as well as his lavish lifestyle. So far, copyright infringement has been a highly polemical issue, but this is perhaps the biggest case to date. Although his site has been taken down, there are talks of Megaupload suing the FBI for taking down and losing legal files on the site.

Online protestor/hackers Anonymous retaliated by taking down a slew of government websites, but it is still unclear how the rest of internet users plan on taking action, if any at all. Either way, this will be an interesting case to watch, and one which will doubtlessly create a hallmark for future online piracy cases.

Check out these articles to learn more about the MegaUpload issue: The lawsuit, the shutdown, and the retaliation.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

ACTA, the new SOPA/PIPA outside the US?

What are your thoughts?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Geekzen: Making gadgets simple, exclusive discounts for BolehVPN members

I am pleased to announce our partnership with Geekzen, a brand new company started by me and a couple of other friends. This has been in development for the past few months and we will launch sometime next week!

What is Geekzen?

We’re a company based in Malaysia focusing on providing quality geekware to the Asia-Pacific region (though we also ship worldwide). All our items are hand-picked either for their great design, their utility, novel ideas or pure artistic flair and we back it with our customer service team comprised of passionate people that place great importance on customer happiness. In fact, we’re so confident of our products that we back it with our no questions asked 30 day return policy.

All our items are genuine and products are always tested by our team. No knock-offs, just quality geekware.

What do BolehVPN members enjoy?

Full BolehVPN members (active 30 day subscriptions and above) will enjoy exclusive discounts on Geekzen which will be available in the Bonus Area. The discount code will be even applicable to sale items! We’ll also from time to time give exclusive offers available only to BolehVPN members.

Current Product Lineup

We’re starting out modestly but our product lines will expand with a whole batch of new goodies coming in mid-February. Here’s a sampling of our product lineup:

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

uTorrent & BitTorrent Hit 150 Million Monthly Users

This month, torrent users on uTorrent and BitTorrent have surpassed the 150 million user’s mark, as reported by TorrentFreak. This surge of users marks the largest amount of personal file sharing to date, and it looks like the numbers will only grow. This means that uTorrent and BitTorrent have grown a full 50%. It is estimated that there are now 250,000,000 BitTorrent users in the world today. Here’s what TorrentFreak had to say:

“Despite massive competition from cyberlockers, BitTorrent continues to expand year after year, and not just by a little. Today, BitTorrent Inc. announced that their two flagship clients increased their user base by 50 percent, to more than 150 million active users a month.
Most growth can be attributed to uTorrent, which more than quadrupled its number of monthly users in the last three years. The ‘tiny’ BitTorrent client went from 28 million monthly users in December 2008 to 132 million last month.
“This marks an amazing milestone for our company and we want to thank our loyal users and partners for their support. Our protocol and software clients have become some of the most pervasive pieces of technology in Internet history,” says BitTorrent Inc. CEO Eric Klinker.”

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