BitTorrent Goes Legit With Its First Original Web Series

Peer-to-peer file sharing platform BitTorrent wants to change what the public thinks it does. Instead of being associated with all the illegal TV shows, movies and illicit content it can store, the tech company wants to be seen as a provider of premium legal content.

BitTorrent Woos Advertisers and Publishers

BitTorrent, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform, is attempting to battle its association with piracy while pursuing publishers and advertisers, Digiday reported earlier today.

Big Brother Is Watching You From Mysterious Billboards in New York and San Francisco

Mysterious billboards have appeared in New York and San Francisco bearing the message that "Your data should belong to the NSA." As Gothamist astutely points out, it already does, regardless of any shoulds or should-nots. Animal New York did a little sleuthing and discovered this is some kind of teaser campaign for a company that will be revealed this week. A second billboard in New York reads, "The Internet should be regulated." ("For now, I am respecting the creative campaign and reserving comment on who the advertiser is," a Clear Channel rep told Animal.) So, two questions: Who's the advertiser? And don't they know needling the NSA is a bad idea? Photo via The Dusty Rebel.UPDATE: The campaign is by BitTorrent, according to Gizmodo. Images below.