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Pirate Bay Moves to The Cloud, Becomes Raid-Proof

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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 06:32 PM
This is good news for any fans of TPB, especially after demonoid went down and my all time favorite site, went down a few years ago.
I remember some time ago they were talking about using "drones" as their servers, flying over international airspace or something like that, sounded pretty far fetched and I think it was just a rumor.
BTW mods, it is possible to discuss this topic without actually discussing illegal downloading, etc..


The Pirate Bay has made an important change to its infrastructure. The world’s most famous BitTorrent site has switched its entire operation to the cloud. From now on The Pirate Bay will serve its users from several cloud hosting providers scattered around the world. The move will cut costs, ensure better uptime, and make the site virtually invulnerable to police raids — all while keeping user data secure. The Pirate Bay is loved by millions of file-sharers but is also a thorn in the side of the entertainment industries. The latter group continues to push authorities to take action against the site. The Pirate Bay was raided back in 2006 and there are rumors that the police might try again in the near future. The Pirate Bay is not oblivious to this looming threat. They have backups in place and are shielding the true location of their servers. Nevertheless, should the site lose all its servers it might take a while to get back online. This is one of the reasons why The Pirate Bay decided to move the site into the cloud yesterday. The switch resulted in five minutes downtime and was hardly noticed by the public, but it’s a big change for the infamous BitTorrent site.

posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 06:38 PM
I remember reading about the drones idea a couple of months back and thought it was a cunning plan, although pretty drastic measures.

Over what countries/territories are they likely to escape detection the most, or are they planning on flying these drones over the oceans (I presume drones when they state 'the cloud')? Because surely once these servers are found they'll be completely dismantled undoubtedly?!

Edit: I read the article fully, and they don't mean drones!

edit on 23-10-2012 by Just Chris because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 06:39 PM
Thanks for the thread and heads up OP.

I'm very happy with this change because it felt like TPB was one of the last few good sites left and I was worried that it too would soon suffer the fate of Mininova.

posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 06:47 PM
reply to post by Just Chris

Edit: I read the article fully, and they don't mean drones!

Oh, I know they dont, not in this case. The drone thing was a separate issue in which, I assumed they really meant "drones" flying.
I was wondering where would they get the funding, the people to keep one or more up in the air 24/7 etc... which is why I thought it was just a rumor.

posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 06:53 PM
A'Hoy Me Mateys.....
I wish pirate bay all the best in their grand voyage to the great open cloud....
Happy sailing and stay safe

posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 07:05 PM
i wouldnt be surprised if in the coming years The pirate bay starts to launch its own satellites into orbit. im sure china would love to launch a few for them if it means taking a jab at the U.S

posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 11:54 PM
reply to post by Juggernog

I was under the assumption that authorities, when they raided TPB effectively "took control" of the site and essentially turned it into a front operated by the government.

But then again my mind is conspiratorial, else I wouldn't make a very good ATS member would I?

posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 12:29 AM
reply to post by Rockpuck

Ive heard that also but ive been going there for about 2 or so years after I heard that and have yet to get a cease and desist letter.. so idk...if and when i do, ill be sure and let you guys know

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 05:06 AM
I noticed yesterday that I can now access any PB links. UK ISPs agreed to ban the site a few months ago and, unless they've changed their minds, that doesn't seem to work any more.

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