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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 14, Number 13
04 Mar 2009
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Pirate Bay / Bittorrent / TiVo / Free Anti-Virus
In today's TOURBUS, three Swedish pirates prepare to walk the plank! You'll learn about Bittorrent, and the dangers of digital downloading. Could YOU get sued for file sharing? I've also got an intro to TiVo, reviews of three free anti-virus programs, and a new Top Twenty. Read on!

Pirate Bay - Grand Theft Audio?
In 2003, three young men from Sweden created a website called The Pirate Bay, which is essentially a catalog of all the illegal downloads available on the Internet. The site helps people search for and download copyrighted music, movies, TV shows and software. But this pirate ship may be sinking. In a trial that just concluded, the operators were portrayed as criminals for "promoting other people's infringements of copyright laws".

The defendants could face jail time and massive fines. But what about the users who did the downloading... will the authorities come after them (or you) next?

Download With Bittorrent?
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing platform designed to deliver large files over the over the web. In a nutshell, BitTorrent speeds up the download time by getting smaller chunks of large files from many different sources.

Although the technology is marvelous, it has become the most popular tool for the distribution of pirated digital content such as films, music, games, and software. Learn how Bittorrent works, where to get the software, and potential legal issues...

What is TiVo?
There's no doubt that something has impacted popular culture when it becomes a verb. Xerox, Google, and now Tivo are all action words. So if you haven't yet gotten with the program, literally, maybe now is the time to join almost four million others and take control of your television.

Is TiVo just a glorified VCR, or is it really a revolutionary new way to watch television? Get the scoop on TiVo here...

Free Anti-Virus Alternatives
It's easy to be confused by all the free antivirus products. Some people swear that Avira is the best, others claim that AVG or Avast is definitely the way to go. They all start with "A" and claim over 50 million users. According to AV-Test, Avira detects 99.8% of all malware, and does well at avoiding false positives.

But AVG and Avast have their own strong points, too. Read my reviews of all three, along with reader comments, and choose the one that's right for you.

The Top Twenty
Casey Kasem has the Top 40 locked up, so I've decided to stick to with the Top Twenty. Every so often I go through the logs and see which articles were the most popular. So here are some selections from the current Top Twenty, ranked by readership volume.

Check 'em out, post your own pithy comments, and use the handy "Send this article to a friend" link in each article so your friends will be almost as smart as you!

Try LEO-nomics to Reduce the Deficit
All the economic turmoil is a good reminder that we need to take CONTROL of OUR OWN FINANCIAL SITUATION. My good friend Leo Quinn has a ridiculously simple plan that can virtually guarantee that you will be debt free in 10 years or less -- including your mortgage. He's helped over 18,212 people do exactly that. I call it LEO-nomics, he calls it "How To Own Your Paycheck Again!"

Leo has a special offer for TOURBUS riders that will help you get out of debt, and protect yourself from the economic downturn. Don't wait for a government bailout, start making smart choices today - click below to learn more...

Send a Free Fax
Learn how to send and receive faxes for free, using online fax services.
Make Windows Run Faster
Here's my special recipe to clean that icky goo out of your computer's pipes, so Windows will start quicker, run more reliably, and go faster on the info-superhighway.
Free Satellite TV?
Can this software download really give you free satellite TV broadcasts on your PC?
Free Internet Security Software
Staying safe on the Internet doesn't have to cost big bucks. Here are my recommendations for the best FREE anti-virus, anti-spyware, and popup blocker software.

Free PC Performance Scan

The more you use your computer, the slower it will get. Research shows, that after only months of use, your PC will be performing at just a fraction of its original performance.

Run the all new, FREE PC Pitstop Optimize 2.0 scan now and in just minutes, you'll discover numerous ways you can keep your PC running like new. Start the Free Scan Now!

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That's all for now, see you next time!
-- Bob Rankin
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