Not only The Pirate Bay.
Pirates (and fans of downloading Linux with torrents) have not recently had an easy life. Popular pages with torrents are falling like flies, and less known equivalents appear in their place. How to find them all?
It turns out that Google’s help comes with help. The American giant has recently had a slip-up and exposed the most popular torrent sites in the results of its search engine – reports TorrentFreak. It was enough to enter the phrase “Best torrent sites”. According to the account, the trick was only on Google.com.
Why do we call it a mishap? Google is known for its active fight against piracy. An internet search engine often removes links to websites that contain content that breaks copyright. Meanwhile, the most popular torrent sites were displayed in the results. Among them The Pirate Bay, 1337x, isoHunt, Torrent Project or Rarbg, BestTorrents Club.
The list of streaming websites also looked interesting. Services such as Hulu and Netflix have been listed there. Next to them, however, there was a place for illegal websites – Popcornflix or Putlocker.
As you can see, algorithms have failed in this case. Google has already been informed about the problem and the lists have disappeared from the search engine.