#AceSocialNews – Feature: Feb.17: The ‘ Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 02/16/15 and Hero 6 makes top spot for second week running.

Posted: 16 Feb 2015 12:08 AM PST


The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise.

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Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer
1 (1) Big Hero 6
2 (2) Birdman
3 (…) Horrible Bosses 2
4 (7) Wild Card
5 (…) John Doe: Vigilante
6 (3) American Sniper (DVDscr)
7 (…) Fifty Shades of Grey (CAM)
8 (8) Nightcrawler
9 (6) Dumb And Dumber To
10 (5) Taken 3

Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.



#AceMediaNews – Featured Post: RUSSIA: Feb.17: CNN has submitted an application to Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor for obtaining a universal broadcasting license and re-registration, TASS said.

An application on obtaining a universal license will be considered within 30 days. CNN stopped broadcasting in Russia on December 31, 2014 after changes to Russian legislation regulating the operation of mass media.

In particular, a ban on commercials on pay television came in force from January 1, 2015.

Russia’s mass media and telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor has sent out a legal notice to leading Western social networks, informing them that they must comply with the terms of a controversial online media law passed last month.

“We will force them to follow the law, one way or another,” Maksim Ksenzov, the deputy head of Roskomnadzor, told Izvestiya newspaper.

“Western social networks have been talking among themselves, and consulting their Californian lawyers. We have also been holding discussions with them, and we have purposefully not rushed them.”

According to the August amendment, any online author with a daily readership of over 3,000 must register with the watchdog, and follow the same rules as established broadcasters and newspapers. This means bloggers must use their real names and are legally responsible for the content they publish.

Facebook, Twitter and Google, which operates its Google+ social network, all fall squarely under this law, each providing a broadcasting platform to thousands of users.

Additionally, the hosting platform of any mass media must store any information concerning its users, apart from their private correspondence, on Russian-located servers for six months, and to present them to state security agencies upon request, without a court order. While initially the relocation of personal data servers to Russia had to be completed by September 2016, on Wednesday the State Duma moved the date forward to January 2015 – just over three months away.

So far, these giants have not changed their operating procedures in accordance with the new law.

“If they do not abide by the law, we will have to use administrative measures against them,” said Ksenzov. “But we feel that they are preparing to, and want to comply with, the law.”

Potentially, first-time violators face fines of 500,000 rubles (about $13,000) – a trivial sum for companies that have millions of users in Russia. But sanctions for repeated violations give Roskomnadzor the authority to block access to the networks altogether.

“I am sure a compromise solution will be found for dealing with international companies. All sides here are interested in a positive outcome,” said Sergey Grebennikov, from the Russian Association for Electronic Communications, an industry group.



#AceSocialNews – Featured Report: Feb.17: Large scale web-services need tens of thousands of servers to keep things running smoothly for their millions of users.

Keeping all of these servers updated with the latest code can be time and resource intensive and it was no different at Facebook during its early years.

However, most problems disappeared when the social networking company discovered BitTorrent. With BitTorrent all servers in the network could help to distribute code updates and as a result deployment took minutes rather than hours or days.

After discovering these benefits Facebook changed its BitTorrent implementation quite a bit. Among other tools, the company is now using the open source tracker software Chihaya, named after a school girl starring in the manga series Chihayafuru.

While this might seem like a peculiar name for a piece of BitTorrent tracking code, all becomes clear when you look at the history of the software and its links to a private anime torrent tracker.

In 2012 a developer named Kotoko started working on a new tracker backend written in the then-new programming language Go. Named Chihaya, the project (originally developed for a private anime community) aimed to become a replacement for the Ocelot tracker used by many Gazelle-based torrent sites.

Around the same time the people behind the Waffles community were working on a full replacement for Gazelle named Batter, and the Chihaya developer eventually jumped on this bandwagon. The project also drew the attention of other programmers, including Jimmy Zelinskie and Justin Li, both college students at the time.

“I was interested in helping out with Chihaya back then because I wanted to work on a project to cement my skills in the Go programming language,” Zelinskie tells TF.

After a while priorities changed. Chihaya was never connected to a tracker frontend, but Zelinskie and Li kept improving it bit by bit.

“The Batter project fizzled out, but Chihaya development continued,” Zelinskie says. “We restructured Chihaya a few times, trying to decide how to make it scalable and ultimately landed on what we have today.”


Over the past several years Chihaya has evolved into one of the most advanced pieces of tracker software around, with support for multi-cored processors and peers announcing on IPv4, IPv6 or both.

“The architecture of the project is entirely modular and in doing so, we’ve made the tracker so it could potentially support any transport protocol like HTTP or UDP and any backend BitTorrent indexing software like Gazelle,” Zelinskie tells TF.

This didn’t go unnoticed by others, including the engineering team at Facebook who also started to use the code for their server deployment.

“Facebook started using the project because of our proper IPv6 support,” Zelinskie says, adding that they optimized the tracker even more for a local setup.

“We soon after added the ability to prefer peers based on a subnet of their IP address; for example, if your IP address is, you can configure the tracker to deliver you all the ‘closest’ peers in the 192.168.1.X range before any others,” he notes.

Zelinskie currently works at CoreOS, a company that specializes in the deployment of software. He believes that BitTorrent-supported distribution is the future for companies, large and small. Chihaya certainly fits into this picture.

This leads to the remarkable conclusion that an open source private tracker, originally programmed to serve anime torrents, is now powering one of the largest technology companies in the world.

For Zelinskie, this transition not only shows the true power of open source, but also of BitTorrent.

“This is the reason why I write open source software and my company releases so much of what we do open source. Having as many people as possible working towards a common goal, in this case a solid BitTorrent tracker implementation, is beneficial to all of society, not just one set of individuals,” he says.

“BitTorrent is far too often associated with copyright infringement. When in reality, BitTorrent is simply the best file transfer protocol. Whether it’s being used by you, me, or even Facebook.”

Facebook didn’t respond to our request for comment but their use of Chihaya was confirmed by an insider.


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#AceSocialNews – Feb.17: WordPress is the most popular CMS (content management system) on the internet. It allows you to easily set up flexible blogs and websites on top of a MySQL backend with PHP processing. WordPress has seen incredible adoption and is a great choice for getting a website up and running quickly.

If you plan to have more than one WordPress website or blog, there are different ways to accomplish this.

  • First option is to install multiple independent WordPress instances on the same server. With this option each website needed to have its own installation and configuation so you need more time to do the installation for each website.
  • Second option is to install WordPress Multisite, which lets you create and manage multiple WordPress blogs/websites from a single WordPress instance. This option might be a good option . It easier to create multiple WordPress sites on one server and lets you manage multiple websites from a common dashboard, and you have the added advantage of being able to share themes and plugins between your WordPress Multisite sites.

If you haven’t installed WordPress yet, check the following article.

On Debian based systems:

On RPM based systems:

Check-out previous article How To Secure WordPress Website show you checklist allows you to secure and test your WordPress site with as little effort as possible.

What is WordPress Multisite?

A WordPress multisite network allows you to run and manage multiple WordPress sites from a single WordPress installation. You can create new sites instantly and manage from a single dashboard. You can install plugins and themes on multiple sites in one time. Multisite network also makes it easier for you to manage updates. You only need to update your WordPress, plugins, or themes on one install.

Install WordPress Multisite

To begin with, modify the WordPress configuration, activating the multisite networking:

sudo nano /var/www/wp-config.php

You need to add this line to your wp-config.php file just before the /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */ line.

/* Multisite */ define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

You will see this error message if you don’t enable multisite in your wp-config.php file.


Once you have enabled multisite through wp-config.php and saved the file, you will see a new option in your tools menu entitled “Network Setup” (located at

wpYou need to make sure that the mode rewrite is enabled. You can activate the apache mod_Rewrite module by typing this command:

sudo a2enmod rewrite

Now that you have successfully enabled the Multisite Network feature on your WordPress site, it is time to set up your network.

Before you proceed with the installation you need to deactivate all of your WordPress plugins. This is a precautionary measure that avoids any conflictions occurring.


At this stage , go into your WordPress dashboard and select Tools => Network Setup.


You can add an admin email address other than the one you are currently using to manage your multisite.

Once you are done, click on the button Install.


Create a directory for your new sites:

sudo mkdir /var/www/wp-content/blogs.dir

Alter your WordPress configuration. Make sure to paste this above the line /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */:

sudo nano /var/www/wp-config.php
define('MULTISITE', true); define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false); $base = '/'; define('DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'YOUR IP ADDRESS HERE'); define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/'); define('SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1); define('BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);

Now, add WordPress’s rewrite rules to /var/www htaccess file:

sudo nano /var/www/.htaccess
RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index.php$ - [L] # uploaded files RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L] # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d RewriteRule ^ - [L] RewriteRule ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $1 [L] RewriteRule ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(.*.php)$ $1 [L] RewriteRule . index.php [L]

After successfully setting up the Multisite Network, log into WordPress Dashboard once more you will notice that the header bar now has a section called, “My Sites” instead of simply displaying your blog’s name.


To add a new site to your WordPress multisite, simply click on Sites under My Sites.


We hope this article helped you install and setup WordPress multisite network.

If you have any feedback or comments, feel free to post them in the comment section below.

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