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uTorrent Adds "Featured Torrents" Advertising - With No Opt Out (Yet)

wrekkuh (2647839) writes | about a year and a half ago

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wrekkuh (2647839) writes "BitTorrent, Inc, the company who owns the freeware (but closed-source) BitTorrent client uTorrent, has announced that it will be updating it's popular client with "Featured Torrents." In a post on uTorrent's forum, the company explained -

"This featured torrent space will be used to offer a variety of different types of content. We are working towards bringing you offers that are relevant to you. This means films, games, music, software...basically anything that you will find interesting."

In the Q&A portion of their announcement, the company adds — "There is no way to turn in-client offers off*. We will pay attention to feedback, and may change this in the future." (*The Plus version of the BitTorrent client does not include these ads)."

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