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Apple approves a Bittorrent client… that censors unauthorized downloads

Blue Downloader para iOS 7.1 o posterior (2,69 euros, iPhone
A curious move that has given the App Store recently: the iOS application catalog has given free way to a bittorrent download client for the iPhone called Blue Downloader, something unusual knowing that Apple is one of the most restrictive companies in terms of the use of P2P networks in their terminals.

But as reported from TorrentFreak, there is a “catch” that does not make this approval better understood: we can only download torrents from a list of authorized sources . These include out-of-copyright movies, musician bundles, free audiobooks, and files about Linux.

Apple approves a Bittorrent client… that censors unauthorized downloads
Apple approves a Bittorrent client… that censors unauthorized downloads

Any other torrent that we try to download, if it is not on the list of authorized sources, is automatically blocked. This, along with the price of 2.69 euros from Blue Downloader, is sure to discourage you. But it’s a step: Bittorrent can thus prove that P2P networks do not necessarily have to be linked to piracy and Apple is starting to have a bit more of a wide range when it comes to approving these types of downloads. And from what they say in the source it seems that in some cases there are people who can access any type of torrent by searching Google through the application’s integrated browser. Intentional? Who knows.

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