EU Data Retention Drive's Fight

While Congress considers highly controversial bill surrounding Internet privacy and monitoring, some unsuccessful and some still ongoing, groups from the UK and the United States have lobbied in managed to get the European Data Retention Directive adopted.


Sign Up for DogNZB Bitcoin

PayPal no longer takes payments for, but that’s no reason to give up on joining the site. The folks at DogNZB have started taking bitcoin payments, which provide not only an alternative but, for many users, likely an improvement in payment options for signing up at the site.


UsenetServer Announces New VPN Service

UsenetServer has a new partner service that increases your online privacy. The company is now offering a VPN service along with their USENET access service, or as a standalone product. The bundling option is convenient for people who want privacy friendly USENET access and VPN access without having to hunt around for multiple providers.


Eweka Celebrates 10 Years with Free VPN Offer

Eweka has been around for a decade now and, to celebrate, they’ve teamed up with IPVanish to offer something to their subscribers. If you have an active account with Eweka, you get free IPVanish VPN service as part of the celebration.


Newshosting Black Friday Usenet Deals

While we have been running a special post just for the purpose of letting the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals out, we felt that this special offer warranted some level of special attention.


The Best USENET Black Friday Deals

When you were a kid did you try to sneak a peek at the presents you were getting for Christmas? Many of us did, and with the holiday season in full swing, we are starting to feel the excitement of anticipating all the great Usenet deals the providers have to offer.


UsenetServer Special Discount for Fall

As Halloween has come and gone, and officially kicked off the Holiday Season, UsenetServer kicks off the season as the first provider on our list to make a seasonal offering. The “UsenetServer Fall Special” offers prospects 50% off the normal access price of $10 for the first month.


NZBMatrix Closes-Usenet Search Options

Last month we saw 2 Usenet search icons, Mysterbin, and then Newzbin2, finally close their site forever, and a few days ago it was announced on the NZBMatrix website that they were following suit.


Cryptocat App Questioned By DHS

The developer of a new secured chat application, Cryptocat, was detained at the US/Canada border by US Department of Homeland Security agents and questioned as to the inner workings of the application he developed.


NewzNab – Build Your Own Index

We mentioned before in various places about the imminent closing of, the USENET indexing website. Well, if you are having problems finding a good NZB index, or just always wanted to build your own USENET index, private or published on the web, NewzNab is probably the index building software you need.



Over the last few years it has become almost routine that new legislation being introduced into Congress that potentially invades the privacy of the US citizen. Often these bills narrow the gap between law enforcement and corporate interests.


Merlin’s Portal Finally Closed Completely

For a long time, years literally Merlin’s portal was one of our most popular USENET search engines. At one time having a huge following, large enough to keep the NZB search site open.


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