VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around location-based restrictions on content, or check if your provider is throttling your connection.… Read More
BitTorrent isn’t the quiet haven it once was. These days, everyone’s looking to throttle your connection, spy on what you’re downloading, or even send you an ominous letter. If you use BitTorrent, you absolutely need to take precautions to hide your identity.… Read More
The Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited piracy court case raises many questions about what sort of trail people leave when they use technology to make illegal copies of movies and other copyrighted material.
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The Federal Court of Australia has ruled that iiNet and a number of other internet service providers (ISPs) are required to disclose details of 4726 of their account holders alleged to have been used to illegally download the movie over the internet via BitTorrent.… Read More
Your ISP Sees That You’re Using BitTorrent, And Might Throttle Your Connection
ISPs aren’t so interested in what you’re downloading. They leave that to the folks being stolen from. Instead, ISPs are more concerned with how much bandwidth you’re sucking up, and whether that’s slowing everyone else down.… Read More
A lot of people assume that if you’re browsing anonymously it’s because you’re doing something illegal, but there’s plenty of content on the web you may not want to risk letting out in the open. Not only is it possible that it will be logged by your ISP, but with free-flowing data your activity is potentially open to anyone on your network.… Read More