TV News LIES

Friday, Nov 28th

Last update05:27:24 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest If You’ve Downloaded a Popular Movie via BitTorrent, You’re Probably Being Watched

If You’ve Downloaded a Popular Movie via BitTorrent, You’re Probably Being Watched

E-mail Print PDF

Bit Torrent being watchedScore one for highbrow tastes: If you’ve ever downloaded a popular movie, TV show or music album from a site like Pirate Bay, there’s a strong chance your IP address is sitting on a database somewhere. But anyone who’s used Torrent sites to obtain some obscure French art-house from the 1970s is likely flying under the radar.

That’s according to a report published today by a team of computer scientists based out of the University of Birmingham, England. The project, the first of its kind, took three years to complete, and offers a tremendous amount of new information about the extent to which various organizations are monitoring file sharing via BitTorrent.

BitTorrent websites allow people to download files from many users at one time. Sites such as the Pirate Bay don’t host copyrighted content—instead, they host “torrent” files, which are links to media files stored on other users’ computers in other parts of the world. BitTorrent is the latest generation of the peer-to-peer file sharing that began in 1999 with Napster.

To determine the extent to which such sharing is monitored, the scientists actually created and operated their own “monitoring client” to gather data about newly published torrent files from the Top 100 in each category on The Pirate Bay.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Honda admits under-reporting serious U.S. accidents since 2003

Honda under reported accidents in USHonda Motor Co (7267.T) failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and...

Israeli Cabinet approves nationality bill

netanyahuIsrael's Cabinet has approved a contentious bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the...

Secret Malware in European Union Attack Linked to U.S. and British Intelligence

regin malwareComplex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. and...

The Never-Ending Replay of November 22, 1963

JFK assassinationyear ago this week, no one could escape the wall-to-wall coverage of the Kennedy assassination’s 50th...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!