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News New Service to Track BitTorrent Downloads Online

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  1. Sonia

    By:SoniaDec 30, 2016
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    It is not a secret that BitTorrent is not anonymous, but few of file-sharers would expect to see the list of their recent downloads publicly available. This is what new website “I Know What You Download” does. Besides, the site can help you uncover the torrenting habits of other people with a nifty spy tool.

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    If you download content via BitTorrent without a VPN, proxy or seedbox, anyone can see it without asking. In fact, this is now copyright trolls propagate – lots of firms are engaged in monitoring and reporting files shared via torrent websites. As a result, thousands of people all over the world get notifications and settlement offers in their mailboxes from copyright holders.

    The first service to disclose the public nature of people’s sharing habits was Youhavedownloaded.com, which has been closed for a while now. Today, another service showed up – perhaps even scarier. “I Know What You Download” is able to monitor torrent traffic non-stop and makes the information public. For example, you can check what information they store on the IP-address you currently have.

    So far, the service stores information on 460,000 torrents and 70m unique IP-addresses captured only during the last month. Aside from enabling people to check their own downloads, the website also helps people check what others have downloaded using any IP-address. Moreover, “I Know What You Download” offers a nifty spy tool enabling you to see what your friends are downloading even without knowing their IP-addresses. All you need is send them a link – once it is clicked, their download history shows up, without the IP-address being exposed.

    Given that the site operates in two languages – English and Russian, it is easy to understand that it’s a creation of Russian developers. Marketing director with a Russian name Andrey Rogov confirmed that the website helps showcase the abilities of the company behind it to various outfits they work with, including copyright owners. He also explained that his company offers API access to its data for interested parties and is able to provide TCP dumps as another proof that downloaded file is linked to a certain IP-address. Although not every file-sharer would like to see their download records exposed to the general public, the developers generally don’t respond to removal requests.

    Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
     
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    By:jentieDec 30, 2016
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