Download pirates to launch new weapon

One of the largest sources of pirated content, BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay, this week began testing an “encrypted virtual private network” that purports to offer anonymous downloading for 5 euro a month. The Pirate Bay said it planned to open up the service to people around the world within a month. Also launched this month is a free software tool, BitBlinder, which like the Pirate Bay tool, hides users’ unique IP address while they are downloading files using BitTorrent. A digital forensics consultant said the tools would make it a lot harder to trace illegal downloaders…

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