Many ISPs, including Comcast, AT&T, Cablevision,Time Warner, and Verizon, are not safe to torrent with. (Click the link for a list of more unsafe ISPs.)
Those ISPs I just mentioned have officially started the Six Strikes policy where basically, the ISPs will now throttle your Internet, downgrade your Internet service tier, force you to do an anti-piracy course, censor “commonly visited” websites, or perform other actions against you.
My advice would be not to let this tyrannical policy to stop you from getting what you want. Use one of these methods instead:
VPN For Torrenting
Using a VPN will change your IP so the companies that monitor torrents cannot find out who you are. It also tunnels and encrypts your connection so your ISP will not be able to spy on you.
With YouTube, just do a quick search for whatever movie or piece of music you want.
Be wary of shady content streaming sites. Although they may provide full-length movies, some do not work or automatically install malware to your computer with the use of zero days / exploit packs.
I am not very familiar with this, but it’s supposed to be a safer file-sharing network similar to Bittorrent. The only difference is that is not peer-to-peer, which means you need to purchase a server.
Check out LifeHacker’s article on How to Get Started with Usenet in Three Simple Steps.
You can configure your torrent client to use a proxy server.
Be careful, because many torrent clicks like uTorrent will still transfer your real IP even if you use a proxy.
But you can either use the HideMyAss Proxy Server List or buy anonymous and elite proxies with my hidden service ProxyNU.
If you upgrade to a business account, your ISP will not spy on you. It generally does cost more money, but it is worth it if you want to get out of the Six Strikes policy.
Basically, those methods above are the easiest and most-popular methods to download torrent anonymously. There are many other ways, such as using Anomos, a seedbox, or even an online torrent client (BitLet is recommended).
Please comment below and tell me your ideas and what you find helpful!
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