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28 Dec, 2011 04:59 AM

TVShows is awesome!

Any recommendations on anonymity and securely downloading .torrent files using TVShows?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Víctor Pimentel on 08 Jan, 2012 11:50 AM

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    Hi Anon,

    First, it may be more secure to activate support for magnet links, since they will work even if The Pirate Bay is blocked. The rest of the TVShows options are not relevant for anonymity (sending "anonymous system information" is, well, very anonymous, we don't even log your IP).

    If you use Transmission, you can force it to use only encrypted peers: go to the preferences, peers tab and then select both "Prefer encrypted peers" and "Ignore unencrypted peers". I think uTorrent also has that option, I don't know about others. With that, your ISP or any other party cannot see what are you downloading (they may see that you are downloading a lot of data from many peers, however).

    Anyway, I must say that I'm not a big expert in this matter, since downloading torrents in my country is not illegal at all.

  2. Víctor Pimentel closed this discussion on 08 Jan, 2012 11:50 AM.

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