BitTorrent Strikes back

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BitTorrent Strikes back

Recently we discussed how regulators will be looking carefully at Comcast and the fact that they were throttling the bandwidth from the file sharing program BitTorrent. While the regulators mull over what to do with these practices, the programmers at BitTorrent have a different solution... They will encrypt their traffic so ISPs cannot detect it.

The result? ISPs may not be able to figure out how to slow the traffic and worse for the ISPs, the encryption will likely add overhead to the files meaning they now need to carry even more traffic.

I am sure BitTorrent programmers are currently celebrating.


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