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The Pirate Bay unveils 'IPREDATOR Global Anonymity Service'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Mar 2009 22:13 User comments (26)

The Pirate Bay unveils 'IPREDATOR Global Anonymity Service' The founders of the giant public torrent tracker The Pirate Bay are set to roll out a new way to browse anonymously, using a virtual private network (VPN), and have begun giving out beta invites.
Would-be users can submit their email address to http://ipredator.se/ in hopes of receiving a beta invite before the service goes public in April.

The service, when it goes public, will cost 5 euro a month, and will "allow the user to protect his Internet connection with encryption while “tunneling’ data in privacy through the servers of a VPN provider, usually located in another country. The user’s ISP-designated IP address remains hidden, revealing only a second IP address provided by his VPN company."

Using such a service would effectively hide an individual from, for example, trade groups out to catch pirates and unauthorized file sharers and may also allow users to view videos on sites that are blocked in their home country.

Brokep, spokesperson and co-founder of The Pirate Bay, added that the timing of the release coincides with the launch of Sweden's controversial Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (IPRED) which will make it easier for content holders to get personal details of suspected pirates.

Using the IPREDATOR service should allow users browse the Internet anonymously, and Brokep promises that the service will not keep any logs of activity, meaning if pressured by authorities, there will be nothing to turn over.

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26 user comments

124.3.2009 22:19

Every Thing keeps a service log.

this is a step in the right direction (starting to sound like Obama).

224.3.2009 22:34

Originally posted by DXR88:
Every Thing keeps a service log.

this is a step in the right direction (starting to sound like Obama).
"IPREDator is a network service that makes people online more anonymous using a VPN. it costs about 5 EUR a month and we store no traffic data.
our service is right now in a beta stage. we hope it will be released for the public before 1st of april. sign up now to start using it as soon as we're stable.
the network is under our control. not theirs. the pirate bay likes and knows real kopimism. and waffles. "
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324.3.2009 22:47

Originally posted by Mik3h:
"IPREDator is a network service that makes people online more anonymous using a VPN. it costs about 5 EUR a month and we store no traffic data.
our service is right now in a beta stage. we hope it will be released for the public before 1st of april. sign up now to start using it as soon as we're stable.
the network is under our control. not theirs. the pirate bay likes and knows real kopimism. and waffles. "
maybe not specific traffic data, still any computer must know were connections are directed to thus a log may be generated.

it's simpler to say its not without its flaws.

424.3.2009 23:54

just remember hackers are usually one step ahead of the developers and usually the developers are the hackers so i trust the pirates.

525.3.2009 0:48

This is good but whats with the name? Sounds kind of creepy.

625.3.2009 1:42

@kiwi1:
The name (IPREDATOR) is undoubtedly a play on the IPRED directive.

725.3.2009 3:13

Quote:
and we store no traffic data.
Like Privacy.li...right? LOL

If they are issued a subpoena by law enforcement, you better believe they will talk rather than go out of business.

825.3.2009 3:24
ultrajess
Inactive

I sure hope someone makes a custom client with EMERGENCY STOP button! PLEASE, consider this a request.

For when someone crashes thru the door at the bay

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WHy aM i stUCK on DELL???

925.3.2009 4:05

Quote:
Quote:
and we store no traffic data.
Like Privacy.li...right? LOL

If they are issued a subpoena by law enforcement, you better believe they will talk rather than go out of business.
Currently Swedish Law protects them for now and they have said anytime the Law looks like it is going to be changed they will simply move the servers to a country that will stop them being siezed.

The pirate bay isnt being run by idiots otherwise they wouldnt have lasted this long, and the fact that they are being tried in a swedish court atm (regardless of how strong the case is against them), people who fileshare will probably be much safer in their hands than most others!

At the end of the day if you want to be completely safe dont fileshare and dont break the law!

1025.3.2009 6:44

I never bothered with bittorrent. My speeds are too slow heheh.

1125.3.2009 10:14

I wonder how this will turn out. To my knowledge, most of these so-called "anonymity enhancers" only serve as security blankets (you know... those little blankets we all had as kids?). I hope it is phenomenally successful, though. Watching the RIAA lose their minds over this stuff has become entertaining over the years. Imagine, if you will, if they could no longer see the people who are downloading music. They'd go mad(er).

1225.3.2009 12:51

Quote:
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and we store no traffic data.
Like Privacy.li...right? LOL

If they are issued a subpoena by law enforcement, you better believe they will talk rather than go out of business.
Currently Swedish Law protects them for now and they have said anytime the Law looks like it is going to be changed they will simply move the servers to a country that will stop them being siezed.

The pirate bay isnt being run by idiots otherwise they wouldnt have lasted this long, and the fact that they are being tried in a swedish court atm (regardless of how strong the case is against them), people who fileshare will probably be much safer in their hands than most others!

At the end of the day if you want to be completely safe dont fileshare and dont break the law!
As far as breaking the law, how many other countries are there to "run" to if the swedish law comes after them? Besides, it really doesnt matter what you download..the lions (law) never gets all of the gazelle. You take a chance every time you download contraband (which in the U.S., unfortunately means Mp3s.)

1325.3.2009 13:35

And if the servers are located in a country which has no data retention laws and or, no copyright laws, then what? Can't see the North Koreans (for example) ordering the owners of a data center to comply with uncle sam or big brother, can you?
In my humble opinion these fascist corporations should start-up their own torrent site, get gazzillions from ad revenue and give all their works away for free and we the people will take care of the distribution of said works, by supplying the bandwidth. Everyones a winnar. Hold on I thought I seen some pigs fly by my window. Hold the press I was only dreaming again:P
Pity Obama didn't ask the corps " can we give the stuff away for free " and they reply "Yes we can". Oh sugar there's the pigs again

1425.3.2009 16:03

I just went to the url listed above to be a beta tester, entered my email, then was directed to a page full of "COPY ME" logo's.
I clicked on the USA styled one and got naked pic's of somebody's little girl.WTF man?????

1525.3.2009 16:31

Originally posted by bonville:
I just went to the url listed above to be a beta tester, entered my email, then was directed to a page full of "COPY ME" logo's.
I clicked on the USA styled one and got naked pic's of somebody's little girl.WTF man?????
....? to be blunt as hell i think your lying.

1625.3.2009 18:37

@bonville. No it doesn't!!!!
Why the hell would you make something like that up? Is that what you wanted to see? You are possibly a sicko and I think you need help. The admins should ban you for that remark.

1726.3.2009 7:00

Quote:
At the end of the day if you want to be completely safe dont fileshare and dont break the law!

That didn't help the dead and people without pc's from being terrorised by the RIAA for alleged copyright infringement.

1826.3.2009 7:33

Joe777
I believe you owe bonville an appologie I have just entered my email was diverted to a page of copy mes clicked on one and brought up the same sick picture. This may not have happened to you but I can confirm what bonville says is correct.

1926.3.2009 8:01
varnull
Inactive

Well i used my usual null mailserver address.. and I didn't get redirected anywhere but to this page..

Quote:
document.getElementById('text').style.display='none';document.getElementById('formen').innerHTML='';document.getElementById('text').innerHTML='Thank you! We will contact you when we start to open up for new accounts. Stay hidden.'; $('div#text').fadeIn('slow');
http://ipredator.se/

but I run proper software and a secure system.. so I can't either verify or deny the things allegedly seen by others.

Hope all youz people are smart enough to use disposable webmail accounts with these shady anonymity people..

Does my brain decieve me.. or didn't we have this exact same scam a couple of years ago which didn't work as advertised.. it did work kinda.. but simple packet inspection showed the tracker ip .. the proxy port ip .. and the final destination ip .. for every packet.
I talked with the developer (or somebody claiming to be a developer) who was nice enough and answered all my concerns about the software.. except the one about the packet header showing the subscribers home IP ..which of course even on a web connected and set up vpn.. it must.
Your home ip.. whether connected via a vpn or not will always belong to your isp .. even if you use a proxy your ip will always still be in the packet headers .. encrypt it and a good packet sniffer with enough decryption power will get your ip from the header pretty quick.. the host and home ip's are always the same place in then header.. or join whatever swarm you are in.. and capture some of those packets after decryption... all will need the key pair .. have that.. have the data.. have the header.. have your ip

see.. I wouldn't pay for a service which isn't actually offering more than smoke and mirrors.

I guess we will get the same thing here, unless this is just an exercise in gullibility and email phishing.

BTW.. I'm not rubbishing the bay guys.. I have been a member for years and I'm a strong supporter of their stance that public information mut remain freely available to all.. whatever that content.

I just know enough about networks and encryption and proxies and isp's to know that those who are offering to "sell" you an anonymity service are firstly after your money.. and secondly not actually capable of doing what they say... or at least not in the way they make it sound.

sorry guys.. snake oil. suppose it's one way to pay for the lawyers while keeping your ferraris XD
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2026.3.2009 10:32

Originally posted by joe777:
And if the servers are located in a country which has no data retention laws and or, no copyright laws, then what? Can't see the North Koreans (for example) ordering the owners of a data center to comply with uncle sam or big brother, can you?

Is there a data center in North Korea ? In fact is there anything except nuclear missiles and food for the dictatorship ? Even the ordinary working people find it difficult getting food to put in their mouths.
That would be the problem as in most other developing countries or most of those that have no copyright laws - they have such atrocious networks and connection lags that it would be worthless opening servers in those places anyway. I know, having paid big bucks to run a server in malyasia, Hing Kong and then Singapore - downtime was about 50 % of the time and even when up , network problems made it unreachable a lot of the time.

2126.3.2009 17:35

@domie Only for example. ukraine or an offshore provider who deems themselves to be located in no-mans land so to speak( so no copywrong laws apply), for example. But as said above by varnull what really is anonymity? Wifi radar anyone?

2226.3.2009 22:01
denbid
Inactive

Originally posted by solsunftm:
Joe777
I believe you owe bonville an appologie I have just entered my email was diverted to a page of copy mes clicked on one and brought up the same sick picture. This may not have happened to you but I can confirm what bonville says is correct.
you are both liars I just did it and I was not diverted.

2326.3.2009 22:24

Nether had i, i got the same message as varnull. used my junk Hotmail service.

Varnull is right, as all info crossing the web must have a destination usually encoded in the header of the sent information.

of coarse the service is better than nothing- Nothing is like jumping around with a target on your back saying come get me.

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242.4.2009 12:01

Those 2 guys are NOT lying, just are caught in a misunderstanding. If you look at the bottom of the IPREDATOR page, there's a small logo which is linked to kopimi.com; a couple of those kopimi logos you then see (the 2 at the top) have 2 NON-kopimi web addresses associated with them.

While the 2nd address was simply a Sophos virus database link for the "Copy-Me" malware, the first was a link to "http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/tweenies/messytime/games/copyme/index.shtml". Whether or not any nasty content was there is unknown; it's been deleted since.

252.4.2009 20:31

Whether or not any nasty content was there is unknown; it's been deleted since.


The link is still there and active I'm afraid.

269.4.2009 11:37
lemmok
Inactive

And the mother was kicked from the army for not wearing the boots. With so few having survived Tetamin square but only when the tanks were replaced by GOOGLE leaves me to ponder what is not is also. If "They" want you "they will get you" but some sensible people might re-evaluate that there are many estranged "They's" who abuse the net and deserve capture. Not poverty stricken folk who enjoy a bit of "Freebie" but those who benefit most from detection for far greater crimes. God be with the days of elitist cd's smuggled from Holland when having a cd was the envy of the parish. Developing escapes might be all well and good in the infamous corridor from Iraq (@220 miles wide but ponder a thought for those who may use escape corridors on servers in Korea for more than what pirates intended. <script type="text/javascript"
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