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Ipredator VPN service goes live

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jan 2010 18:08 User comments (13)

Ipredator VPN service goes live In March, the founders of the giant public torrent tracker The Pirate Bay announced their plans to release a virtual private network (VPN), allowing for users to browse the Internet anonymously.
This morning I received an email stating the service has gone live. Says the email:

A while ago you showed an interest in our VPN service, Ipredator (www.ipredator.se)!

The service was at that time in a beta phase and we hope that you got a chance to use the service already. If not, we would like to tell you that it's now open for everyone!

For only 149 SEK (that's about 15 EUR / 21 USD) per 3 months you will get safe, encrypted communication between you and the internet, with no logging of the data transferred. It's of our utmost concern that you can use the network without anyone deciding what you're can communicate about.

Ipredator is not only another VPN-service. It's also a statement. Right now we're developing a new tool to make it harder (or impossible) for the government of Sweden to tap into their citizens traffic. Our goal is making people have the ability to use their democratic rights, without a fear of repression.

So, the more people that actually use the service, the better. We will get funds to build more tools and at the same time the users clearly show that they want to be anonymous. It sends a very clear message to the politicans!

Please invite your friends if they need a service like Ipredator, and tell people about the reasons why they should be allowed to communicate without a third party listening to their conversations... The most important thing is to actually make people aware of the situation.

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13 user comments

120.1.2010 6:21

This is a terrible name...iPredator? Sounds like a service dedicated to rapists!

220.1.2010 9:50

Originally posted by KillerBug:
This is a terrible name...iPredator? Sounds like a service dedicated to rapists!
It's a play on Sweden's "Ipred" legislation.

320.1.2010 10:54

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Our goal is making people have the ability to use their democratic rights, without a fear of repression.
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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Jan 2010 @ 10:54

420.1.2010 11:24

Quote:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
This is a terrible name...iPredator? Sounds like a service dedicated to rapists!
It's a play on Sweden's "Ipred" legislation.
That's true ye but it really is a badly thought out name. I understand what they were going for... it's a direct response to the anti-piracy IPRED legislation... but the word predator has "sex criminal" tone to it... I'm not sure you'd want it on your credit card statement ;-)

520.1.2010 12:20

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
This is a terrible name...iPredator? Sounds like a service dedicated to rapists!
It's a play on Sweden's "Ipred" legislation.
That's true ye but it really is a badly thought out name. I understand what they were going for... it's a direct response to the anti-piracy IPRED legislation... but the word predator has "sex criminal" tone to it... I'm not sure you'd want it on your credit card statement ;-)
I would totally feel like the label internet predator had been given to me. Definitely poorly thought out, like when Tobias Funke (Arrested Development)decided to market himself as an Anal-rapist on his business cards, since he was both an Analyst and Therapist.

620.1.2010 12:20


That's true ye but it really is a badly thought out name. I understand what they were going for... it's a direct response to the anti-piracy IPRED legislation... but the word predator has "sex criminal" tone to it... I'm not sure you'd want it on your credit card statement ;-)
id be proud to have it on mine :)

721.1.2010 11:14
Geoff_W
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I like how they tried to be noble about it, but the whole point is to keep their file-sharing and BitTorrent service alive, which they'll now make even more money off of since it requires a subscription cost instead of just ads on Web pages.

821.1.2010 13:01

if this service shows up on your credit card statements, how is it anonymous?

921.1.2010 22:59

Actually the service has been available for quite some time if you had an invitation. Soon after they announced the plans for the service, I submitted my invitation request and got one 2-3 months ago. I never used it so I don't have any experience with the service. I just want to wait and see how people like it.

1021.1.2010 23:02

Originally posted by Gh0ce:
if this service shows up on your credit card statements, how is it anonymous?
It's anonymous regarding your internet activity only. Of course they need a credit card to charge you for their service.

1122.1.2010 1:46

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Originally posted by Gh0ce:
if this service shows up on your credit card statements, how is it anonymous?
It's anonymous regarding your internet activity only. Of course they need a credit card to charge you for their service.
You can only buy it through a service called Alertpay.com, something similar to paypal. It does not show up as iPredator, or anything that would indicate this...it shows up as a payment to Alertpay. Becides, you can always claim you got it to keep nosey government agents from reading your emails.

If anyone is thinking of getting this service however, think again. It used to be rather quick, but now that it is a pay service, it is slow and unreliable...I have not been able to connect all night.

1222.1.2010 10:10

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by Gh0ce:
if this service shows up on your credit card statements, how is it anonymous?
It's anonymous regarding your internet activity only. Of course they need a credit card to charge you for their service.
You can only buy it through a service called Alertpay.com, something similar to paypal. It does not show up as iPredator, or anything that would indicate this...it shows up as a payment to Alertpay. Becides, you can always claim you got it to keep nosey government agents from reading your emails.

If anyone is thinking of getting this service however, think again. It used to be rather quick, but now that it is a pay service, it is slow and unreliable...I have not been able to connect all night.
It sounds like this service is slowly becoming more like tor... except that tor is free...

1323.1.2010 5:49

So far it has been good tonight...I only get about 600k Downstream/150k upstream...but it is running through a virtual PC, so that is part of the problem.



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