I always do a little digging when I find something interesting so here are some interesting tidbits from their website and usability ...
- TorrentPrivacy.com plays upon the fears of downloaders - they play up the "knock at the door" scenario and even readily post many of the current legal suits regarding music/movie downloading
- Language like "Ensures no lawsuits against you" but doesn't actually have any assurance or insurance against law suits - either monetary or compensatory in any other way, that I could find
- Claims to make BitTorrent 100% anonymous and safe
- A group of developers from the Russian Federation runs this little endeavor
- It costs money to join their BitTorrent "relay" network
- They provide an automatically configured uTorrent client (package comes complete with ssh tunnel software + torrent client)
- You fire up the "package BitTorrentPrivacy Client"
- local encrypted Netcat ssl tunnel shell opens connection to either Europe, America, or Canada -based servers
- NetCat (nc) opens a listener on port 2222 and redirects it to the tcp/22 (SSH) tunnel it creates
- uTorrent connects to peers on port 2222 which then gets forwarded down thep pipe in an encrypted fashion
Do you keep logs?
No, we just do not have them. We are not obliged by any law to keep logs and we have disabled logging for all our services. In addition, we disabled the disk caching wherever possible, and regularly run maintenance scripts to delete temporary data and compulsory cache files.
Why should I trust TorrentPrivacy?That's fascinating so I had to try it. As it says... I can verify the tunnel connects over to a server I pick, and I can grab a torrent (legal or otherwise) without showing my ISP that I'm downloading; except that they'll see a hugely active SSH connection to extremely active IP address.
We're the group of independent developers well known to you by several Bittorrent projects such as: Torrentreactor.Net, Fulldls.Com, Bushtorrent.Com, Nutorrent.com. You can be sure that we're on your side! We know Bittorrent well - and we're ready to solve the problems of your privacy.
What I find amusing is the assumption that your ISP won't notice you downloading torrents because you're not going to be connected to millions of peers and downloading torrent chunks. This just isn't true. All your ISP has to do is figure out that there are 3 IP addresses (or clusters) for the TorrentPrivacy servers; and match up SSH + large data streams and bingo. The only thing your ISP won't be able to tell is what you're downloading... but for some people that's worth the cost.
I think I'll just stick to legal downloads, easier that way... and it doesn't cost me anything or risk legal action.