Recently, UK government passed a new anti-piracy bill targeting torrent users. They are neither the first ones to come out with such a law, nor be the last to do so. With the entertainment industries lobbying for increased powers to spy on BitTorrent users, many downloaders are seeking ways to hide torrent traffic from the pubic eye. BTGuard is a platform-independent anonymizing service optimized for BitTorrent users.

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BTGuard is an easy to configure proxy service that hides the IP-addresses of its users from the public eyes. Using it makes it difficult for anti-piracy outfits to track the infringing users. No wonder, the demand for BTGuard has increased drastically over the last few days in UK.


BTGuard was just a basic proxy service that you had to configure yourself. Now BTGuard is a cinch for anyone to use with our easy to install software. Besides using the pre-configured client, users can also setup their own client to work with BTGuard. It works with all clients including uTorrent and Vuze. In addition, BTGuard also includes encryption tunnel software for the real security purists.

For those users concerned about their privacy, BTGuard clarifies that

BTGuard only stores your username, password and e-mail address. We do not store IP addresses under any circumstances, it’s against our policy and technically unfeasible for us

They have increased their infrastructure to improve the download speed. The only downside perhaps, is that BTGuard costs €5.50/month, which is still way cheaper than its competition.

[via]TorrentFreak

 
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