Bittorrent privacy

Now that we know “comcast”:http://www.macworld.com/article/132101/2008/02/netneutrality2.html is shutting down traffic, its a good time to safeguard your privacy and make sure that you are in good shape with all those prying eyes. The first thing is to encrypt as much as you can. The second use a VPN or encrypted tunnel so no one can figure out what you are doing. “Whalesalad”:http://whalesalad.com/2006/08/27/tunneling-bittorrent-over-ssh/ is an 18 year old developer (!!!) in Hawaii who has done just that.

Basically you go to “Silenceisdefeat.org”:http://silenceisdefeat.org and get a shell account for $1. Then you go double click on /Applications/Utilities/Terminal on your machine and run the command *ssh _yourusername@silenceisdefeat.org -D 7777″. The port number you pick can be any port that isn’t being used.

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