Which VPN Providers Really Protect Your File Sharing Activities?

In light of all the peer-to-peer file sharing lawsuits that have been thrown around lately, you should really protect yourself with a VPN service if you insist on torrenting. But which one should you use? TorrentFreak took a look at the major players in protecting your anonymity and rated them.

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The top spots go to BTguard, ItsHidden, TorrentPrivacy, Ipredator and Faceless, all of whom refuse to log IP addresses and thus, cannot actually give your P2P activity information to the authorities if asked. These five are specifically targeted towards the file-sharing crowd, which counts for something, but there’s also a list of more general VPN providers that don’t track logs and a list of ones that do, so head over to TF to decide which one you should use. A small fee now beats lawyer fees later to deal with a P2P lawsuit.

Which VPN Providers Really Take Anonymity Seriously? [TorrentFreak]

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