Lifehacker’s Total Guide To Download And Torrent Privacy

The recent Dallas Buyer’s Club case and the threat of metadata retention mean there’s more interest than ever in using VPNs and encryption to ensure your online activity can’t be tracked. Here are Lifehacker’s best and most popular guides on how to do that.

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Remember: you’re ultimately responsible for what you do with your internet connection, and any consequences that flow from that. The ethical arguments around downloading are complex, and worth thinking about carefully.

Why You Need A VPN (And How To Choose One)

Five Best VPN Service Providers

How To See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (And How To Stop It)

How To Completely Anonymise Your BitTorrent Traffic With A Proxy

What Evidence Does Using BitTorrent Leave Behind?

Ask LH: What Does My ISP See When I’m Downloading Torrents?

Ask LH: How Can I Stop My ISP From Tracking My Every Move?

How To Boost Your BitTorrent Speed And Privacy

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

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