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Friday June 28, 2013

AT&T Gets Patent to Monitor File-Sharing Traffic

Why does a patent to monitor file-sharing traffic surprise you? It's not like every damn thing we do now on the internet isn't monitored. stick out tongue

Internet provider AT&T has patented a new technology that allows the company to accurately track content being shared via BitTorrent and other P2P networks. The company explains that the technology can be utilized to detect pirated downloads and combat congestion on its network. Whether the company is already using the system to track infringing content, or has plans to do so, is unknown.