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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > New BitTorrent Client Respects Privacy

New BitTorrent Client Respects Privacy

New BitTorrent Client Respects Privacy

Added: Friday, May 27th, 2011
Category: About Torrents > Staying Safe And Secure
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The University of Washington may be proud of helping to create another BitTorrent application, named OneSwarm. Unlike other applications, this one promises its users to guard their confidential information, enabling people to share files anonymously. The application works with a web browser and available for three operating systems: Windows, Linux, and Mac.


As you might remember, in the past the pro-copyright outfits somehow managed to make the headlines and make fools of themselves at the same time by accusing a printer located at the University of Washington of copyright violation. The IP address accused by the RIAA and the MPAA of copyright infringement appeared to belong to a harmless unconscious device which couldn’t be used for downloading any copyrighted content.

The research conducted by the University of Washington proved that collecting evidence on BitTorrent downloaders can sometimes lead to deadlock. The OneSwarm project was developed by the same team as the research in question. In fact, the application was developed with help of PhD students Michael Piatek and Tomas Isdal.

The success of the application is determined by its ability to transfer information through multiple intermediaries. The developers of the software explained that almost every online user is a content producer, but currently the community has only one model of sharing information by signing over the rights to the content work to a site and hoping that the latter will respect the privacy of the creator. That’s why privacy is very important on P2P networks.

Michael Piatek admitted that OneSwarm was just an attempt to provide an alternative to the Internet users, because he believes that sharing private information is a vital service in free societies.

Currently the source of the application can be obtained from GitHub, with binaries and the source code available for three operating systems: Windows, Linux, and Mac. A team from TorrentFreak already tested the client and admitted it had reached quite reasonable download speeds, which was confirmed in one of the academic papers released by the developers. During the performance test, it was found out that OneSwarm proved to be better than such alternatives as Freenet and BitTorrent over Tor. Nevertheless, the developers remind us that the transfers performed in a “public” mode are still unsafe.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

May 27th,2011

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Date:  Friday, May 27th, 2011

Comments (17) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-05-27 16:58:16)
uax4it avatarWoW !Questions is does it work?

posted by (2011-05-27 18:30:59)
DonPeyote avataroohh yea... nice 1 SaM... good info

posted by (2011-05-27 19:16:58)
capnmorgan5150 avatarSounds good, I'm gonna hold off though until I get some feedback on this new client.

posted by (2011-05-27 20:26:07)
hornigold avatarIsn't this the application in which you have to 'add friends' you can download from? So, in other words, unless you have thousands of friends, it's... useless?

posted by (2011-05-27 20:38:28)
DEMONLORD avatarwill be interesting

posted by (2011-05-27 20:53:50)
BlaziHawk avatarhornigold your on the button dude got to add friends in order share not p2p(peer 2 peer) its f2f (friend 2 friend) so yeah add loads of mates hopefully some will be uploaders because otherwise your going to download nowt

posted by (2011-05-28 10:35:53)
Rockman avatarcan i use it now wheres the link ?? how much longer do i have to wait whoopy to try it . .

posted by (2011-05-28 10:37:10)
Rockman avatarhow much longet till public mode gets fixed ! ?

posted by (2011-05-28 14:43:06)
No avatarits already made public works a treat and you dont need lots of friends for it to work lol work just like utorrent but you have option to add friends

posted by (2011-05-28 16:06:59)
ic3m4l3 avataryeh its acailbale but pants

posted by Trusted UploaderET loverSuperman (2011-05-28 17:12:36)
ShiroYasha avatarill check it out.

posted by (2011-05-28 21:09:51)
danfers avatarmaybe this is a trick to get all the ip's? utorrent is safe so far.

posted by (2011-05-30 07:41:48)
liveinreal20 avatarIts better to use retroshare rather oneswarm all is encrypted in retroshare and is very much easy to use

posted by (2011-05-30 13:10:15)
mike789 avatarwow oneswarm was running around A year or two ago and it was A fail! but I have not tried this one yet! AND I don't think I will it had soo Manny Hacks! thanks for the post SAM! but NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by (2011-05-30 15:16:27)
Brynn217 avatarUmm..@cutters- Utorrent is safe? No Utorrent is not! The program does nothing to protect the IP address you are at. You either need to reroute your ip stream via a VPN network, or STOP seeding back to PUBLIC Sites... There are people who are members of ExtraTorrent that RECORD your IP and TIMESTAMP for files that you are seeding, then turn them over to the MPAA (or work directly for the MPAA) who then in turn send you a nasty letter via your Web HOST, (Comcast, Verizon and such)... I have gotten a dozen letters a few years ago and everyone one of them came as a result from a file I was seeding on THIS site....

posted by (2011-05-30 16:18:48)
MeRaDil avatarIts Azureus and the file is very big about 164mb.You can use it with InternetExplorer.I have tried it but I prefer Bittorrent or Utorrent.And to protect your IP you can better use VPN,Proxy or Seedbox.
Thanks for the info SaM

posted by (2011-07-23 00:37:35)
McLuvin75 avatarThanxx Sam:)

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