I already have BTGuard for many years, just the torrent anonymiser, so I look like I'm in Canada.
Noticed that they offer free protection against "deep packet inspection" to existing customers. This allows the ISP to intercept communication over Sock5, which is actually already encrypted I believe. But appearently it can be intercepted at the ISP.
I was rather shocked to discover that it seems VM is doing this!
Virgin to Start Deep Packet Inspection (from 2009)
Sure, they say that it's only to get stats, and that's probably true, or at least it was at the time they wrote it. But I don't want them spying on me regardless!
Who knows what they'll spy on next?! Just some "stats" on what people are writing about in their emails... or what political sites the visit...? It's creepy even if I realise I am being rather paranoid here, lol.
Anyway - can anyone confirm for sure whether this is happening? I.e. Deep Package inspection?
And has anyone been harrassed by VM because of torrent usage, or anything copyright related?
I am not even a big pirate, I should say - just an online privacy freak. As a girl, my internet usage is probably more innocent than most people's, but this is a bit of a fixation with me.
Any tips appreciated!
Edited by mandarinka (Sun 25-Nov-12 14:28:35)