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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:25 pm

For the record, NSA at Menwith Hill in the UK has been monitoring email using AI for almost 10 years. I'd say it is extremely likely that the ability to trace bittorrent is a reality. If the US Military satellites can make photographs with high enough resolution to read a license plate on an automobile from near space I'd think there is a lot we don't know in the public domain.

Governments rarely advertise ALL their capabilities do they. :shit:

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Postby jpatokal » Sun, 14 Jan 2007 2:56 pm

Splatted wrote:
jpatokal wrote:Not really. All traffic through Singapore is proxied, so they can see what sites you're accessing and what you're entering -- but torrents are highly fragmentary distributed streams of all sorts of random content, and basically impossible to casually keep track of.


Not true anymore jpatokal - have a read through that website I listed above. They can analyse the packets & easily determine it's a peer-to-peer transfer, including the ability to block those streams.

Sure, they can determine if it's a p2p transfer. However, it's not possible for them to actually analyze the content of the stream: even if they duplicate and reassemble the whole thing to find out that it's a 2 GB DivX AVI using video codec X and audio codec Y, mere software can't tell apart Teletubbies videos from underagedonkey porn.
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