Looks like sharing files through torrents is going to become bit of a pain for users of the UK ISP Virgin Media. According to reports in The Register, they have begun testing a new technology to track illegal P2P filesharingon its network.
Virgin Media will trial deep packet inspection technology to measure the level of illegal filesharing on its network, but plans not to tell the customers whose traffic will be examined.
The system, CView, will be provided by Detica, a BAE subsidiary that specialises in large volume data collection and processing, and whose traditional customers are the intelligence agencies and law enforcement.
This is definitely bad news for users who relied on torrents to download both legal and illegal content, as the watchdogs will now have more information on who is downloading what and where.
It would be very wise to stop downloading illegal content now or else be prepared to face some legal actions in near future.
[via The Next Web]