Flying Fox wrote:
BitTorrent is a protocol designed to be open in the first place. Even the traffic is encrypted, your IP is still being broadcasted so if you are sharing something illegal and they really want to find you, they still can. It is not going to be "secure".
But to avoid traffic shaping, there is not a lot of downside other than a bit of CPU overhead to encrypt/decrypt the packets. Modern day multicore CPUs should be able to handle that no problem. Does your ISP have a cap in place? You may still be throttled or blocked if you are past the cap. Worse, they bill you ridiculous amount on "overages". So you should watch it.
Its ok if they have the "chance" to find me, as long as right now they wont find me, im alright with that, and downloading of torrent here in our country isnt too much strict, i even don't really know if torrenting here in our country is illegal or not, but no one has been arrested of doing that here. (almost all PC users do that here too)
Ok, i think i have enough CPU resources so ill let it go. Nope, my plan is supposed to be absolutely limited, and they shouldnt be capping me.
One thing i am thinking of as a reason for now why they throttle if not all of their users, well maybe some, is that they have congested lines in DOTA 2 here in PH as the reason of many players and they needed to upgrade their services or server capacities resulting to latency in DOTA 2 only games. Thats the only reason i could think of why they are controlling some of us users bandwidth here.