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PIA VPN users get sued for torrenting movies

17 PIA users who were using VPN to download torrents got sued in the US. PIA confirms to have a no log policy, but aparently the users registered accounts on the websites using their real email addresses.

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“There are no logs kept for any person or entity to match an IP address and a timestamp to a current or former user of our service,” PIA said at the time.

That said, defendants are still at risk, as their email addresses are known as well. That doesn’t prove anything, as YTS allowed members to sign up with a fake email, but it could lead to people being identified eventually, without PIA’s involvement.

If anything, this case shows that using a VPN only offers limited anonymity. When people use a VPN irregularly and leave other information behind, such as email addresses, they may eventually be exposed anyway.

 

 Don't forget that anonymous traffic is not the same as anonymity . Don't be dumb, and don't register stuff using your actual email. VPNs by themselves won't make you untraceable 

 

Sources

 https://torrentfreak.com/movie-company-sues-pirates-who-used-an-anonymous-vpn-201026/

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