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AT&T Gets Patent to Monitor and Track File-Sharing Traffic

ATT Gets Patent to Monitor and Track File-Sharing Traffic

Internet provider ATT has patented a new technology that allows the company to accurately track content being shared via BitTorrent and other P2P networks. The company explains that the technology can be utilized to detect pirated downloads and combat congestion on its network. Whether the company is already using the system to track infringing content, or has plans to do so, is unknown.

attIn the U.S. alone, BitTorrent transfers account for one-third of all upstream traffic during peak hours.

This massive network use has received plenty of interest from Internet providers over the years, but ATT is planning to take it

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