timothy from the phone-company-is-the-isp-and-vice-versa dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Internet provider AT&T 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."
Riches: A gift from Heaven signifying, "This is my beloved son, in whom I
am well pleased."
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