While the bittorrent protocol gets adopted by large official brands, there's still much work left to do to circumvent any attempt by ever more dictatorial-wannabe governments to keep them out of everyone's businesses.While the BitTorrent ecosystem is filled with uncertainty and doubt, researchers at Delft University of Technology have released the first version of their anonymous and decentralized BitTorrent network. "Tribler makes BitTorrent anonymous and impossible to shut down," lead researcher Prof. Pouwelse says.
At least, today we can know for sure that amongst the many available solutions, evolution of the exchange of data across the whole web is headed the right direction. Internet should really be about everyone acting as a more or less anonymous relay.
My concern is that it calls to be outside of the Tor network (and Tails) since it makes its own, but why would taxpayer money fund such a project? This seems odd to me.
In the end, it doesn't give your a false IP, it simply adds yours to a whole bag of IPs which are used to host and exchange files which tend to be illegaly copied. Also, there's got to be a receiving end which, somehow, might get "spotted" or intercepted by guessing who's before or after a given hop (1). The problem of tribler is that it's clearly dedicated to file sharing that screams illegal copying. If a company puts up tons of nods and somehow finds a way to collect data from being inside the Tribler network and knows that a delivery or request is yet to go through more than one hop, couldn't it legitimately consider the collected IPs to be the ones making those requests or getting the files?
I'll be looking more into how the IPs themselves cannot be scooped in one fell swoop.