All internet service providers have their own Terms of Services that you agree to before using. If you do not adhere to these policies, your ISP can shut-off your internet. While this does not happen often, a new policy that will be in place in early 2013, will make it easier for your ISP to at least slow down and report your internet usage.
According to the Terms of Services that you agreed to with your ISP, yes they can report you. It takes a lot of bandwidth usage to attract your ISP to your IP address, but if you do draw their attention, they have the right report your usage to the necessary authorities.
You’ve got a new internet service provider (ISP) … Sign the terms of service and let’s start surfing, right? Wrong!
Reading your new ISP’s terms of service prior to signing a new contract could be the difference between a major headache and a pleasant peace of mind.
My ISP claims I use too much bandwidth… can they do such a thing?!”
If you aren’t an internet guru, internet jargon can quickly swallow you whole, leaving you confused as to which terms pertain to you as the internet user. Have you ever heard of seeding? Or super-seeding? Let us help you better understand!
The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies in the US. Members of the RIAA create, manufacture and distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold.
Well, perhaps, but we don’t know any personally. The copyright trolls we’re referring to are a group of people given the not so friendly name “trolls” based on their involvement of making money through litigations in a manner that is considered by many to be unnecessary and opportunistic. They are said to “troll” around enforcing copyrights for the sole purpose of making money.
A standard firewall is a set of related programs located at a network’s gateway server that protects the information of a private network from snoopers, intruders, and other networks. Firewalls can be found on almost any home computer, and help increase user protection and privacy.
If you work for a large company, you may be utilizing the company’s network or hardware, which permits the company to extend its secure networks using internet pathways. This is to protect your company and fellow employees’ privacy from people or threats outside of the network, but it’s not necessarily to protect your privacy.