Torrent Downloads & Privacy

Even though torrent downloads are on the decline with direct-download services being used instead, people still like to download files using torrents. We also have magnet links today as an alternative to torrent-file downloads, which offers the same end result.

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Direct-Download Torrents Securely

As I’ve outlined here, downloading torrents or magnet files present significant privacy issues for those who download files in this manner, whether it’s once or on a regular basis. Even though the act of downloading torrents should be legal anywhere, it’s so stigmatized that, from my perspective, you should consistently use third-party services when downloading anything via bittorrent or magnet links.

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