IPredator

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IPREDator logo.gif
Ipredator-beta.png
Type of site
Anonymizing proxy
Owner The Pirate Bay
Revenue Monthly fee
Website www.ipredator.se
Commercial Yes
Registration Required
Launched September 14, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-09-14)
Current status Public

IPredator is a virtual private networking service offered with the stated goal of providing internet privacy.[1] It was co-founded by Peter Sunde,[2][3] as a response to the introduction of IPRED in Sweden, which will allow copyright holders and law enforcement officials to request personal information about copyright infringement suspects.[4]

On 12 August 2009, the beta testing invitations were sent out to those who entered their email addresses into the beta signup form. Additionally, the homepage has changed to reflect the beta. The initially only used PPTP (supported natively in XP, Vista, Windows 7, OS X and Linux through the use of PPTP-linux) to tunnel the connection through servers (vpn.ipredator.se which resolves to multiple IP addresses) located in Sweden.

On September 14, 2009, IPredator "The Second Batch" became available for public consumption.

On November 28, 2009, IPredator became publicly available and exited the beta stage. This was done to counteract FRA, which started listening to internet traffic over the Swedish borders on December 1. To reflect this, The Pirate Bay changed their logo on December 1, 2009, to an image from the game Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! depicting FRA as the opponent Glass Joe, which is a legendary easy opponent from the game. The image linked to ipredator.se with the message "FRA vs IPredator - It's on!"

On Windows clients using built-in PPTP, it is recommended to disable IPv6, File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks and Client for Microsoft Networks because these features may disclose information.[5] Using OpenVPN instead has no such issues, and provides full native IPv6 connectivity.

OpenVPN support was added during August 2012.[6]

On July 2013, PayPal stopped providing payment services to Ipredator. In addition, all the organization’s funds have been frozen for up to 180 days.[7]

IPredator's blog states that "PayPal reinstated our account" as of August 26, 2013.[8]

As of November 2014, the service costs SEK 50 (or $8, or €6) per month. The site accepts credit card payments via Payza and payment processors PayPal, OKPay, Payson, and Bitcoin.[9]

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