Watch out pirates, you may not be as anonymous as you think, especially if you upload to the Pirate Bay. Researchers have recently published a tool that lets you get all kinds of data, including location, about some of the most prolific accounts.
Finding out the IPs of people who have downloaded is nothing particularly new, but researchers from the University of Oregon, University of Carlos III in Mardid and others have been keeping a close eye on Pirate Bay uploaders and were able to dig up a bit more info. Now they’ve published a tool—MYPROBE—that can help anyone peruse the available data, which includes a list of IPs and locations connected to any given account. You can search by top publishers, top ISPs, top countries, or find details about any uploader you choose.