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    Sky Anytime - p2p enabled

    This is a discussion on Sky Anytime - p2p enabled within the Sky Go forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I can see from a previous post that there are removal instructions for Kontiki that gets installed along with Sky ...

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      Sky Anytime - p2p enabled

      I can see from a previous post that there are removal instructions for Kontiki that gets installed along with Sky Anytime, so I guess this topic has already been discussed....

      However, does anyone else think this is incredibly underhanded or is it just me?

      I installed it, then realised my firewall was flagging that a service was trying to access the internet and did I want to block it? !

      It seems that Sky Anytime is a massive p2p network, where users are essentially sharing the content they've downloaded with other Sky A/T users, from what I can gather anyway...

      Pesonally, I've uninstalled Sky A/T and Kontiki.

      This does, however, explain why Sky are so keen to get their broadband out to their customers and may also explain why the routers are locked with Sky's own firmware.

      In my view this is plain wrong and should be highlighted on the Sky A/T home page, so at least people can make an informed decision about what they'd like their bandwidth to be used for.
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      Re: Sky Anytime - p2p enabled

      Frequently asked questions - Sky Anytime on PC tells you here about the p2p

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      Re: Sky Anytime - p2p enabled

      In my view this is plain wrong and should be highlighted on the Sky A/T home page, so at least people can make an informed decision about what they'd like their bandwidth to be used for.
      I have to agree with that statement 100% a warning at least should be prominent.
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      Re: Sky Anytime - p2p enabled

      I too saw the warning dtr42, but only after I'd downloaded and installed - there really isn't adequate warning.

      Please bear in mind that most people wouldn't realise what was going on, as most people (myself included I'm ashamed to say) don't always read the small print in T&C's and probably wouldn't get the obscure references in the FAQ.

      Having said that, something as fundamental as using your bandwidth to feed other users should get more than a mention.

      I am pleased to see that Sky do have the Kontiki removal tool (KClean) available for download now, I had to dredge all over the net after the BBC removed it from their site. I do recall feeling rather conspired against at the time!! )

      Point is, I'm not a novice with a computer and if I got suckered in because I trusted Sky, how many others have gone down the same path and don't even realise?

     

     

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