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I have Bitmeter installed on my computer so I can see both download and upload activity.  Every once in a while I see heavy upload activity when I did not initiate anything and I cannot see any program running that might be causing this.  Is it normal for some upload activity to happen on its own?  I have no idea what is being uploaded and where it is going.  Should I be concerned about this?

 

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I have Bitmeter installed on my computer so I can see both download and upload activity.  Every once in a while I see heavy upload activity when I did not initiate anything and I cannot see any program running that might be causing this.  Is it normal for some upload activity to happen on its own?  I have no idea what is being uploaded and where it is going.  Should I be concerned about this?

 

seaman

Maybe you should.

 

 

Wireless

Internet installer falls in buy-bust

 

By Jill Tatoy-Rabor

 

 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

 

THE police arrested a man who

allegedly installs stolen wireless Internet connection.

 

The Mabolo Police Station in Cebu

City conducted a buy-bust operation against Paul Lacaron yesterday morning,

acting on a complaint from Globe Telecom.

 

For P30,000, the 37-year-old Lacaron

allegedly installs wireless Internet connection for households. His customers

do not pay monthly fees for the service.

 

But Mabolo Police Chief Ryan Devaras

said Lacaron’s customers enjoyed free Internet connection at the expense of

Globe Telecom subscribers.

 

He said Globe Telecom sought the help

of the police after receiving complaints from subscribers that their Internet

connection was slow and their telephone service was problematic.

 

Devaras said Globe found that

Lacaron’s installation tapped the connection of its subscribers in the area.

 

Signal

 

“Hayahay kaayo ang mga clients niya

nga kausa ra mobayad (His clients have the advantage of paying only once) to

him while the legal consumers who pay their monthly bills are the ones affected

since their signal is disrupted,” he said.

 

Jojo Viray, Globe Telecom security

department chief, said that the company conducted its own investigation and

found that Lacaron does not have a license from the National Telecommunications

Commission to install and provide wireless Internet service.

 

The police seized several modems,

ethernet cables and other equipment, as well as almost P200,000 in cash from

Lacaron during the buy-bust.

 

Lacaron, who hails from Sitio Burgos

in Carcar City, said his operation is legal and he even buys supplies from Hong

Kong.

 

Equipment

 

“Kung illegal pa ni dili unta ko ka

basta-basta og order aning akong mga equipment (If my business is illegal I

would not have been able to order these equipment from Hong Kong)?” asked

Lacaron.

 

Lacaron, who used to worked as

satellite installer in a cable company, said he only installs a “repeater” or

antenna that creates Wi-Fi or telephone signal in mountainous areas.

 

He said he promotes his business

through the Internet and his customers contact him through his website. He has

been operating since 2004 and had never been arrested.

 

Viray said Lacaron’s antenna

interferes with Globe’s signal.

 

Devaras said that they will check if

Lacaron’s clients have a liability. He said Lacaron’s clients should know that

they are not connected with a legitimate telecommunications company.

 

He said they will also check if

subscribers of other telecommunications companies have complaints.

 

Lacaron will be charged for violating Republic Act 2722 or the E-Commerc

Read this in todays local paper.

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Knowdafish

How much is the "heavy upload activity"? BitMeter does have a FAQ's (frequently asked questions) section. I would check there for your answer. 

 

Right click the BitMeter icon > right click "Help" > right click FAQ

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