This is why (and it affects you even with DHT and PEX disabled).

Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
PL has open signups and 90% of their torrents don't even have the private flag set, meaning they'll show up on DHT scrapers within a day, and therefore become downloadable (and monitorable) by anyone without even needing an account.
If you live in a country where copyright strikes are a thing, using a VPN or seedbox is mandatory here.