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Can anyon recommend a VPN service?

 
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Borat



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:14 am    Post subject: Can anyon recommend a VPN service? Reply with quote

I'm now starting to take web privacy / anonymity more seriously these days. Can anyone recommend a VPN service? I'm mostly looking for web, torrent and Usenet etc. anonymity.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK, VPN is for connecting to a particular network (like an office network), and allowing your computer access to that network as if it was physically plugged into the network at the office location.

If this is what you are thinking of using it for, VPN is not of any use for anonymous web surfing.

I think what you're really after is something like TOR -

https://www.torproject.org/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are also VPN services on the internet, you establish a VPN to them and then all traffic from your PC is encrypted, supposedly giving you anonymity and encrypted secrecy. HOWEVER it has been speculated that many of the VPN services out there are honey pots being run by various government agencies so that they can more easily see what you're up to. Of course if you've nothing to hide you've nothing to fear Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

einonm wrote:
AFAIK, VPN is for connecting to a particular network (like an office network), and allowing your computer access to that network as if it was physically plugged into the network at the office location.

If this is what you are thinking of using it for, VPN is not of any use for anonymous web surfing.

I think what you're really after is something like TOR -

https://www.torproject.org/


TOR is not recommended for torrenting. I'm sure it explains on the TOR website.
Code:
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/bittorrent-over-tor-isnt-good-idea
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alanwade Is this spam??
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and reads like the output from a translation engine Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
alanwade Is this spam??

No not at all.. I used this one then i recommend
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