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Postby Shadowcaster » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:41 am

Quick question do I need a VPN if so what do I need to know can I just use a browser extension or use one of the external sites that you have to pay for.

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Re: VPN

Postby papituwall » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:28 am

I use Hotspotshield, the basic version is free.

I can not give you a link because Ionly get the spanish version. Search "Hotspotshield" in google in order to see the UK web.
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Re: VPN

Postby ozzy72 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:37 pm

What do you need a VPN for?
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Re: VPN

Postby Shadowcaster » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:20 am

Thanks for the replies chaps, to be honest I don't know if I need to do this or not. I read this site http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-instance ... ldve-been/ and thought I'd ask for other members opinions.

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Re: VPN

Postby Fozzer » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:46 am

I read that article, and its obvious to me that you are up to no good, Rich!... :o ... :o ....!

You are eager to ensure that all your Dodgy Internet Activities (DIA) remain invisible to everyone but you.... ;) ... ;) ...!

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Re: VPN

Postby Shadowcaster » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:13 am

Fozzer wrote:I read that article, and its obvious to me that you are up to no good, Rich!... :o ... :o ....!

You are eager to ensure that all your Dodgy Internet Activities (DIA) remain invisible to everyone but you.... ;) ... ;) ...!

Paul.... :lol: ... :lol: ... :lol: ...!


OK OK it's an honest cop gov you get me bang to rights this time :o , cor blimey mate I'll come quietly. :o :o :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: VPN

Postby H » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:52 am

Fozzer wrote:...its obvious to me that you are up to no good...
Shadowcaster wrote:Rich (failed criminal mastermind)
The user name not only indicates the endeavor to operate in the shadows but advertises it... :roll: ;)


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Re: VPN

Postby ozzy72 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:22 pm

Have you considered using TOR (The Onion Router) as a better option for personal security? OK, it will be a bit slower than a normal connection, but unless you're drug dealing or using hitmen it is a good way to stay below most radars on the 'net.
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Re: VPN

Postby Shadowcaster » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:50 pm

ozzy72 wrote:Have you considered using TOR (The Onion Router) as a better option for personal security? OK, it will be a bit slower than a normal connection, but unless you're drug dealing or using hitmen it is a good way to stay below most radars on the 'net.


Cheers Mark that looks pretty good :clap: :clap: , as I said I'm still not sure if I need to do this or not :? :? :? :think: :think: :think: .

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Re: VPN

Postby Fozzer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:21 am

The FBI, CIA, ATF, MI5, and the IRS folks have ways of making you talk.... :whistle: ...!

Me?....I just keep my head down.... ;) ...!

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Re: VPN

Postby Jetranger » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:53 am

I Just don't even use the Inner'nets ,,, so I'm safe :roll:

staying off the inner'nets is the best thing to do !!!

I remember a time before these nets were ever launched.

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Re: VPN

Postby ftldave » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:01 am

The free Opera browser has a built-in VPN mode, I believe routing through a fairly robust service based in Toronto. And Opera is a fine, quick browser. That said, only Opera browser activity is encrypted -- none of the other programs on your pc will benefit.

These days, it's not the NSA, FBI, FSB, or State Police that I want to NOT see and record my Internet activities. Far more intrusive are Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, my ISP - AT&T, and all the other corporate entities who want to collect and sell my information without my consent, those who want to control what I see, what I read, what I listen to, and what I buy based on who they think I am via my Internet activities.

I've said for a long time that Orwell had it wrong. Big Brother doesn't wear a government uniform: Big Brother wears a business suit. :shifty:
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Re: VPN

Postby SpaceHippy1975 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:25 am

Hey,

I know that there is always a cloud hanging over the issue of VPNs due to piracy etc but I find that I'm happier surfing the web knowing I have some form of privacy & not have some nosey buggers looking over my shoulder taking notes! This especially was the case when I was looking at things on my mobile & adverts for these things started appearing on my main PC & Laptop. :evil:

I use IPVanish - https://www.ipvanish.com - It's payware at £58.30 ($77.99) for a years licence but it's very good at what it does, just switch it on when needed & set it to whatever country you want.

Been using it for a year or so now with no problems & speed issues.

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Re: VPN

Postby Shadowcaster » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:39 am

Thanks for the replies chaps, I've been using Opera mainly for watching news videos from other countries that can't usually be viewed in the UK.

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Re: VPN

Postby Flacke » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:32 pm

I have been using the OPERA browser as my default browser and I love its free VPN feature.
I turn it on or off as I wish. When I plan a search session that will take me to many unknown websites etc. I make sure that the VPN is on and it shows a totally false IP Address for me that originates in another country!

I also love the way OPERA handles " Bookmark favorites" with the "SpeedDial" panels on the Desktop. FYI.
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