Thank god I saw this. I vehemently dislike the idea of paying VPNs.

I forgot proxies existed for some reason; I used them in the past.

  • @TheAnonymouseJokerM
    2 years ago

    That article is a… bit conflating in terms of privacy and anonymity. The whole idea of a VPN has been discarded by the writer just because there is a paywall around it. People can use it for using SaaS like games, streaming platforms to acquire contextual anonymity and/or security.

    A very popular use is for torrenting as well, and some trackers do not like same IP being abused by many people, so IP range blocks also exist. VPNs help bypass those as well.

    • Tryp
      32 years ago

      In Canada you can get letters from your ISP on behalf of a media company essentially stating it was detected that the IP for this address has been downloading copyrighted content. They are unenforceable but if you wanna avoid them then a VPN works like a charm.

      • @TheAnonymouseJokerM
        -22 years ago

        Those are just hired people sitting and watching IPs connecting to the big popular torrents. And so VPN works well, yes.