Lol, you get real advice from an expert and people give so many down votes.

IngrownMink4
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69d

Although I agree with you that the author knows what he is talking about, be careful about using ad verecundiam fallacies :')

@liminal
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4
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9d

“But muh youtuber-shilled privacy panacea!”

dIdD V knoU thAt XXPRzz BPN can netfliX othR kaUNTRY???

@Fisch
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29d

Isn’t that the thing they’re actually useful for?

@pinknoise
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18d

Yes, thats why I use FnordVPN, if you sign up now with my coupon code you can save 5% for a 25-year plan!

Tmpod
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08d

And hiding which sites you browse from your ISP. And also with torrents ig.

@Fisch
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27d

But the VPN provider can see it and they could just do the same thing your ISP would have done

@SudoDnfDashY
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39d

I personally self-host OpenVPN on a Rasberry Pi 4, but Tor is really the best. I feel like a VPN can only really protect your privacy when it is 100% under your control.

@seahorse
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38d

I do too, but it’s on my home network, so wouldn’t my ISP still know what sites I’m going to?

@hgc@lemmy.odium.pro
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28d

Does my VPN provider have my ISP subscriber data and home address? Can they be socially engineered into giving out this data that they don’t have?

@Lynda
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19d

Checkout dVPN’s (distributed VPN’s).

@foxblueberryearthy
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17d

That’s true, but dvpn is still in trouble. take mysterium, for example, there is no easy way to top-up your balance, and, since, people host relays by using free bandwidth, speed and quality varies a lot from relay to relay.

@foxblueberryearthy
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-17d

The problem with tor is that it is very slow. currently isp’s offer 1Gb/s connections. what is the point of this speed when tor limits it to ~1-5Mbps.

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