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[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

VPNs are dangerous. I saw facebook or amazon was opening a new VPN service. How stupid do you have to be to use that, thinking it offers safety, but instead traps all your traffic to sell to the NSA and whoever else waves money in their face?

Some people just see VPN and think that automatically equals safety. But in a lot of cases, it's the exact opposite.

[–]HumanBN 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

With you examples I fully expect them to be thuroughly bugged already and assume it's to gather profiling data for their own databases (but in turn harvesting data for the IC who conveniently keeps on paying big dollars for legitimate contracts). 😅

[–]Jesus[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Yeah, if you use a VPN from CHINA or Israel or Russia or the US. They're are good VPN's I take it, better than using your ISP.

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They do exist, sure, but it's always a gamble and you can never know for sure.

[–]Snow 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

They want them view it as "safe", don't you see they don't enforcing the law about people use VPNs to illegally downloading music?

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

But then the VPN has your information as well. It doesn't protect you

[–]Snow 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's safe for downloading music illegally ,that's a huge promotion. (chuckle)

[–]Ash 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

That's scary and now I'm unsure about using VPN's.

Great article by the way, thank you for sharing.

[–]Jesus[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

mullvad.net or ProtonVPN, best bets.

[–]HumanBN 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I've been using AirVPN for some time and never heard anything bad about them.

[–]Jesus[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Probably wouldn't use that. I would look into the company behind it.

[–]HumanBN 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I did before signing up, as far as I can find it's a non-profit in Italy, the only "bad" is that it's inside the XI I's.

If you have any negative news about AirVPN, I'd love to hear it, but "it's probably bad, check for yourself" doesn't really inspire me.