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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I have been looking at various VPN options. They seem to be pretty pricey for what they do. One company offers a $39 for life plan. I suspect they will disappear long before my life is over.

    They don't work with every service. And they are overhead.

    Do any of you use VPN services?
    Nord VPN I use it, I believe it to be one of the best and the best value out there, 119.00 for 2 yrs sometimes they have better deals but none seem to be running atm.

    https://nordvpn.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    Why use a VPN?
    VPN is the best protection you can have on the net, they protect you ip from hackers and malware and trojans by changing your IP and the location from where you are online, with a vpn you can have your ip in panama or most anywhere in the world, or anywhere in the USA.

    It does not save you from being identified as a sock if your banned from a site.

    I use one all the time, there are sites you cant get in, so you turn it off use that site and turn it back on, ive been using one for 4 yrs
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    Answer your question, MrV?
    http://thepoliticalforums.com/threads/120290-Vodafone-denies-5G-coronavirus-connection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    Why use a VPN?
    If you ask then you don't need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    Which do you use?

    I have used TOR but not for a long while. It's free and open source. It was rather slow and cumbersome because it sends you all over the globe to connect to where you're going. It can also drop your connection for that reason. I think it's about as secure as you can get, but of course, you can't know for sure. I haven't read anyone say otherwise.
    That isn't even close to what a VPN is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I use a VPN on my phone and laptop when I use free public wifi.

    I don't use it on my desktop computer.

    I use Norton.
    I use Norton VPN for all my devices. I get 10 so I might as well use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    Answer your question, MrV?
    Not completely.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


    I pledge allegiance to the Constitution as written and understood by this nation's founders, and to the Republic it created, an indivisible union of sovereign States, with liberty and justice for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    That isn't even close to what a VPN is.
    I posted a link (#5) explaining the difference between TOR and VPN. TOR is sort of like anonymity one would expect walking through a crowded Grand Central Station during rush hour with a crush of strangers around you that prevents anyone from seeing you. VPN uses a single server dedicated to preserving your privacy, as described below. A VPN is not 100% anonymous. TOR is not 100% private. Both have the same objective. Again, here's the information from the link I posted:

    The Tor network is similar to a VPN. Messages to and from your computer pass through the Tor network rather than connecting directly to resources on the Internet. But where VPNs provide privacy, Tor provides anonymity.

    A VPN service can keep outsiders from seeing where you go and what you do on the Internet, but there are ways to defeat the privacy they give you. By its nature, a VPN service has access to information about you. You have to trust them to protect that information.

    When you use the Tor network you don’t have to trust anyone. The design of Tor makes you virtually anonymous when you go online. While no system is 100 percent foolproof, it would be exceedingly difficult for anyone to identify you when you use the Tor network.

    Since both Tor and VPNs perform similar functions, you might wonder, “Is Tor really just a specific type of VPN?” The answer is, “No.” Here’s why:

    A VPN is a network of servers that protects your privacy by encrypting your messages and hiding your IP address. Your VPN provider controls both the VPN software on your computer, and the servers in their network. You have to trust your VPN service to protect your privacy when you use their network.

    Tor is a network of servers that you communicate with anonymously. No one organization controls both the Tor software on your computer and the individual servers in the network. You don’t need to trust anyone to use Tor safely. As much as anything else, the fact that you don’t need to trust anyone when you use Tor is what makes it distinct from a VPN.
    My description of TOR is not particularly accurate, but I enjoyed posting it. Bon voyage.
    Last edited by Lummy; 10-19-2019 at 09:25 AM.
    http://thepoliticalforums.com/threads/120290-Vodafone-denies-5G-coronavirus-connection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    I posted a link (#5) explaining the difference between TOR and VPN. TOR is sort of like anonymity one would expect walking through a crowded Grand Central Station during rush hour with a crush of strangers around you that prevents anyone from seeing you.. VPN uses a single server. dedicated to preserving your privacy, as described below. A VPN is not 100% anonymous. TOR is not 100% private. Both have the same objective. Again, here's the information from the link I posted:



    My description of TOR is not particularly accurate, but I enjoyed posting it. Bon voyage.
    So far as VPN goes, do not opt for a free program.
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    There are ways to set up your own VPN, but you have to know how to do it.

    https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/09/ho...in-15-minutes/
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