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VPN’s?
« on: January 01, 2020, 09:44:17 AM »
So now that Demonoid is back (sort of) I’m thinking of working on my music collection again. When I was last on I used a peer blocker, peer guardian. Now it seems VPN is the best way to go. I know very little about them. Doesn’t seem like there are any free ones. Also seems that some limit your usage. Not a good thing when downloading 24 bit stuff. Any recommendations? I see that Norton 360 now comes with VPN. Thanks.
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Re: VPN’s?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 12:08:17 PM »
Firstly, avoid Norton products.  Ever since they partnered with LifeLock, they lost all credibility.

Second, there are lots of misconceptions about what a VPN does, and there is outright misinformation out there from some of the VPN companies.

Take a read through this page, including the FAQ at the bottom:
https://www.privacytools.io/providers/vpn/
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Re: VPN’s?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 12:11:47 PM »
Funny you ask. I was thinking last night I should set up a VPN for one of my New Years Resolutions.

I found this guy, who seems to do pretty honest reviews of different VPN providers.

https://vpntierlist.com/
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Re: VPN’s?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 12:49:10 PM »
if youre only doing torrents seedbox is about the same price as a VPN and gains you additional speed benefits

private trackers are better than public in all respects as well
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Re: VPN’s?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 02:12:23 PM »
defn recco against Norton, mainly because they are selling the Lifelock crap in conjunction with Equifax, who lost everyone's financial data

plus this:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/12/lifelock-agrees-pay-100-million-allegedly-violating-ftc-order


Hey, I have a VPN, it's Nord, cost me $130 for 3 years. I recco it highly. Works great with torrenting.  I note your link shows it rated low, but the research I did showed it best for torrenting and having the most reliable and wide ranging list of servers.

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/best-vpns-for-torrenting-and-p2p-filesharing/
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