Russia and India Order VPNs

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by RedFox 1, Jun 21, 2022 at 6:40 PM.

  1. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

  2. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    True, at the end you can never know what they really do, even if they promise not to log anything.
     
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  3. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    We think alike, people best use AS, and forget the torrents, you never know where they are located.
     
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  4. KBJ2007

    KBJ2007 Well-Known Member

    Mullvad is about as safe and anonymous as it can get when talking VPNs.
    Code:
    https://mullvad.net/en/
     
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  5. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    But what about the content that you only can get when using a VPN, because either the provider (like Star Trek and P+ until recently) is not available in your region or it is, but they don't offer it (some things are on Amz jp and US, but not in germany...).
     
  6. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    I would think you could find out where those servers are. I doubt they are in India or Russia. But you never know, thats why we do not support VPNs.
     
  7. DQ

    DQ Well-Known Member

    Torrents are you just begging for trouble in my summation.

    Plus, I personally believe the providers have VERY different feelings about things like AS vs. distributing via torrents.
     
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  8. KBJ2007

    KBJ2007 Well-Known Member

  9. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    Of course you can, but that is not the goal. It is the goal to hide the location of the user itself, and to make the service think that he is in another location in order to access stuff that would be locked otherwise.
    Edit: So it does not matter if they know where the servers are. Sure they could block them as Rakuten seems to do, but as long as they can't access them and see their data the user should be safe. Of course I am no expert in how it works, it is only how I think about it.

    AnyStream
     
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  10. KBJ2007

    KBJ2007 Well-Known Member

  11. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    You will see that often in this forum, I always use it. Same goes for Amz=Amazon, NF=Netflix and D+ P+ for Disney+ and Paramount+.
    No reason to short Hulu or HBO, I always strip the max part and only say HBO but everyone should know what it means.
     
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  12. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Rakuten blocks every VPN completely, I honestly hope they don't share how they did that with other providers.:oops:
     
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  13. DQ

    DQ Well-Known Member

    HM seems to do something similar as far as I can tell although I have not tested it to any great degree.
     
  14. George++

    George++ Well-Known Member

    Well, if Russia or India want to track my torrents all they'll see is getting and serving back DVD and BR ISO copies of "Star Trek Continues."
     
  15. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    I just looked it up, never heard of it. Seems to be interesting.
     
  16. George++

    George++ Well-Known Member

    I had heard about it vaguely when it was first being produced, but since it was "fan based" I dismissed it originally. I was wrong! It is definitely worth the time to watch, IMO. 11 episodes that have the look and "feel" of the 4th and 5 season of the original Star Trek.

    Several of the guest actors are TOS and NextGen "retreads" as well. One reprising the same role, Apollo.

    Being available as DVD/BD ISOs the creators took the time and effort to package the episodes in a menu-based setup, 2 or 3 episodes per disc. 4 discs for the set.

    All are single-layer discs, if that matters. :)

    There are some extras with the disc sets, but not as much as can be found online.
     
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  17. autodidact

    autodidact Well-Known Member

    VPN is for security and privacy reasons, as well as an AV and a firewall.
    As an alternative to Cloud Services, torrents are an excellent complement.
    Just beacuse VPN, CS and torrents can be used for shady things it doesn't mean its bad.
    It's a cat & mouse game, as it always have been since the Internet was available to the common man.
     
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  18. autodidact

    autodidact Well-Known Member

    What is HM?
     
  19. DQ

    DQ Well-Known Member

    HBO Max
     
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  20. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    If VPNs are tracking and logging your torrents, you may have an issue, if you want to take that chance go ahead, but anyone with any amount of brains would stay away from torrents.
     
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