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post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-01-30, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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May I call you 'T'? Thanks for that.

Unfortunately, the moral force I live with has decided I should curtail practises that would have need of such services. It continues.
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post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-01-31, 08:38 AM
 
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What moral force would curtail the desire to have privacy on the web which a VPN can provide? Not judging, just curious.
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What moral force would curtail the desire to have privacy on the web which a VPN can provide? Not judging, just curious.
My guess is he's referring to the use of a VPN or Smart DNS service to get around geo-based content restrictions employed by streaming sites. While the practice is not illegal, I understand some people find it immoral. I respectfully disagree with said people, but that is a topic that has been heavily debated on several other threads and forums.

There are many legitimate and important reasons why people to choose to use a VPN. I consider it almost a necessity nowadays with all the prying eyes on the Internet.

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I is not for reasons you assumed, Mr. T, but it fills a similar need.
I would never try to justify the morality of my doings, but no-one is being physically hurt by it.
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In that case, either one of the VPN services I mentioned will work well for you. They are specifically set up to protect you in case you happen to make a mistake and cross a moral threshold (because no one is perfect 100% of the time).

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The moral force I was referring to was my wife!!!
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This was on CBC

Can't access U.S. Netflix? New product claims to bust through border blocks

Here's the link to the story

Can't access U.S. Netflix? New product claims to bust through border blocks - Business - CBC News
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post #23 of 34 (permalink) Old 2018-04-13, 08:33 PM
 
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has anyone used open vpn the free version2.4.5 and how well does it work on windows?
any reviews on it
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post #24 of 34 (permalink) Old 2018-04-13, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any 'FREE' VPN service I've tried is only free for a week-long trial. Not worth the effort unless that is the length of time you need it for.
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post #25 of 34 (permalink) Old 2018-04-13, 10:21 PM
 
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Any 'FREE' VPN service I've tried is only free for a week-long trial.
I'd suggest Hoxx. It's free and not only for a week. It's just free. You have to register though. It offers many, many different countries for the IP address if that's of interest to you. It works. I've been using it for years.
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post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 2018-04-14, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, TheHans, that is news I can use!
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post #27 of 34 (permalink) Old 2018-04-14, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just read this. https://www.reddit.com/r/vpnreviews/...browser_addon/

It only works in certain browsers and anything done outside of the browser will be through ones reg. INP, so definitely not useful for me.
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post #28 of 34 (permalink) Old 2018-04-14, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sorry, but I forgot!

Opera, at least for macOS, has a built-in FREE VPN. if that is what you need, there ya go!
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It only works in certain browsers and anything done outside of the browser will be through ones reg. INP, so definitely not useful for me.
Oh, sorry RobotGuy, I didn't realize that...
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post #30 of 34 (permalink) Old 2018-04-15, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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No problem 'The Hans'. I visited Penticton last year and loved the area.
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