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V.T. Eric Layton

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V.T. Eric Layton

Well, had to cancel my VPN today. I'm now back to being just another target on the Internet highways and biways.

 

It is what it is.

 

If I ever start using a VPN again in the future, I'm going to probably have to go with NORD. PIA's customer support is not what it once was after this new company takeover.

 

Off I go...

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sunrat

Never used one. South end still intact. 😄

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zlim

I never felt the need to use one either.

You can use a VPN to:

a) Bypass geographic restrictions on websites or streaming audio and video.

b) Watch streaming media like Netflix and Hulu.

c) Protect yourself from snooping on untrustworthy Wi-Fi hotspots.

d) Gain at least some anonymity online by hiding your true location.

e) Protect yourself from being logged while torrenting.

 

The only reason for me to use a VPN might be item a. But since I rarely attempt to watch a video from a country that is blocked, it doesn't seem worth the effort.

 

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V.T. Eric Layton

Well, I installed the TOR browser (based on Firefox 68 ESR). I'll be using it when extra privacy and security are necessary. The downloadable complete package is a heck of a lot easier to install and get working than the old style TOR where you had to use an extension and a proxy service. It's an all-in-one package now; install in /opt or your /home directory and just double click the TOR executable. Viola! Your bouncin' around the onion router network before you know it. Also, TOR isn't as slow as it used to be back in the day. I saw no speed decreases at all using it.

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V.T. Eric Layton

Oh, you can find TOR Browser HERE, if you're interested.

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V.T. Eric Layton

Heh! Funny story about installing the TOR Browser...

 

I was searching online to see how to install the old-fashioned TOR and found THIS site explaining how to do it. Well, I'm reading down the page and I realize when I get to the bottom that I WROTE THE DARN THING. HAHAHA! Memory is just not what it used to be. :hysterical:

 

Since I was there already, I figured I'd update that page to include the quick and easy method to just install the TOR Browser from the binary package the TOR provides these days. Unpack into /opt or /home and create a launcher of the executable for the panel and your off to the races. ;)

 

Later...

 

~E.

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