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    essenbe said:
    That has been the case with some retailers for quite a while. I have even tested it with Amazon and Newegg. No matter what you look at, if you go to another site with Amazon or Newegg ads, that same item will be there. It's just getting worse now. I suspect 'we ain't seen nothing yet.'
    I'm hoping my VPN will help out in that area.
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    Wynona said:
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    Here's something from Tom's Hardware:

    How To Browse Privately After Congress Nixed FCC Protections
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    What are you looking at

    Thanks Wynona for the updates. Using TorGuard app and Tor Browser beta is default.

    Same ball game in the UK making Ubuntu not so attractive. What are you looking at?:
    Here are 48 Organizations that can now Access the UKs Browser History |

    Edit: TorGuard requires an Internet connection 50/10 minimum for live streaming in HD (regular browser). Mine is VDSL and I don't have any lag issues if the host streaming capability is high enough.
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    [per Wynona's request, re-posted from LOTPW thread)

    Well, it's interesting to look at that site I found comparing all the VPN services - the more green the better:
    That One Privacy Site | Simple VPN Comparison Chart

    And the jurisdiction column is important. In addition to making sure they have a clear privacy policy and don't save any logs, it seems you don't want a service based in the USA either, and here's why:
    Privacy Tools - Encryption Against Global Mass Surveillance

    "Why is it not recommended to choose a US based service?

    "Services based in the United States are not recommended because of the country’s surveillance programs, use of National Security Letters (NSLs) and accompanying gag orders, which forbid the recipient from talking about the request. This combination allows the government to secretly force companies to grant complete access to customer data and transform the service into a tool of mass surveillance.

    "An example of this is Lavabit – a discontinued secure email service created by Ladar Levison. The FBI requested Snowden’s records after finding out that he used the service. Since Lavabit did not keep logs and email content was stored encrypted, the FBI served a subpoena (with a gag order) for the service’s SSL keys. Having the SSL keys would allow them to access communications (both metadata and unencrypted content) in real time for all of Lavabit’s customers, not just Snowden's.

    "Ultimately, Levison turned over the SSL keys and shut down the service at the same time. The US government then threatened Levison with arrest, saying that shutting down the service was a violation of the court order."

    Of course, if you have nothing to hide, then it doesn't really matter, but why would you want to pay for a service which could potentially offer up your data anyway when you're trying to hide it?

    I've also been trying to understand all the other columns, and specifically how they rank on the service I'm trying out (WindScribe).
    I've installed their Windows client, and browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome.

    I am on a trial with DirecTV NOW, and have found that I have to whitelist that browser tab, in order for it to stream, since they serve you based on IP address. I imagine I'd have to do the same for PSVue.

    I'm really liking WindScribe. Easy install, easy UI, no Conduit or any other crap installed with it. It can be installed in the router, but I don't think I'd do that. I can add it to my Android phone as well. I've sent a couple support emails, got answers from the founder of the service. He sent me a BETA Windows client to trial. I know they're relatively new, but they are #2 on a list for most secure, and have good reviews from a lot of places.

    That's about it so far for my research.
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    Thank you, Simrick. All information is appreciated.
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    What about the VPN which is built into Opera?
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    DerDonc said:
    What about the VPN which is built into Opera?
    Opera was sold to a Chinese company. You want to trust it?
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    simrick said:
    Opera was sold to a Chinese company. You want to trust it?
    That is what I had in mind actually. The company who bought Opera seems not to be worthtrusty. Opera on the other hand claim that everything privacy related concerning the browser is still under norwegian law, which is more privacy oriented than the (possibly) upcoming changes to the US law regarding that matter.
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