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  # 2258324 14-Jun-2019 16:30
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I VPN to my Fritzbox 7390 so I can access security cameras, and you can connect out as well. Works fine. Wasn't too difficult to set up, but not trivial either. I put my steps on this thread.


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  # 2258333 14-Jun-2019 16:40
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@Yoban:

 

Parents in similar situation heading out tonight - have set them up with https://www.phoneguardianapp.com/

 

 

Their privacy policy says

 

 

Marketing. We will use your information for marketing purposes, such as providing you with promotional materials that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.

 

Communications. We will use your information to communicate with you, including sending emails to an email address you provide to us (i) for customer-service or technical-support purposes, or (ii) to send you (a) information about topics or content that we think may interest you, or (b) updates about the latest developments or features on the Services. We also may send push notifications to your device.

 

 

So it's free but it's not. More spam coming your way. In that sense I'd rather pay for a service.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2258345 14-Jun-2019 17:08
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is there a way to know/be sure that the VPN service is not intercepting your data?





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  # 2258349 14-Jun-2019 17:17
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Honestly its not as simple and clear-cut as “yea you should use a VPN”. It really depends on what you want to do, and this involves knowing a bit about it (which most people don’t).

If you want security against interception except for your vpn provider then you use it. Most apps, including banking apps are already encrypted so it doesn’t add to much more in that sense.

Privacy, anonymity, access to certain things - definitely yes, but again you have to know how it works. For example, in China you either Roam on cellular or use a vpn to be able to do certain things.

For the average person vpns are not in the category of ‘it just works’ so i would not recommend unless they actually have a need for it.

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