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  Reply # 454634 2-Apr-2011 21:26
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As I posted earlier; if you're that worried about your ISP spying on you, I think you should ask your self the question: Should I be doing what I'm doing.

Everything important is done over HTTPS (banking for example); so that's secure and out of sight.

If you're watching kiddie porn and worried about someone finding out; then I think you need to more worry about seeking professional help :) (not saying you are at all, I'm sure you're a totally upstanding individual) that example just came to mind)

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  Reply # 454635 2-Apr-2011 21:36
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To all of those who say they're using a VPN so they are secure - you do realize whatever network you terminate your VPN endpoint on will have just as great an ability to snoop the traffic as your own ISP would!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 454636 2-Apr-2011 21:39
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Yes, but as they are normally in another country that makes it a lot harder for anyone here to get info on you and your activities




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  Reply # 454638 2-Apr-2011 21:39
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dannyres: To all of those who say they're using a VPN so they are secure - you do realize whatever network you terminate your VPN endpoint on will have just as great an ability to snoop the traffic as your own ISP would!


Hahaha so true; relocating exposure :)



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  Reply # 454659 2-Apr-2011 22:39
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klasic i just want to let you know couple of things firstly you seemed to not either read or understand my last reply before this one.  secondly i find it inapropriate and rude that you made this comment  "If you're watching kiddie porn and worried about someone finding out; then I think you need to more worry about seeking professional help :) (not saying you are at all, I'm sure you're a totally upstanding individual) that example just came to mind)".
specially if you dont seemed to take into account what i said beforehand and your sarcasm i feel like reporting to moderator but i reckon i will look the other way this time as appears like you did not see that reply i made before this one.


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  Reply # 454668 2-Apr-2011 23:13
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@GamerOC You are correct. I totally overlooked your most recent post. In regards to my comment, I did not intend to offend anyone, especially you. It was a generalization on the matter of being concerning in regards to be 'snooped' on. If say for example, you are the military; you would have every reason to be concerned regarding unknown sources snooping on your activity over a network. However ISP's have 1000's of clients; and I can say they have more pressing issues to concern themselves with. However (this is something I'm not too familar with) ISPs do need to maintain a certain level of activity tracking for diagnostics purposes, but also in the event of threatening legal action in the case of copyright holders taking action against an ISP for it's customer fraudulent internet activity. Again, someone correct me if I'm wrong, ISPs are (or may be) responsible for the activity inwhich it's customers undertake over their network.

Anywho, GamerOC - my apologies for my previous post. As I said, it was not intended to be a 'dig' at your internet activity in particular, simply an example of an activity in which the customer would (if it was me) want very much to keep private. Same with making bombs. Or doing illegal deals (drugs, weapons) through forms of non secure internet communication.

Your concerns regarding your activities privacy are valid. But again it comes down to your own use; and you determining if what you're doing is worth enough to warrant the concern. If you feel it necessary, then yes obscuring your internet activity with the like of Tor, VPNs or other forms of 'tunnels' may be a good solution.

Personally; I couldn't give a rats if my ISP knew I checked trade me 500 times a day and read my tweets. I really couldn't :)




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  Reply # 454688 3-Apr-2011 01:21
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Klasic  I just would like to say two things, firstly I would like to thank you for last post you wrote it shows your good character. Secondly i did not wanted to say the reason why i like my privacy but i hope i can explain my self in a clear and brief maner. Im an activist as I have a strong believe in human rights and freedom on top of that Im a person with double nationality both Kiwi and other. I travel my country to visit family but i have to be carefull with my privacy because where i come from rootless military regime rules over human rights so im like the voice for many that cant speak english and want the world to know the unjustice taking place there. so i would not like to put both my friends or family in danger due to my online activisim.

It is quite difficult to explain but freedom and rights that we here take for granted some times in my other country are not freedom and right for everyone.

That is my concern but i guess it may be just paranoia as I have not had any issues so far..

Thanks again,


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  Reply # 455002 4-Apr-2011 09:28
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*cough* GCSB *cough*

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