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# 251663 5-Jul-2019 15:07
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Came across this today.

 

https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252466203/Top-VPNs-secretly-owned-by-Chinese-firms?amp=1

 

 

 

PS: Not sure if this is the right forum, if not please move it to the right forum.


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  # 2270593 5-Jul-2019 15:58
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I'm not seeing PIA or Nord VPN mentioned there at all which I guess is a very good thing?

I'd think those two would be two of the biggest wouldn't they?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2270599 5-Jul-2019 16:18
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wratterus:

I'm not seeing PIA or Nord VPN mentioned there at all which I guess is a very good thing?

I'd think those two would be two of the biggest wouldn't they?

 

 

Yep you're safe with those ones, they are owned by the CIA

 

 

kidding ;-)

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  # 2270600 5-Jul-2019 16:19
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dt:
wratterus:

 

I'm not seeing PIA or Nord VPN mentioned there at all which I guess is a very good thing?

I'd think those two would be two of the biggest wouldn't they?

 

Yep you're safe with those ones, they are owned by the CIA kidding ;-)

 

 

 

Could be true :) 


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  # 2270601 5-Jul-2019 16:19
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Never said I use them haha but yes kidding or not you're possibly not far off the truth. 




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  # 2274721 11-Jul-2019 16:23
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wratterus:

 

I'm not seeing PIA or Nord VPN mentioned there at all which I guess is a very good thing?

I'd think those two would be two of the biggest wouldn't they?

 

 

 

 

you might want to take a look at this -  https://www.reddit.com/r/NetflixViaVPN/comments/cbi6px/several_users_here_use_nordvpn_but_is_it_a_safe/


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  # 2274748 11-Jul-2019 18:02
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there is a lot of dodgy VPNs out there

 

i would never use one where you have to download software to use it

 

or use a free one

 

if you need a VPN make your own or use dns4me 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2274768 11-Jul-2019 18:42
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It's a brilliant ruse to  give the customer/target what they want and exploit their trust.

 

A while ago, I suspiciously wondered if a government could get people to willingly install spy software in the guise of a popular app.

 

My pick was VLC but I'm sure any dodgy network traffic would have been noticed by now.


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  # 2274851 11-Jul-2019 21:03
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I just use the VPN option on my browser when I need one.





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