How often do you surf with a proxy?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by DesuMaiden, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. DesuMaiden

    DesuMaiden Registered Member

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    I do pretty much all of my surfing with a VPN (for stuff that requires javascript, flash and plug ins) and Tor (for posting on sites that don't require live content). What about you? The only time I don't use a VPN is when I am watching Netflix videos (since I can't watch it with a VPN for some strange reason).
     
  2. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    The only time I use a proxy is when I am blocked because of where I live. it does not happen much. If a video says I can't watch it, I just don't bother with it, not that important.
     
  3. Techwiz

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    I generally don't need to sign into websites, so the proxy feature offered by ix-quick search is adequate for my needs. Most of my time is spent reading articles/blogs, manga, etc. I've been careful to select sites that don't block content when scripts are blocked either. Works well for my needs.
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Well proxies didn't replace regular web browsing for me. Maybe it will if I regard everything I do online as private.
     
  5. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    I'm with J L... I don't use it unless I feel there's a need to. I don't like to compromise convenience/usability unless I feel there's a pending threat to my security/privacy otherwise.

    I'm not using one now, for instance.
     
  6. Taliscicero

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    99.98% VPN / 00.00% ProxyHTTPS / 00.00% ProxySOCKS or otherwise.
     
  7. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    Same here Tal. I'd say 98%. My VPN is fast enough for 1080p YouTube (My bare connection is 55Mbs). The only time I don't is when I need to quickly check a video of an unboxing or something.

    PD
     
  8. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    I agree. If your VPN can support 1080p streaming and over, there is really no reason not to use a VPN all the time.
     
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