VPNs: 3 things they can't help you with

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Minimalist, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    https://www.cnet.com/news/vpns-3-things-they-cant-help-you-with/
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    The section "Protect you from viruses and tracking" doesn't actually say anything about tracking.

    And VPNs can definitely protect against tracking, as long as you compartmentalize well enough.
     
  3. longshots

    longshots Registered Member

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    I just read the article, and that 10 minutes of my life I will never get back. Just another example of a staff writer trying to justify their existence with meaningless content.
     
  4. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Yeah, 2/3 obvious and 1/3 wrong ;)
     
  5. FanboyNZ

    FanboyNZ Registered Member

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    Some trackers would a notice a IP/Country change if cookies were already set. Pretty sure most tracking companies will have checks on VPN users.

    Block trackers, referrers and 3rd-party cookies all the time regardless.
     
  6. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    Simple sage advice: use TOR bundle or Whonix behind your VPN and have the best of both worlds! Add VM's and other cool steps if you want but even a simple TBB behind a VPN is like magic, it really is!
     
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