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Old 10-13-2012, 09:22 PM   #28
Prestidigitweeze
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Originally Posted by MattW View Post
One could simply use TOR for free, if one wanted to hide one's IP address.
Tor isn't always the best choice for protracted downloads (it was never intended for that use),* and the VPNs mentioned have free options for the occasional user (i.e., a book purchase), which was rather the point.

Hide-My-IP only gets expensive if you need to use it regularly (and then why not alternate between services?).

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Originally Posted by xendula View Post
What's TOR, pray tell
https://www.torproject.org/

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* From the Tor Project site:
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Tor does not protect all of your computer's Internet traffic when you run it. Tor only protects your applications that are properly configured to send their Internet traffic through Tor. To avoid problems with Tor configuration, we strongly recommend you use the Tor Browser Bundle. It is pre-configured to protect your privacy and anonymity on the web as long as you're browsing with the Tor Browser itself. Almost any other web browser configuration is likely to be unsafe to use with Tor. . . . Under no circumstances is it safe to use BitTorrent and Tor together. . . .

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