Comment history for ThatOnePrivacyGuy.

Post-FCC Privacy Rules, Should You VPN? Krebs on Security by datjedi in Hacking

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

It's been a big week for the project for sure! I'm truly honored to have been able to help people with my research in such a way!

Nintendo says Super Mario Run "Did Not Meet Our Expectations" by Stork in gaming

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

As did the people who purchased it.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago

Does that mean I'll get to start voting in other states' elections?

Apple Says It Fixed Vulnerabilities Detailed in WikiLeaks Docs Years Ago by fluxusp in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Not in time for your customers to not be victimized from it. You think the CIA doesn't have a new round a tools and zero days to replace the old ones?

What trend in the gaming industry would you like to reverse? by ChillyHellion in gaming

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

DLC (specifically micro transactions and removing core components - maps, weapons, characters to sell later separately), DRM, platform exclusivity, proprietary dev kits (Nvidia fx, etc), franchises beaten to death, tryhards in press conferences, separate demo versions of a game with better textures the devs never intend to release.

I could go on and on...

Igniting methane trapped under ice by HWY__395 in Gifs2

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago

Did I lose... An eyebrow?

Six Ways Valve Can Save Steam Machines (An Open Letter to Valve) - TheLinuxGamer by Kleyno in Linux

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I think the first suggestion should be, "try".

Why is Archive.is blocking vpn services? by GumbyTM in VPN

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

There's a chance someone using the same service (and thus the same shared IP from your exit node) attacked the site or tried something seedy and they instituted a blanked ban on the whole range.

The Video Game Industry Is Lobbying Against Your Right to Repair Consoles by Jourdy288 in gaming

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

Oh great, now I get to have THIS dream tonight.

Just To Be Safe, We're Resetting All Techdirt Passwords In Response To Cloudbleed by bdmthrfkr in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

...Aaand they're still using CloudFlare.

What is the best VPN service? What's most important when I choose one? by dellcos in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Logs are only half the story. The crux of the argument is influence. If a service lies in a country that can be easily influenced by a state actor performing unlawful surveillance, logs or no logs, they can be influenced to secretly start keeping them or even just monitor (real time data collection for immediate or short term use) as opposed to logging (storing of data for long term use and record-keeping).

If you are being targeted specifically by such a country, it likely will not matter where you are located.

What is the best VPN service? What's most important when I choose one? by dellcos in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Jurisdiction has to do with unlawful surveillance. If you don't want to be spied on, you have a better chance avoiding it when using a service based somewhere that doesn't have such deals with the country you live in.

Note that if a state level actor is targeting you specifically, its very unlikely this will make a difference in the long run.

Welcome to /v/pn by ThatOnePrivacyGuy in pn

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Sure, what's your knowledge level on vpns currently? If you don't know much ask a question, if you know a lot, share some knowledge!

What is the best VPN service? What's most important when I choose one? by dellcos in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

(You're allowed to ask questions too!)

What is the best VPN service? What's most important when I choose one? by dellcos in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

You should contribute, we'd love to have you there! (It's pretty new and competing with an established sub that is a little too fast and loose with affiliate advertising)

What is the best VPN service? What's most important when I choose one? by dellcos in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago

Thanks, I'm glad people are finding it useful!

What is the best VPN service? What's most important when I choose one? by dellcos in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago

That's something I don't track intentionally. If I did, Netflix could use my research against their users, sadly.

What is the best VPN service? What's most important when I choose one? by dellcos in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago

I made a whole site about it

What is the best VPN service? What's most important when I choose one? by dellcos in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 1 points 47 points (+48|-1) ago

Lots of wrong answers here. The correct answer is - it depends on your needs and threat model.

https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart

Filter that to your top 3-5 and go from there.

Question about VPNs and their reliability by AlwaysInService in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Thanks, that's a good listen.

Question about VPNs and their reliability by AlwaysInService in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Just replied, thanks.

(The subs I mod on voat are not that active, though I shouls check and reply quickly when something is posted).

Question about VPNs and their reliability by AlwaysInService in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Consider your sources for exactly who is saying it's reliable. Some services are marketed with a heavy slant towards an affiliate commission model (companies pay people to say good things about them and the result is basically what you see in this thread. Even if there's one or two people who have actually had a good experience, they join the white noise and make none of it trustworthy. I have written quite a bit about how such business practices are bad for consumers and the industry as a whole, and personally don't care to do business with companies that have adopted this tactic.

This is such a problem in the industry, that in the subs I mod, we don't allow questions involving recommendations and opinions on services outside of a megathtead because it turns into one big sales pitch every time.

The truth is, any recommendation you get for a particular service does not consider all of your needs and threat model. Here is what I'd suggest - go to the comparison chart and filter it down (the table will allow you to do this) by your needs until there are 3-5 left, then try them out using trials/refunds until you're satisfied.

Hope that helps!

Make Istanbul Constantinople Again! by WolvenWargod in whatever

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago

Have you ever stopped to think that maybe they liked it better that way?

Edit: Whoosh

Trump Is the New President. But No Matter Who Rules, You Should Always Protect Your Privacy. by fancyname in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

No Matter Who Governs

FTFY