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Old 23-12-2020, 11:29   #811
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

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Old 23-12-2020, 13:42   #813
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Old 24-12-2020, 10:18   #815
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

So if the free ones are as good as the paid for VPN's, why would anyone pay for a VPN??
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Old 24-12-2020, 11:22   #816
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So if the free ones are as good as the paid for VPN's, why would anyone pay for a VPN??
Who said the free ones were as good as the paid ones?
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Who said the free ones were as good as the paid ones?
Sirius said that there are plenty of free VPN's that aren't dodgy, which I took to mean that they are as good as the paid ones. Is this not the case? What i'm really wanting to know is what extra do you get for your money?

Also, how do the free ones make their profit? Even if they aren't dodgy as such do they, for example, sell on certain details of your internet traffic to advertisers or something?

Why would a customer like yourself who'se used both paid and free services ever pay for a VPN ever again?
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Sirius said that there are plenty of free VPN's that aren't dodgy, which I took to mean that they are as good as the paid ones. Is this not the case? What i'm really wanting to know is what extra do you get for your money?

Also, how do the free ones make their profit? Even if they aren't dodgy as such do they, for example, sell on certain details of your internet traffic to advertisers or something?

Why would a customer like yourself who'se used both paid and free services ever pay for a VPN ever again?
what i meant was that there are free VPN providers not run by dodgy providers. A paid service will nearly always give you a much better option. The option i always look for is that the provider does not keep logs. You never know when a dodgy law will come in to effect that removes yet more privacy and freedom. Not that i am doing anything dodgy i just don't see why my surfing the net should be watched.
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

^^^^What he said^^^^

There's also the matter of speeds.
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Old 25-12-2020, 02:46   #820
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

Interesting, thanks. I suppose the free ones may also limit how much bandwidth you can use, with an option to purchase more and that's how they make their money.

So do the free ones tend to be slower? Are the paid ones just as fast as not using a VPN at all?
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

I am wondering just whether everyone is sticking to the topic?
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

I guess they are - just - because if those posts causing problems are sent via a VPN, this will be an impediment to tracking down who sent them, and if decent VPNs are free, this makes it easy for anyone to be able to hide behind anonymity.
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Old 02-03-2021, 07:04   #823
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

An interesting programme on Radio 4 yesterday:

"In the early days of the internet, trolls were nothing to fear.

Malicious trolls are now the dominant type across our shared internet spaces, their numbers are rising, and their influence spreading both online and off, causing harm to both individuals and wider society.

Aleks Krotoski explores troll evolution, finding out why maliciousness became an evolutionary advantage in the digital space, and asking what happens when being a troll is becoming the new normal.'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000sqsb
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

Why not just trace the IP Address of the Troll? Most Trolls dont have the knowledge to hide their IP via a VPN etc they r just gormless.
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Why not just trace the IP Address of the Troll? Most Trolls dont have the knowledge to hide their IP via a VPN etc they r just gormless.
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