So I’m pretty recent to the high seas but I’ve seen a few posts now about “stop relying on your VPN” and “people that think VPNs will protect them are naive” and so on.

So since I believe knowledge is our greatest weapon/tool/super-power, can we get some answers regarding what exactly the doomsayers are getting at? ELI5 why VPNs wouldn’t protect your anonymity.

Is it about logging? The country your end-point is in? Something more technical?

Ultimately I’d like to be fully armed in order to keep making the best choices for my fledgling ship as it navigates the vast, stormy seas.

  • postscarce
    1 year ago

    At the end of the day arguments for or against a particular solution are going to depend on what threats a person considers most important to protect against and where they’re willing to put their trust.

    • @CmdrShepard
      81 year ago

      And if all you’re doing is downloading torrents, your need for protection is pretty low as all you’re trying to do is hide your IP address from some corporate lawyers.