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Old 01. Jun 2010, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im not all clued up on internet security. I use firefox with addons like Adblocker no script better privecy ect.. in a sandbox thats all.

But letting my fingers run through the internet i came across a site that said "My ISP could follow my IP address all over the internet moniter what i download and also use the information to advertise to me". It also said that if they do not approve of what i download they could restrict my access or even serve me notice of leagl proceedings. This got me worried although i do not download illegally like music ect and i just stream videos and download freeware. But some ISP's cut acess if you use bittorrent. I have installed uTorrent but i rarely use it.

Im just concered if i download something that my ISP dont approve of that as far as i am aware is legal they might cut my internet access or worse.

I looked at sites like .Tor or VPN alternatives even peer Guardian but im not sure if to go to this extent as i looks like people manly use these to fool there ISP and download music dvds ect.

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Old 01. Jun 2010, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on your ISP, currently most of them are too lazy to bother monitoring all the connections of every customer. It would cost them money as well.

I would watch out more for your government's policy against piracy and p2p.
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Old 01. Jun 2010, 09:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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But either way would a normal internet user use a setup like using Tor ect for privacy or do most people not so this setup and stick to cleaners and privacy settings? And leave this kind of setup for thiefs who like to cover there tracks

Im not sure if i need this setup as standard for internet safety
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Old 01. Jun 2010, 11:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Interesting questions Systemcrash, but the "or" is a bit broader. The tagline of JonDo gives the third alternative: "anonymity is not a crime". So it could be used for security, privacy, or many other purposes (journalism, anti-censorship, safe whistleblowing, safe rape or abuse counseling, etc.).

Here is are good pages with several of these reasons why someone would use Tor:
http://www.torproject.org/overview.html.en
http://secure-proxy-howto.anonymous-...x.php/Benefits

There are security benefits and these are amplified on public terminals.

However, some people just like privacy and don't want to have all their information gathered just like some people hate going to the mall or speaking in public (which is one of the biggest phobias). I guess we could call these the paranoid types, but a nicer description would be to call them lovers of individual rights and freedom of choice.
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