VPN alternatives to watch MMFD S3 on E4 site.

Since the previous guide is obsolete now, I decided to make a new one to give you different options I found/I was made aware of.

This option is of use if you plan to watch the episodes on E4 site because you’ll change your original IP address to one in other country (helpful to access Netflix, BBC iplayer, Hulu, etc, too). There’s no information about the possibility of the episodes being released before they air on E4 channel. You can always wait for someone to upload them on YouTube or DailyMotion, a couple of hours later generally.

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Leave No Trace Part 1: IP Addresses & VPNs
Leave No Trace is a series of short posts dedicated to informing and educating users of social media how to keep their online data private and away from prying eyes - whoever that may be. As more a...

for those that missed it, here’s an article for you to share around on your social networks. it covers IP addresses and VPNs and how they can be used to cover your digital tracks. there will be more articles in the Leave No Trace series, which will cover other aspects of digital privacy on social media. sign up to the Handstyler mailing list to find out when they are published.

stay knowledgeable, people…

Safeguard Your Online Activity & Access Territory-Restricted Websites – Even Works On Your Mobile Devices

This is a $19 subscription to three years of Unlimited VPN services. What’s a VPN? It’s a Virtual Private Network.

Why would you need one? Well, you might need to access restricted content. Like every want to watch a YouTube video, but you can’t because you don’t like in that country? Well, with this VPN service, you’ll be able to access the video. 

I could watch Avengers Assemble on Netflix. (It’s Avengers, really. But the UK version is called “Avengers Assemble”. I might as well say I got access to BBC programming on Netflix when I point the VPN to look like I’m coming from the UK instead of the US)

But it’s more than that. 

Anytime you’re connected to a public Wifi, you’re connection is not secure. And while SSL certificates are pretty much everyone on any site (including Tumblr), that will only protect you within the browser. What about outside the browser? What about your phone or tablet? With a VPN, you can secure the whole connection of your computer, tablet or phone. You can keep your information safe.

But more importantly… let’s say… for some “media protection” reason… that Twitter/Tumblr or other sites can’t be access during “an emergency to protect the general public.” It’s quite possible. With the VPN, you’ll be able to surf these sites without any issue.

You use BitTorrent? Often? Better get this then.

So, for $19, you’ll be able to purchase 3 years of this valuable service and you can cover up to 5 devices. Best part is, since it’s unlimited, you can keep it on every time.

Sale ends October 16th.

Full disclosure: It’s a referral link. But I only referred people on things/concepts I test myself. I have a membership to this VPN service and I recommend doing this as you’ll never know how it can come in handy. Also, VPN might slow down your speed. Well, it is a network within a network.

BBC: ISPs Should Assume Heavy VPN Users are Pirates

After cutting its teeth as a domestic broadcaster, the BBC is spreading its products all around the globe. Shows like Top Gear have done extremely well overseas and the trend of exploiting other shows in multiple territories is set to continue.

As a result the BBC is now getting involved in the copyright debates of other countries, notably Australia, where it operates four subscription channels. Following submissions from Hollywood interests and local ISPs, BBC Worldwide has now presented its own to the Federal Government. Its text shows that the corporation wants new anti-piracy measures to go further than ever before.

The BBC begins by indicating a preference for a co-operative scheme, one in which content owners and ISPs share responsibility to “reduce and eliminate” online copyright infringement. Educating consumers on both the impact of piracy and where content can be obtained legally online would be supported by improved availability of official offerings.

After providing general piracy statistics, the BBC turn to the recent leaking of the new series of Doctor Who to file-sharing networks which acted “as a spoiler” to the official global TV premiere.

“Despite the BBC dedicating considerable resources to taking down and blocking access to these Doctor Who materials, there were almost 13,000 download attempts of these materials from Australian IP addresses in the period between their unauthorized access and the expiration of the usual catch-up windows,” the BBC write.

VPNs are pirate tools

“Since the evolution of peer-to-peer software protocols to incorporate decentralized architectures, which has allowed users to download content from numerous host computers, the detection and prosecution of copyright violations has become a complex task. This situation is further amplified by the adoption of virtual private networks (VPNs) and proxy servers by some users, allowing them to circumvent geo-blocking technologies and further evade detection,” the BBC explain.

“It is reasonable for ISPs to be placed under an obligation to identify user behavior that is ‘suspicious’ and indicative of a user engaging in conduct that infringes copyright. Such behavior may include the illegitimate use by Internet users of IP obfuscation tools in combination with high download volumes.”

While the BBC goes on to state that “false positives” would need to be avoided in order to “safeguard the fundamental rights of consumers”, none of this will sit well with Internet service providers or the public. Throwing around accusations of illegal activity based on the existence of an encrypted tunnel and high bandwidth consumption is several steps beyond anything suggested before.

You hear that, citizen? Protecting your privacy means you’re probably just a dirty, stinkin’ pirate. NOTHING TO HIDE, NOTHING TO FEAR.

Adios, Hola! - Why you should immediately uninstall Hola

Came across this Reddit thread and they nicely linked me to this site. If you use Hola, you should uninstall it. Right away.

“But Hola turns your computer into an exit node without your permission, essentially letting anyone browse the Web through your network. Any malicious activity could then be traced back to you.”

“Hola is going even further, by selling access to the network through a site called Luminati from $1.45 to $20 per GB. On Adios Hola, researchers published chat logs between them and the company explaining that they don’t enforce rules that say people shouldn’t be engaging in illegal activity because the company has “no idea what you are doing on our platform.”

“Additionally, Hola can let someone take over programs on your computer.“


VPN and TOR Ban Looming on the Horizon for Russia | TorrentFreak

Russia blocks websites on a very large-scale but citizens often circumvent those blocks using VPNs, TOR and other anonymizing tools. The country is now looking at ways of bringing this to an end, with Russia’s main web-blocking body supporting a worrying proposal by a Russian MP to ban use of these tools

Protest Is the New Terror: How U.S. Law Enforcement Is Working to Criminalize Dissent
While the recent NSA reform bill passed in Congress is a victory for civil liberties advocates, the fear of terrorism being openly exploited by law enforcement has allowed police to resurrect COINTELPRO in all but name.

(A) Hooray for VPN’s!
(B) The government knows how much fanfiction I read tho… lmao.