So it seems like it was ProtonMail that handed over the information and not their VPN service. Just for clarification.
Technically speaking, if the people really wanted to remain fully anonymous they could’ve used a VPN to login to their email and the information could’ve then pointed to a VPN service which would have to comply with the authorities. Not sure how much they have to comply with Swiss orders in those regards but it seems like this is unfortunate but not fully on Proton imo.
Care to share why those are terrible? Because from what I’ve seen Proton and Mullvad are pretty reputable.
I agree NordVPN isn’t a good one, they have had a bad rep for breaches in the past and tbh that site used to be more credible a year or two ago before they reformatted and inserted all the ads in there.
Maybe share actual reputable VPNs then than talking down?
If you do solid research on it, it shouldn’t be a huge concern. Considering all my charges for my VPN are processed through Gibraltar and they post third-party audits on data retention and clarify what is logged, then I’d trust mine.
This is a decent list from a trustworthy website, although the one I use isn’t on there.
Wish they would explain in the first post as to what legal actions have been taken against them because I am curious what grounds they would have for that (also kinda weird to have a request for donations in the same message without any further explanation).
Love the alternatives and think that Insta is grasping at straws, but hope we can get more info as stuff moves along and these fedi services get the support they need to withstand bullshit legal actions that grind down smaller operations.
As for what happened after receiving a DMCA, they tell you that you have so many strikes on your account and that if you violate that a certain amount of times within a time period, then they will terminate your service. The ISP is not the person who would be pursuing you, their only liability is that you don’t do illegal things on their network.
But again, all these steps beyond just a VPN are to ensure there is as little identifying information as possible so they can’t track you down. Unless you are a literal Scene person who is doing the actual dumping and uploading of content, no one is out here watching you unless you leave easily identifiable information public while torrenting, at least this has been my experience after torrenting probably 100s of TBs of data both via seeding and leeching.
Are you just looking for a place to install apps?
Aurora Store is an open source alternative store front for Google Play. It anonimizes info using dummy Google accounts so that way you have some anonimity when acquiring apps.
Another alternative would be F-Droid which is a FOSS app store. From there you are opened up to a lot of open source apps you wouldn’t normally find.
You can also go to any site that hosts APKs (since that is all that is happening when you install an app, you’re installing the APK file), but those are kinda sketchy sometimes and no real way to confirm stuff. Or you can go to whatever Git repo that the app has maybe like GitHub and see the “releases” section.
Hope that helps!
Sorry but this just isn’t really correct and assumes the ISP puts in a lot of work to track people down.
They are not the ones enforcing DMCAs from illegal content. That is performed by cybersecurity companies that crawl through IPs in seed swarms and then report that automatically to the ISP if it registered within their IP range. This is a page from one of those companies advertising this service. You can see the report that Comcast gives out and it sites who reported the violation.
Also, yes a lot of VPNs do actually remove logs. Can’t report to authorities what you do not have, although some areas do have retention logs which is why you should be using a VPN service that hosts a server in a country that doesn’t care about that (I point mine to Canada depending on ping and that works for me). Lots of VPN services have third-party audits to confirm their privacy statements, and I utilize one that has no information on me besides the email I signed up with (and could use cash/crypto payments if I would like for extra anonymity).
Also, there are sites that check for IP leaks like this one which can confirm you are showing only the VPN IP address. As for the port issue, they also allow for port forwarding on a lot of VPN servers so you don’t need to be utilizing any ports directly to your connection, only to the server and then gets forwarded to a WireGuard port to finalize the connection.
I have torrented absolutely astounding amounts of data with my VPN active and have had zero issues. Then, the moment I accidentally disable the VPN for one reason or another and keep my torrents active, I received a DMCA for two torrents I was running at nearly the exact time I disabled my VPN connection.
It almost sounds like you are looking for torrents related to privacy and security that you want to seed? Same as the other user I don’t fully understand your question.
If you are just looking for general safety and privacy advice for torrenting, this is a good reddit post that highlights some of the more essential things. @Kajika also hits on a lot of good stuff that is referenced in the reddit post.
Most importantly is just to do thorough research yourself and make sure you understand. Just following steps and crossing your fingers is likely not the best solution if you are actually concerned.
I think the main issue is stopping at the trigger word of “progressive”, because the word itself has been warped into a lot of different meanings now. Progressive in terms of what?
So I agree with you, but think it is also a bit of responsibility on everyone to ask the questions beyond the tagline of “progressive”. Which will then lead into your last statement. With those questions you can truly see if they are moving towards the left with workers’ rights, or if it is just more of the old government machine churning and getting nowhere in the guise of helping everyone that supports it.
I mean… it says it in the quote right there. “comparatively progressive”. Which is somewhat true comparing to the previous administration.
Although it is good to see the momentum shifting in the country. Even if Biden has been not truthful about his “laborer’s rights” stance he ran on, we can see that this sentiment is obviously flourishing in the country at its highest rates in over fifty years. Hopefully spells good news for workers as we continue further and that workers’ rights can stop becoming a left vs. right issue as we go into future elections.
He is the most skiddish of all my little ones but he looks so majestic and can be so sweet when he is finally calm! Love black cats, they need the most love too since they are usually the most overlooked cats.
I would also love to check out the new PineTab since the first one was tempting but at this point seems a little dated.
I hopped on the new PineBuds as soon as they released, and we all know the shipping costs for Pine products is a bitch so I obviously had to get a second PineTime watch to make it worth it :)
Want to say the PineBuds are amazing! In-box eartips are a bit questionable with how round they are but they perform amazing and the ANC as well as passthrough mode are both impressive for only $70!
Was pretty impressed with Pokeon Legends: Arceus, but would have to say Metroid: Dread really won me over this year. So much fun and glad they brought the series back. Also got a chance to play Sekiro this year but never ended up finishing it sadly but was super impressed.
Currently have Elden Ring on my Steam wishlist which I plan to buy before the end of the year! As always, Titanfall|2 was fun even on its 6th year and basically no support (thank god for the Northstar client).
Halo was my biggest disappointment this year :( love Halo so much as a series and they basically just made me want to not pick it up again. I played it for a while but game is so stale. I haven’t seen it yet since the large winter update that introduced Forge finally though.
Saw this article referenced in the comments of this video on reddit
I can kick things off, I have been playing a lot of Pokemon lately in a nostalgia kick. I have a modded Switch so I run emulators on it to get all the classic games on a larger screen. I also just got some sweet Steam cards I am looking to spend on the Winter Sale so if you have any suggestions let me know!
I also have an Xbox Series X, modded PS4, and a PC which is what I spend most of my time on.
If anyone is looking to play something with feel free to reach out! I also have a discord I can share to chat on as well.
Found this thread of yours, did some looking and thought this may be helpful for looking into the issue further if you can’t gather anything more from htop (I’m assuming that’s what you were using to generate the process info).
Also found this thread that seems very similar to this issue and also points to that first resource’s contents as being a good tool to finding the root cause.
Let me know if you find anything further!
Try installing an old version from the versions dropdown in F-Droid and see if the behavior still persists. If anything, this is a temporary solution at least.
As another user said, does the crash generate any reports that you can send along to devs? May be useful to get some actual data out there for them to look at if it is a genuine issue.
This is in relation to the Chicago /c/? If so, may still be posting some things that can be seen as political but mostly to keep people informed.
An example would be something like the Chuy Garcia post of mine, since the FTX scandal was pretty large and it is interesting to know that it is tied back to our city somehow.
But feel free to post any content you would like as well!
Love it! Even though I am not from there they play a big influence in the midwest area, and are one of the nicer areas for camping I have found so I go there often.
Would love to see input on info from the area from locals so hopefully they also join.