I’m all too familiar with this policy of late. I’m one of the moderators on a corgi related email list. We’ve been impacted by this change, and not in a good way.
I’m not aware of this one specifically, but it’s hard to judge the class of service that they might be offering. Some might well be legitimate in that they’re honestly attempting to provide a real service. Others not so much.
But even for the legitimate, the real question is: can they really deliver on what they promise?
For many other services including the videos that I host myself, the answer is pretty simple. However, Youtube and other services get very sophisticated, and that makes this actually a little bit hard to explain.
This gets really confusing very quickly. The problem is that there are several different types of discs that do several types of things, and yet they can all be called emergency repair discs or rescue discs.
Let’s see how many I can think of.
A VPN or a Virtual Private Network is typically offered by a service that then encrypts all of your internet activity between your computer and their service.
Normally, a VPN isn’t particularly useful at home, but there are a few scenarios where it might make sense.
You know, my gut tells me that this is a bad idea. There are a few things that make me uncomfortable.