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Disconnect VPN - 3 Devices $50/year
« on: June 05, 2015, 01:15:23 PM »
There was a news story yesterday about an app that Google refuses to list in the Play Store. It's Disconnect vpn
( https://disconnect.me/ ) which advertises that it removes all trackers, malware, etc. etc. and provides a vpn for up to 3 devices for $5 a month or $50 a year. You have to download the vpn software for each device, and it works for Windows and Android (and I believe other platforms as welll). The vendor is taking Google to court, and Google says it does not want to sell a product that prevents vendors of other apps from stealing your data. (OK, not exactly what they said, but that's what they meant.)

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Sorry - it's really 3 devices, my mistake.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2015, 12:38:13 AM by shneor »


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Re: Disconnect VPN - 3 Devices $50/year
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2015, 12:28:46 AM »
In practice: the speed hit from this vpn is very slight, 10% or less. On the other hand, I use Firefox as my browser, with Ghostery, Bluhell Firewall and AdBlock Plus add-ons active. When I tried to access nba.com, the page load halted after the banner displayed. I know this site to have multiple trackers, ads, java scripts, etc. No problem using this with Firefox with the add-ons, but with Disconnect running, there was a definite problem -  the page just would not load past the banner.  Same with a couple of other sites. I have an email in to support, but it's the weekend...
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Re: Disconnect VPN - 3 Devices $50/year
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 12:24:19 AM »
Tech support tells me that sites can be whitelisted so you still have the vpn, but lose the anti-malware that causes some sites not to load (nba.com, for example) in Firefox. The Disconnect Browser addon is needed, but they are not up to FF 38.0 yet.

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