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Do proxies provide enough privacy protection?

Dec 6, 2018 9:07AM PST

I've never used a proxy, I know a bit about VPNs and want to know if proxies are just as safe? In this article it's mentioned that proxies are used when you want to do things in large quantities, but that doesn't mean they provide maximum privacy protection. Most VPNs have double VPN feature, their own encryption and even malware/tracker protection, can I get the same using a proxy, or do they just change the IP and I will need additional software for protection?

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What folk forget
Dec 6, 2018 9:36AM PST

Is VPN was broken years ago. I noted that at https://www.cnet.com/forums/post/ba4e474e-d84c-4599-a0e6-72d01bafc19e/

For most of us, these are "good enough protection." For some, that's not good enough and you can't really help those that want bullet proof (government agency) protection.

As to protection you have to be clear what protection is needed. For example a client wanted to get apps via a torrent and wanted protection. We all laughed.

Post was last edited on December 6, 2018 2:06 PM PST

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Thanks
Dec 7, 2018 1:48AM PST

Ok, thank you for the link, I'll read through it!

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Yes
Dec 6, 2018 12:53PM PST

I'm sure that would be enough

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Privacy protection
Dec 7, 2018 3:09AM PST

Yes, free HTTP proxies can provide enough security for light web browsing. Speed – VPN is great, but it can be slower than proxy because VPN adds encryption, which proxy does not.Private proxy is probably the fastest privacy protection overall, but it depends.

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