Recomendo picks: Voyager Golden Record/Hola/Way of Life

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Never trust a V’ger


Is Hola safe to use these days? It came out last year that they also have a paid VPN service, provided by all the systems of the users of the free service. In other words, some paying customer could be downloading kiddie porn using your computer. At least in the Dutch media, the advice was not to use Hola.

From their FAQ:

To provide you its functionality,
Hola sometimes needs to route your services through peers (other people’s
devices) on the Hola network. In return, some of their traffic is also routed
through your device securely.

So that’ll be a Nope for me. Besides the kiddie-pron thing, uploads count towards my ISP quota, and I’m trusting a company that has a track record of being… less than straightforward… with the truth.

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