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  1. #1
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    VPN providers are going to loose money due to new Google Uproxy

    Business will become harder for VPN providers

    http://rt.com/usa/google-uproxy-unce...-internet-524/

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    I do not see it as a threat to VPNs at all. There are multiple reasons that it will not compete directly with VPNs. Great technology but it can't beat a dedicated VPN. This is basically running a copy of OpenVPN AS at home, not really a great idea.
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    But a lot of vpn users are from countries who are behind censorship and they use vpn, proxy to freely surf the web

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    So how is this different from already existing vpn services or Tor. If the goal is to be anonymous or to bypass something, the VPN shouldn't be tracking anything you do in the first place.

    Since googles is a US based company, I don't see what would stop the government setting up a backdoor in the system or something similar to that supposed tor virus they made.

    Quote Originally Posted by httpCORE View Post
    I do not see it as a threat to VPNs at all. There are multiple reasons that it will not compete directly with VPNs. Great technology but it can't beat a dedicated VPN. This is basically running a copy of OpenVPN AS at home, not really a great idea.
    I certainly don't see much of a threat to VPN's (Well some). But what would stop a vpn provider deploying a uproxy node and have the identical setup as a VPN would. Without more info on the tech, I don't see how a dedicated VPN would be better or worse.

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    well you need to ready about uproxy it is great
    Any body can make his pc a private proxy for his family back in a country they do not have access

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    Quote Originally Posted by feelingbluenomore View Post
    Any body can make his pc a private proxy for his family back in a country they do not have access
    You can already do that with a VPN. What is different about Uproxy?

    Anyone has links to the differences? Honestly I don't mind a VPN replacement coming in. But it sounds like it does exactly what other programs do already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feelingbluenomore View Post
    Business will become harder for
    Google.

    Google has their hand in too many avenues and it's already scaring people away when it comes to privacy.

    All we need now is a Google Clock Radio, Google Security system, Google Car, and Google Credit Cards.

    Then Google will know when you woke up, what doors you walked through to get to your car, where and how you drove, and what time you bought lunch.

    OH WAIT....many of us are already in this Matrix and don't realize it. So with Google trying to do everything for everyone...eeek!

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    Quote Originally Posted by techjr View Post
    So how is this different from already existing vpn services or Tor. If the goal is to be anonymous or to bypass something, the VPN shouldn't be tracking anything you do in the first place.

    Since googles is a US based company, I don't see what would stop the government setting up a backdoor in the system or something similar to that supposed tor virus they made.



    I certainly don't see much of a threat to VPN's (Well some). But what would stop a vpn provider deploying a uproxy node and have the identical setup as a VPN would. Without more info on the tech, I don't see how a dedicated VPN would be better or worse.
    There are a lot technical issues you'll run into with providing a uproxy node compared with a VPN node. The modules and extensions are already made and tested for most VPN protocols. I don't see a uproxy acting as a "VPN" for mobile devices or desktop gaming or accessing block sites. A commerical openvpn over TCP is exactly the same and much faster than a uproxy hosted on the average american household computer.

    Not to mention, you will need to find a friend in the us and have them leave their computer on. Honestly how many of us in the united stated are personally connected to someone in Iran or China? Even if you're, its more cost effective and efficient to buy them a VPN account or find them a free vpn server.

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    I don't think this will put VPN providers out of business by any means.

    Doesn't this also require that you trust your friend who is hosting the VPN, or am I misunderstanding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 48-14 View Post
    Google has their hand in too many avenues and it's already scaring people away when it comes to privacy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Doesn't this also require that you trust your friend who is hosting the VPN, or am I misunderstanding?
    Both of these ^^
    I would never, ever trust google for a 'proxy', or 'privacy. They've screwed up so many times it's just not funny. Not only this, but they're a scam of a company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    I don't think this will put VPN providers out of business by any means.

    Doesn't this also require that you trust your friend who is hosting the VPN, or am I misunderstanding?

    -mike
    Its good Google continue to bring such products to the massives but I dont see any competition to real VPN providers, this is peer to peer so dont expect stable/solid speeds, I use a VPN because international routing from local ISPs is terrible and the forced transparent proxies unreliable, bouncing to a VPN provider with a known good route from me to them and them to international makes Internet just about bearable, thus uProxy wont appeal to me. Each consumer has their own use-cases but for those not behind a government firewall performance and stability often top the feature list
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    another tool for NSA

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    Google IS one of the things you try to avoid by using a proxy. Why would they use a google proxy? lol

    Besides, this is p2p proxy. There are other p2p proxies avl already. I'm not sure what, if any, new features uProxy provides over alternatives already out there.

    Also, this does not compete with VPN. VPN provides the node and that's the key selling point. They're not selling software, they're selling service--the ability to use their servers as exits. A p2p proxy is essentially just the software.
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    i dont think this will be a huge impact on the VPN market.
    There are already other services like this and i dont think google will do it any better.

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    They aren't really a threat because many people already don't trust google.

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    I don't think that it will be a direct threat to VPN solutions because people already have so many concerns about Google being the authority of leaking users information. So the trust level won't be that strong. What I believe that Goolge have seen the potentials of VPN market so they are trying to get into it. And uproxy will be the first step, and I'm sure it will be dedicated one.

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    Google and the US gov is disgusting

    Quote Originally Posted by vps4win View Post
    another tool for NSA
    Surely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feelingbluenomore
    VPN providers are going to loose money due to new Google Uproxy
    I feel sorry for ANYONE that uses GOOGLEs proxy!!

    THEY WILL BE SPIED ON LIKE CRAZY...... Stay with outside VPNs!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by vps4win View Post
    another tool for NSA
    NSA, Google, I'm pretty sure they're much the same thing these days.
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