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For those that use torrents as well as stream programs for free online, a concern that should always be considered is the fact that the copyright holders can trace who has been watching the content.

However, it is possible to get around this by using a VPN. A VPN is a virtual private network. It takes your internet connection, and then it diverts it to a server owned by the VPN company which then accesses the content. By doing this, it means that any activity that you do online cannot be traced.

Can I use a free VPN?

The answer to this is no. I can stress enough how dangerous it is to use a free VPN when you’re doing anything online, let alone torrenting and streaming. In order for a company to be able to divert your IP address to their server onto the site you’re accessing, it required a lot of server power. Why in that case would a company be giving this away for free? The reason why companies do this for free is because they’re actually storing the logs. They can, and will sell these details onto other companies in order to pay for the upkeep of the servers. This also means that they could sell the data onto the copyright holders which would really put you in hot water. …

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