Getting Around International Content Restrictions

Alec Couros, Jan 06, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I spent a little time over the holidays trying to set up a personal VPN on my website, but it wasn't as straightforward as it looked. But I have uses for such a service - not just accessing Pandora and Hulu and Spotify but also securing my email and other online transactions. I might find it worth my while to do what Alec Couros does, and to pay around $70 for a hosted VPN (I've been hesitant to do this because I'm hesitant to trust unknown online vendors with credit card payments).  I can't imagine it will be legal for too long, because as personal VPNs become more popular the content industry will lobby to have them shut down. So maybe I should enjoy privacy and security while I can. Alec Couros adds a video showing how it's all set up. Worth learning, because your students are probably already be doing this.

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