> - There was an article about 'rolling your own', as Win7 on up has its own VPN
> feature. But this covers only those machines on your network, right? So surfing isn't
> - Let's say you shut down all your devices at night. When you next - or even firstly
> - connect to your VPN service, aren't you at risk?
> - I think someone here suggested Hola. I haven't tried it. Has anyone?....experience?
> - I thought internet service was by definition encrypted, and that providers didn't
> spy on you. At least, wasn't this originally the case?....wasn't at least early AOL
> like this?
No technical stuff about it from me, but at this point in time, most VPN services aren't even secure. You need to read their fine print; the one I use advises that your account will be suspended if your found to be torrenting things through any of their servers not specifically designated for P2P. Further, any servers in North America or any British... places are likely not safe for such activity. If they aren't safe for that, I can't see them being safe at all, because it means they can connect you to your activity.
Hola doesn't look safe to me, because they're routing other people's traffic through you. Admittedly, I haven't looked into it beyond what's on their front page, and I haven't used it at all. They only advertise it for browsing it seems.