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proxies vs. vpn?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by MrMoo, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. MrMoo

    MrMoo Newbie

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    i see most everyone on this board talks about using "proxies"...

    i've always used a vpn.. so my questions is, whats the deal with these proxies and how are they better then vpn? I know that a proxy is, but my understanding was that they are generally easier to detect... am i safe using facebook with a vpn vs a proxy?
     
  2. iglow

    iglow Elite Member

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    if u have good vpn then use it.
    proxy has advantage that ican change ip fast whenever it gets banned.

    i for example use a vpn over a vpn and then over proxy !. this way i can swap ips whenever i want and im always secure.
     
  3. MrMoo

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    hmm ok.. so if i had a proxy, every time i log in i get a different ip? thats teh only way i can see it being easier then a vpn, since you can just have a shortcut sitting on your desktop whenever you need to connect to your vpn.. can you recommend any private proxy providers?

    also with facebook, do they always ban the ip? at first i would assume no because someone could be running a fake account from a public library or something... or does it just depend on the activity level and the number of fake accounts from that ip...
     
  4. Money Man

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    They don't ban the IP, it will just trigger a roadblock. Generally, a VPN only has one IP, no? Also, you cannot tie a VPN to your FB accounts in automated programs. Truly anonymous proxies will not show that you are behind a proxy. You can check your proxy to see if it is truly anonymous by enabling it in your web browser and going to the following URL...

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    http://www.cotse.com/proxycheck2.htm
     
  5. Money Man

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    I agree with you, this is good advice; but I must point out, if you are not anonymous with your affiliate programs, you are not ever truly safe. Facebook is going to follow the money trail, they are not going to go through the hassle of trying to get subpoenas from ISPs, hosting companies, etc. when they can just issue a subpoena to your affiliate program. Tracking down the person in ISP/web logs can take months, and most ISPs/hosting companies are reluctant to give out this information if it is not absolutely warranted because they can be subsequently sued over privacy issues.

    I know many people who have received Cease and Desist letters from Facebook, and trust me, the follow the money trail.
     
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    Does this still apply? I am needing up to date information and this thread is a little old now.....can anyone verify if proxy in browser can keep you anonymous on facebook?
     
  7. Roshaen

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    I Guess you never realised its a 4 year old thread/
    Better buy private shared or dedicated proxy.
    And in those 4 years span facebook has changed a lot with introduction of facebook ad's and screwing fan page owners.