New VPN block page.

  • NOT_RICK@lemmy.world
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    3 months ago

    would be a shame if you filed a frivolous ticket to let them know what you think about their platform

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    3 months ago

    I don’t get it, are they blocking access without login in general? Or is this because the traffic was in fact somehow suspicious? Or is this to prevent data harvesting?

    • Howdy@lemmy.zipOP
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      3 months ago

      I got this while on a VPN, I’d assume reddit is trying to accomplish:

      • Blocking malicious attempts from anonymous Ips
      • Blocking Data Scraping
      • Forcing users to divulge their ip information for tracking purposes.
      • Pennomi@lemmy.world
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        Definitely trying to stop scraping, because they are trying to sell their data for AI training purposes.

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            3 months ago

            Future AIs will seek training data from Reddit only to find that they might as well have just asked chatGPT for training data because Reddit uses that to try to get real person engagement and some business major figures they have so many AI generated posts so why not just sell those?

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        3 months ago

        Using VPN is necessary for some I think, if they live in Iran or in general if they are atheists in a muslim country.
        So I don’t think VPN in itself should be enough.

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          3 months ago

          It’s presumably “okay” under those circumstances to force a login.

          This appears to only be enforced if you aren’t logged into an account.

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        3 months ago

        Yes, the rare occasions in which I have to stoop to click a reddit link on VPN, I used to get the ‘woah there partner!’ or whatever version, but now they have this instead lol.

        Just click a button and get a new VPN server nearby the old one and boom, no more block.

        Fuck you spez

    • Kelly@lemmy.world
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      3 months ago

      I was running a web browser on an azure VM and clicked a reddit link in my search results only to see this page.

      I’m not logging into my personal reddit account at work (or creating a work reddit account) so I just found my information elsewhere.

  • S. G. Tallentyre@lemmy.today
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    3 months ago

    look…

    I feel like everyone keeps forgetting that Reddit not only needs our metadata, but so much so in fact, that they need us to be able to bypass their own censorship in order to reach their servers, and to do so in the most anonymous way possible and without requiring their scripts to run in our browsers:

    https://old.reddittorjg6rue252oqsxryoxengawnmo46qy4kyii5wtqnwfj4ooad.onion

    This is nothing new, hence why they literally call it old. I can remember all the way back in nineteen ninety eight, when The Undertaker threw Mankind off Hell in a Cell, and plummeted sisxteen feet through an announcer’s table.

    Always has been.

  • AdamEatsAss@lemmy.world
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    3 months ago

    I understand that you should be able to access websites however you want. But what reasons would someone have to use a VPN to access reddit?

    • Howdy@lemmy.zipOP
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      I use a VPN all the time primarily because I don’t like the idea of being a data point for profit.

      An ad tracking company can determine your approximate location based on your IP address. They may also be able to identify your Internet Service Provider (ISP), device type, operating system, and browser information. Some companies might even use more advanced techniques like geolocation or machine learning algorithms to infer additional details about you, such as language preferences or demographic information. However, it’s important to note that not all tracking methods are accurate, and privacy concerns exist due to potential misuse of this data.

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      Because ISP’s, DNS servers, and 99.99% of websites are harvesting your data for profit?

      Why not use a VPN at all times? I trust the top VPN companies with my data more than any ISP on the planet…

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      3 months ago

      Living in Texas where they blocked all the porn? Redgifs was hit the other day and now porn is basically pointless on Reddit.

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      3 months ago

      Why does there need to be a reason?

      The question you should be asking is why does reddit care what I’m doing on my own computer?

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      My mobile provider manipulates and likely sells my network traffic. Also it hides tethering. My home ISP was confirmed to snoop and sell.