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Postby Aido » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:20 pm

Hi, I'm sure this kind of question gets asked a lot but I couldn't see anything that easily when I was searching through the posts!

I'm in Germany now and want to use Astraweb to download some stuff... but is it unsafe to do so over here?

Thanks, Aido
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Re: Usenet Germany

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:26 pm

moin, aido, and welcome to slyck :)

i don't think you would have any problems. astraweb offers free SSL. as long as you're using it, no third party can tell what you're doing.
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Re: Usenet Germany

Postby ejonesss » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:41 pm

unless the 3rd party has connections with the usa nsa.

as long as you download you are safe since isps and copyright conglomerates just care about uploads.

if you are downloading child porn then you are taking a big risk since that is universally taboo
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Re: Usenet Germany

Postby tehdoomsayer » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:09 pm

yeah astraweb is safe, and all tinfoil hats aside, the NSA has better things to do than worry about what you're downloading in Germany. and i thought i was paranoid smh...
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Re: Usenet Germany

Postby Aido » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:14 am

cool, thanks guys... that's what I thought but wanted a second opinion anyway!

although, I had read that in germany downloading as well as uploading is an offense (well... depending on what you're downloading of course :tinfoilhat: )
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