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VPN logs helped unmask alleged 'net stalker, say feds

Paul Crawford Silver badge

Re: Interesting, very interesting

"So using a VPN does not prevent the few competent flatfeet from connecting the dots, only slows them down."

Using a VPN prevents mass surveillance as it then takes some degree of effort to follow an individual but, as seen here, it is not some magic tool that makes you invisible in perpetuity. Same issue with logging: many VPN say they don't keep routine logs and that may well be true, but if they receive a court order in their jurisdiction (and more probably if it is in connection with a genuinely serious case) they will probably find some bits of information have mysteriously been left on their systems that might be of some assistance...

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