I knew that it existed for a while and after taking a look at it it seams quite cool. But I want to hear about what do you thing about it.

  • @Nyaa@lemmy.ml
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    My old post deleted. struggling with the Lemmur app.

    They’re good for hiding IP from websites and privacy from them, but they will absolutely turn you over on government order.

    They don’t log IP addresses but they can be patriot acted into watching their network temporarily. But they have a canary so you can see when.

    I use them for basic privacy, but they’re not the one to use if you need advanced privacy. They also don’t allow torrenting so keep that in mind.

    Imo they’re one of the few good free VPNs but they sacrifice a lot of servers, speed, and US jurisdiction to do so. They rely entirely on donations.

    Edit: They also have a mail service and accounts, but you can only join if you get invites from two different Riseup members, and they’re not allowed to give them to strangers.

    tldr: Good for basic privacy, doesn’t sell info. Lacks features, servers, and doesn’t allow torrenting.

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      I was more interested in the email thing. But yeah I knew that they being US based means that they are obligated to turn you over. (In their canary they said that at least until the last issued canary no authorities had been involved.) I’m interested in the comparative between it an ProtonMail.

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        Ah, I don’t know much about their email but I know some basics.

        If you don’t use your account it gets removed of course, you only get 1gb of space which is about equal to Protonmail Free. Neither of them includes IP address in headers.

        It looks like in a direct comparison from what I can see not being a user, you get a bit more with Riseup than Protonmail’s free plan. But only by a little bit. You get free email filters and aren’t limited on them afaik. It’s also entirely nonprofit compared to Protonmail which is for profit if that matters to you. Sorry that I can’t give more info, I’ve never met someone who has a Riseup account or at least one that’s told me about it.

        I’m not sure if they allow you to keep an account if you don’t use it for social change purposes.

        Riseup provides online communication tools for people and groups working on liberatory social change. We are a project to create democratic alternatives and practice self-determination by controlling our own secure means of communications.

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          Dw I appreciate it. Yeah they offer a lot, the only problem is the invitation code. You need to get one in order to use it so… Yeah, as @Yujiri@lemmy.ml just said Disroot is a nice alternative. I will do a little bit more of research bc it seams really suitable for changing my email.

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    They’re good for hiding IP from websites and privacy from them, but they will absolutely turn you over on government order.

    They don’t log IP addresses but they can be patriot acted into watching their network temporarily. But they have a canary so you can see when.

    I use them for basic privacy, but they’re not the one to use if you need advanced privacy.