If you are following news in the internet than you must have heard about great, new, awesome, etc. crowd-funding project on Kickstarter called Anonbox. As you know, TOR network is quite popular solutions for those who can not afford or do not believe that VPN is sufficient online anonymity tool.
We have covered TOR subject in the past on our blog. So, those of you who want to know more are welcome to read linked post. Right now, hot story is covering router that would connect anyone, anywhere directly to TOR network. In general, TOR as an idea is quite clever. However it might be quite difficult to setup and use by an average user. In this regard VPN is very easy to use. Additionally, TOR has few more downsides. As an (only) anonymity tool it is OK. But it is almost useless when it comes to unblocking video streaming sites. And if you thought VPN has problems with low connection speeds and delays than you definitely never used TOR.
But, that is not the problem and reason Anonbox is famous in the internet these days. Founders of the project asked community for $7.5. Right now, project page shows over $500k – this means that there is an interest and great need for privacy and anonymity on-line. But it starts to look like whole Anonbox project is a fake. As usually in such situations internet community started its own investigation and on reddit there is a whole discussion explaining why Anonbox creators are not exactly trust worthy.
t the same time it is worth to remember, that our VPN plans will provide you with top quality browsing experience and will give you all privacy and anonymity you need. And this all without TOR downsides and with added benefits like Smart DNS proxy service for free!
Just to make sure, we are on the same page here. We do not mean HBO Go streaming service. First of all with our SmartDNS feature it is unblocked already – both US HBOGo and Polish HBO Go are yours to watch. But in both cases you will need additional subscription from cable or ISP provider.
We have wrote few days ago that there are rumours, that HBO might either free it HBO Go service from this condition or that it might start a completely new streaming service. Thos news has just been confirmed. CEO Richard Plepler has said (on the Time Warner Inc Investor Meeting) the following:
“So, in 2015, we will launch a stand-alone, over-the-top, HBO service in the United States. We will work with our current partners. And, we will explore models with new partners. All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them.”
What do you think? How will HBO sort the following problem – to keep good relations with all current cable providers, who over the years have been a big and important source of revenue for HBO (Stand alone HBO could be seen as yet another reason for “cord cutting”) and at the same time will have a product that will be attractive to those relying on Hulu, Netflix and Crackle these days?