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  • Using a VPN? Not really. I would think that using such would only flag my message(s) that much more. The NSA is going to get it no matter what "if" it decides to do so and taking the trouble to encrypt and send via VPN would target me that much more. I'd have to weigh that over against using public WiFi in which a VPN would be helpful. I would not bother with one at home.

  • Sadly Opera Turbo now runs from China, before was on USA, good for bypass sites in USA 😞


     

  • @zalex108, if I enter the 100.167.108.62 IP address into the Geo IP Address View website from here in the US, the map location marker shows it located in the center of the United States (Kansas). When I perform a WhoIs lookup of the IP at Network-Tools, it states the lookup failed for 'no data' but states the IP address is from the European Union in region Western Europe. Obviously, something is messed up in the interpretation of the IP location for an unknown reason, and I'd be very cautious about assuming it to actually be in Central China as your map shows. Many mapping sites will default to the national geographic center of a suspected region or country if they cannot identify an exact location or if the address doesn't seem correct.

  • Sadly Opera Turbo now runs from China, before was on USA

    According to https://www.iplocation.net/ the ip address mentioned on your picture seems to be on USA, Germany or Asia-Pacific region depending on the geo-location service.

  • @blackbird71 & @leocg And how is this?

    I had a look on it and even without Turbo the ISP seems to be in diferent places, at least in same country.

    In turbo may use diferent servers?¿ But in ISP? Original ISP and users connection place?

    Thx

  • All IP look-up sites provide responses based on certain of their own assumptions or upon retrieved external data that involves certain assumptions made about the nature and accuracy of that data. Obviously, the mechanisms or algorithms used to pin-point the location of these IPs are being victimized by wrong assumptions. If the assumptions involved are wrong, the location response will be wrong. The observed inconsistency of responses implies that something dynamic or regionally-variable is impacting the analysis process being used to assign an IP location. Beyond that, any further attempt at explanation on my part would be pure speculation.

    I've always treated the results of IP look-up and location with a heavy measure of doubt as to full accuracy.

  • @BlackBird

    Right, I suppose those website don't have the same tech than GMaps? It's the only service that has located me right in a laptop, not in a GPS device, even GSearch has located me in a wrong physical place but it seems that W10 has something to say about wrong Location service.

    Despite that, every time I had used OTurbo the IPlocation was in USA.

    Apart the location doubts...

    How will Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner have taken the news? Oo

  • In turbo may use diferent servers?

    Turbo uses different servers if this is what you're asking. Which server will be assigned to the user may depend on where in the world the user is.

  • In turbo may use diferent servers?

    Turbo uses different servers if this is what you're asking. Which server will be assigned to the user may depend on where in the world the user is.

    Actually it was a kind of freaky thought about if the info (web pages) are sliced in many servers for fastest speed (because the different location places), but thinking a bit more it sounds a bit weird, thinking like this, replication sounds better.

  • My own solution (at least temporarily) to this situation is as follows. I've been an Opera user since the late 90's and I'm not about to completely abandon Opera for another browser (i.e. Vivaldi, Chrome, Firefox, Edge) regardless of the benefits other browsers bring AS well as the fact that the Opera browser is now Chinese-owned. I will continue to use it for everyday browsing with two exceptions: buying and banking. I'm using the Avast Safe Zone browser for both since it essentially sandboxes the browser when doing either. This means that 95% of what I do online is with Opera and 10% with Avast. I suppose you could do the same with Bitdefender's Safe Pay feature as well.

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