Zenmate - Easy way to pretend you're American
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Zenmate - Easy way to pretend you're American

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Found 17th May 2014
This has been posted before, but with people 'faffing' with VPNs to get the cheap HumbleBundle Sale prices, I thought i'd remind people about it.

This is basically idiot proof.

1, Get Chrome
2, Get this app
3, Enter email address
4, Change location to New York.

Thats it really

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Can you access abc.go.com? It doesn't seem to work for me.

already use this. good extension

JDavies

Can you access abc.go.com? It doesn't seem to work for me.



Works for me, make sure you have changed location?

You can go on the abc site but you can't watch the shows as it asks to log in with a US Television provider account.

Are there any options to change the location to other countries other than the default 5?

This has been posted a couple of times, so don't be disappointed if you don't get the heat this deserves.

It's a great freebie VPN and available in five countries. As it's relatively new most sites do not recognise it as a proxy.

There are intermittent issues with their DNS, but this service compares well with other major VPNs.

The only issue is that there seems to be no information on the data they retain which is obviously linked to your Chrome browser.

All in all it's a good for accessing blocked sites and is very fast.

For the security conscious it can act as a second layer along side your normal proxy. Just don't link it to your Google account until they have explained their data retention policy.

Great find OP

Doesn't seem to work with Crackle now that the UK service has finished?
Or maybe it does - works on my laptop but not macbook ... hmmm.
Edited by: "fairytooth" 18th May 2014

Original Poster

intime

This has been posted a couple of times, so don't be disappointed if you … This has been posted a couple of times, so don't be disappointed if you don't get the heat this deserves.



Didn't do this for the heat, I was getting messages regarding something I posted on another topic....

" if you do the US trick and pay with Paypal"... Much easier to respond with a link than explaining it everytime

chyllyphylly

" if you do the US trick and pay with Paypal"... Much easier to respond … " if you do the US trick and pay with Paypal"... Much easier to respond with a link than explaining it everytime



I justed checked the previous post as I was worried about people using a proxy VPN to log into their PayPal account, especially a UK account signing via a US IP. For some ridiculous reason PayPal do not allow users to sign in using a proxy and often limit accounts as a consequence.

I think this policy is reckless because it means you cannot protect you PayPal details when signing in from a hotspot like a coffee shop.

No doubt you can get away with using a proxy once or twice, but be aware of the hassle involved if PayPal decide to limit your account and freeze you cash.

Zenmate give everyone the possibility of a secure VPN connection which is to be encouraged. With many VPN's being as fast and safer from malware than your own ISP, and the distasteful fact that the government organisations think it is fine to look through everyone's chat files, films etc, it makes sense to give you and your family a bit of privacy, the best VPNs cost about £5pm. I'd willingly spend £200 buying blinds to give me privacy from nosey neighbours and Zenmate offers a world more privacy, currently for free.
Edited by: "intime" 19th May 2014

Thank you

thanks op!

Banned

illegal, marked as spam

woovil1

illegal, marked as spam



No it isn't you fool, since when was vpn tunnelling illegal?? Hola does the same thing, but whatever works for you. Heat added.

woovil1

illegal, marked as spam



How exactly is this illegal? I don't think you know what it is...

woovil1

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Watch out, nutter in the house.

Cyberghost is better

danfr

Cyberghost is better



I've never used Cyberghost before. Why do you think it's better?

Hola is the best

Calling this a VPN is stretching it. It's a proxy, probably uses SSH, HTTPS or such. Seems like a lot of issues with IP leaks etc, no such thing as a free lunch much rather place my trust with a peer reviewed, well respected VPN provider. Also to be honest the amount of rubbish they have on their website about anti-hacker/anti-NSA is so ludicrous I don't see why anyone should take them seriously.

Good little thing to have, I use something similar called ProxMate which is essentially the same thing but unblocks Youtube videos as well as other things (I think).

Heat.

intime

I justed checked the previous post as I was worried about people using a … I justed checked the previous post as I was worried about people using a proxy VPN to log into their PayPal account, especially a UK account signing via a US IP. For some ridiculous reason PayPal do not allow users to sign in using a proxy and often limit accounts as a consequence. I think this policy is reckless because it means you cannot protect you PayPal details when signing in from a hotspot like a coffee shop.No doubt you can get away with using a proxy once or twice, but be aware of the hassle involved if PayPal decide to limit your account and freeze you cash. Zenmate give everyone the possibility of a secure VPN connection which is to be encouraged. With many VPN's being as fast and safer from malware than your own ISP, and the distasteful fact that the government organisations think it is fine to look through everyone's chat files, films etc, it makes sense to give you and your family a bit of privacy, the best VPNs cost about £5pm. I'd willingly spend £200 buying blinds to give me privacy from nosey neighbours and Zenmate offers a world more privacy, currently for free.



With the Humble and others all you have to do is get to the Paypal page and then disable the VPN. Sign in, pay and get returned to the website. Therefore your details are not going over the VPN network. This worked for me with a Firefox VPN to get the Lego Marvels PC deal at the $ price.

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So you think this is "idiot proof". I think you underestimate the ingenuity of idiots.

Used this for ages for tpb and yify. Usa setting good for watching catch up on us programs. Very easy to use. Very simple to turn off if you need to do your banking or anything similar

Awesome! Just tried Netflix using this and managed to get the American film/series goodies (Dredd, The Tick, etc) thanks OP.

Works great, although my Sky Go has had issues sometimes - get messages telling me I am not in the right country - usually half way through a show?

intime

I justed checked the previous post as I was worried about people using a … I justed checked the previous post as I was worried about people using a proxy VPN to log into their PayPal account, especially a UK account signing via a US IP. For some ridiculous reason PayPal do not allow users to sign in using a proxy and often limit accounts as a consequence. I think this policy is reckless because it means you cannot protect you PayPal details when signing in from a hotspot like a coffee shop.No doubt you can get away with using a proxy once or twice, but be aware of the hassle involved if PayPal decide to limit your account and freeze you cash. Zenmate give everyone the possibility of a secure VPN connection which is to be encouraged. With many VPN's being as fast and safer from malware than your own ISP, and the distasteful fact that the government organisations think it is fine to look through everyone's chat files, films etc, it makes sense to give you and your family a bit of privacy, the best VPNs cost about £5pm. I'd willingly spend £200 buying blinds to give me privacy from nosey neighbours and Zenmate offers a world more privacy, currently for free.




PP has limited my account once through zen use

been using it for awhile now, very good APP !!!

HEAT!:p

There is no way on this earth, for any reason whatsoever, that I would ever WANT to pretend to be an American.

I think choking on fast food, is an easier way of pretending to be an American.

Does it also allow me to start illegal wars for oil?

Used it for months. Great. A must have

Been using this for a while now. Im happy to pay for a decent one since I live abroad but this works so I have no need to buy one yet. What I would recommend is turning this off once your show is playing as the connections are extremely slow.

woovil1

illegal, marked as spam



Thought you said it was Idiot Proof?

very good APP !

Banned

I use it to pretend to be German.

If you want a VPN, just use Hot Spot shield!!.

test it here:

What Patrick Stewart Would Say To His Younger Self
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And of cause it bypasses any ISP blocks on torrent sites.

Right, I have no clue about this thing! Will it change anything when downloading stuff I buy from the US Amazon site?
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