That ultimately depends on you, but if you’re a privacy enthusiast who regularly downloads content then you should definitely give it a try. Actually, one of the main reasons Usenet gained so much popularity is because it’s safer when compared to other file sharing alternatives, such as torrent websites. In fact, the main advantage it has over BitTorrent and others is the fact that your IP address is not exposed except to your Usenet provider, which is great for those who fear their ISP may throttle their connection. But if you’d rather have your Usenet provider mind their own business without keeping track of your use of their services then there are also some good no-log alternatives in the market too.
Furthermore, many Usenet providers offer SSL connections via secured ports, which prevents even your ISP from laying an eye on your downloads, and if you add a VPN to the package then your connection becomes pretty much bulletproof. Fortunately, VPNs are actually one of the main extra services that many Usenet providers offer their customers because of the fact that there’s a lot of copyrighted material stored on the Usenet too.
Access to the Usenet is entirely legal and so are the downloads of the majority of text files, but it’s when it comes to binary files that you start facing a lot of copyrighted content such as movies, music, photos, and much more. We advise you to enjoy the Usenet responsibly and try to stay away from illegal and copyright material.
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