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Using VPN tools hides my real location from EC?

Discussion in 'Empty Closets Help and Feedback' started by Vega222, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:31 PM.

  1. Vega222

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    Hi,

    This website is blocked in Iran and i use VPNs or such tools to get here. I just wanted to know if EC (and other blocked websites) can see my real location (or at least my country)? I mean using VPNs hide my real country from the websites?
     
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    I don't know about EC in particular, but for most sites, yes they can see it if they dig for it - but that takes a while and most don't care enough to do it.
     
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    Using a VPN to access a website means that the destination site sees only the IP address the request came from... which is not going to be your own IP address. Most likely it will be from outside of your country, but that all depends on how the VPN network is set up.

    That said, it is theoretically possible in most circumstances, if someone really wants to go through the effort, to trace things back through the VPN to the source IP address. But that generally requires a lot of effort and some level of cooperation from the VPN provider. In this regard, some are better than others in terms of protecting one's safety.