So im going off to college in the fall . . . in the states
looking for advice about how to get my shit I know there have been similar threads but they're mostly directed at p2p. . .
I've learned to stay away from torrents and now I mostly use direct downloads (ie. megaupload etc.) and usenet once in a while
I realize that newsgroups are a must, especially with the SSL encryption, but im researching other ways to cover my ass. I don't know if my university will be monitoring the use of direct downloads but I would prefer not to find out.
Is setting up a VPN, such as through HotSpot Shield a good idea? Or maybe should I try to sniff out a connection? (I really dont have any expertise in this area)
I would highly appreciate any advice you guys can contribute . . .so what ever you got though it at me, pleeze!