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lsquare

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Jul 30, 2010
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Not sure what's going on, but when I'm browsing sites like CNN and BBC with a VPN on, I get asked to sign in to keep reading. This behavior doesn't happen when I have the VPN off. What's going and can I block it with any apps?
 

Bigwaff

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Sep 20, 2013
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Are you connecting to your own hosted VPN service or are you connecting to a commercial hosted VPN service?
 

Bigwaff

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What's going and can I block it with any apps?
Those sites probably track your IP address. So when you connect to the VPN and your IP address changes (because you are now connected to a different network), the sites most likely determine you are connecting on a different network and invalidate your session, hence, you have to login.
 

lsquare

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 30, 2010
662
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Those sites probably track your IP address. So when you connect to the VPN and your IP address changes (because you are now connected to a different network), the sites most likely determine you are connecting on a different network and invalidate your session, hence, you have to login.
But these sites, like CNN and BBC, don't require me to sign in.
 
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