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A good point. To be fair, though, even Lifehacker has posted a similar writeup [1] (linked in the article) and I don't think they've been threatened.

Getting caught in the air - now, that's a different story ;)

[1]: https://lifehacker.com/get-free-unlimited-wi-fi-on-flights-a...

Getting caught in the air seems nigh impossible, since by using this trick you aren't giving them any way to identify you.

They'd have your stunnel server IP, so if they were really, really determined they could probably track you down by forcing your ISP/VPS provider to identify you.

I doubt they'd bother for $45 worth of WiFi, but personally I would err on the side of caution.

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