Are all residential proxy illegal?

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I asked and they said that residential proxy are taken from real people devices and router
does it means that they hack the device of the person and make it like an access point?
 

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Some of them are doing it ethically, like SOAX & OxyLabs
 

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in 99% there is no hacking, people buy SIM cards (or conclude agreements with Fiber\DSL ISP) and share internet to 3rd part people, which is not allowed by the providers.
So it's semi-legal.
 

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in 99% there is no hacking, people buy SIM cards (or conclude agreements with Fiber\DSL ISP) and share internet to 3rd part people, which is not allowed by the providers.
So it's semi-legal.
That's not true.
99% of them are botnets where people steal other people's bandwidth. The really big companies such as Bright Data, SOAX, & OxyLabs follow a strict ethical guideline and actually pay a very small price for the bandwidth people shared with them.
 

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Now read ToS with any provider, bandwidth sharing IS forbidden.
You're confusing between two different things.

This is how companies obtain proxies (ethically ofc):
They're talking about ethics a lot there, nobody is using "SIM Cards" or stuff like that though.
If you wanna do more research Proxyway is a great resource.
 

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I actually believe most of them are legal. Proxies have been on the internet for a long-time and if they were illegal, they could have gotten banned for use from every website, but most OS have the integrated options to use a Proxy.
 

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I asked and they said that residential proxy are taken from real people devices and router
does it means that they hack the device of the person and make it like an access point?
I believe most of them are legal.
I actually believe most of them are legal. Proxies have been on the internet for a long-time and if they were illegal, they could have gotten banned for use from every website, but most OS have the integrated options to use a Proxy.
i would say legal or the product would soon die .
 

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The proxies you refer to are known as vicsocks (victim socks proxy) and are usually residential IPs with a large selection, on shadier smaller sites which aren't legally registered. However, most big companies do not partake in these practices.
In fact, it is very hard to find reliable good quality vicsocks after 911 shutdown anyway.
 

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Could be. Ask your provider about the source and then compare. For example, if they said they have their own sim cards.. and yet they provide proxies from all over the world, move to someone else. I would be honest I did not find an ethical residential proxy provider yet. Would be awesome if someone who knows can share.

Some of them are doing it ethically, like SOAX & OxyLabs
This seems promising. Will check. Thank you for the recommendation.
 

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the first case is the Luminati now know as brightdata, (with hola)

And lots of illegal has been closed like, rsocks, 911s5 and so on
 
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