Thanks for taking the time to respond. Your information was helpful.
I think if YTFisher sends regular http requests then this is susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks, as well as the website itself (Google) knowing your IP address. It's what I thought but helpful to have that confirmed.
Tor is meant for regular browsing but there may be a way to channel YTF through it. If so people could download videos freely without much fear of Google recording your every download.
VPNs should offer some protection but some governments may have ways of cracking these connections.
It's worth considering these issues considering the lack of privacy on the internet today.
On 2013-09-16 22:02, TheBlueSky wrote:
I'm not sure what exactly you're looking for; I mean if you've got a specific question or looking for specific piece of information.
What I can tell you it that YouTubeFisher doesn't depend on any browser and doesn't require Flash to be installed anywhere. You can look at the source code to understand better, but YouTubeFisher just uses .Net DownloadString and WebClient classes for what
The mentioned classes use your available internet connection and they don't provide any special layer of protection or so; finally if you reached YouTube servers they will know who you are and where from did you come.
I don't know how Tor works; if it's transparent to the clients, then YouTubeFisher will work with no issues (just an assuption), but if Tor requires some setup here and there then you need to test that yourself.
In short, YouTubeFisher just does HTTP requests to YouTube server, and HTTP by itself was not designed with security and privacy in mind... if you want that you need to implement your own protection layer or use other external tools.
Hope that helps