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[–] ThatOnePrivacyGuy 1 points 47 points (+48|-1) ago 

Lots of wrong answers here. The correct answer is - it depends on your needs and threat model.

https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart

Filter that to your top 3-5 and go from there.

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[–] NonsenseAbounds 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Why doesn't someone make a VPN that has everything green?

I'm new to this whole concept. Do you know where I can read more about it?

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[–] ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I made a whole site about it

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[–] ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Jurisdiction has to do with unlawful surveillance. If you don't want to be spied on, you have a better chance avoiding it when using a service based somewhere that doesn't have such deals with the country you live in.

Note that if a state level actor is targeting you specifically, its very unlikely this will make a difference in the long run.

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The whole 5 eyes or whatever number of eyes thing, doesn't make as much sense to me. It comes to whether or not you trust that they're not logging. If they're not, country of origin doesn't matter. Don't EU countries have mandatory data retention laws? A 3 letter agency has the option to legally request the logs of a VPN in a 5 eye, but if there are none, they get nothing. 3 letter would probably compromise the network and install things. That being said, do you think they'd respect country lines when compromising networks? Most of the non eyes countries wouldn't have the resources or clout to call out the country that hacked one of their VPN's. It'd be like candy from a baby.

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[–] ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Logs are only half the story. The crux of the argument is influence. If a service lies in a country that can be easily influenced by a state actor performing unlawful surveillance, logs or no logs, they can be influenced to secretly start keeping them or even just monitor (real time data collection for immediate or short term use) as opposed to logging (storing of data for long term use and record-keeping).

If you are being targeted specifically by such a country, it likely will not matter where you are located.

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[–] grandusalenius 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Probably you have been asked this a thousand times, but you now of any vpn that still works with netflix region restrictions?

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[–] ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

That's something I don't track intentionally. If I did, Netflix could use my research against their users, sadly.

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[–] MarkTheNerd 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Just get Kodi and Exodus.

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[–] HamsterSlayer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Mine seems to be hit or miss. Sometimes it works fine, other times it doesn't. Probably has to do with the age of the IPs being used at any given time. When that happens I normally just disconnect, but I'm sure if you hopped through servers you could find one that works.

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[–] 8065243 4 points 21 points (+25|-4) ago 

I have Private Internet Access. It is pretty cheap, and allows you to change servers pretty easily. I don't really use it unless I want to torrent or make websites think I'm from other countries

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[–] ToFat2Fish 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Can second pia, it works well and is fast enough to torrent and game online at the same time.

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[–] Slayfire122 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I third this. You can also use virtually any gift card to buy access, such as Wal-Mart, Cabela's, Bass Pro, etc.

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[–] swolejusticewarrior 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

I work in cybersec and we found a guy because he used private internet access. It would look like a udp flood in our Netflows but his up was leaked regularly enough to find him. It could be the way he set it up or the way he used it but all I can say is he was arrested despite his use of a "vpn"

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[–] Penne_Puncher 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What was he arrested for?

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[–] DearestTrudeau 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

It doesn't work from Mainland China if that matters to you.

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[–] Helios-Apollo 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Shit, I was hoping to organize Tiannemen Square, Part 2.

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[–] Docta_pizza 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

... And I'll throw out a fifth recommendation, I've used PIA for years now, and I download a loooooot of stuff, never had any problems.

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[–] Disappointed 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Check the sub below OP there are some good resources:

v/pn

Sub owner has replied here: https://voat.co/v/technology/1650035/8065184

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[–] sbt2160p 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

"v/pn"? What does "pn" stand for?

...

ohhhhhhh, haha!

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[–] ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You should contribute, we'd love to have you there! (It's pretty new and competing with an established sub that is a little too fast and loose with affiliate advertising)

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[–] AlwaysInService 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

I was going to ping @ThatOnePrivacyGuy but he already answered. Definitely check his website and his chart with VPNs. It definitely helps and it always depends on what you're looking at. For example I automatically avoid VPN within the jurisdiction of Five Eyes, I don't want VPN to log my IP, DNS requests etc, bandwidth etc. so for me there's very little choice.

Bottom line is - check the chart, check the website of the VPN you are interested in, and try it out

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You want a VPN that allows OpenVPN. The NSA has all the SSL keys and proprietary linking software is a bad thing.

You want a VPN with big pipes and a lot of customers. It helps your data to get mixed up with others.

You want a VPN that will tell you how it works and all features so well a layman can't understand some of the words. If all they have is a few large-print paragraphs they could be hiding a vulnerability.

You want a VPN that doesn't keep logs.

You want a VPN that allows anonymous payment.

I use Private Internet Access because of the cost and because I can use OpenVPN, but I have some concerns because in an email they were able to tell me my password, which means they have the encryption keys to my data.

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[–] pangaea 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well mixing your data and "sharing the pipes" can be be a huge negative as well. It brings a lot of risk to the service if people are using it for extremely illegal purposes. For example maybe someone was using Private Internet Access to offer their services as a hitman though you were just using it to prevent someone at McDonald's from snooping on you reading the news, getting PIA shut down by no fault of yours. You also have to trust that their network is secured in such a way to prevent "nosy neighbor issues". Here is a chart I made: http://www.panhost.xyz/public/vpn-comparison.pdf

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[–] B3bomber 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

If you are paying for a service, you should be able to recover your username+password on request. They don't necessarily link the same information to the other parts of the database.

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[–] Fambida 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

I suggest using this site https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/ to find the one that's best for you. He has a VERY comprehensive list.

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[–] yesyesyesyesyes 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

NordVPN, you can pay with paypal, bitcoin or card. If your'e wanting more anonymity pay with btc and use a temp email, don't matter to much tho, they don't keep records or logs etc etc.

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[–] HamsterSlayer 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Their yearly subscription sometimes drops as low as like, $45, I think, if they have a promo going. Not bad.

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[–] yesyesyesyesyes 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I payed $100 for a year.

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[–] bruinsdude 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

what specifically happened

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[–] microlyfe 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Surprised to hear that. I use pia and have never had issues with cox.

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