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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.