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Discussion in 'Privacy News & Tools' started by souptacular, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. souptacular

    souptacular Well-known Member
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    What VPN do you use and how has your experience been?

    If you don't know what VPN's are check out this link that explains their advantages in protecting your privacy
    https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/how-it-works/

    When I choose a VPN, I base it off whether or not they keep logs, their price, and their speed. So far I have used 2 VPN services: iPredator and PrivateInternetAccess

    iPredator: I used this service from around 2010 until 2013 and didn't have any problems with it. The speeds were comparable to my ISP speeds most of the times. At the time I used them, they did not accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. I just checked and they do now. As far as personal info I had to provide an e-mail address and (at the time I used them) payment info on PayPal. Their service is around $5 a month and they offer a free trial.

    PrivateInternetAccess: I started using PIA in 2015 because they had a strong track record of not compromising user privacy, being cryptocurrency friendly, and having many technical options to connect to their VPN (OpenVPN, PPTP and IPSEC/L2TP, laptops and smartphones). Their speed is pretty good, and I generally don't notice slowdowns except for in peak use hours for my area. They also have many locations to choose from to connect to their servers, so you can use their auto-connect feature or find the location to connect to that gives you the best speed. I had to provide an e-mail and I paid in Bitcoin, so if you use a throw-away e-mail it is about as "anonymous" as you can get.

    The next VPN service I buy will probably be in DRK.
     
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    I use TorGuard (affiliate link) and my experience has been great.
    • Great speed and many servers in a lot of countries to use. When I choose something near me the speed is almost ISP like
    • No logs
    • Many protocols (OpenVPN,PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, SSTP, ikev2)
    • They block WebRTC Bug
    • Up to 5 simultaneous connections (I use it in several computers and phone)
    And they accept Darkcoin :D:D:D
     
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    My own.
    Good [​IMG]
     
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    same :D
     
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    Would either of you like to elaborate on what your set-up is? Sounds like a cheap way to protect your connection when on public networks. Do you use OpenVPN software or some other tool?
     
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    SoftEther VPN Server in L2TP mode - works fine for me, connecting from both Mac and iPhone without any additional software.
    EDIT: https://www.softether.org/
    [​IMG]
     
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    Private Internet Access. I have one year subscription for 40$. They have servers in over 20 locations. They accept all sorts of payments, including bitcoin, ripple, stellar and major gift cards. Sadly they haven't got around darkcoin yet.
     
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    Mullvad VPN for about 5 year's now.
     
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    been using BolehVPN for 2 years now , accepts Dash and amazing support
     
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    Airvpn , great service, port forwarding, nice forum.
     
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    This can be a complicated decision, not least because one has to decide between countries that do not log, but are known for overstepping (e.g. the US) and countries outside the US, but about whom we know less about their privacy laws. I suggest AirVPN, purchased with Bitcoin, as a start.
     

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