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mtarail
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Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:57 pm

I don't walk around with a tin foil hat on, but I don't necessarily want my ISP selling all of my browsing data to whoever wants it.

I was wondering if anyone had suggestions regarding the benefits/drawbacks of VPN's and perhaps any suggestions for specific VPN's to subscribe to.
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I like Windscribe. 50GB free every month. Sign up through their webpage and use voucher code "50GBFREE". Couldn't be simpler.
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Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:13 pm

Depends on what's important to you. This is a good guide to help you decide:
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/

NordVPN does the trick for me.
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FieldingChase wrote:Depends on what's important to you. This is a good guide to help you decide:
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/

NordVPN does the trick for me.
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That's an informative chart. Where does setting up your own VPN with your own server fall in terms of speed/privacy vs a paid service? I like the idea of blinding my ISP but I'm also a diy kind of person.
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Don't forget to do a VPN on your mobile devices - phones & tables. I use PIA - a year subscription for protecting 5 devices was something like $30. Well worth it.
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FieldingChase wrote:Depends on what's important to you. This is a good guide to help you decide:
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/

NordVPN does the trick for me.
Thanks for that link, a great resource. I haven't gone through all of them, but I'm leaning towards SecureVPN.to and oVPN.to.

That being said, I ended up going for Windscribe for the lifetime subscription and it seems to check off most, if not all, of my wants.
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FieldingChase wrote:NordVPN does the trick for me.
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Subbed for later. I need to get on this.
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63schoeffling wrote:Subbed for later. I need to get on this.
yep, same . . . been meaning to for a while, just lazy.
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I have always believed a VPN gets me the internet speed of the VPN server and thus I lose my internet speeds. Is this correct?
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adawg8116 wrote:I have always believed a VPN gets me the internet speed of the VPN server and thus I lose my internet speeds. Is this correct?

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ygolohcysp wrote:
adawg8116 wrote:I have always believed a VPN gets me the internet speed of the VPN server and thus I lose my internet speeds. Is this correct?

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Kinda defeats the purpose of having super fast internet then!
HisBobness wrote:I like Windscribe. 50GB free every month. Sign up through their webpage and use voucher code "50GBFREE". Couldn't be simpler.
I signed up for this anyways, and it seems to work great. Will use as needed :)

Great thread, thanks!
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So far I'm leaning towards Cryptic VPN or private internet access.

Any other suggestions?
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I also signed up for the 50 free windscribe and it's working well so far. Pretty decent transfer speeds for a free vpn I feel. Good stuff!
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