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    • digp
    • By digp 4th Mar 17, 8:39 PM
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    Vpn
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    • 4th Mar 17, 8:39 PM
    Vpn 4th Mar 17 at 8:39 PM
    This thread is for VPN recommendations/reviews please. There's a lot of rubbish and lies out there.

    I'll post some reviews soon. Others could chip in, in the mean time.

    Thanks.
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    • digp
    • By digp 4th Mar 17, 9:57 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 9:57 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 9:57 PM
    Here goes:

    https://thatoneprivacysite.net/2016/09/03/nordvpn-review/

    https://vpntesting.info/

    Fwiw: anything recommended by PC mag so called 'editors choice' should be avoided.
    • digp
    • By digp 4th Mar 17, 10:21 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 10:21 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 10:21 PM
    This is an interesting site, can't comment on how genuine it is though:

    https://vpnreviewer.com/


    So, back to my experience, avoid Purevpn and BlackVPN. The former are shysters and the latter in my experience didn't deliver the speeds. Your mileage may vary but read and read and read again before signing up. Wherever possible try a trial first. If no trial is offered stay away from them.
    • digp
    • By digp 4th Mar 17, 10:30 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 10:30 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 10:30 PM
    This looks interesting but also quite expensive while in beta:

    https://www.andryou.com/2017/02/22/in-depth-look-at-protonvpn/
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 4th Mar 17, 11:41 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 11:41 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 11:41 PM
    You all need to be aware of something........ It's looking as though big business in pushing it's influence on the authorities and the authorities are pushing their influence on various high profile websites and using Camerons porn filters to block people on VPN services, i've been hearing of a number of complaints of people being unable to access some websites via some of the biggest VPN providers.

    There's a war going on, freedom of information versus outside interests that would like to keep us "dumb".
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

    "Never confuse education with intelligence"
    • Gillor
    • By Gillor 6th Mar 17, 9:06 AM
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    • 6th Mar 17, 9:06 AM
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    This is probably going to be a bit like asking which is the best anti-virus – everyone has an opinion, not necessarily based on fact but on preference/subjectivity/prejudice, each equally valid in its own way.

    Anyway for what it’s worth, I have been using AirVPN for the last two years. It’s one of the more secure VPNs having been set up by “hacktivists and activists,” has no perceptible loss of speed, allows P2P which a number of VPN providers don’t, and there is a free trial period.

    Many reviews have noted that AirVPN isn’t particularly user friendly, being geared more towards the “expert” user, but I’ve never had any problems and I would hardly classify myself as being anywhere near expert.

    There is a pretty good review here.
    • willieaames
    • By willieaames 6th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
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    • 6th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
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    • 6th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
    Its always best to go for trial/free version and do test before purchasing any vpn. I`d used these vpns but don't necessarily recommend or endorse:
    Airvpn
    IVPN.
    Zenmate
    Expressvpn
    Astrill
    Vyprvpn
    Vpnsecure

    The following guides would be helpful for you guys

    thatoneprivacysite.net
    torrentfreak.com/vpn-anonymous-review-160220
    reddit.com/r/VPN/
    bestvpnprovider.com/vpnsecure-review/
    • rhysadams
    • By rhysadams 8th Mar 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 8th Mar 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 8th Mar 17, 2:35 PM
    Depends on what you are going to be using the VPN for...

    If you are looking for privacy on public wifi networks, then set one up yourself using your home internet connection. I have done this using a Draytek router off ebay and a DYNDNS login so that I always know what the IP address is.

    I then can connect to the VPN on public WiFi's safe in the knowledge that its secure. Not only that but when I'm abroad, I can use the VPN to see BBC iPlayer or check my lottery ticket.
    • Roland Sausage
    • By Roland Sausage 9th Mar 17, 11:14 AM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 11:14 AM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 11:14 AM
    Depends on what you are going to be using the VPN for...

    If you are looking for privacy on public wifi networks, then set one up yourself using your home internet connection. I have done this using a Draytek router off ebay and a DYNDNS login so that I always know what the IP address is.

    I then can connect to the VPN on public WiFi's safe in the knowledge that its secure. Not only that but when I'm abroad, I can use the VPN to see BBC iPlayer or check my lottery ticket.
    Originally posted by rhysadams
    Pretty much this.

    If it's for privacy on a public network, get a Raspberry Pi, stick OpenVPN on it and setup dynamic DNS and you're all set.

    If it's for privacy at home, then rent a virtual server somewhere and stick OpenVPN on it. A fairly low spec one would be fine and could be had for a couple of quid a month, and it's not too difficult to set up.
    • snorebits
    • By snorebits 9th Mar 17, 12:18 PM
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    I used Hidemyass.com for a while and found them very good. Never any problems connecting and several options per country. not quite sure how it compares price wise, but seemed reasonable.
    • DaveG247
    • By DaveG247 9th Mar 17, 12:41 PM
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    I used PIA for a few years and never really had issues, when it came to renewing I moved to Nord VPN which seems to be equally as good and not based in the US as PIA now are.
    • janyao
    • By janyao 15th Mar 17, 2:20 PM
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    i am using express VPN for my online privacy.
    • alexhardy
    • By alexhardy 18th Mar 17, 9:31 AM
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    Fitstly,u can use trial version and then did some choose.
    I wiil recomened hidemyass
    • were
    • By were 18th Mar 17, 11:02 AM
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    Here is another link to others who review sites, https://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-anonymous-review-2017-170304/

    Hidemyass got some bad press for not hiding peoples details, but rather they kept logs and on record https://invisibler.com/lulzsec-and-hidemyass/.
    • EdwardB
    • By EdwardB 18th Mar 17, 1:02 PM
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    I have used HideMyAss, they sold up and support got worse, they not only do no do torrents but they will terminate your account. Strength of HMA was 40,000 IP's downside was speed loss if you did not stick to locale. Was good option for my biz which needed to appear to be in many countries around the world.

    I used PIA, they were OK but their client requires user to be an Admin account, that is unnaceptable to me, we did find a way to get it working by defining it with L2TP client in Windows. That had some security issues around leaking albeit very slim. I warned them about client on day 1, I said I would not renew if they did not write a client that could operate using a standard account and so I did.

    PIA support was OK if you got the right person but they are very sloppy about their IP's, Google, Yahoo and others knew if you were using their IP's and they only had so many per location, albeit that you could find more if you knew how.

    These days I am mostly using browser based VPN's for web traffic.

    I did get this unlimited lifetime VPN from a referral by someone here, currently $40 but price does seem to go up and down between $21 and $30, ignore the pop up BTW they want you to spend $50 to get further discount.

    https://stacksocial.com/sales/vpn-unlimited-lifetime-subscription

    Before buying I read these reviews on Keepsolid

    http://uk.pcmag.com/vpn-unlimited/78538/review/keepsolid-vpn-unlimited

    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/software/utilities/keepsolid-vpn-unlimited-1325618/review

    They have "certain" servers that work with torrents, I believe their client requires admin access so back to L2TP I guess.

    One thing, KeepSolid is a Russian outfit so if that puts you off then so be it.
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    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 18th Mar 17, 2:46 PM
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    I use IPvanish, more to circumvent geo blocking than for privacy reasons. Seems very reliable, plenty of servers in lots of countries and doesn't drag my already moderate internet speed down by too much when I'm using it. Cost about £40 for the year. But I will be shopping around when it is time to renew as I'd like a VPN that has an Android client that supports Split Tunneling.
    • EdwardB
    • By EdwardB 18th Mar 17, 4:35 PM
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    You all need to be aware of something........ It's looking as though big business in pushing it's influence on the authorities and the authorities are pushing their influence on various high profile websites and using Camerons porn filters to block people on VPN services, i've been hearing of a number of complaints of people being unable to access some websites via some of the biggest VPN providers.

    There's a war going on, freedom of information versus outside interests that would like to keep us "dumb".
    Originally posted by Strider590
    Very valid point, recent case on ISP's with Football is just the start.

    What I see them doing right now is carrying out some net tests that VPN's block, they then just block you.

    This is a bit like sites that block access to people using adblockers, that is such a dumb move, even if your site depends on ad revenue, because the one thing you want is engagement. You can't engage with someone you banned.

    The same applies to Torrents, the vast majority of Torrent users are 3rd world or the poor, the idiots spending a small fortune would do better to find a way to address that market. Even tolerating them gives them benefit.

    Say someone call Mary watched a film called Live by Night, they were never going to be able to afford to see it at cinema or buy a DVD, BluRay, they can't afford Sky, Netflix or any commercial service. So they watch it online and tell their friends on social media they enjoyed the movie, then half a dozen of those people go and buy that movie based on that recommendation, they tell their friends about the movie and pretty soon hundreds if not thousands of people go buy the movie.

    The movie company lost NOTHING, Mary was never going to buy the movie, but based on her recommendation a lot of other people did, as far as I am concerned that makes financial sense and no lawyers required!!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2361317/?ref_=nv_sr_1

    Unfortunately they prefer GREED, yet whatever technical idea they come up with, a way is found to get around it, usually within a day, sometimes within an hour.
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    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 18th Mar 17, 8:34 PM
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    i use opera browser in no track mode - it has it's own vpm and duckagoo to search.

    works for me
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 18th Mar 17, 11:00 PM
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    Whats with the influx of US spammers? All making the best of their own VPN's?

    Throwing in a bit of advertising to boot?
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 18th Mar 17, 11:17 PM
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    It's a way of life in the land of the free (Free!!??). Sorry in what was the land of the free.....Now Trumpton...
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