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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Hey guys! First off i didnt know where should i put this thread soo im post it here.

What can you tell me about the different VPN's you've used? What you liked, disliked? If you switched what made you do that? Which one are you currently using? Etc. I was wanting to get one but there are soo manny different options idk which one should i choose. Pls help

Thanks!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys! 


What can you tell me about the different VPN's you've used? What you liked, disliked? If you switched what made you do that? Which one are you currently using? Etc. I was wanting to get one but there are soo manny different options idk which one should i choose. Pls help

Thanks!

 

[did also post this on member reviews... thought id post it here as well... idk if this breaks rules or not... if it does pls allow me im new on here]

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Just now, TCG_SS03 said:

idk if this breaks rules or not

it does

1 minute ago, TCG_SS03 said:

if it does pls allow me im new on here

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, sub68 said:

it does

 

im sorry i didnt know! will keep this in mind in the future.

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4 minutes ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

US

Kape technology who owns PIA is based out of the UK. Same difference but the US has to jump thru some hoops to gain access. 

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Just now, TCG_SS03 said:

im sorry i didnt know! will keep this in mind in the future.

dont worry. a mod will probably just delete one of your threads


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, eeeee1 said:

dont worry. a mod will probably just delete one of your threads

id prefer this one to hide the shame...

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24 minutes ago, TCG_SS03 said:

Hey guys! First off i didnt know where should i put this thread soo im post it here.

What can you tell me about the different VPN's you've used? What you liked, disliked? If you switched what made you do that? Which one are you currently using? Etc. I was wanting to get one but there are soo manny different options idk which one should i choose. Pls help

Thanks!

Not to say you don’t need a VPN, but do you need a VPN..? A lot of folks seem to be jumping on the VPN train simply because all of the YouTube ads going towards promoting them. They are incredibly useful tools, but they are only a single tool in the toolbox of trying to anonymize your data, and that single tool alone will do very very little. If your trying to get around geo-restrictions, or download “questionable content” then yes, they are useful for that. 


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I use PIA because Linus told me to get it because I find it's reliable for what I use it on. Would not recommend it if you need it for Netflix, as Netflix blocks VPNs and PIA doesn't actively fight to get around the blocks like some others do. But I do like the UI and connection speed/strength, so I keep it.


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28 minutes ago, TCG_SS03 said:

[did also post this on member reviews... thought id post it here as well... idk if this breaks rules or not... if it does pls allow me im new on here]

Do not double post, it's considered spamming.

 

Also, use the appropriate forum section.

 

 

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Can i ask why you want to use a VPN?

 

There's a lot of BS out there (VPN companies spread it on purpose) about how it helps privacy.

If you're using a home internet connection using a VPN does not make the internet or your privacy any more secure.


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Just now, Mad153 said:

Can i ask why you want to use a VPN?

 

There's a lot of BS out there (VPN companies spread it on purpose) about how it helps privacy.

If you're using a home internet connection using a VPN does not make the internet or your privacy any more secure.

some very legal anime streaming sites are gonna get banned in india. i dont wanna support crunchyroll. so was just thinking of getting one to go over the restriction

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5 hours ago, TCG_SS03 said:

Hey guys! First off i didnt know where should i put this thread soo im post it here.

What can you tell me about the different VPN's you've used? What you liked, disliked? If you switched what made you do that? Which one are you currently using? Etc. I was wanting to get one but there are soo manny different options idk which one should i choose. Pls help

Thanks!

 

Any if the following are pretty solid:

SurfShark, NordVPN, and ExpressVPN are recommended by a lot of YouTubers that do a lot of traveling so I guess you can't really go wrong with any of those.

 

I like Proton's VPN service as they are also known for their multi-layer encrypted email service (both of which I have used).

 

Dashlane is kinda unique because their subscriptions come bundled with a password manager, VPN, and identify theft insurance.

 

PIA is dirt cheap for the perfectly decent quality and is recommended by LMG (well, partially cuz they're a sponsor).

 

There are certain risks when using a VPN that I wasn't even aware of until I did a little research. Things like varying forced disclosure laws depending on where the VPN service is based, getting put on the "naughty list" by certain ISPs and government agencies, uncertainty around which VPN services actually do or do not log user connection & traffic data, and the potential for VPN server hacks like the recent one against NordVPN in 2018.

 

The biggest downside of VPNs in my opinion is the increased latency when gaming and streaming or when accessing a virtual desktop and being on a video call for work since everything is being routed through servers in another country.

 

VPNs are pretty great in general for anonymity and accessing sites blocked in other countries when traveling, viewing Netflix content available in other countries, circumventing data throttling, and even saving on airfare (though maybe not until coronavirus vaccines arrive).

 

I would only use a VPN for the reasons above, but not all the time as there are free DNS services like Blokada from F-Droid and 1.1.1.1 WARP from CloudFlare that add some layers of security found in VPNs without compromising on bandwidth and latency.

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