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1 hour ago, crainingaming said:

I just have a question, I know this thread is sort of old but still, can I play games and stream with the VPN on? or do I have to turn it off every time?

I believe so, you may drop more frames than normal while streaming w/ VPN however. 

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On 10/17/2018 at 11:22 PM, iGx.Itachi said:

So, what I learn from all the comments "Nord vpn" is pretty much great overall and most of us trust it. 

Yes, it is. PIA isn't bad either, though call me tin-foil wearing lunatic if you want, I don't like the US jurisdiction of it. That's why I keep using NordVPN because it is based in Panama. You can try the free 7-day trial if you want here. Another VPN that looks quite good is Mullvad.

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I wouldn't call "paranoia" worrying over which country your VPN provider is based at. There have been times when government agencies if they are allowed by law, can knock on their doors and ask for logs, good if they don't keep any, but if they do...You can call this speculation, but I think we are all using VPNs to remain safe.

 

A good VPN shouldn't interfere with your gaming session, I personally had some troubles with Heartstone (only a few times though), and you need to check the ping if you're playing some MOBA or anything alike. Here's the one I use Surfshark, no troubles with streaming or gaming or anything alike, plus they are based in the British Virgin Islands, no data-retention laws. Post a comment if you check them out, I'm interested in other opinions.

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2 hours ago, RocinantesFlight said:

government agencies if they are allowed by law, can knock on their doors and ask for logs, good if they don't keep any, but if they do...You can call this speculation, but I think we are all using VPNs to remain safe.

by law, hahaha yeah that aint happening

 

Remain safe from what?

I hope you mean simple copyright infringement

 

btw the government knows now

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Uhm okay, can someone tell me why LTT switched to PIA, exactly? From what I understood, the biggest point was them being aquired by McAfee, and thus now being under US jurisdiction. At least it feels like that was the big issue they had?

 

So, they are now partnered with PIA instead, which... is under US jurisdiction. And, if my info is right, has been readily bending over and working with US authorities already. Shutting down german and russian servers, for example - for the russian ones, word is their reasoning doesn't make any sense, either. As in, there's laws that would have compromised privacy when they wouldn't actually have been affected by them, and claiming the servers in russia were easier to spy on by authorities, which does not hold any water as what they described would (and is!) still just as possible and feasible on any VPN server, regardless of its location.

 

I've had to check out a few VPN providers for work a while ago, so I may not recall all the details but I think that's the gist of it.

It's still cheaper alright, and doesn't prevent torrenting, I think? But the whole jurisdiction thing's just lots of wool, isn't it.

Just asking...!

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CPotter I signed up for PIA as per the recommendation via Linus Media Group. None of my business applications work on the VPN service. They either can't fix it or won't fix it. The worst part is they won't give me my money back for their worthless service.

 

Please help me if you can.

 

Thanks.

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10 hours ago, Unconquered said:

CPotter I signed up for PIA as per the recommendation via Linus Media Group. None of my business applications work on the VPN service. They either can't fix it or won't fix it. The worst part is they won't give me my money back for their worthless service.

 

Please help me if you can.

 

Thanks.

Definitely, can you send me a DM with any information you have from dealing with their support team? We'll get you sorted out asap.

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Hi there Guys & Gals.  Anyone else experiencing problems with PIA?  Little by little services are stopping working (Google Play & Amazon are the two biggies I’ve noticed).  Battery drain is immense, I’m talking down to ±1/3 of normal (ie 12 hours as opposed to 24-36+, usage depending).  Also speeds are about 1/10 of what they are without PIA turned on (±20Mbps compared with ±250 ordinarily).  Is it just me?

 

Biggest issue I have is support from them is pretty useless.  I’m being told all manner of nonsense, basically that they have no clue and I should deal with it.  Best proposed fix from them so far; turn off VPN!  Love it.  Other suggestions include disabling for problem apps (which doesn’t work by the way) and trying different setting (ports etc) until I find something that works.

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