The Classic Subject: Do you use a VPN service for privacy? What is the best service for you?

palhanow

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Self explanatory.

Please share your thoughts with the rest of the community.

I’m in the process of contracting a VPN service and maybe this thread can help with the same question.
 

Klaatu

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I don't use a VPN regularly, but when I need to do it I use VyprVPN. I'm very happy with it. It has servers from lots of different countries, it's fast, and the connections are stable. I also use Opera's built-in VPN for browsing sometimes.
 

Noble

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I use bitdefender VPN paid, no issues with it for the last two years.
 

we_are_borg

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I use VPN if i need to contact services that i do not fully trust or has geoblocking.
 

MagicalAzareal

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I use whatever comes with Opera to get around geoblocks.

If I want to be really private (avoid potential embarrassment and what-not), I use Tor. Tor is the most private, but it's a bit slower than a VPN and some sites block it as bad actors occasionally make use of it due to it's anonymizing properties.
 

Deimos

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I use Private internet access on and off, but mostly for work, as I need a Canadian IP for testings certain things.
 

Replicant

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I use ProtonVPN here. They are the same company behind ProtonMail, a fully encrypted email service. Greatly satisfied with them and their pricing plan are very affordable, IMO.
 

mysiteguy

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I suggest to folks to also set your router, firewall or whatever you use as your intermediary DNS server to use Quad 9 or similar privacy DNS server. This is in case you have any unknown DNS leaks these queries won't go to your internet provider.
 

Solidus

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I use whatever comes with Opera
They sell your data. Whether or not you care about that, I don't know. But there it is.

I currently use Windscribe but intend on switching to Mullvad.

Side note: a VPN doesn't completely protect your privacy, you're still traceable and leave a unique fingerprint.
 

MagicalAzareal

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They sell your data. Whether or not you care about that, I don't know. But there it is.

I currently use Windscribe but intend on switching to Mullvad.

Side note: a VPN doesn't completely protect your privacy, you're still traceable and leave a unique fingerprint.
You could always use Tor for when you're really concerned about privacy.
 
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