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Old 05-16-2019, 08:05 AM   #16
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i use PIA, 80 bucks for a 3 year contract.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 10:52 AM   #17
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The PIA homepage states they are a US based corporation - which for everyone else in the world concerned with privacy is very bad news. The US laws (even those passed after the Snowden releases) provide specific exclusions for non-nationals.
PIA supply scripts for Linux which work for apt based distros like Ubuntu - less well for rpm based; I had to write my own Network Manager dispatcher. They have sufficient exit ports for my needs (plenty actually), but they are becoming less useful over time - sites now seem to be able to ascertain I am using a VPN so no bypassing geo-blocking for example. Maybe they just know the PIA IPs.
Support is ok if you can get past the first line.
Wow, so PIA is a VPN in the US. And the US laws are actually less suspicious of foreigners and afford them greater privacy?
This would be good news if there was currently no active mass surveillance programme headed by the US.

Is there not a VPN provider in Oz? But then again Oz is a member of the Five Eyes.

I think there are sites on the net which give advice on 'how to bypass VPN blocks' because the blocks are seen as taking away privacy and access to info.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 11:05 AM   #18
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Hey carlito. I've been a Windows user for a long time but recently I had an interest in Linux so right now I'm trying out Mint. Mostly I used Nord on Windows and my Android phone and only a little bit on Linux but so far it seems alright.
Good to see you're on a linux distro. Once you make the change you never go back!
I think Richard Stallman said both Windows and MacOS weren't the most secure operating systems. It seems linux distros are a little more dependable.

Also not all VPNs offer linux support - which is a pretty big failing.
So it may be helpful to find a VPN which is most supportive of linux distros. You could find out which VPN is most popular with Linux Mint users.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 11:34 AM   #19
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i use PIA, 80 bucks for a 3 year contract.
Sounds like a great bargain.
But I heard it's best to avoid VPNs offering low cost 3 year plans.
A VPN is more reputable if it's costs are similar for the short and long term.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 05:25 PM   #20
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You misunderstand - US citizen get some privacy protections, foreigners get none.
 
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You misunderstand - US citizen get some privacy protections, foreigners get none.

Yes, that sounds more like it.
Although it becomes rather confusing when we recall when Snowden used his 'boundlessinformant' tool with his NSA friends and they were all 'astonished to learn we are collecting more in the United States on Americans than we are on Russians in Russia'.(Washington Post - scroll to sub-heading 'front page test').

Even so, PIA vpn (which is US-based) is offering a two year plan for just 84 bucks. And it can be installed onto any linux distro.
 
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I use Veepn. 100 bucks for 5 years. 10 simultaneous connections, from IOS to Linux. Unlimited traffic. Well, in General I think that this is one of the best VPN services.
 
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I use Veepn. 100 bucks for 5 years. 10 simultaneous connections, from IOS to Linux. Unlimited traffic. Well, in General I think that this is one of the best VPN services.
Why?
Apart from 100 bucks for 5 years.
 
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I don't think the thread should turn into solicitations for vpn services.
 
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Yes, that sounds more like it.
Although it becomes rather confusing when we recall when Snowden used his 'boundlessinformant' tool with his NSA friends and they were all 'astonished to learn we are collecting more in the United States on Americans than we are on Russians in Russia'.(Washington Post - scroll to sub-heading 'front page test').

Even so, PIA vpn (which is US-based) is offering a two year plan for just 84 bucks. And it can be installed onto any linux distro.
Russia, Germany and other countries were collecting data on a massive scale on "their" citizens long before the USA jumped on the bandwagon. Hitler and Stalin would not be able to contain their excitement if they had the data collection tools that are available today. Social Media alone provides most of the data for governments. Also, keep in mind that most governments get around data collection laws, by not directly collecting the data, they simply request it or buy it from the companies that you are willfully giving your data to. How many people read EULA's, terms of use etc..., before clicking yes, or I agree?
 
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:56 PM   #26
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Just a heads up on this thread - so Mullvad and Airvpn are the secure ones.
Also on Youtube I heard Airvpn is the most popular amongst Linux users.

Anyone on LQ who uses either?
 
Old 06-29-2019, 04:29 AM   #27
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Hi,

I use expressvpn and have no problems and can even watch geo-locked iptv channels etc
 
Old 07-01-2019, 04:23 AM   #28
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I am trying to get a VPN but am having difficulty choosing a good one.
There seems to be a lot of info you have to read, there's so many price plans and then there's stuff about 'jurisdiction'.

I would like a VPN for ordinary use and I don't really care about watching Netflix. However I would like a VPN I can trust.
Does anyone recommend a good VPN?
Why do you want to use a VPN? Big question.

Take this as a start: https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/

Astrill is good. Will work in China, many servers: http://astrill.com/
I can not recommend NordVPN

If you want to use softether, you could try:
https://proxy.sh/prices

https://www.rapidvpn.com/
 
  


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