That One Privacy Site

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mirimir, May 15, 2016.

  1. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    https://thatoneprivacysite.net/
     
  2. Minimalist

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    Interesting site. Thank for sharing.
    It's really useful when choosing VPN service :thumb:
     
  3. mirimir

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    Yes, he's collected a lot of information!
     
  4. WhoIsTylerDurden

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    Currently using ExpressVPN for another month then i plan on switching to IVPN. That chart just helped me make my decison!
     
  5. Lyx

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    Thanks. So, privacy conscious people should use:

    AirVPN
    AzireVPN
    CactusVPN
    CryptoStorm
    FrootVPN
    IVPN
    NordVPN
    OVPN.se
    OVPN.to
    Perfect Privacy
    PIA
    Privatoria
    secureVPN.to
    SlickVPN
    Trust.zone
    VikingVPN
    VPNSecure
    WindScribe
     
  6. compleo

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    According to the chart for "simple VPV comparison","Cyber ghost" shows green" for "privacy logging" which is "generally good".

    According to this link from this forum--->[EXPOSED] CYBERGHOST VPN KEEP LOGS
     
  7. mirimir

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    Good point.

    However, that chart just summarizes what VPN providers say. For ~150 VPNs, that's a lot of work. Checking everything against everything on the net about each one would be a LOT of work.

    But hey, I'll ping him about this on /r/VPN. I'm pretty sure that he's already read about it.
     
  8. caspian

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    Other than price, why would you not include Cryptohippie?
     
  9. summerheat

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    Okay, I just registered with NordVPN which looks good from that chart and from various reviews. And it's cheap: Right now they offer a yearly subscription for just 3 USD per month.

    Setup was easy. The general question remains: How do you know that you can trust the VPN of your choice? Paper (or any website) doesn't blush.
     
  10. mirimir

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    Always check for leaks. See https://www.ivpn.net/privacy-guides/how-to-perform-a-vpn-leak-test

    If your ISP provides IPv6 service, also check for IPv6 leaks. First, see if you have a temporary IPv6 address. That's the one that gets used on the Internet. In Windows, use "ipconfig /all". In OSX and Linux, use "ifconfig". Then hit http://test-ipv6.com/ and see if it shows your temporary IPv6 address. If it does, while the VPN is connected, you have an IPv6 leak.

    You can also "ping 2a01:7a0:3:121::1" (use ping6 in OSX and Linux). If that works, you have IPv6 connectivity. Then browse http://ipv6.google.com/ to see if you also have IPv6 DNS.

    If you have IPv6 leak, you can disable IPv6 in the network adapter. You can also use firewall rules that block IPv6, or a VPN client that does that for you. Within a couple weeks, I'll have a website with leak-testing results for about 30 VPN services.
    You can't know. All you can go by is what people share about them. And much of the time, you can't trust those people, because they're idiots, or are being paid to trash competitors. It's a hard problem. That's why I like chaining VPNs. You don't need to trust any of them as much.
     
  11. summerheat

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    @mirimir: Thanks, mirimir, very valuable info! I will definitely check that.
     
  12. Minimalist

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    The impossible task of creating a “Best VPNs” list today
    http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/06/aiming-for-anonymity-ars-assesses-the-state-of-vpns-in-2016/
     
  13. mirimir

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    That has some pretty lame stuff in it :(
     
  14. Less

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    he seems to be everywhere on the internet so long the word "vpn" appears.
    is he here? so weird.
     
  15. mirimir

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    Which one, the ARS guy or TOPG?

    I don't know whether either is on Wilders.
     
  16. n8chavez

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    Windscribe is a VPN I've never heard of before. Does anyone have any opinions of it. It seems to be viewed positively here; getting all but two bars green and the other two orange. It seems to have good features; openvpn by default, firewall (killswitch) to prevent IP and DNS leaks, fast servers (every speedtest I ran gave me 50mbps with the US servers. They also have a browser extension, which supposedly...

    It also seems to have a fairly straightforward privacy policy:

    I mention this to get feedback. It looks to be a nice, new, up and coming, vpn. But sites can say whatever the hell they want without a shred of truth. This site has a lifetime license for $39, which could be a steal if it's as good a VPN as thatoneprivacysite seems to think.
     
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