VPN Comparison Chart

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by drhu22, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. drhu22

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  2. mirimir

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    Thanks, I've been meaning to post that. It seems to reflect lots of work by multiple people.

    It's missing Cryptohippie and Insorg, however.
     
  3. TonyW

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    Pardon the pun but that Reddit link looks threadbare now since a lot of posts have been removed.
     
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    Neither do I. No idea where the comments have gone in the link drhu22 posted.
     
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    They were different comments, I suspect. I did see them, but didn't take notes.
     
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    The article/document has gross inaccuracies. I live in Singapore and Singapore is a staunch US ally and also other US allies. The freedom of speech here is very much among the lowest in the world. The mention of "fourteen eyes" countries is irrelevant when it comes to VPN.

    The key is that your base connection has to be anonymous.
     
  9. deBoetie

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    I'm not sure there's any prospect for making your base connection anonymous, nor - as you suggest - can you rely on any of the providers. Trust should always be conditional, and be realistic about the threats.

    A more effective policy might be to chain these things deliberately through jurisdictions that are actively hostile to each other, and therefore less likely to cooperate. I only say less likely, because, no doubt, VPN providers are very high priority for all of the nation-state actors in terms of stealing their keys. So the other aspect to look for in a provider is attempting to get a feeling for how technically sophisticated they are about that protection.
     
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    That chart is quite a list, almost get a headache taking in all that information, I like AirVPN but it is based in a "fourteen eyes" country, iVPN looks good but appears to be in a "five eyes" territory, BlackVPN seems like the best bet from what I can tell.
     
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    I would suggest selecting a vpn that is really good with linux support and has a team that understands linux (not just some junk linux patch client approach). Then switch to linux on your computer. No matter how good the vpn provider is, and there are a few good ones out there, the weakest link can often be the OS. I feel more strongly than I am typing but I don't want to offend someone that believes Windows is a secure environment for those "needing" a vpn.
     
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    That list is incomplete. There are a few Russian services that get advertised on Russian hack forums not listed.
     
  13. mirimir

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    Tell him, and he'll add them :)
     
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