Hey y'all,

Has anyone here seen this post: Don't use VPN services.

Hot exachanges.

What are your thoughts?

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    I've got to agree, with the fact, that most well known VPN providers are shady as all hell.
    Eg, Proxy.sh advertised itself as not being able to identify a single user after he authenticated himself against a server, or log them.
    However, they've proven that to be wrong, as they manipulated the Traffic of of their users to aid law-enforcement.

    Also, many countries ( especially 5-eyes) have weak data protection laws, so governments can easily get all the server data they want.

    I personally trust ProtonVPN.
    Their mother company ProtonMail got big by providing secure email inboxes, so I'm pretty confident they wouldn't risk their users trust, as high security is easily their biggest selling point.
    They're also based in switzerland, so other countries can't force them to give out your data.
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    There are few VPN providers that are not engaged in shady or even clearly unethical practices. ProtonVPN has been named already (though there is some controversy) and I would like to add Mullvad.
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    Oh, and many VPN providers have heavy tracking in their apps ^^
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    There's nothing to have an opinion on here honestly. What the dude said in the gist is exactly right. VPN as a service is a scam and the only good reason to use it is to bypass country locks more comfortably than looking for a functional proxy.

    Just think about it.. It's a "virtual private network"

    So the main product is that they allow you to use their network? So it's like "pay me, and you can connect to the internet through my router instead of yours"... So what did you gain? Military grade encryption? Premium security? Privacy?

    The answer is nothing, you just added one more node to the connection...

    (Except for http sites, you gained an encrypted channel between the vpn provider and your machine, so I guess it protects you against MitM attacks on a public network for any old blog website that forgot to migrate to https, but chrome wont even allow you to connect to those anymore without warning :) )
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    Clickbait title, but valid enough content.

    I believe @linuxxx recommends Mullvad, that's good enough for me.
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    @RememberMe That I recommend it you mean?
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    I partially agree. It entirely depends on how much you trust your ISP and your VPN provider.

    In the US, some providers actively inject tracking shit into web pages and such, when using a site without https WITH VPN prevents this.

    For me, it's important that my home IP isn't logged with about every service I use/visit, VPN solves this for me.
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    @linuxxx both the recommendation and the service (I did my own reading too of course)
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    Couple of years ago I was using VyperVPN from Giganews.

    I was pretty satisfied, but stoped using it
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