Someone posted a Daily Mail article about Alexandra Mezher, a Swedish social worker who was stabbed to death, to 4chan. They couldn't access it so they asked other people from Sweden to try.
Whoever made the screen grab (presumably not from Sweden) could assess the article simply by copy and pasting the link to their browser.
They then use ShadeYou client, with the location set to Sweden. They then try to access the article again and couldn't.
I would remove from the contenders. They are just a reskinned website selling access to the ShadeYou servers for more money and they may have used Wireshark to sniff packets for an NGO a while back. You also might want to add an obfuscation tech like chameleon or ssl/ssh if you don't want your isp to even know you are on a vpn. IMHO Vypre from goldenfrog is as solid as you can get.
Can anyone recommend a VPN service that will unblock BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime Video UK and ITV Player?
Also looking for multiple UK exits that can unblock these services so I can load-balance them in PFSense. Lots of services I've tried unblock one or two of the three services, but nobody unblocks all of them that I've found so far. Currently using Getflix to get round it but it's very slow at resolving. Smart DNS over VPN is useless too as it doesn't work (even says so when you use it and visit your control panel).
Services I've tried already which do not block all three of these are:
Excellent question. The short answer is no, there is essentially zero chance that this service will require you to stay safe. However, as /u/Dosage_Of_Reality has shown, there is still some inherent risk. We suggest using a VPN of some sort, but again, it is not entirely necessary. You could try using a free trial of a VPN like Private Internet Access ($3.33/month) or ShadeYou ($2.17/month) to see if the cost is worth covering the risk factor. There are other free VPNs available, but these vary in protection (they could just be out to sell your data).
We still always suggest using a fake Google account for our site. It is possible that Google could deactivate accounts that are registered to use Corrent, but again, this is highly unlikely.
TL;DR It depends what level of risk you are acceptable with.
Hi mate, I'm new to reddit and VPN's as well, I am seriously considering ShadeYouVPN for torrenting especially. Have you used it much for torrenting and do you know how to set it up with uTorrent? Also, how did you pay for your subscription? PayPal?
I've had good results with ZoogVPN, ShadeYou, Windscribe & SurfBouncer. The first two have stable open vpn configs that work in my tomato router. Windscribe has the best browser plugin and SurfBouncer the best tech support and security options. All work for Netflix reliably for me from Australia.
I use ExpressVPN. Hope it will help.
Hi, thanks for your reply! That sounds very good and exactly what I'm looking for! When you say you use 'open source software' you don't mean ShadeYou's standard Windows client correct? Just so I'm clear as well when you say it will 'tunnel everything through your client' that means you just setup the VPN connection in the client and go, no need for any specific tinkering in uTorrents settings? (Btw are you on PC or Mac? I use both, but mainly PC for torrenting.) Also what is the process of paying with bitcoin? I usually use PayPal for everything, but I would like to use bitcoin for extra security.
Thanks for all your help and I'm sorry about all the extra questions! :)
I'm Australian and I have been using ShadeYouVPN for a while, I have found them to be very good so far. They are a non US based company (based in the Netherlands), they do not keep any logs, torrenting & P2P is allowed on all servers, good speeds (for Australian internet), very easy to setup, up to 5 simultaneous connections at a time, can pay with Bitcoin for extra anonymity, helpful email support and best of all only $26 US per year for all that.
Tor Guard has said that if US laws change then they don't have an issue moving out of country to protect the privacy of its users. If the TPP forces PiA to, I'll be looking there first probably.
Edit: someone above me also suggested ShadeYou out of Romania. Decent speeds and no nsa presence there.