I myself have a VPN which is neat because I can torrent on my laptop. Like someone mentioned, it's good if you want to browse the Internet safely, I also can access US Netflix to watch movies not available in my region. Personally, I'm using NordVPN but other VPNs like VPNArea or Express are good as well. Reference:
Seedbox is good but it's limited in usage while I think a VPN is good both for torrenting and online privacy
You don't have to, you just need a VPN that allows torrenting/P2P. Drop TunnelBear for the main reason that they do not support P2P, and PopcornTime relies on P2P, wouldn't want to get in trouble for that. You can get NordVPN (cheap, has P2P servers), VPNArea (allows torrenting too but is a bit pricier). I've used the latter in the past but at the moment I'm using Nord, both for PopcornTime and for streaming Netflix
Yes, the US based providers do not work in Iran, I recently came back from there. I had some other US-based provider and had to refund it because it did not work. Heard about NordVPN and VPNArea because they were outside the US. After I've read some feedback, I got Nord. It seems they always add new servers and it worked for me. I think VPNArea should work too, or any other provider maybe?
Suggest getting a VPN focused on security and privacy, you can check Torrentfreak's article, check Nord, Proton, VPNArea
Free VPN with unlimited data - not really, most free ones have some kind of data/server/bandwidth cap and it's better not to use them, especially if you're planning on torrenting with them. Get a paid credible torrenting allowing VPN like NordVPN, VPNArea or similar ()
Personally I've been using NordVPN and it's been good for me, the price is nice too when bought with a discount. No logs, works with netflix, can torrent with it so why not. Heard good things about ExpressVPN which is a bit more expensive and VPNArea. Would avoid any VPN based in US
I recommend a few apps that should increase your phone's security:
- a VPN (good for encrypting, securing your data, keeping you anonymous online and etc.). I've personally been using NordVPN for a while, but other paid VPNs like IVPN, VPNArea should help, you can check this article for reference, lots of relevant info -
- Use Viber, Signal or Telegram for secure messaging
- Use a password instead of a fingerprint to unlock your phone
Check your privacy settings too, turn off settings that seem shady to you like sharing location and etc.
I've personally been using NordVPN for all of my torrenting but check these out - VPNArea and , I've tried them both before, pretty alright. The torrentfreak article should also be helpful -
I agree that the first step is to get a VPN that allows torrenting, if you plan on pirating video games that is (NordVPN, VPNArea, ExpressVPN). Then your internet service provider cannot track your activity, nor see what you're downloading online.
You might get viruses, some people put up malicious stuff. As for the bugs, if the game is very new, the pirated stuff might have some glitches
I use VPNArea, and leave it pretty much always on. Just think about what kinds of activity you want separated from your real identity. At the end of the day, the choice is yours what you put over the VPN.
Linux is not necessarily a must, most VPN providers will supply a native client for connecting. The hurdle in my experience is drilling it into a user's head to connect to the VPN before browsing.
Heard that NordVPN and VPNArea are quite good and do not store any logs as well. You can check this article for reference, this a good list for those concerned about their privacy:
Get NordVPN (they have P2P servers for those who torrent), Express, Surfshark, VPNArea, PIA. Check r/vpncoupons for discounts. Also, some ground rules, if you're a noob:
First, if you intend to torrent, never use a free VPN (they log, they sell your data, they are limited, they throttle and etc.)
Two, get a paid VPN with a no logs policy (best if it's not located in countries like the US, UK and other, check 14-eyes).
Three, get a VPN that allows torrenting - you can get a legal notice if you torrent with a VPN that does not allow it.
I get around 80% of my speed with VPNArea servers in USA and quite a few lads I know use them. Most importantly they don't keep logs which after the new copyright precedent with iiNet and Dallas Buyers club matters!!
Like @complex_reduction says it defeats the purpose to use their Australian servers although they have 15 or so which can be in handy when you travel
Why you need UK based VPN? There are lots of VPN who have UK servers and work fast, provide access for all websites.. You can read about ExpressVPN, VPNArea, IPVanish, ibVPN, PIA they are best vpn providers
For torrent downloading I'd recommend TorGuard, BTGuard, IPVanish, PIA and VPNArea they are good and provide quality services, features, protocols and server locations... You can read their reviews or search torrent (P2P) vpn on google
You could (if you have a Raspberry Pi) or run netflix-proxy up on a bunch of obscure VPS providers to see if one hasn't been blocked yet.
Also, a few VPN providers (e.g. VanishedVPN and VPNArea) currently work with Netflix US, so you can just buy a subscription from them.
Which VPNs still work with Netflix and Hulu? AirVPN sadly doesn't work with either service, which is disappointing because I'm extremely satisfied otherwise. VPNArea is one I've seen multiple times suggested for this, but their review over on ThatOnePrivacySite isn't great, and also due to the server being down, doesn't show any speed tests for US servers.
Edit: Am located in the US trying to access US services from both Netflix and Hulu.
Yeah, my wife and I are in Canada and we were watching lots of for a show we got somehow addicted to while visiting Japan (Mogitate Terebi), and since the change to , we're not able to watch via a VPN either. Tried PureVPN (used to work), Hola, CyberGhost, ExpressVPN, Hotspot Shield, HideMyAss, and VPNArea - pretty frustrating and are going to have to cancel our subscription.
When I think i find a VPN, i find info of why it's not good.
Things I want:
* High Speeds
* Lower costs
* Netflix compatible
* Multiple connections
Ones I've looked at:
* PIA (Cheapest)
* ExpressVPN (More Expensive)
One site says one thing, another says something different. What have you experienced?
Need a good VPN for torrenting.
Features I need:
It has to have a server in Bulgaria
Preferably not in the 14 eyes
I've looked into NordVPN and VPNArea but I'm open to any other suggestions.
I don't work for them, just a user (of another provider)!
If VPNArea (or PIA for that matter) are to be believed, and they do not retain logs as promised; they should not be able to identify the copyright infringer, even if ordered to do so.
I wonder if there is any requirement in these documents that stipulates that VPN providers need to retain logs. It seems unlikely, but I wouldn't put it past them.
Edited for clarity.
A VPN is good is you’re concerned with privacy. Masks your location to websites you visit, and encrypts your info so ISPs can’t use it. Choose one not based in the USA (if they are, they’re extremely susceptible to court orders demanding data) and that doesn’t keep logs. I personally use VPNArea. It’s about $60 a year, but remember if you’re not paying for a VPN, they’re making money by selling your data anyway.
Stop using gmail, as you’re correct that they don’t care about your privacy. ProtonMail is free, encrypted, and once again not based in the USA.
As for search engines, DuckDuckGo doesn’t track your searches.
Firefox is the best browser for privacy. The tor browser is based off Firefox, which helps attest to its privacy capabilities.
Those are my 4 software recommendations for privacy.