I have ExpressVPN and am due to re-up and continue paying for it soon
I found out recently it’s a front company for some shady Chinese company
Most tech sites that rate VPNs say it’s the best VPN
Guess I’ll just go with no VPN and get spied on anyway for less money
Edit: I am basing this solely on an upvoted comment on reddit with a few reddit awards attached to it. I saw the comment within the past month or two. I cannot remember where but it looked like people believed what they were reading from some random redditor. Do not take my word as gospel here. I'm just going by what I read on this website.
Try a bunch of different vpn services. I used ExpressVPN. It takes a few minutes to connect but worked great.
Your best bet is to use a port 443 or 80 vpn. You could check out OpenVPN
If it's a username password network you could spoof your MAC address to look like one of the teachers devices. This might not work depending on how you login process works.
1) buying a region-free Blu Ray player is the best option for someone in your situation. I own and would highly recommend the Sony UBP-X700 as it can play 4k UHD Blu Rays (those are already region free) and is backwards compatible with Blu Rays and DVDs of any region as well. I got mine for $125
2) If cost is an issue, wait for the Barnes & Noble 50% off sales every July and November. They ship internationally and shipping is free if your order is over $50. I never buy my Criterions at full SRP.
3) if you're interested in just watching films in the collection, look into streaming the Criterion Channel with a VPN (the service is only available in the US and Canada, but with a VPN you can get on a proxy server in those regions). I would recommend ExpressVPN as it's easy to use and not highly expensive.
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I skip anyone who uses "Military Grade Encryption" in their ads. It's such obvious horseshit, as if they're doing something a cut above when the entire internet uses AES256. Nord and ExpressVPN included.
Actually nope. ExpressVPN is based in the United Kingdom and would be classified as a Connections Service Provider that needs to keep Internet Connection Records that are available.
/u/emmytee would need to use a paid vpn service that is not based in Britain.
Here's a list of VPNs that work in China. It's tested and up-to-date as of June.
ExpressVPN and NordVPN work and I think they have free trials. He might have to leave China to actually download the VPN though...
Warning! Do not Download Torrents Without a VPN!
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Eww, you forgot to brush your teeth with quip and wipe your butt with the DollarShaveClub buttwipes.
Also, make sure to protect your internet browsing with ExpressVPN and also buy some BirchGold just in case the economy crashes. But don't worry, even if it does, you can use your MovementWatch to find out exactly when it crashed.
Am in China studying abroad, can confirm. Just let me have YouTube :(
Edit: Lol, I am using a VPN (ExpressVPN). It's just that the internet is so slow that I want to die. Just let me have Youtube in HD :(
Incognito mode in a library is for noobs.
Use Tor AND a VPN (use ExpressVPN and get a refund within 30 days).
Literally no one (unless NSA is really looking for you for some reason) can track you using Tor.
For a burner email use ProtonMail (again no one can track you).
(don't take the noobs part seriously if you get offended XD)
I imagine companies like ExpressVPN and NordVPN are going to be increasing their advertising budgets for the EU in the near future.
If these articles truly end up being enacted as is, I'm letting EU visitors to my sites know that I'll be geo-blocking them in the next few months since that's the only thing I can do to combat a rogue EU-based licensing company from going HAM on me.
VPN, bud. I’ve used ExpressVPN and NordVPN to watch Canadian Netflix content in the US. The price is worth it if I can watch The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I find it funny that it’s an American show that isn’t available in America and I’m a Canadian living in the US that has to utilise a loophole to view content available in my home country.
>n April 2019, ExpressVPN upgraded their server infrastructure so all VPN servers run in RAM-disk mode. They refer to this as the TrustedServer feature. This update ensures nothing can be stored on any VPN server as it does away with traditional hard drives. As they explained here, this is a major improvement from a privacy and security standpoint:
Interestingly enough, at DEFCON a few years ago someone demonstrated a device that the FBI has which can splice power to a computer from the wall to a battery specifically to circumvent losing data stored in RAM.
> Do I Need A VPN Now?
Yes, yes and yes.
> Will a VPN allow me to avoid getting strikes from my ISP?
> If so, will it affect my speed etc?
Not really as long as you use a decent VPN provider (from $5/month). Latency might be a bit higher but that only affects real time applications like games. Some websites like streaming might even go faster.
> Which VPN is good for Aussie redditors?
That' what you get for using a US based VPN, they have to collect logs, no matter what they say. People need to use VPNs outside the US like NordVPN, ExpressVPN or any other outside the surveillance of US.
I use ExpressVPN. I've never had any problems with it.
It's got an auto-kill switch so that it turns off your internet the instant anything happens that would compromise stability, and has a ton of servers all over the world.
If you're not sure what VPN to go for just use a comparison post (I used this one and then get a free trial or your money back if you don't like it.
ExpressVPN & NordVPN tend to come out on top in most reviews. Both NordVPN and ExpressVPN have a 30 day money back guarantee so you can just test the best ones and always get your money back if they're not for you!
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I've been a teacher in China for 3 1/2 years now. It's pretty good times actually, provided your school is on the up and up. A few hot tips:
Get yourself a VPN (I recommend ExpressVPN, but I've heard good things about Nord).
Download Wechat and get that all set up.
Make damn sure your company is providing you with a Z visa. Do NOT accept "It's okay, lots of people come on a tourist visa." for an answer.
If you have any questions feel free to ask. (PM me if it's anything you don't feel like asking in a public forum.)
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So sick of seeing these. I get it, but it's still annoying, especially when you get a very non genuine sounding pitch that runs far longer than necessary.
>ExpressVPN...I found out recently it’s a front company for some shady Chinese company
Because it looks like you are confusing them with PIA, which your description definitely applies to (see posts below).
So I don't believe your claim is even close to being correct and would like to see your sources on this to change my mind.
Depends on the country. Japan seems to have a lot, Germany too.
I use ExpressVPN. They offer a week free trial, iirc. Their support is great at giving out servers with Netflix access. You might not want to go in demanding all of them though. They try to give one or two out at a time. If you get ExVPN, let me know. I’ll PM you some servers.
Edit: I can currently access Japan, France, Germany, Italy, UK, Isle of Man—which is surprisingly different from UK Netflix, Australia sometimes, and Canada.
VPN software like ExpressVPN. Some countries block Reddit, so you'll need it in case you wanted to keep in contact with us.
Some block pornhub, so you'll need it in case your solo travel is too solo.
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I highly doubt it's anyone important. They would never make it this public.
I heard a theory that some people got together (either those who solved it but kept quiet about it and the creators, or just people who befriended eachother trying to solve it) and went on to found some of today's big VPN names like NordVPN and ExpressVPN.
The theory comes from the questions Cicada supposedly asked, like "do you believe in the free sharing of information?" and "do you believe individuals have a right to internet privacy, even if they have to use a tool to maintain that privacy?" (Paraphrased) and they said they were seeking people who said yes to those questions.
ExpressVPN was raided by the Turkish government and they didn't keep logs.
That's just one example. Look for a VPN with actual credibility and you'll be safe-ish.
1000% more safe than bell that's for sure.
I've seen ExpressVPN be sponsored by/sponsor liberals too; just watched a Game Grumps vid yesterday with an ExpressVPN sponsor, and Arin is definitely super liberal. Don't know why they chose Ben of all people to also advertise on, but honestly they're still a perfectly fine VPN. There's nothing inherently political about it as a tool, so I use it in spite of this. Just my two cents.
Ignore them or if they start chasing you down, play dumb.
Tell them that you don't know what happened or what you did.
Things like "what's BitTorrent" and "I don't have any downloading programs, I only use Spotify and YouTube" will probably work.
Next time, use a reliable VPN provider that allows P2P and No Logs. (any major one, NordVPN, PIA, ExpressVPN, etc)
Not just that. They're attacking the lack of ports - most new MacBook users either don't care or have bought the accessories they need at this point. They're also complaining about airdrop, which is something that is beyond proven and embedded into most Apple users' daily life. Whatever their alternative is, it probably won't even make them take a second look at. Finally, there's the security aspect - they're pitching Fast Pass and ExpressVPN. Those aren't forever. They're a better version of the annoying McAfee demo that comes preinstalled in every Windows laptop. And they're comparing it to the T2, which is a dedicated processor for security and background processes... you know, those pesky resource hoggers that HP bloatware is infamous for. I'm not hating on Windows nor on MacBook competitors. I'm ripping on HP for their continuous BS.
Eh, just enable it anyway. YouTube takes a large cut of the ad revenue anyways, leaving content creators with the scraps. They also demonetize videos if they even marginally step out of line because YouTube is only interested in keepong their ad providers happy now. It's the reason content creators look for third-party sponsors like SkillShare or ExpressVPN because it gives them far more ad revenue and allows them to talk about them themselves in a fun and creative way, rather than the annoying ads that interrupts your viewing experience.
"Hello, ExpressVPN? This is the legal department at Shaw. SHAW. The internet and cable company in Canada. CA-NA-DA. That big state up north. Yeah, anyways, one of our customers up here is using a lot of our bandwidth and it seems they have a port open with encrypted traffic to your servers in LA and even though we have no jurisdiction in the state of California and even though you're not breaking any laws in your country and even though they are your customer and you are bound by a privacy agreement with them, we would really really like if you could ... " >[CLICK]<
Netflix use advanced technologies to ban VPNs on its US network. To combat this you need an advanced and high-end VPN For NETFLIX which can’t be FREE.
Even some paid VPNs are blocked on Netflix, but not all of them are blocked and it is not practically possible for Netflix.
As per the Latest UPDATE-13th March 2017;
Two VPN services which are working on Netflix US and let you access the American Library of Netflix outside the USA are,
The VPN business is full of bad actors. Shills getting paid to "review" vpns, blogs popping up ranking vpns and making ad or affiliate money off people trying to do research. Tons and tons of affiliate spammers and under-handed promotion.
Ask yourself a few questions about that site. Why don't they have *any* info about themselves on the site. No about us page, no info on who runs it. Yet their twitter claims they are a "Team of online anonymity, privacy & security professionals. Here to share cyber security news & tips so you can make the right decisions for your privacy." Who are they, how do they make their money to keep the site running? Why are they pushing ExpressVPN a known spammer as their top pick?
Pro Tip. Use a VPN (highly recommend ExpressVPN - especially if you're interested in US Netflix) to appear in the US. Create a US Amazon account. Buy the digital code version. Worked great for me in Germany.
Parce que ExpressVPN est considéré le meilleur service VPN et que ses installations sont en haute mer hors de toute juridiction judiciaire. Et pour NordVPN, c’est le meilleur VPN qualité/prix et qu’ils font de marketing (donc beaucoup de visibilité).
LMAO. I am using ExpressVPN and it doesn't work for Netflix. Netflix easily detects the VPN and has the region-locked content determined by the payment method. For example, if you pay with credit card from Germany you will see only available content for Germany.
I use ExpressVPN. Just follow the instructions on the website. Pick a country like Spain, or Czech Republic.
Just some place where their economy sucks.
Also make sure to not do multiple searches for the same thing. That will drive up the price on its own if the algorithm think there is pent up demand for a flight.
> K Så jag försökte att titta på några serier & filmer på Netflix Tyskland, och för att kunna göra detta jag testad olike VPN tjänst, som NordVPN, ExpressVPN och PrivateVPN, men dom aldrig funkade
Maybe you would like to post it here too: r/NetflixViaVPN
We’re not sponsored by them!
Quick list of companies that have sponsored off the top of my head:
Probably missing a few, anyone else feel free to chime in if you remember one I’ve missed
Tried ExpressVPN for a week and discovered that every server I mapped to on my coast was actually located in New Jersey... When I contacted them about it (I assumed I was misconfiguring something) they told me I needed to use their webpage to locate my IP address, not anyone else's.
Apparently ExpressVPN still works but for how long who knows.
At this point you are probably better off renting a Linux VPS host in the USA that uses an IP address range that isn't blocked and just setup an OpenVPN server.
Netflix has already blocked all of Amazon AWS & Azure IP ranges along with the ranges of most Smart DNS/VPN Providers.
Smaller Linux VPS providers will likely be on smaller IP ranges and more difficult to locate/block as these ranges will be part of a larger supernet that could be either residential or commercial.
It should be more difficult for netflix to detect provided you don't start putting 100's of users/connections on it which is how netfix would be currently identifying proxy/vpn traffic.
I'm on ADSL2+ and use ExpressVPN. About $100 a year.
Normal download speed for me is 1.8MB/s. When connected to the VPN endpoint in sydney I get 1MB/s.
I leave it on all the time now purely because I think the government has no right to invade my privacy to this level.
So did all of these ones. NordVPN has been audited by a third party firm and found to not keep any logs so if that's sufficient for you then go for it. But the only two VPNS that I am aware of that have dealt with law enforcement who actively tried to get logs and couldn't are ExpressVPN and PIA.
Just stay away from VPN's based in the US and you should be good. That includes PIA. Yeah I know they are good but being US based makes it really questionable if they are trustworthy. NordVPN or ExpressVPN are way better.
Some extensions I like to use for Mozilla Firefox browser are: HTTPS Everywhere, Decentraleyes, NoScript, Privacy Badger, ExpressVPN (paid subscription), and uBlock Origins.
Does anyone know of something wrong with these extensions, or have a better recommendation?
I lived in China for the last year. They don't care if westerners use banned sites, they just don't want their own population doing it. Very few Chinese people seem to have a VPN whereas every single expat has one. They have blocked some commercial VPNs but others still work, like ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Vypr to my knowledge all worked when I was there. Periodically there are rumors that VPNs will be banned entirely but I don't think the leadership will do it because they know it will hurt foreign businesses who depend on VPNs.
Off topic comment, but here's a few tips:
1) Firefox supports better privacy than Chrome or Edge/IE
2) uBlock Origin browser add-on blocks adds, scripts connected to ads, and some other tracking mechanisms
3) Disconnect browser add-on should take care of most anything else.
4) If you want to take it a step forward, consider a VPN (Virtual Private Network). I, personally, use ExpressVPN, but research and evaluate the options yourself.
Not a perfect solution, but those will take you 95% of the way for online privacy against trackers and profilers.
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Call them, tell them you have no knowledge of what a torrent is. Just flat out deny their accusations.
They have no way of linking it to you, and U.S courts have repeatedly stated than an IP address is not a tangible connection to someone's identity, so you're fine.
I haven't used ExpressVPN myself, so I can't tell you if there's a problem with their app, or it's a problem with your device, though I'd hesitantly guess the latter. Android tablets are hit or miss. Mostly miss, in my opinion.
No. I do it on ExpressVPN and I haven't had the issue. Netflix bans the IP's of Expresses's serves when they find them, but they also change to new locations often, so some nights I may spend half an hour find which Aussie serve has what I want.
I like all of them, but I wish Shapiro would stop advertising ExpressVPN on his show. It's going to come back to haunt him. They're a Chinese VPN company (Chengbao is their real name) and they were previously caught using very weak encryption so the Chinese government were able to view all their user's traffic.
It's only a matter of time before they're exposed for being a Chinese spying company, and Shapiro is going to get fucked for it. I've already sent him an e-mail about it, yet he continues to advertise them. I'm not going to defend him when the time comes.
You'll have to turn off WiFi, remove the SIM card, delete data/cache from Google, Google Play Services and the Google Services Framework.
Restart your phone.
Now, turn on WiFi (DO NOT PUT THE SIM ON) and install ExpressVPN. Connect to the Netherlands server and check for updates for a few times.
I use several depending on the constant whack a mole they play here.
Currently Vyprvpn, ExpressVPN, and a shadowsocks server I run myself.
When connected to a router which is running a VPN I don't get the exclamation mark.
Is your present router configurable as dd-wrt? Or are dd-wrt routers freely available in your country (they're quite cheap to buy normally)?
I use ExpressVPN and setting up my whole house to use VPN was quite straight-forward.
> What is Surfshark? Are they working well in China?
I think SurfShark is kinda small compared to others, but served me well though the trip this week. Have found an article on this blog post. And the information there is quite correct actually, but my buddy was using ExpressVPN and had no issues too.
They're not allowed because each country buys their own rights to broadcast. But for future reference, get something like ExpressVPN and connect to Canada. Have been watching with canadian coverage through iPad+Airplay in the US for $13 and it's been awesome.
PIA/NordVPN/ExpressVPN are all servers running elsewhere, and YOU are the client.
A VPN server YOU run is YOURS on YOUR network.
How would one of those services provide access into YOUR network, when you are connecting to theirs?
I like ExpressVPN. A lot of YouTubers offer deals with their channels.
Express has tons of IPs so if one is blocked you can hop to another one. They also have a mobile app that’s lets you get a vpn on your phone.
Either ExpressVPN needs to be removed, or the statement directly before the VPN table which references "no logging policy" needs to be removed. You can't have both. Period.
I've posted in the past about how ExpressVPN were caught using purposefully very weak encryption, which would allow the Chinese government to view all their traffic. Article.
The owner has had telecoms interests in China, and the ExpressVPN HQ (Chengbao Ltd.) is in Hong Kong, although they deny this.
No one in China should be using ExpressVPN...
I call bullshit.
I've tried ExpressVPN, Astrill and a few free ones.
Express always works well on my phone (iPhone), astrill never does anymore (it used to like a year ago).
Astrill works ok on my computer though.
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This is so bad. I know. It's harsh.
Google " UT Austin McCombs Resume Template" and download the first word doc. A lot of people use it. That would be a great restarting point
Edit: lose all of your technical skills. You're in IT. Nobody cares that u can do basic things like word or how to open ExpressVPN. Put actual skills. I'm not in IT but maybe something similar like Python or C++ in the case of being a programmer. Look at job descriptions and play off of that
NordVPN have been audited by PwC to verify that they're not storing logs.
I've heard that ExpressVPN is good too, but I don't have any experience with them.
If you plan to torrent even if it’s fully legal content I’d highly recommend a VPN service. I use it on all my devices including my phone and never turn it off. It has multiple uses but it will hide your activity, at least with one more extra layer.
I’ve been using ExpressVPN for about three years and would recommend them. I believe it’s about $100 a year and have never regretted getting it.
Get a VPN dude. There are plenty that are able to circumvent the Netflix block and it's so great being able to basically just switch over to US or UK Netflix if our shitty Australian one doesn't have anything good to watch.
I use ExpressVPN which is a little pricey but undeniably worth it.
China has been clamping down on VPN's recently, lots of them don't work anymore in China (the exit nodes have been mapped out and blocked) and some that still do work (like ExpressVPN) are extremely slow due to throttling by the govt - almost unusable. For example, it takes a couple minutes to even load . Had to download a 10Mb file, left it overnight, still wasn't done by the morning. If you work with the government, especially in software company, you can sometimes get unfirewalled internet, although it's still heavily monitored, if you ever wander off to some of the prohibited sites ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), you're facing some serious charges.
I don't know if this is allowed on this subreddit but ExpressVPN still works. It's not free unfortunately, but for me it's 100% worth it considering it has apps for all the major OS, both PC and mobile ones.
I've never used PrivacyBadger. This is actually the first I've heard of it. I use ublock origin, ExpressVPN, httpsEverywhere, and EditThisCookie with BitDefender and CCleaner right now.
Would PrivacyBadger offer any extra security with my setup?
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Not OP, but I used ExpressVPN. Honestly you see it around so much I suspect astroturfing, but regardless it works. I can't say if it works better than the competition since I didn't use them, but at least it does work.
Ran this by a Chinese colleague (software engineer).
She doesn't think this will concern our personal-home-use VPNs like Astrill or ExpressVPN. This announcement mostly concerns small businesses, and people looking to start a VPN business. You can't run your company over an unauthorized VPN (though if you rented an Amazon Web Services / AWS server to act as a dedicated VPN server just for yourself, you should still be fine).
If you're using a Chinese ISP, they are already fully aware of every time you use a VPN (including self-built ones like the AWS example) to access foreign websites. The VPNs work because ISPs just mostly don't care (unless of course you're 'disrupting the harmony').
The most reliable option is as always, a corporate/company/office VPN which has been authorized by the government. I don't know which workplaces offer that, outside of my own (I work for Microsoft).
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Has there ever been a company that sponsored a YouTube video that wasn't either ExpressVPN, Dollar Shave Club, Amino App, or Blue Apron? Come on, if you're gonna blur the line between YouTube videos and TV, at least give us some variety.
For a while, I used ExpressVPN to watch US Netflix and Amazon Prime, from both Europe and from Asia.
After a little too many problems, I decided to move on, but not before I had done some solid research.
Long story short, I ended up with StrongVPN, which seems to have been a smart move!
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The claim in his ExpressVPN ad is completely bogus. Your connection to Zoom is encrypted, but (on the free plan) Zoom will be able to view your calls (along with the police, gov).
With a VPN, Zoom can still see your calls. And now you're just routing your already encrypted traffic to ExpressVPN's servers before Zoom's.
Really the only benefit it gets you is anyone on your local WiFi and your internet service provider won't know you're using Zoom. Is that worth the money?
Conclusion: VPNs have benefits, but ExpressVPN is just taking advantage of the Zoom controversy with a weak point.
I’m a Brit living here and it’s by far and away the hardest and worst thing about living in China.
I have 3 separate paid VPN accounts because they all come and go at different times; ExpressVPN is probably the most reliable (and works with Netflix) but of late isn’t great off WiFi. At the moment they’re all slow and unreliable, because it’s the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC so the government is clamping down hard.
I have to say though, China is a beautiful country, with amazing, friendly people and it’s full of incredible experiences. We only get a very negative view of it in the West (which although justified because of past and current atrocities) does somewhat cloud us form a vast country, which is an amazing place to visit.
Thanks for the suggestions the other day as my VPN(TB) was detected by Hotstar and they restricted my access, I bought ExpressVPN which comes with money back guarantee and confirmed with their CS as he said Hotstar plays fine outside India on their VPN.
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There are commercial VPN's that run in China - ExpressVPN and Vyper (I used Express during August in China and it worked with their Hong Kong servers). That's the lowest effort method to be honest.
Otherwise it's actually difficult enough to get proper internet access over there. SSH Tunnel does work but the great firewall does throttle it somewhat. I use one of my company's routers with SSH Tunnel and Tor and that does the trick too. If you're going that route (pun intended!) you'd need to set it up for her before she goes.
Depends on how much you are willing to pay and how important privacy is to you. You can look up comparisons of different VPN services. I chose NordVPN because it has the best price/performance ratio and it has a strict no-log policy (that means they can't give your data to Interpol / FBI etc.). I think ExpressVPN offers more features but is also more expensive.
DuckDuckGo, ProtonMail and a good VPN like ExpressVPN to help keep things even more privet is the only way to go. Only thing I use google for now is YouTube, some surches when I just can’t get it on DDG but I always use !g and contacts. I use groups with my contacts and unfortunately google is the only one I’ve found so far that works for what I need.
I bought ExpressVPN for the month and my problem was INSTANTLY fixed. This clearly shows the issue is based on the nodes our ISPs are entering from when trying to reach Leasewebs network. Our connection themselves are fine until they try communicating with BDO server. Note I use Comcast as well. Everyone in my guild using Comcast also has the issue and it was fixed using a VPN.
I'm absolutely ticked and obviously it's ridiculous that a VPN is needed to be playing this game right now.
Tons of Japanese shows in Netflix doesn't have subs
But if you are fluent in Japanese, use VPN, I recommend ExpressVPN, $12/month
Note that usually free VPNs have very shitty connection which is not suitable for streaming media
NordVPN is trash. The only reason anyone uses them is their hyper-agressive marketing. It's obvious that they spend way more on advertisements than they do on server infrastructure. Private Internet Access will give you the most bang for your buck, and if speed matters to you more than price, ExpressVPN is the fastest I know of. NordVPN hasn't proven that they don't keep logs, their bandwidth tanks during times of peak usage, and they're not any cheaper than PIA. Don't use NordVPN.
Some VPN companies have been purposefully having themselves audited just for this reason. Just recently the one that I use has done so, ExpressVPN. But I can't remember if Nord has or not. The audit is done to reaffirm to the customers that their data is not being taken and stored and that their activities are not being logged and stored by the company.
VPN is very worth it you want to watch Terrace house. ExpressVPN , as of 7/13/2019, unlocks Netflix and is what I currently use. Tokyo servers are good enough to stream it all in HD no problem, I live in SF Bay area. Spending 13 bucks a month just to watch Terrace house might be a little steep but if you think about it, in 2019 you really really should be using a VPN anyways. Cheers! BTW this seasons already great so far. The cast is interesting enough. One thing I kinda got annoyed by was how often some members left and went on vacations on previous seasons but this season so far everybody is pretty much home so you get a lot of full house interactions.
This needs more visibility, OP if you're Torrenting anything other than Linux ISO's then you really should be using a VPN.
Personally I use PIA, but I see ExpressVPN is also on TorrentFreak's list
You could signup for ExpressVPN, they have a 30 day money-back guarantee so you could just request a refund after the first day or two.
I'm gonna use that one for this but am not to worried about the money-back, have been meaning to start using a VPN for some time anyway :)
This will get you started
I use Windscribe because they have good deals on lifetime subscriptions sometimes. Private Internet Access is a really good VPN. Have used them as well. Some other good choices are NordVPN, TorGuard, ExpressVPN
Sharing my personal experience:
Let me know if you have any more questions.
Just make sure it's a fast VPN because some will reduce your speed quite a lot. I use VYPR VPN personally and really have had a good experience with it. It also has a "Chamelon" mode that lets you watch Netflix or other VPN-blocking services over the VPN, which is pretty rare. I also have used Cactus VPN, Private Internet Access, and ExpressVPN with pretty good success. Just realize that some services do log your traffic and don't expect it to fully cover your tracks.
And.. what's the problem, then?
I use Reddit for good opinions on something, complex things (what is the best vpn reddit) to even simple thing (what's the best product for acne reddit). It's not about literally trusting 100% what other people says here, but it's just about giving me a general idea/direction, so I can make a choice for myself.
Taking in account the first two examples: the "best" VPN mentioned here are NordVPN, ExpressVPN, PIA but no one talked about Mullvad, which is the one I use now.
Benzoyl peroxide/AHA/BHA are the best products for acne, but might just now work well for you or things like that.
Of course, when you're talking about a PERSONAL problem, like you said, well then, you might not receive the best opinions.
There's a pretty extensive matrix comparing VPN's on this page but I'm not sure how up-to-date it is.
Back when I was choosing my VPN the one recommended by the site was ExpressVPN.
ExpressVPN is decent, but a lot of times I get the ‘you are using a proxy’ error when I try to use it for Netflix.
When it works, the streaming speed is indeed very good. Also very helpful if sites like TPB are blocked in your country.
ExpressVPN is based in China and there are rumors going around that “On 14 January 2016, ExpressVPN was criticized by former Google information security engineer Marc Bevand for using weak encryption. Bevand had discovered that only a 1024-bit RSA key was used to encrypt the service's connections after using it to test the strength of the Great Firewall of China. Bevand described ExpressVPN as "one of the top three commercial VPN providers in China" and asserted that the Chinese government would be able to factor the RSA keys to potentially spy on users. On January 25, ExpressVPN announced that it would soon roll out an upgraded CA certificate. On February 15, Bevand wrote in an update that ExpressVPN had reported to him that they had now switched to 4096-bit RSA keys.” was because the chinese government forced them to implement a backdoor.
So i think it works in China, but if your data is save, who knows?
I use NordVPN because it works well but also has decent privacy and data policies that are meant to protect users.
The client app is actually useful in that you can select different VPN modes for different purposes, such as obfuscated servers, onion networks, or media sharing. The interface also allows you to select which country you’re connected to. I use that to watch several US-only YouTube channels.
I’ve used ExpressVPN before, and it’s supposed to be a bit faster. Unfortunately, the reason I got it—because I was travelling to China—is what influenced me to quit it: it was incredibly slow when it was able to connect, but that occurred maybe 2 out of 10 attempts.
Lastly, depending on how much privacy you want, it’s impossible to ignore the location of where a VPN service is based and under whose jurisdiction they fall.
ExpressVPN. Super simple to use (literally anyone could work it out). Has Australian servers along with a fairly extensive list of other countries as well.
this site is very useful as well when choosing and understanding why you would want a VPN.
They block the sites where you can download vpn clients. I use ExpressVPN myself and they are constantly registering domains and hopping IPs to make their client downloadable in China. Luckily once you have it you can turn it on to then download an update, but if you don't have it yet, can be a challenge. Many times I've had to download the client for friends installing a vpn for the first time.
If it's on your own wifi and you're still blocked it's either system-sided website blocking or your Chromebook is always tunneling through to your school network.
There's one way you can find out which. You can use a VPN with l2tp. I have a subscription with ExpressVPN that has everything set up nicely if you'd like to use my VPN.
If the VPN works to get passed the block then it's probably tunneling through to the school's network, if it doesn't work then it's system sided and idk what to do there because I'm not too keen on Chromebooks (although I could research this and figure this and help you figure this out)
If what you want is to access your NAS from outside of your network, you don't need ExpressVPN. There is an official package for synology where you can set up a VPN server. You can then connect to it from outside if you've configured everything right.