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.
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I use ExpressVPN which allows me to to use it on up to 5 devices. You have to choose a VPN location inside the US because they block outside of country requests, but anywhere inside the US and you can do it no problem.
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.
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Contracts. Unless ExpressVPN does something that violates that contract to where it can be broken by RT with no repercussions, RT is locked in until the contract is up for renewal. Since the purchase by the skeevy company that bought ExpressVPN just happened, it's doubtful anything skeevy or illegal will occur for at least the next 6 months. By then, RT should be able to say "no" to any advertising contract renewal. In regards to ExpressVPN employing a, presumably, former hacker: that's common practice for software companies, including ones that advertise security. Unless there is proof of their CIO continuing to practice hacking, especially of their customers, there is nothing legally or ethically wrong in employing a former hacker. Businesses like Casinos do the same thing by employing ex cheats to catch cheaters.
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...
“However, ExpressVPN is sticking with Daniel Gericke. 'His history and him an invaluable hire for our mission to protect users’ privacy and security,' it says.” Riiiiight…
“The news comes after ExpressVPN this week sold itself to British-Israeli digital security software provider Kape Technologies for a reported $936 million.”
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Not even a few weeks. Some companies buy advertising months in advance. Unless ExpressVPN does something to justify breaking a contract with no repercussions, RT is locked in until they fulfill what ExpressVPN has paid for.
2017: Crossrider purchases CyberGhost VPN for $10 million
2018: Crossrider changes name to “Kape”
2018: Kape purchases Zenmate VPN for $5 million
2019: Kape purchases Private Internet Access for $127 million
2021: Kape purchases ExpressVPN
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What ads? From your other comments, it seems like you're referencing the ExpressVPN ads. I know those are common in their streams. Are you talking about the ads in the stream archive videos?
For edited content, they insert ad reads in them. For Firt members, we see the video without the ad insert. Streams, however, have their ad reads as part of the stream. When you watch the stream archive, you're watching a completely unedited version of the stream. So, it will always still have the ad read. It's always been this way.
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 think you should've provided more context.
For those who are unaware of ExpressVPN, they were recently acquired by Kape Technologies who also acquired another VPN last year(or two not sure about that), PrivateInternetAccess or PIA.
Check this link for more info.
Right now, it looks like ProtonVPN is the only available option since it "mostly operates" under Swiss laws. This is not an ad.
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.
At the risk of being r/hailcorporate, ESPN+ is a damn good deal, especially if you like sports other than hockey (soccer being the primary).
Has anyone else used ESPN+ with a VPN? I've had issues both mobile and through a router with my VPN (ExpressVPN).
> 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?
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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.
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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.
I would use ExpressVPN while traveling in China for business, in an attempt to watch Netflix and Hulu.
It rarely worked. Occasionally I would get lucky, but 95% of the time Netflix would block it.
I’ve also found that hotel Wifi tends to give better performance via VPN.
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.
What a nightmare.
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>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.
So ExpressVPN talked a good talk and was great to use. But now I need to try something else. Because not only is the privacy trust completely stripped away. But any penny spent now will go to Isreal and help them do more human rights violations.
Yeah, it's weird people are freaking out over this guy's past employment. When your last job was literally dismantling privacy and security it shows that you would be perfect for creating those systems because you know what workarounds to look for.
I don't see why this is a big issue considering ExpressVPN has made no attempt to hide this and flat out says "Yeah, that's why we hired him.".
ExpressVPN has always worked flawlessly in China, at least for me. I switched to Nord after travel was restricted, but I’ll definitely pay the premium for Express once China reopens.
Nord works great for P2P but it’s such a hassle with streaming services. Most of the time it gets blocked.
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.
Every app I listed on the thread is double checked by myself. Of course I can't test every app physically but I do checking of the following:
Majority of the modders I know and chat to OR I have seen around for years OR are trusted by the modders I know.
Like I mention in the opening paragraph of the MEGATHREAD, none of the apps listed are taken from random places. They are always direct from source wherever possible & still double checked.
Regarding ExpressVPN, the mod is clean and has been this way for a long time.
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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.
Idk about nordVPN, but ExpressVPN is property of a chinese company that does not respect your privacy.
If you really need one, protonVPN and Firefox/Mullavad VPN are more trustworthy vpn services.
Also keep in mind that VPNs do very little to protect your privacy due to fingerprinting techniques gathering lots of informations from your device/connection, with the ip address being only one of them.
In other words, if your IP is hidden, but they have access to dozens of other informations you're still very fingerprintable
If you do decide to add a VPN part since it's needed for a lot of people, there's a docker container (probably multiple) called qbittorrentvpn that connects to popular ones such as ExpressVPN and even is setup so that it won't load if the VPN doesn't connect so it won't leak.
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.
“We’ve known the key facts relating to Daniel’s employment history since before we hired him, as he disclosed them proactively and transparently with us from the start,” ExpressVPN wrote in a blog post on Wednesday. “In fact, it was his history and expertise that made him an invaluable hire for our mission to protect users’ privacy and security.”
It's entirely not uncommon for "hackers" to be hired as cyber security experts for companies like this.
And a VPN that doesn't sponsor people like Ben Shapiro and Steven Crowder. RT is supposedly an inclusive LGBTQ+ friendly company but they accept sponsorship from ExpressVPN who sponsor anti-LGBTQ+ people like Shapiro and Crowder.
>If only it was as easy as cut/pasting an image and using the magic wand to remove the background and be done...
Sounds like a nightmare.
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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)
The ExpressVPN shills will be along shortly to ask me to prove it's a Chinese company. I'll provide proof, including their real company name, office location, photos from their own office window showing Chinese landmarks, LinkedIn profiles proving they're in China, and even comments from Chinese people (in China) saying they work there, but they'll push their lie that they're not in China.
That's why I recommend Wireguard, it's the only way to be sure your VPN is who you think it is.
As additional advice, if you can do this, set up your own DNS servers and configure Wireguard to use them. This is what I do. As a result my ISP has no idea what websites I'm visiting.
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]<
(And please don't start with "well ackshually the rules say if it doesn't contain any code, it doesn't belong here".)
It's funny how even regular people are joking in comments that first lines of the actual review sound like he'll try to sell them ExpressVPN. Immediatelly after the previous advertisement.
If your product couldn't be separated from your advertisements - than probably there's something wrong with your product.
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,
I blame companies like ExpressVPN for advertising that you can bypass region blocks with their products so proudly. If it had continued to be perk of using a VPN that was quietly known the content owners could of been a little more willing to let it slide but when you have companies explicitly mass advertising "hey look you can do something that content owners don't want you to do because Netflix didn't pay to have this content in your region!" they are going to take notice and start putting pressure on Netflix to do something about it or risk loosing all of other content from that owner.
I imagine most people aren't complaining about Nature Box, or Blue Apron, or Sheri's Berries, or many other sponsors (besides them being overpriced, of course.) People are complaining about stuff like Onnit (literal snake oil), For Hims (dick pills where they explicitly said "don't talk to your doctor"), Upstart (predatory loan shark), ExpressVPN (blatant lies about what a VPN can do and is for), stuff like that.
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?
I love ExpressVPN but more and more sites are detecting and blocking just for any of the local servers. I reached out to support after wanting to watch some Spanish movies. They went out of their way to find a country available. Was a pain in the ass though. Using their service to watch videos in different regions is a big advertising point they use though.
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).
Don't trust statements from random redditors, do your own research.
They aren't owned by a malware company. ExpressVPN is the one that was recently bought by a malware distributor.
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.
"I'm not like those stupid, mainstream academics! I've got cool, sexy IDEAS that nobody to hear, 'cause they're just that cool! I'm innovative and new, but also say what everyone's thinking. My total lack of social and emotional intelligence just means I have a high IQ! My stereotype-based comedy is totally more complex than just racism I swear, you're just too dumb to get it! Doctors HATE me because of this one neat trick!
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Bisher war ich mit Mullvad sehr zufrienden. Wenn das aber von Millionen Leuten genutzt wird und die Anzahl der Server nicht erhöht wird, habe ich bald Captcha abfragen bei jeder Google Suche.
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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.
My rule of thumb is that if it's medical, financial, or software don't even try to touch it.
If it's consumable, it's probably fine, if a touch overpriced.
If it's some other product see if you can find it on AliExpress, and if you can't it's probably fine, if a touch overpriced.
So things like HIMS, Alpha Brain, UpStart, ExpressVPN, etc. are instantly in the don't touch category, at least not without some serious research into alternatives.
Things like Nature Box, Hello fresh, Blue Apron, etc. are fine, and sometimes pretty good products.
You can find MVMT watches and Raycons for much cheaper on AliExpress, not knockoffs, the actual products just without the branding. Things like Quip and MeUndies appear to be products that were actually designed for use in those companies, rather than Chinese wholesale items, so they get a pass.
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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.
Just so you know, in last years one company purchased PIA for $127kk and ExpressVPN for $936kk. And then they bought a bunch of VPN review websites and changed the rankings accordingly to put their stuff on top. So while they might be providing good service so far, in other areas they are up to some shit.
Did you click the link?
Former Malware Distributor Kape Technologies Now Owns ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, Private Internet Access, Zenmate, and a Collection of VPN “Review” Websites
I'm also super bummed as I've been using them for almost a decade.
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.
Worst of all is that ExpressVPN is actually a Hong Kong based VPN with a shell office in the British Virgin Islands. I would never trust them with my data after July 2020. But James doesn’t care, that’s for sure.
> my fucking VPN
Not without repercussions to the company paid for a certain service. Unless the people paying them does something that can allow an advertiser to break the contract with zero repercussions, said advertiser is obligated to fulfill the contract. Hiring a former hacker (a common practice for cyber security companies), and being bought by a skeevy company with a history of making malware, are not good reasons to break an advertising contract with ExpressVPN without repercussions.
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.
Here’s what I did!
1. Go to ExpressVPN and get a subscription. (I did the most basic one.)
2. After downloading the add-on, select your location. CHOOSE CANADA. If you pick Australia you still won’t be able to view Melbourne.
3. Go to Hayu and create an account. It will register your location as Canada and once your account is created, voila! You have access to all the seasons!