I think NORD offers good all around functionality, doesn't keep logs, is outside 5 eyes territory, and is fairly cheap. Right now 2 years is $80.
A lot of people use PIA but I don't recommend that as they are US based but that's up to the user as to whether or not they are comfortable.
Another decent option is ExpressVPN they are technically 5 eyes but located in a British territory so it is kind of murky.
PureVPN is based in Hong Kong so outside 5 eyes and works well for some users.
Most of these options have free trials to see if they work for your needs, try them out and look into them to determine what will work best for you.
Honestly, I personally found Newegg's deals to be sick on Black Friday and Cyber Monday too, especially if you're looking for a gaming machine! In addition, PureVPN's Cyber Monday deal is pretty awesome too! Apart from that, I also went with a few things via Ali Express cause cheap!
> HotSpot Shield, PureVPN, and Zenmate
If you're curious.
> Here it must be noted that all the three vulnerabilities were in the HotSpot Shield's free Chrome plug-in, not in the desktop or smartphone apps. The researchers also reported similar vulnerabilities in the Chrome plugins of Zenmate and PureVPN, but for now, the details of the bugs are being kept under wraps since both the manufacturers have not yet fixed them.
tl;dr use an actual vpn program and not a chrome extension.
Fake News in action.
I'm no fan of PureVPN and I don't use them. But from other comments and reading what actually seems to have happened, all PureVPN logged was what they say they log "Our servers automatically record the time at which you connect to any of our servers." (via /u/Pitarou)
Everything else comes from connecting to services he was subscribed to while logged in on a VPN, which can be traced back to the user whichever VPN you are using at the time.
True title should be something like "FBI getting very good at linking user login data to VPN access times", and in this case, good. The twat deserved it.
It should probably be mentioned that it isn't a VPN's job to prevent you getting targeted ads. A VPN masks your IP, and traffic from your ISP - that's all it does, and all that it should do. You can still be targeted through various other means, including logins, cookies, user agent strings, browsing behaviours etc. It is up to you to deal with it, not the VPN provider. A VPN is a tool to help you with anonymity, but it's only part of what you need. A VPN provider cannot 'keep cookies' - they operate at completely different levels in the network stack.
I have PureVPN myself, and whilst I don't particularly think their service is great, I don't believe you should be making uninformed accusations.
Now? It's been going for around five-six weeks.
Took PureVPN 2-3 days to fix. I'm back to using U.S. Netflix in Canada.
Seems to be because PIA is based in the U.S., while my provider is based in Hong Kong and they don't give a damn about American laws.
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ANY VPN ultimately comes down to trust. For some people, trusting Facebook is more palatable than trusting their ISP or their government.
If you're in a country where Onavo is a terrible option (like the Gizmodo author) - that's great! Your life is pretty good.
I guarantee there are worse providers than Onavo though - HideMyAss, Tunnelbear, PureVPN ... and so on.
Oh man do I not like PureVPN. Among other issues, I was once asked by support staff to confirm the last 4 characters of my password over a chat to verify my account ownership. That obviously implies my password is both stored in plain text and accessible to first tier support staff.
The problem is not that they are tracking down sickos like this guy, but that these logs exist. Even if PureVPN swears to only turn over logs to catch stalkers, there is still a very good chance the NSA can access them and use them to track down political dissidents or whoever they want.
Just my 2 cents. PureVPN is known for the shills, fake accounts and blogs.
You won't be able to see posts to /r/vpn but you can see how this user spams other subreddits.
Of course but the fact is, PureVPN advertise their products like a white ship and says they don't keep logs, etc...
"Why PureVPN ?
PureVPN operates a self-managed VPN network that currently stands at 750+ Servers in 141 Countries. But is this enough to ensure complete security? That's why PureVPN has launched advanced features to add proactive, preventive and complete security. There are no third-parties involved and NO logs of your activities."
In fact we can't trust them... That's a big problem if they are lying, who else can you trust ?
Nothing from the article indicates that non-anonymous traffic logs from PureVPN, the service, were employed to discover this, or to track him down. That might be the case, but this article does not say this.
It seems to indicate that they knew the attacks were coming from PureVPN's network, and that the anonymous IP had accessed both his identity-connected email address and the stalker one. The activities of the anonymous IP given to you by a vpn are NOT the same as logs saying "this non-anonymous IP address connected to so and so". The activity of the anonymous IP's on their network is something they are responsible for logging, for many reasons. De-anonymizing the stalker depended on him screwing up - using an identifiable account from the same IP.
Finding evidence that pureVPN had been installed on the work machine sounds like something that happened after discovering his email address, to support their claim - but they would have found this after already identifying him.
But in PIA's case they didn't need to. And in PureVPNs case they didn't need to. Nor Earth VPN's case.
Most subpoenas are public record and there are special circumstances in which they aren't.
VPN é um túnel virtual privado de comunicação onde você se conecta a um servidor remoto e o servidor remoto se conecta ao seu destino original.
Como os programas disponíveis no site da Globo são restritos a computadores no Brasil, pessoas que estão fora e querem assistir não tem outra alternativa que não seja conectar em um computador com endereço do Brasil para pode assistir o programa.
Existem varias empresas que fornecem esse serviço. NordVPN e PureVPN são algumas empresas que tem servidores brasileiros.
You mean like PureVPN's no logs policy
>We DO NOT keep any record of your browsing activities, connection logs, records of the VPN IPs assigned to you, your original IPs, your connection time, the history of your browsing, the sites you visited, your outgoing traffic, the content or data you accessed, or the DNS queries generated by you.
Yet the FBI were able to use these "non existent" logs to track down a stalker.
>“Further, records from PureVPN show that the same email accounts — Lin’s Gmail account and the teleprtfx Gmail account — were accessed from the same WANSecurity IP address.”
>PureVPN determined “that their service was accessed by the same customer from two originating IP addresses: the RCN IP address from the home Lin was living in at the time, and the software company where Lin was employed at the time.”
PureVPN don't keep logs. /sarcasm.
If you care about privacy, why would you use a USA based VPN? It makes no sense.
Oh let's stick my hand into this beehive, it has a sign outside that says "does not sting" and i've never been stung before so..
I purchased 2 months from PureVPN at first. Their program is quite fancy compared to manually putting in the info, but I had issues with the connection dropping when on a heavy load like downloading a large file or using VOIP.
Contacted them about the issue which started 1 day in. They took a few days to respond and I was unable to fix the issue. The same problem happened on another machine so it wasn't on my end.
Couldn't get a refund because it was past 3 days regardless that their service wasn't working properly.
Not a big loss compared to her, but still enough to avoid them.
She posted an update in the comments:
> Got an email from PureVPN's director of sales this morning. If he follows through with what he claimed in the email, I will have a most triumphant video to make!
I'm with NordVPN. I'm really happy with them. Barely affects my speed. I mainly use it on my PC. When I do have cause to use it on my android phone it's fine.
Much better than PureVPN who I was with before, their windows app was massively unreliable.
>all PureVPN logged was what they say they log "Our servers automatically record the time at which you connect to any of our servers."
but then are they not contradicting themselves, they say "no logs" and sneakily add this exception?
if people aren't aware that access logs exist, or are not as aware as they should be then this is still a problem.
>Yet, the most conclusive evidence came after the FBI managed to obtain logs from two VPN providers — PureVPN and WANSecurity.
Keep away from both if you do want to keep your activities private. If you're OK with records being collected in an investigation, those two are fine to use. But at the same time, knowing they retain records, they may be stolen or sold as well.
Even if he uses a VPN, just last week PureVPN helped the popo lock up a stalker. PureVPN was one of the most popular VPN's that claimed that they didn't keep logs, the feds came in and PureVPN sang like a bird!
I stay away from VPNs that are not in 14 Eyes but are in countries with good relationships with 5 Eyes. U.S. and Panama have very good relations and treaties together. Same for UK with Hong Kong and BVI. I consider these non-14 Eye countries 5 Eye proxies. U.S. DOJ got PureVPN in Hong Kong to hand over connections logs (PureVPN did not keep activity logs) based on a subpoena that busted some guy for cyberstalking by correlating his PureVPN use with a Gmail account. Cyberstalking is certainly not cool, but Hong Kong based PureVPN makes my point.
Hello, how are you? I have an important question and surprised at the same time, but I would like to clarify things and are the following:
1-have added new servers in Portugal and I think it's great because it needs expansion according to customer requirements.
2-Eh Whois made in the new servers and I find that the registry there is data from a company called PureVPN. I leave the image for more information.
Do you have any relationship with PureVPN?, are they the same company? Or, can you please clarify this situation?
Thank you kindly, greetings.
Interview with PureVPN from 2013:
>1) Does PureVPN keep any logs, IP Addresses, Timestamps, Bandwidth caps, Traffic or other data?
>We do not keep activity logs [which websites you visited, DNS lookups, emails etc.]. However, we do keep session logs [access attempts to our servers (for security and troubleshooting), session durations, bandwidth used and user clicks made to our software (for features popularity tracking and improvements) etc]. You can find out more about our formal policy here:
Nope. It shouldn't be that way. PureVPN is the biggest scam there is. They are completely unsecure and in addition log connections.
I remember that another user wrote a ticket about this issue and they replied that this is technically not fixable... Wonder how any other provider managed it then...
The best advice I can give you in regards to PureVPN: Run.
and don't trust vpn who say they don't log. most say it but then when they are put to the test they rat out their customers such as happened with PureVPN. the only one who actually has proven to not log as far as i know is Private Internet access when they couldn't hand anything to the fbi in 2016. stay away from anyone claiming no logging without courtproven evidence.
Looks like PureVPN keeps logs?
> Yet, the most conclusive evidence came after the FBI managed to obtain logs from two VPN providers — PureVPN and WANSecurity.
> The logs showed how within the span of minutes the same VPN IP address had logged into Lin's real Gmail address, another Gmail address used for some of the threats, and a account Lin created to discover Smith's real phone number. PureVPN was later able to link the stalking activity with Lin's home and work IPs.
Missing a /s somewhere? It certainly appears that you got an invoice from PureVPN for their service, treated it as SPAM, and then they cancelled your service because you hadn't yet paid. If you're suggesting that you asked them to verify the invoice and then they just cancelled (without seeing your email it's difficult to know), I'd say that's likely more an issue of a help desk with minimal English skills.
No VPN service would just confess to selling your data, so it doesn't matter what they say. This was even proven with the recent news about VPNs giving the feds information when asked for it. ~~NordVPN~~ PureVPN was a reputable premium VPN and they did just that.
Edit: it's PureVPN. Sorry
Recently this happened with PureVPN, and a few years back, HideMyAss handed information about a customer, logs etc.
But when you look at HMA, they are still in business.
And when you search as 'best VPNs' etc, you will end up seeing some services over and over again, and you will encounter HMA and PureVPN often.
>NO logs of your activities
Means to me they don't keep logs showing where you go when you're on their network. It doesn't mean they don't track who is utilizing their services which is what the article alleges:
> PureVPN was able to determine that their service was accessed by the same customer from two originating IP addresses.
You can even do this without logging, netflow, DPI, etc
How would you describe your experience with PureVPN? Have you tried any others?
I'm looking for an alternative to watch US Netflix and I wanna be 100% sure they'll let me do that (also, I need at least 2 simultaneous VPN connections).
Blocking Github is seriously the most idiotic step of our government.. Indians are smart enough to get a VPN like PureVPN in this situation.. here you may get it.:
it really works well with all the blocked sites.. Hope it helps fellow Indians as well.. Say No to censorship..
Kannattaa googletella, että onko palvelu luovuttanut lokeja. Esim PIA:ta ja expressVPN:ää on oikeudessa vaadittu luovuttamaan lokeja, mutta eivät ole voineet luovuttaa, koska niitä ei ole ollut. Jälkimmäistä ahdisteltiin Turkissa ihan palvelinsaleille asti, mutta mitään yksilöintitietoja ei palvelimilla ollut. Sen sijaan esim. PureVPN on luovuttanut lokeja oikeudelle, vaikka oli väittänyt ettei pidä niitä.
Ei sillä, että tarvitsisi tehdä jotain, mistä ei saisi jäädä lokeja, mutta kertoo kyllä jotain hostaajan luotettavuudesta jos väittää, ettei pidä lokeja, mutta pitää kuitenkin. Ongelma on ehkä siinä, että palvelun tarjoaja voi väittää mitä haluaa, eikä häntä voida mitenkään estää / asiaa tarkistaa.
VPNissä tietysti ainut täysin turvallinen perusoletus on, että KAIKKI pitävät lokeja.
The dedicated server provider for the Portugal servers are HostRoyale, based in India. We used them when bringing up our servers in India. When bringing up new servers, we try to use existing providers (fewer providers is easier to manage). Since HostRoyale also provides server in Portugal, they were selected.
The RIPE entry there may be an outdated database, because on RIPE we don't see any connection between HostRoyale and PureVPN. Our guess is that PureVPN also has rented servers from HostRoyale. That seems likely given that HostRoyale is based in India which is close to where PureVPN is located, so it makes sense for them to go with a local provider.
There's no connection between us and PureVPN however. All of our servers are dedicated servers which we configure from scratch on top of the bare metal.
The Venezuelan government just implemented a new rule that disables your access to online banking if you attempt to access it from overseas. I will be needing a service that allows me to access the online banking site using a Venezuelan IP.
I'm not really sure if there are any other security features I need, I basically just also want to prevent the geo-unblocking provider to be able to access my bank account!
And also perhaps a service that is easy to switch on and off, since I will only be needing it for the few times per month that I need access to my Venezuelan account.
Edit: in case anyone else is interested, I found 3 providers listed in thatoneprivacysite that claim to have servers in Venezuela: ExpressVPN, HideMyAss, PureVPN. All cost around $8 per month on yearly plans. I have not tried any of them yet.
> Thats true, i assume a VPN that is found to keep/sell logs no longer has a business.
That fact that some like HideMyAss is still in the business tells a lot more about the average customer than about the VPN service itself. The one you referring to must be PureVPN (or WANSecurity). I would expect PureVPN to continue to be fairly popular in the future too.
Quite many still reputable services also openly tell that they do store some connection logs for x amount of time, usually for maintenance reasons (but they are also very clear and transparent about it, which is in a way more believable than simply claiming "no logs" without any details about what is and what is not logged, because none of this can be verified by the user).
From the article:
> PureVPN... assisted the government agency by combing through its logs to reveal the IP address of the suspect
From PureVPN's website:
> We practice Zero Log policy that means we do not record your activities or what you do online.
> We Do Not monitor user activity nor do we keep any logs.
It seems PureVPN do actually keep logs, and can quite easily identify who you are.
Most worryingly, PureVPN were under no obligation to provide this information to the FBI, as they are a Hong Kong company.
So what's their policy on this?
If the FSB requested information on a user who posted gay related text on a Russian website, would they cooperate?
How about if the MSS requested the identity of a user who criticised the CCP?
Where do they draw the line?
Follow these instruction:
Connect with your dedicated US IP
Confirm your new IP at and and match it against the I.P shown in PureVPN Client.
Visit Netflix US and create a new account.
Always connect with your US dedicated IP before logging into Netflix.
Again, never login to this Netflix account with any other IP except with the dedicated US IP only.
if you are still confused contact their customer support.
It worked for me though
You really should look into a good VPN. It gets past the geoblocks so you can watch the official streams coming from wherever. It also gives you access to the YouTube archived broadcasts and performance videos from recent years, and to all the other Eurovision foofoo that gets broadcast (red carpets, Junior, Young Dancers, Choir, and so on and so forth). And you don't have to listen to Logo's dingbat announcers try to wing it through a 3-hour broadcast they didn't even slightly prepare for.
There are free VPNs as well (I believe there's one built in to the Opera web browser for instance) but as with everything on the internet ... if you're not paying, then you're what they're selling.
Unpaid endorsement: I've been pretty happy with PureVPN, especially now that I have a wireless router that can be easily configured to use it.
If this is an email confirming something or other this seems to very phishy at best. Spelling and grammar, the use of PayPal (for a company that has its own payment network?) and the type of renaming of services. I’ve seen these type of things in phishing emails form all sorts of other companies, but this? It’s not expected behaviour, which is what large companies and processes provide (mostly). I’d change my cards immediately and alert your bank. And if you need a von service there are tons better and associates with less trouble: PureVPN, nordVPN just to name two.
Not true. PureVPN based in Hong Kong handed over information to the FBI that lead to the arrest of a U.S. Citizen. China is hardly a friend of the U.S.
A snippy comment on their website counts as logging? That's their humor, they do the same thing in the installer.
I'm still not seeing where the "shocking" level of tracking or intervention is. Shocking would be collecting browsing data and handing it to the US government despite having a no-logs policy, like PureVPN.
I have copied and pasted the names of the two vpn snitch bitches as a reminder NOT to use these two rats.
WOW! One vpn boldly posted that they don't keep logs?! but they then gave the logs to the police?! WOW! This goes a light-year beyond just turning over the logs to L.E.
Someone(s) should destroy that vpn!
edit: the name of the lying rat vpn is PureVPN Past this on to everyone you know. use email, facebook, reddit, ect. These f**kers need to go down!
/u/syedsayem /u/steve-v-90 /u/Hawaii-five-o /u/basit5
All of the above users are actually shills of PureVPN. Please review their comment history. I have taken screenshots incase they attempt to delete the proof.
PureVPN cannot be trusted.
Couldn’t agree more with this post. Tired PureVPN in the past and the speeds were rubbish! I switched over to PIA instead and couldn’t be happier with them. They’re so much better and at a better price point as well.
My friend has been using the free 10GB/month Windscribe for a couple of months now with no issues. I have a lifetime PureVPN account and a PIA subscription myself. I've been torrenting for years without alerting my ISP but I did get busted in the early days.
> We Do Not monitor user activity nor do we keep any logs. We therefore have no record of your activities such as which software you used, which websites you visited, what content you downloaded, which apps you used, etc. after you connected to any of our servers. Our servers automatically record the time at which you connect to any of our servers. From here on forward, we do not keep any records of anything that could associate any specific activity to a specific user.
Even though this is CLEARLY worded badly, it shows that they stop collecting data after you connected to their servers. Answers the entire thread and extent that people should be wary of using PureVPN. Find someone who doesn't track before or after using the server.
Agreed. They might have busted him via the credit card / payment system.
> Further, records from PureVPN show that the same email accounts -- Lin's Gmail account and the teleprtfx Gmail account -- were accessed from the same WANSecurity IP address.
I'm going to call them out and say bullshit, simply because Gmail utilizes SSL. PureVPN would know he accessed Gmail, but unless they were decrypting his traffic with a rogue root certificate, they shouldn't know which Gmail accounts he was using in detail.
They definitely got his emails through other means, then inquired Google and saw that they had PureVPN IP addresses in the Gmail access logs.
Overall, this seems more like a scare tactic to stop people from using VPN. Thing is, if PureVPN is used with SSL, it's still a hell of a lot more secure than going through your ISP alone. (Assuming you verify and trust your SSL chain.)
I left another comment earlier, but I'd also like to point out here as well - the FBI's statement in the article is utter bullshit and a complete fabrication.
Even if PureVPN was logging traffic, Gmail still uses SSL. Cookies that contain which Gmail account he is accessing would be encrypted and hidden from PureVPN. If the FBI obtained logs from PureVPN, they would see that he accessed Gmail, but they will not see which accounts he accessed.
They might, however, be hoping that this would deter people from using VPN.
No input to offer with regards to the configuration, but you may want to rethink using PureVPN.
In the past we used to keep connection logs with timestamps of when people connected and disconnected from our service. Now we delete that information when they disconnect.
You can find TorrentFreak articles where we openly admitted to keeping these connection logs. We were always completely honest about this.
A lot of VPN providers - like ExpressVPN, PureVPN and VyprVPN - still keep connection logs. We don't.
Using PureVPN. I picked it because it was rated as being way fastest. Its waayyyyy faster than tor. It is also a slight thing you have to deal with. It can get hang ups on loading and you have to re-initiate. I wishwe didnt have to use these - but since the geriatric sell-out republicans fucked us all over, your ISP can now create a backlog of info aboit you. Yes we should roast them all, but in the mean time a VPN tames the rage a little. $2.95 a month is pretty cheap if you pay for 2 years up front. It takes a little tweaking... but overall their chat support is very responsive. One last time, fuck these republican sell outs.
As a college student I'm looking at relatively cheap VPNs. From my own research I've seen that Nord has really strong feedback and a good feature list. That being said, from what I've read PureVPN is strangely fast and actually boosts download speeds in some cases. It's also slightly less expensive than Nord. Is there something wrong with Pure that I'm not finding? And if Nord or Pure isn't your own personal recommendation for a cheap VPN, what would you recommend? Most of my internet usage is browsing, gaming, streaming (Nord supposedly works well with Netflix), and occasional torrenting. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Thanks for raising this issue. Can you please outline how you tested this? I'll test mine and see if my VPN (PureVPN) leaks too. I'm on 18 at the moment and I'll post the result for others who may be interested.
I haven't had any issues yet using PureVPN. Mileage definitely varies though.
Edit: To those of you seeing this, I don't really endorse PureVPN as a great choice. Personally, I would not purchase a subscription again. They keep logs and have given these away when asked.
So there are a couple things here. Firstly, PureVPN logs. Not only that, but they sell you out, too. Once, they provided logs to the Fed. You can argue on the crime, but any VPN with a history of bending should not be used.
Secondly, and more pertinently to your situation, with an untrustworthy VPN it is better you don’t lock yourself in. If you want to give it a shot for a few months knowing the risks and the issues with the service, then go ahead. But for a service you can’t trust, I highly recommend not paying for 5 years of service. You don’t know what is going to happen in 2, 3, 4, or 5 years because you can’t trust them and you don’t know what is going on behind the scenes.
I would advise against using PureVPN. There are good cheap alternatives that are 2-3$ a month. ProtonVPN (highly recommended) TorGuard (good but USA jurisdiction), AirVPN (highly recommended) and many others during Cyber Monday, I’m sure you can find yourself a good deal. This is not one.
Call and ask for their customer retention agents due to dissatisfaction. They may or may not give you anything, but at least there will be a record of you not liking the data caps.
This is a situation where being passive will get you punished - economically speaking.
That being said, I've had Comcast business class for about 5-6 years, and it's honestly not worth it. Just recently, I switched over to their residential gigabit service (~900/40mbps), bought into the data cap removal, and got a VPN with static IP for less than what business class (150/20mbps tier) cost me.
As far as VPNs go, NordVPN has wonderful customer service, but I ended up canceling with them and switched to PureVPN because my tests showed higher throughput on Pure's network. There are plenty of others out there though, but these two stood out as far as cost/performance + static IPs.
As I don't use any GoogleApps:
Plus lots of games! Currently enjoying CATS a lot.
Possibly the laziest parallel construction I have ever seen or they are admitting to putting software on his computer expressly for this reason.
"In the unallocated space of the system's hard drive, the FBI found artefacts referencing:
Bomb threats against local schools.
Username for TextNow, the anonymous texting service being Lin's most-visited Website.
Lin's name on Protonmail.
Lin had visited (pet sitting site) and which were used in the cyberstalking campaigns.
Lin repeatedly accessed his personal Gmail account.
He used PureVPN in the cyberstalking campaign."
>Our servers automatically record the time at which you connect to any of our servers. From here on forward, we do not keep any records of anything that could associate any specific activity to a specific user.
>neither do we keep logs of IP addresses or servers used, websites visited or files downloaded.
>The logs showed how within the span of minutes the same VPN IP address had logged into Lin's real Gmail address, another Gmail address used for some of the threats, and a account Lin created to discover Smith's real phone number.
That's three different websites visited that they logged.
The IP Address would be hidden, assuming the VPN didn't keep logs (remember no logs VPN PureVPN? ) however a watermark would still be visible unless someone removed it which might take a lot of effort.
Oh you have to be kidding. They are paying you far too little for these kinds of lies. AirVPN or any other VPN service is 1000 times better than PureVPN will ever be.
Everything is wrong with that corporation, starting with product and ending with marketing schemes.
Yeah that's what I'm worried about. I use PureVPN. Their technical help people have no clue why it does this. They blamed it on my router even though it only happens with their vpn software. If I use any other vpn software everything is fine.
1) Well done, atta boy and all that.
2) Make the top rows (headers) sticky so they stay in place as you scroll up and down the list. EDIT[never mind, I see it is google's fault]
PureVPN is what I have been using lately, although I also have a PIA account I use that has not expired yet. I can't decide which I like better. I like that PureVPN is based in a free country (HK), and takes bitcoin.
Haha, came here to say that it is time to fire up the VPN. The major ones all seem to offer about the same thing so I'd suggest looking at who has the best deals at the time of purchase. I got 2 years of PureVPN for $45 because of a "Birthday" sale they were having.
Get a DNS like Overplay / Unblock-US / SmartDNSProxy if you just want to stream sites Like Netflix / Hulu / BBC at more or less the full speed of your ISP bandwidth over 1 or more devices
Get a decent VPN like Private Internet Access / Vypr / IPVanish / PureVPN if you want to do all that AND protect your privacy
Preferably choose a provider not based in the USA
None of YouTubes LiveStreams are available in Germany. You could try and find a free VPN or proxy server to another country. I'm using PureVPN at the moment to watch the countdown (it costs money, but I've had a good experience with them. It also work to unblock GEMA videos or watch TV Streams from other countries)
If you use a free VPN/Proxy, make sure to read up on how they make it free. Some people recommend HOLA, but that also routes traffic from other people through your internet connection, so you should not use it in Germany thanks to our Störerhaftung
Great suggestion. I just got on PureVPN in India and it works. (Tip: I know you mention free, but free VPNs will exploit your data/privacy. PureVPN has an incredible five year Black Friday deal that's already active.)
I also tried Bangladesh but it didn't work. Do you know any other countries that don't have the new hearts system yet?
You DO NOT have to drop 3rd party VPNs on Android. See link here.
Works flawlessly for me with PureVPN.
Sequence in app to change after is Settings>Network>Filtering Method>Local HTTP Proxy. See pic here.
Preferably one that is mentioned in multiple articles about "VPN that allows P2P traffics" or "VPN service that hold against courts".
Also stay away from IPVanish, their user got caught by authorities, also don't use PureVPN.
You should head over to /r/vpncoupons and get a known, good VPN.
Note: Stay away from PureVPN. They have a bad reputation for spam and logging, although they state they do not. MacSentry has been going downhill recently, also.
I, personally, use TorGuard, and they've been amazing. They currently have a coupon for $14.99 every six months.
The top one (Pi2) has:
Sonarr, Radarr, Ombi, Php server, Simple Monitor, OpenVPN (PureVPN), Transmission, Jackett, Tautulli, youtube-dl.
This pi is my downloader for Plex.
The second (Pi2) has:
OpenVPN, DdClient, fail2ban, reverse proxy
This pi allows me access to my home network anywhere in the world.
The third (Pi3B+):
youtube-dl, fail2ban, Syncthing, rclone, dedupe
This is an underutilised pi. But syncthing moves photos from my phone onto my NAS for Plex. It also dedupes the photos prior to this.
The last (Pi2):
Pihole, Wake on lan webpage, fail2ban, gmvault
This one does network blocking and allows me to wake any device on my network up from anywhere in the world.
The new (5th) is to help load balance the top one.
I got experience with PureVPN which is one of the promoted I have to say that the speed and the software is very good. But I had an issue with the software in the beginning and contacted the support team the response time was a bit long and I nearly cancelled the subscription because I felt lost. But after that I am very happy VPN user for several weeks now. Used this link to save 68% on my subscription.
A VPN can only be trusted on their reputation since we can't check on their server by ourself if the logs are turned off. Any VPN can lie on their policy and they will not be in any trouble for it (ex: PureVPN), the only way to make sure you are using a good VPN is by doing research on them, since how many years they are running and if they got any subpoena and how it have ended (can't find the user or user arrested..).
Depends on your actual needs and who you are needing privacy from.
If you need privacy from things like your own ISP, or other corporate entities etc, be it for pirating, streaming throttling, etc then any decent VPN provider such as PIA or PureVPN etc would be fine.
If you need privacy from government entities of any particular country due to what you are doing not necessarily being legal in that country then a commercial VPN may not be enough.
The opening ceremony? No idea.
Your best bet, as always, is to buy a month's subscription with a reputable VPN. (I use PureVPN and like 'em.)
There are also YouTube proxy websites that sort of function the same way as VPNs, but as always with free stuff on the internets, you need to figure out "what's in it for them" and whether you want to take the risk. I'd link you to a few but I'm at work and our IT department has them blocked.
Express VPN has 30 days money back guarantee. I tried it, no questions ask, they just pay you back your money if you want to cancel the service within 30 days.
NordVPN also has a 30 days money back gurantee, and they are much cheaper than Express VPN, if you need a VPN to keep for longterm.
Most other VPN have a couple of days money back policy or free trial. Astrill, PureVPN and Vyper VPN are other popular VPNs.
Wenn du auf den Link darunter gehst, wird erwähnt, dass PureVPN trotzdem dem FBI mit Logdateien auf die Sprünge geholfen hat. Obwohl sie in Hongkong sitzen, vertrauenswürdig sind und Anonymisierung bieten.
Es geht darum, dass wenn du anonym und möglichst spurenarm surfen willst, es andere, bessere Methoden als ein BilligVPN in einem fremden Land gibt.
I have thought the same thing. I think the most important thing is that it's not your ip, but I always use an off shore location anyway. I use PureVPN, which was in the news recently for providing information to US officials when a client of theirs was stocking some girl. Maybe I should switch...
PureVPN has been great and is quite cheap, 2 years for just 50$ :) And You can use it on 5 device simultaneously. But I've moved to the Warez scene, Everything gets updated much faster.
Until stupid copyright laws and protections gets changed, I ain't buying DRM choked shit ever again. :D
I use PureVPN and it works for iPlayer most of the time. The few times it doesn't, I can just disconnect and try another city in the UK and it will work eventually. Never takes more than a couple minutes.
That said, iPlayer is the only site that puts up a fight: All4, UKTVPlay, ITV Hub all work hassle free. All4 I have to disable ad block though.
You know, I'm not entirely sure... I wrote up a long description trying to explain what I know but it could be pure shite so I'd rather not spread my half learned half guessed 'knowledge'!
I will say that I use PureVPN and they have a few options for this. The 'static IP' option is what I use for watching US netflix from the UK.
I'm not convinced it's the best option out there, nor am I fully aware if they track you or what so don't go using it from this comment but the support is fine and the actual product is good for what I need.
Sorry I can't be more help, it's not really area of expertise!
Thanks for pointing that out - it's some small reassurance in this difficult environment to think PIA are less compliant than Purevpn was.
It's always possible that since they don't routinely log they can't can't go back in time - the article says they couldn't provide data for some bomb threats issued at a specific time. OTOH I'm guessing they can set up a trigger to log whatever a specific account did in the future like it seems PureVPN did?
Whether PIA or any other provider is obliged or willing to do that probably depends on what LE are chasing and from which jurisdiction.
People keep pointing out PureVPN's jurisdiction in Hong Kong, which doesn't mean anything. Anyone can register a company anywhere they want, or just lie about it.
100% the people behind PureVPN are Americans. This is the same for a lot of VPN providers, if you don't know who owns the company their claims of jurisdiction doesn't mean anything.
Also show where your domain is hosted. Anyone that uses cloudflare is a joke trying to hide their hosting provider. If you claim to be outside the US but use a USA based hosting provider to handle all your business, police can simply force the provider to hand over data and start logging.
Eu tenho máquinas rodando na Linode desde 2009. Em temos de disponibilidade e suporte, nunca me desapontou. São serviços legados do tempo da minha empresa. Não toco nessas máquinas, mas elas continuam rodando liso e com os backups automáticos funcionando. Em 7 anos que eu uso o serviço, acho que somado não passou de 5 ou 6 horas de downtime.
Também tenho umas 4 máquinas rodando na Digital Ocean. DO é mais fácil de gerenciar as máquinas, a API deles é melhor que a da Linode e os preços são mais acessíveis também (pra ser honesto, faz tempo que não faço essa comparação). Só não coloco as máquinas que estão na Linode pra rodar na DO pq é muita coisa antiga e eu nem tenho certeza de como várias coisas lá funcionam (Django 1.0 + dependências por exemplo).
Edit 1: Tinha entendido VPN e não VPS. A resposta original foi: Eu uso o PureVPN. O cliente deles é bastante amigável com usuários não-técnicos, eles tem uma boa gama de servidores e sempre tem promoção de 2 anos por $50.
I can vouch for this. 100% this morning. Very light work so far on it and I am sitting on 55% (I've used it for maybe 2 hours) - battery says time remaining is 1:06
Sign up for a VPN (I use PureVPN for some US streaming services so would recommend that for Australia) then get a Stan account. As an Australian, I'm unsure of which VPN's will work for our service so may need to research that yourself. Stan is a pretty good service that's starting to really focus on Australian content so if you do get an account, I recommend watching the comedy No Activity as well
Start by reading the sidebar, as some of your questions are answered there.
Best way to improve quickly is (one-to-one) lessons with a decent tutor.
Search here and /r/china for numerous food posts. There's a list of restaurants in the wiki.
Most new people seem to enjoy those around Gongti. Get a subways card/taxi and you won't have to limit yourself to Chaoyang.
Everything except PureVPN seems to be working at the moment. Plenty will do monthly subscriptions for <$10.
Talk to people here - maybe edit in some details about yourself. Also, get a wechat account to keep in touch.
Tinder is available.
Impressive article. The author is right in saying hockey has become nothing more than a cash cow. I believe only the international remains true to the spirit of the game. I wouldn't need to nag the PureVPN support team for broadcasting info on hockey if it were easily available. Jeez can't even watch sports you love.
Technically, they are right because the customer is supposed to read everything [nobody does but still...]. It is buried quite deep, I agree.
BTW, what's the issue with PureVPN? I'm a thoroughly satisfied PureVPN customer. I think it's pretty good.
I received the same email. This is the first time I've received something like this from any vpn.
PureVPN is based in Hong Kong, so it would be interesting to hear a bit more backstory on what's going on over there.
I have indeed. I used PureVPN. It ain't the fastest but it's cheap AND you really only need to have it on when you're first firing up game pass and choosing a game! Then turn it off, normal quick speeds.
I signed up for a three year plan with PureVPN once, during which time their general speeds went from great to atrocious, they started capping p2p activity and then got involved in a questionable sharing of logs incident with the FBI. I ended up getting another subscription with someone else when I still had 6 months to go, so it was money wasted by the end.
So, while I don’t expect that to happen to Nord, I wouldn’t sign up for that long again with anyone, because who knows how long it’ll pan out. For the sake of ten or twenty quid a year, I prefer to keep options open.
US authorities compelled a Hong Kong “no logs” VPN service (PureVPN) to log user data and hand over this information to arrest and prosecute the VPN user (see article). All of this took place with an “offshore” VPN that has a “zero log policy” and promises to make its customers “invisible” to third parties.
This shows that “no logs” marketing claims do not always align with reality. And furthermore, choosing an offshore provider may in fact be worse than choosing a US-based VPN service with good data protection policies and practices.
PureVPN is really bad, as shown here they fixed several things but they can't really compete against bigger ones like ProtonVPN & Co.
I only can assume that the client leaked your real IP, take the bitter pill make the switch to another VPN provider and spread the word.
> but why PureVPN?
Probably this cyberstalker case from last year:
Wouldn't recommend it, but wouldn't say it is worse than Onavo either.