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subatomic0 wrote

PIA is based in the US, so even if they don't log, they can be legally compelled, via a national security letter, to start logging at any time and be barred from saying anything about it. Check out https://privacytools.io

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Random_Revolutionary wrote

They also donate to free software (krita) so if you only use vpns for torrenting I feel like it's good compromise.

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subatomic0 wrote

True, if it fits your threat model and is what you want to do, then go for it. But it is something that should be considered.

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glokaya_kuzdra wrote

What would you suggest?

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subatomic0 wrote

privacytools.io has a list of VPNs located outside of the US (although I am still be wary of ones operating in 5, 9, and 14 eyes surveillance countries). That one privacy site also has a detailed comparison of a LOT of VPNs.

/u/Random_Revolutionary is right though, that PIA donates to free software, so I think they're worth supporting if it fits your threat model.

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glokaya_kuzdra wrote

I guess I was looking for your personal opinion or preference, but yeah - everything you said makes sense and is helpful. Many thanks!

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subatomic0 wrote

Oops :P I personally use ProtonVPN right now but I think I'm going to be switching to Trust.Zone soon.

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glokaya_kuzdra wrote

Cool, thanks! I use PIA, so I am curious to see what others use and compare cost / value etc. It does seem to be a huge down side that it's located in the U.S.