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Old June 17, 2019, 06:49 PM
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I've been reading reviews and I guess the top 4 would be NordVPN, Private Internet Access, IPVanish, ExpressVPN. On reddit someone said NordVPN is owned by a data mining company and to stay away from them. I don't know if there is any truth to that or what the negative would be if they were. You're still paying them to keep you anonymous.
When I was looking up options I read an article about NordVPN that said the opposite and was one of the reasons I considered them. Who knows? This is the relevant link on their own site though:
https://nordvpn.com/features/strict-no-logs-policy/

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Old June 17, 2019, 07:09 PM
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Yeah, I wouldn't consider any of these VPN services truly private. It's a shared service, they log your IP and username at the very least each time you connect, whether any further information is stored or not is up to them to tell you. Either way, you're taking their word for it that they aren't storing any personal information since there's not exactly anywhere you could verify these claims unless you hack into their network.

I have a 3yr NordVPN subscription from last year, works fine, speeds are decent, but I don't use it day-to-day, I only use it when I want an extra layer. I also use it when I'm testing access to my hosted things from different locations.

If you want a bit more privacy, I'd say buying a VPS might be the better option and installing your own VPN server, then at the very least, you manage the encryption keys and endpoints. That's not to say the VPS provider can't clone/copy your VM and hand it over to authorities, but you yourself could reduce the logs and such on that VM.
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