It's CYBER MONDAY...Which VPN is best for PRIVACY on the Mac??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Crunch, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Crunch macrumors 6502a

    Crunch

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    If you're into mitigating and minimizing the tech companies' assault on privacy in seemingly every aspect of life on the Internet, which VPN (/proxy?) is worth investing in so as to hopefully accomplish this?

    I know, I know. It depends on what you're doing with it. Watching Netflix outside the U.S. might be interesting to a very small degree to me, but again, it bears repeating:

    Privacy, privacy, privacy
    is pretty much paramount for me. Some torrenting as well, and let's not forget speed!

    I've been kicking this can down the road for years and only dabbled in VPNs here and there, but it's hard to trust the claims in advertising and I'm not a fan of dirt cheap so-called lifetime deals.

    I'd love to pull the trigger on one of these deals by the end of today, so please help!!

    Thank you very kindly for your insight and advice! :)
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Unless someone here has actual knowledge of the inner workings of any VPN service beyond what is claimed at their web site I can't see you getting any help here on the actual privacy aspect.
     
  3. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    airvpn, mullvad, and nordvpn have been around for a while and seem to have a good reputation. Mullvad has the rather unique feature that you can even pay by mailing a wad of cash, which is about as untraceable as you'll get! I agree that it's hard to be sure without actually inspecting the sites. And, to be honest, if you are in a position where you feel the need to take every possible step to maximize privacy, this is not the right place to be asking. (Try one of the security-oriented fora.)

    There are plenty of vpn providers and I imagine that most of them do a pretty good job.
     
  4. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    You'll never know with privacy: unless you know the inner workings of the VPN you can never be sure. Be on the lookout for logging: a VPN that keeps no logs, can't hand anything over to anyone.
     
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Be aware that VPN technology is not designed for privacy. With a VPN, you basically just tunnel your Internet connections to someone else’s network and rely on the confidentiality of your VPN provider.

    Some decent examples have been mentioned here already. https://thatoneprivacysite.net has a long list that you can use for a comparison.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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  7. Ben Harley macrumors member

    Ben Harley

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    If you are looking for VPN for any iProduct for security and privacy concern and want to buy the vpn which does not maintain logs then I would recommend you to go through with this blog about Apple-tv-vpn, it will completely guide you through. I recently bought one vpn from here.

    Ben.
     
  8. ocabj macrumors 6502a

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    Buy yourself a Cisco ASA. Locate a datacenter whose network you trust. Colo your ASA in their network. Done.
     

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