VPN recomendations, please

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#1

Yes yes, https://frinkiac.com/img/S05E03/531296.jpg and so on.

I’ve been using Freedome for a few years now. It’s been fine, but lately it’s been going a bit slow and has started annoyingly disconnecting when my phone is idle. The subscription’s up soon so I’m looking for alternatives.

Anyone got any good recommendations that aren’t TunnelBear?


#2

proton vpn


#3

I’m using Protonmail so that’s the likely contender at the moment. You use it? Any issues?


#4

Yes I use it. No issues.


#5

Why not TunnelBear? It’s what I use and works fine for me.


#6

I’m generally using a VPN for tinfoil hat reasons. TunnelBear’s based in Canada so it’s subject to the Five Eyes alliance… which isn’t great.


#7

Ah ok. I’m just watching sport :slightly_smiling_face:


#8

Apart from work, do many of you use VPNs and if so, what do you use them for?


#9

Largely to knock trackers on the head. The number of companies that collect information about everything you do, see, and click on is…scary. I don’t mind advertising per se so I’m not using AdBlock, but I use a VPN and 1Blocker pretty much everywhere to limit companies from tracking me unless I given them my explicit permission to do so.


#10

Nord VPN


#11

Use VPN to tunnel into my home network occasionally because my workplace blocks gmail and various other services.

Sometimes use VPN at home avoid geoblocked content.


#12

Anyone got experience of using their Smart TV with a VPN?

For example can you switch regions on Netflix direct from your TV without having to stream the signal from another device such as your phone or laptop?