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Promoted 06-03-2013 at 08:57 PM View Original Post
Private Internet Access is offering 20% off their VPN Service. Thanks brisar

Note, refer to the forum threads (here or here) for additional information
  • $5.45/month for month to month plan
  • $31.95 for 1-year plan ($2.66/month)

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Edited June 3, 2013 at 07:03 PM by widgit
In case you missed this very popular Front Page Deal, it is back

Private Internet Access


20% off their VPN Service

LINK to the Offer. [privateinternetaccess.com]
  • $5.45/month for month to month plan
  • $31.95 for 1-year plan ($2.66/month)

Community Wiki

Last Edited by privateinternet July 29, 2013 at 07:05 PM

Private Internet Access is committed to privacy, does not log and uses shared IPs. The US is one of the only countries without a mandatory data logging requirement:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel...ted_States

Private Internet Access was rated 4.5 out of 5 Stars by PC Magazine and is PC Magazine's Editor's Choice VPN service provider.




The speeds and reliability and support is good for the money.
But they are registered in the USA so this ‘we don’t log or share things’ talk is hogwash. Any VPN provider in the USA has an obligation to work with the authorities (the Patriot Act and/or NSA PRISM) so this is as anonymous as HMA (non-existent).


Private Internet Access response to PRISM: https://www.privateinternetaccess.../06/prism/


Why you need a VPN
http://lifehacker.com/5940565/why...your-needs

Speed Tests
https://www.privateinternetaccess...es/network
351+ Servers in 9+ Countries

Reviews
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...799,00.asp

More Info on various services available (2013 edition)
http://torrentfreak.com/vpn-servi...on-130302/

5 Simultaneous Logins per Account
SOCKS5 Proxy Included
OpenVPN / L2TP / PPTP

Android App
https://play.google.com/store/app...ss.android

Heads up: Doesn't work in mainland China, so save your time and money if you plan to use it there.

You may also like to try a free alternative....

http://slickdeals.net/f/5942160-Free-VPN-as-part-of-project-by-University-of-Tsukuba-Japan?v=1

HotSpot Shield (American VPN, Powered By Ads) (Adblock Plus Extension kills off these ads in Firefox & Chrome.

http://www.hotspotshield.com/

Here are some alternative VPN services that have large selection of servers (worldwide)proxy.sh is $5 month

Setting up BT software Vuze (used to be call Azureus) to only use VPN connection (won't connect if VPN connection not available.)
Here is a tutorial of it.
http://wiki.hidemyass.com/Tutoria...hrough_VPN
Here's a tutorial for utorrent: http://wiki.hidemyass.com/Tutoria...IP_binding
(Remember to un-check make new firewall rule in utorrent settings/prefs)

Enter the interface identifier into the field next to "Bind to local IP address or interface" in the settings.
Note that the interface identifier is named different on every system, so make sure to check how exactly it is called on yours.
In their example, it is "eth15" for OpenVPN, "net2" for PPTP" and "net1" for L2TP.

Make sure the checkbox next to "Enforce IP bindings even when interfaces are not available" is checked;
otherwise it can happen that Vuze keeps downloading without using the VPN.

If the Vuze setup is done correctly, it will ONLY use your VPN connection. If you didn't login to your VPN service, Vuze won't work.

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For those of use still trying to pay with Anonymous Bitcoins... or as Anonymous as possible... There is a good recent link that Zabeer123 shared with us in the thread... This is a step-by-step guide to creating an anonymous wallet for what ever reason... There is also an option to pay with a one time gift card....

Two Mostly Somewhat anonymous Payment Options


** ALWAYS PAY CASH FOR EITHER OPTION / DO NOT USE SAVINGS CARDS IF BUYING @ A GROCERY STORE/CVS/WALGREEN's or Other / DO NOT ASK A BUSINESS HOW LONG THEY SAVE THEIR SECURITY FOOTAGE OR U'LL FLAG U'RSELF **


1st - BitCoins -
A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Anonymous Wallet for Covert Practices [reddit.com]

Key quote/point of tutorial below (U'll still be on camera where ever u end up doing the exchange) Read & Read & Read the tutorial until u know what u are doing...
Quote :
Another great idea is to use the localbitcoins website; meet with a seller locally; pay cash and GTFO.
U can also take a chance & use a local BitCoin business found on Craigslist... Just make sure they have a physical business location... Like a cellphone store or something else.... U will be on camera at said location but it should lower the chance of getting ripped-off... And after 30-90 days or even less... Said business would probably overwrite u'r mug off their security system... Always change u'r BitCoin Wallets address for each transaction to avoid linkage...

PROS

- As anonymous as u can theoretical get
- Once you learn how to do it, U can replicate it for next time
- Should cost about 3%-7% above MT.Gox average price which should be less then $4.95 per transaction on smaller amounts of $75...

CONS

- U still have to meet some one in public or at their business.
- U'll still be on camera at Star-bucks or at a business
- U are trusting a stranger
- It cost money to wash u'r BitCoins
- Value of BitCoins can fluctuate
- Never use u'r homes Wifi to purchase or clean BitCoins. U'll have to drive to a Library or Starbucks...


2nd - Credit Card Gift Cards -
You can also pay with a CC Gift Card... They are available from different companies from different retailers... Get one that is not re-loadable but that you can add an exact amount at purchase time... Most run about $4.95 per GC... That way u pay the amount needed + $4.95... Call ahead to make sure the GC u are looking for is available where u plan to purchase... Choose a location where u don't normally go to... Wear a hat/cap & shades... Make sure u grab the right GC & that u add the right amount... Once activated/purchaed u probably can't change the balance... Go to an out of place retailer & not to a mall... Gas station stores are probably u'r best bet... Most of this info is part of different Blog posts old & more recent that when combine can give u the best option in u'r area & case... I've included links to said Blog posts... I included a hint to the best CC Gift Card... Said CC Gift Card will either not require any online registration or the only info they will request is a random ZipCode u will need to remember... Always use Tor & TorEmail when dealing with registration of u'r choice of CC Gift Card's... If possible use a public Wifi when doing said registration... Always use bogus info when registering said CC GC.... Also always write down the info u use for said registrations... Never use u'r CC GC at more then one service or purchase... But if u do... Only pay for the same service... NEVER use the CC GC on different services or u'll create linkage... CC GC do come with FEE's for u'r balance... Usually said fees don't start until 7 months or longer... So depending on how much $$ u add to u'r card & how long u plan to hold said CC GC... Be aware of how much extra it will cost u.... U will find the best option for u by reading all the links below...

Related Links:

How to Buy Things Anonymously Using A Credit Card [greycoder.com]

Vanilla Visa Retailers [vanillavisa.com]

How To Use Prepaid Debit Cards for Anonymous, Cash-like Digital Transactions [itstactical.com]

Anonymous Credit/Debit Cards [theprivacyguy.com]

Privacy Through Prepaid Credit Cards [snarfed.org]


PROS

- Theoretical a lot more anonymous then u'r Paypal, Visa, MasterCard... etc...
- Much easier to purchase then BitCoins...
- Easy to purchase if you do u'r homework...
- U can "cook" your card by waiting 30-90 days before using it to make sure the video footage of u buying has been written over...
- If u choose the right GC... It will probably be ready to go within 24 hours of purchase or the only info u will need to register online will be a random ZipCode... Don't forget what random Zipcode used...
- $5 per GC for possible anonymity


CONS

- Theoretical not as anonymous as BitCoins...
- Say Cheese... U'r on camera for as long as the retail location keeps their security video
- The bigger retailer u go to the longer u will be on camera purchasing the GC...
- GC's can incrue fees after a certain amount of months... 7 months, 12 months... Read the back of the GC before buying it...
- U might have to register the GC with bogus info online(Most non-refillable cards can be registered with bogus info... Write down what u use).... Use Tor & TorEmail for anything related to the GC & if possible don't do it at home...
- Re-using the GC negates any anonymity, So get as close to the amount u need... In this case $32...
- Using a GC for something that needs actually shipping to any address negates any anonymity too...
- $5 per GC for possible anonymity...

READ, READ, & READ & then READ some more... I think both of this payment options are worth the hassle to add a layer or two of anonymity when purchasing a VPN or other online service...

Thanks to all the Slick Dealer's that help us combine this info....

Bonus Links:

The Best VPN Of 2013 [greycoder.com]

The Best VPN For P2P In 2013 [greycoder.com]

How To Be Anonymous On The Internet [greycoder.com]

How to Avoid NSA Surveillance [greycoder.com]

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#31
Quote from privateinternet View Post :
Dear Slickdealers,
Thank you for the questions!
...
You can connect up to 3 times per account simultaneously with an unlimited number of devices (but only 3 at any given moment).

Hope this helps, and please feel free to keep the questions coming!
Quote from Stunner2xx View Post :
connect 3 devices.

NOTE: if you put it on your router, everything on the router will use the VPN and that only counts as 1 connection, which leaves you 2 more to use.
rep+4 for both.
To privateinternet,
Can I insall on my android smartphone and then use as hotspot to all 8 other devices? So in this case, I only use one vpn connect??
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#32
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We do not log, period. Where did TorGuard make this false claim?
I personally haven't seen TorGuard make that claim specifically, but there are plenty of Reddit users that think you do log though for some reason (something about the US requiring it?..)

The claim never made sense to me considering you're always toward the top on TorrentFreaks preferred VPNs.
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#33
I sign up 2 days ago. Dam*! Do you know if I can get some of this money back?

I always use server in Romania. Cause its far away from anybody I know.

ALERT. I have to turn on my DNS Leak Protection. Go to dnsleaktest to check and if you ISP show up, then you need to turn on DNS Leak Protection.
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#34
Quote from privateinternet View Post :
Dear Slickdealers,

Thank you for the questions!



This deal is lifetime.



We do not log, period. Where did TorGuard make this false claim?



You can connect up to 3 times per account simultaneously with an unlimited number of devices (but only 3 at any given moment).

Hope this helps, and please feel free to keep the questions coming!
LifeTime makes this a SlickDeal x3 OMG (as long as nothing is logged.. In Hash or other possible forms)

As for the logging quote... I was told the following thru TorGuard's Chat service...

Quote :
TorGuard: Hello, would you like to talk about our products?

Client: yeap.. what is u'r encryption ?

TorGuard: its AEA256 bit for OpenVPN military grade the best encryption can offer!

Can I help you with anything else?

Client: on PrivateInternetAccess site I can test the speed of the servers.. but haven't found how to do that on u'r site.. pre-sub

TorGuard: at this moment, we are not offering any more our famous 24h free, no CC necessary accounts. sorry for that but the thing that we are offering is our famous money back guarantee that will serve you well during the first 30 days of the trial period, where you can test our services without worrying! give us a try, and you won't regret it
also, you can go to our store torguard.n…store/PrePaid-VPN-Service and get 24h account to test the service, for only 1$ - this is what I would recommend

TorGuard: and that site you mention, keep logs

they do not have ABSOLUTELY NO LOGS WHATSOEVER policy

like I said: they do not have ABSOLUTELY NO LOGS WHATSOEVER policy

Client: humn... intersting..

u do have the no logs on both ends right..

TorGuard: no logs on our side

thats the only side where logs could be kept

PIA keep logs in hashed form though, asked them directly about that

we do not encrypt your IP or do anything with it, nor do we store it

not even for 1ms
How do u handle u'r billing side & service side ??? Do u log who is log in at any time... ???

As for the 3 connections... Please increase this to 5.... If the logging part is false... It would make u'r service perfect... Router + Cell 1 when away from router + Cell 2 when way from router + Tablet way from router + laptop when away from router.... Would suck to have to open the cellphone to unencrypted traffic if one want's to use a bigger screen away from the router...

Also is there a way to mail in cash & a email address to pay & sub on this deal... Bitcoins are all over the place in price and hard to get for a Bitcoin noob anonymously... We don't mind waiting to open an account locked at this price till u receive the payment...

Hope to hear u'r responses... thanks for coming here to chat with us...

PS. Added the beginning of the conversation... New ?... What is the highest encryption that PIA uses ???

I am still trying to find the best possible VPN service for myself... As u can tell I research till there is no ? of what I am buying... Done editing for clarity... Will await u'r response... Please be specific...
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#35
Quote from hurrpancakes View Post :
I've been using PIA to tether my phone without my carrier getting their panties in a bunch for the past few months. Speeds are probably capped by my phones connection rather than by PIA servers, but I've had no issues PIA at all.
I am thinking the same. So do u install PIA on your phone? and then all other devices connected will be auto vpn?
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#36
Quote from firebirdx01 View Post :
It's also helpful for public wifi spots- if you want to say sign on to your bank account and its unsecure- you need a VPN to prevent malicious users from intercepting your unsecured traffic (which can contain your password). So it has legitimate uses in preventing identity theft- and anyone who has been a victim of that- knows its no joke. The only catch is that -you have to trust the VPN as they route all your traffic.
very true, I understand that there a lot of legitimate uses for a VPN, thanks for clarifying that all VPN traffic is not meant to do illegal activity Smilie
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#37
I just want to clarify: When the included VPN desktop client is *not* running, my connection is 100% stock through my own home network and ISP, right? I'd like to use VPN in certain occasions, but do not want any overhead from the software when I absolutely don't want the VPN running, such as online gaming.
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#38
Quote from Snoopy2gos View Post :
very true, I understand that there a lot of legitimate uses for a VPN, thanks for clarifying that all VPN traffic is not meant to do illegal activity Smilie
Right... But if one torrent's or not thru VPN... When u'r paying for a service... U want it to do something that the free VPN/Proxie options do not... Speed is one of the biggest things... But as much anonymity specially from the the VPN provider is another one... How fast do u think a VPN provider can come up with non existing logs once a Gov./lawyers/IRS/Cop's wanting DNA... LMAOMadLMAO starts to play hardball with their $$$....
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#39
Dear Slickdealers,

Great questions, please keep them coming!

Quote from fbueller View Post :
So just to clarify - If I signed up during the last $32 deal, it will autorenew in a year for $32 instead of the full price? Thanks, PIA...
Yes bounce

Quote from green_key View Post :
rep+4 for both.
To privateinternet,
Can I insall on my android smartphone and then use as hotspot to all 8 other devices? So in this case, I only use one vpn connect??
Yes, but performance will be dependent upon your smart phone.

Quote from Dschinghis_Khan View Post :
I personally haven't seen TorGuard make that claim specifically, but there are plenty of Reddit users that think you do log though for some reason (something about the US requiring it?..)

The claim never made sense to me considering you're always toward the top on TorrentFreaks preferred VPNs.
We do not log - and the US is one of the few countries where you do not have to log.


Quote from Y314K View Post :
LifeTime makes this a SlickDeal x3 OMG (as long as nothing is logged.. In Hash or other possible forms)

As for the logging quote... I was told the following thru TorGuard's Chat service...



How do u handle u'r billing side & service side ??? Do u log who is log in at any time... ???

As for the 3 connections... Please increase this to 5.... If the logging part is false... It would make u'r service perfect... Router + Cell 1 when away from router + Cell 2 when way from router + Tablet way from router + laptop when away from router.... Would suck to have to open the cellphone to unencrypted traffic if one want's to use a bigger screen away from the router...

Also is there a way to mail in cash & a email address to pay & sub on this deal... Bitcoins are all over the place in price and hard to get for a Bitcoin noob anonymously... We don't mind waiting to open an account locked at this price till u receive the payment...

Hope to hear u'r responses... thanks for coming here to chat with us...

PS. Added the beginning of the conversation... New ?... What is the highest encryption that PIA uses ???

I am still trying to find the best possible VPN service for myself... As u can tell I research till there is no ? of what I am buying... Done editing for clarity... Will await u'r response... Please be specific...
We do not log, in hash form or otherwise. It appears the other service is making false claims...

The 3 device limit is there for now but may change. I have forwarded the request on. Smilie

You can buy bitcoins in cash and the price has been pretty stable lately. Right now, cash is not an option but, I will forward this request on as well!

Quote from green_key View Post :
I am thinking the same. So do u install PIA on your phone? and then all other devices connected will be auto vpn?
You can do that - performance will vary depending on the phone.

Quote from ilovecats View Post :
I just want to clarify: When the included VPN desktop client is *not* running, my connection is 100% stock through my own home network and ISP, right? I'd like to use VPN in certain occasions, but do not want any overhead from the software when I absolutely don't want the VPN running, such as online gaming.
Yes, this is true. However, in this case, then, do not enable VPN kill switch.


Please keep the questions coming!! Smilie
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Damn it ... mine autorenewed like 2 days ago. Fk!
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#41
Thanks, PIA, now I'm glad that I gave you good reviews. Smilie

Do you have a referral program, by the way? I've sent a few people your way, but couldn't find anything online.
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Thanks, PIA, now I'm glad that I gave you good reviews. Smilie

Do you have a referral program, by the way? I've sent a few people your way, but couldn't find anything online.
We do - please checkout the affiliate section on our website footer.
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#43
Quote from pur View Post :
This adds privacy to your internet access (internet access not included)
Quote from Snoopy2gos View Post :
Hi, This isn't an internet service, this is access to a VPN [wikipedia.org]

Some people use it for torrenting illegal files, others use them to bypass location restrictions on certain web applications (NetFlix, Hulu, MLB.Tv) and some people in countries who have web restrictions will use VPNs to read websites that have been blocked by ISP's.
Thank you both. Like I said, I'm absolutely clueless when it comes to this stuff. Now, I'm a little less so Wink .
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#44
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Please keep the questions coming!! Smilie

Your company came recommended from Lifehacker. I appreciate you coming here to answer questions personally.

I had skipped your last promotion because I'm using StrongVPN and my subscription wasn't close to ending, but now it's ending in a few months. Will you have a new promotion soon or can you create a coupon for me that I can apply when my current VPN subscription ends? And are there student discounts too? Thanks.
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#45
I signed up earlier this year and like the service so far. Currently I use it on my laptop using the Windows client and on my unraid server using a plugin. I'd like to lock into this price point with an extension and sign up for autorenewal with cash. Waiting to hear back ...

Quote from privateinternet View Post :
Dear Slickdealers,

Great questions, please keep them coming!



Yes bounce



Yes, but performance will be dependent upon your smart phone.



We do not log - and the US is one of the few countries where you do not have to log.




We do not log, in hash form or otherwise. It appears the other service is making false claims...

The 3 device limit is there for now but may change. I have forwarded the request on. Smilie

You can buy bitcoins in cash and the price has been pretty stable lately. Right now, cash is not an option but, I will forward this request on as well!



You can do that - performance will vary depending on the phone.



Yes, this is true. However, in this case, then, do not enable VPN kill switch.


Please keep the questions coming!! Smilie
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