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Promoted 06-03-2013 by yuugotserved 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)
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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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#46
Count me as a happy customer since the last time the deal came around
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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!
Dear PI - Good to see you directly responding to fellow SD'ers. I am interested in it however will appreciate if you can answer:

1. Will I have to log on each of the laptop (4 to be precise), a couple of Smart TVs through VPN to use it how its supposed to be used?

My understanding (or rather preference) is that my router is configured to go through VPN so I don't have to log on each device and in other words, whenever anyone has joined my internet SSID, they are anonymous .. am I making sense to you?

If the router can be configured directly, is there a short guide how to. thanks!
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here too, no speed issues at all.

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Count me as a happy customer since the last time the deal came around
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My experience: I signed up last time. I have a 25 Mbit connection and get about a 50% decrease in speed using PIA at the server location closest to me (same state) on a windows home server. If I go further away speed decreases the further away I go and no locations outside of my state are worth using for me because the speed decrease is greater than 50%. For me speed is also very,very slow and unusable at any server locations outside of the US. I tried using all of the connection options, OpenVPN, PPTP and the PIA client, all with the same results. Makes me wonder if something is not configured correctly on my end or if the servers are just overloaded.
I'm not so lucky living outside the US, and have only a 3MB connection. This speed is more than enough for streaming, and any other need I have. Would more speed get my downloads faster? Sure! But from there to say that your "25 mb" connection becomes "unusable"???? Even if it degraded to 10%, you still have more than enough for anything you may need. Now if you want to dowload torrents in seconds, well that's another thing...

Having said that, I use "Strong VPN" and have no degradtion in connection whatsoever.
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First timer user here. When the New Network is displayed, do I select public or trusted for the VPN?
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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...
someone needs a travel router.
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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
Humn...Guess it's a TorGuard said PIA said thing... Since it's only words... Tie goes to PIA... Laws are changing very quickly here though... DNA if arrest just became public property... Google is being force to include a backdoor to all their services, etc, etc, etc.. Can go on for ever... So I hope u guyz are looking where to move u'r service once they force VPN's to become nothing more then a bar door for Data for the gov.

Really hope u guyz increase the connections to 5... I don't plan to use 5 at a time... But I would like the option when around the city to not have to use my cell's Data in order to stay behind a VPN out & about or to have to turn one off to turn another one on @ a coffee shop or other public place...

1st. new ??? How long is this sale going to go.. I plan to try to get some bitcoins locally in the next few days as anonymously as possible... But not sure how long it will take me...

2nd new ??? So all u guyz see is my login info logged into u'r service... But u can't see my ISP or ISP IP...

3rd new ??? Auto-renewal for those that use bitcoin would mean just a email or warning that u'r year is coming to and end in a month or so right...

4th new ??? I hear a lot of difference in speed when connection thru a router then connection directly from a device.. Is that a general truth or do the speeds suppose to be the same on DD-WRT OpenVPN/ Tomato OpenVPN / Windows 7 OpenVPN /U'r servcie app...

5th new ??? U offer a 30 day warranty right... Is there a data amount cutoff for the warranty like the 10GB Torguard restriction...

Will be back with a few more ?'s later.. Thanks again for interacting with us...
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#53
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!
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We do - please checkout the affiliate section on our website footer.
Oh, that's more for a larger program. I just meant a few one-off referrals, that's all.
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someone needs a travel router.
It would only help one pair.. Not he second pair... + would have the looking for a power source problem if outdoors....
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I currently use IPvanish. Is PIA better??
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It would only help one pair.. Not he second pair... + would have the looking for a power source problem if outdoors....
a big USB battery pack should power a travel router for many hours.

if the travel router you bought and your phone support usb tethering, you could even use your phone as the WWAN and not need wifi.

pretty sure this overs all of your cases. additionally you could run this on your home router, tunnel BACK home, then out the VPN.
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what do you mean by when you say this deal is lifetime
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First timer user here. When the New Network is displayed, do I select public or trusted for the VPN?
Also, I selected the East Coast, but my speed is only 1.75 mbps when I usually get 15mbps.
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what do you mean by when you say this deal is lifetime
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really? its $31.95/yr for life, if you choose. OMG
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what do you mean by when you say this deal is lifetime
???
They mean that after your one year is up, you can renew at the same sale price for the next year. It doesn't mean you pay $32 and get a VPN for Life. Only the price per year is lifetime.
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