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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
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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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#166
Quote from snowcrash View Post :
I don't think there is an anonymous way to buy this. You still need to provide an email address. Your IP is logged every time you access that email address. If there is a truly safe way I would like to hear it.
Tor into a Tor like or TorGuard anonymous email or other more secure free emails then hotmail/Yahoo etc... Use that email only for PIA...


Then Tor into PIA with u'r secure email address & sign up to it....

Relative Secure Browser = Tor
Relative Secure Email = TorEmail
Relative Secure signup = PIA
Not sure how secure payment options can be.... Looking the best option now...
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#167
Quote from snowcrash View Post :
I don't think there is an anonymous way to buy this. You still need to provide an email address. Your IP is logged every time you access that email address. If there is a truely safe way I would like to hear it.
use tormail maybe?

edit: oops too late, basically what the guy above said I think

use the tor browser bundle with tormail
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Quote from jtspree View Post :
A VPN encrypts your data before it gets to your router and is sent through a tunnel and is decrypted after it has arrived. If someone attempts to penetrate the VPN, the tunnel reroutes through alternative access points making it exceptionally difficult to break into.

Your post is all over the place so I'm not sure what to make of it.
I am talking about the Tor exit note hack.... Once the data goes from u'r exit node on Tor... A dirty exit node can try to log the decrypted info that came out of tor.... I am wondering if said data was first encrypted by PIA.. Then a dirty tor exit node would only see the encrypted PIA traffic come out... At least that is my theory... Trying to verify this from some one that knows more then I on this...
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Quote from snowcrash View Post :
I don't think there is an anonymous way to buy this. You still need to provide an email address. Your IP is logged every time you access that email address. If there is a truely safe way I would like to hear it.
First, if you are concerned about the government using your email against you in a court case, you shouldn't be using the same email you use for everything else. Second, learn to encrypt your email. Third, never ever log into your anonymous email account without connecting through a VPN or some other secure way.

As for your question, yes you can pay anonymously. Unfortunately, I'm unwilling to explain the full methods of my secure purchasing (which you aren't going to be willing to do anyway), but I'll get you started. You're going to want to get prepaid Visa check cards. You're also going to have to purchase those anonymously, so get cash.
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Quote from Y314K View Post :
Tor into a Tor like or TorGuard anonymous email or other more secure free emails then hotmail/Yahoo etc... Use that email only for PIA...


Then Tor into PIA with u'r secure email address & sign up to it....

Relative Secure Browser = Tor
Relative Secure Email = TorEmail
Relative Secure signup = PIA
Not sure how secure payment options can be.... Looking the best option now...
Quote from khorne55 View Post :
use tormail maybe?

edit: oops too late, basically what the guy above said I think

use the tor browser bundle with tormail
Much, much thanks. I'll go take a look.
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Last edited by snowcrash June 3, 2013 at 11:48 PM
#172
Quote from khorne55 View Post :
So if I only want to use it for a year then I have to remember to cancel it, more complication.
I just cancelled my $40 account (which expires tomorrow). Here's the note I got:

Quote :
Dear Customer,

This is a verification that your account, p#######, has been cancelled.
It will remain active for the remainder of the period.

We wanted to give you a chance to let us know why you cancelled, so that we can improve our service.
Feel free to enter a short reason for your cancellation at the following URL:

https://www.privateinternetaccess...XX@XXX.XXX

We hope you enjoyed your stay with Private Internet Access, please come back soon!

Thank you,
London Trust Media, Inc. / Private Internet Access
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#173
Quote from flytahoe View Post :
Hi, quick question that I haven't seen yet. I'm going to China and would like to know if this particular VPN will work on my laptop so I can access sites like Facebook. Has anyone had any experience with it in China or know of a good VPN for use there?
I tried using this in China last year. The issue I had was that the internet was spotty, so I never really got online until I went to Hong Kong. I did manage to connect a couple of times though - long enough to get my gmail on my phone.
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Quote from hightop32 View Post :
why in HELL would you buy speakers that required a driver/network interface???
Why are you quoting me - I don't have network speakers, but I understand the Sonos system is pretty sweet

http://www.sonos.com/shop/
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Much, much thanks. I'll go take a look.
Yeah... rebate cards now have as much info as u'r regular ones... U might as well go into a store that sells prepaid cards without ID before using a rebate card...look around

Gonna take a nap before continuing on this... lol My typing seems to be getting worst and worst... ZzZZz

BTW, the tutorial on how to buy bitcoins over at PIA is out of date... U can read the comments...
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Quote from Y314K View Post :
Yeah... rebate cards now have as much info as u'r regular ones... U might as well go into a store that sells prepaid cards without ID before using a rebate card...look around

Gonna take a nap before continuing on this... lol My typing seems to be getting worst and worst... ZzZZz

BTW, the tutorial on how to buy bitcoins over at PIA is out of date... U can read the comments...
I definitely appreciate all the answers you provided in this thread. Very helpful.
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Quote from fbueller View Post :
Do you have a referral program, by the way? I've sent a few people your way, but couldn't find anything online.
This thread was started by a Mod and front paged which means there's definitely an affiliate program and SD made arrangements to make a pretty penny of this deal.
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Quote from namlook View Post :
When I use these links the speeds are much faster than when I check speedtest.net after connecting to the VPN server. Speedtest.net is showing a speed that is sometimes 1/3 of what those links show me. Any explanation for this?
Same here, my download takes about a 30% hit, but my upload is like 300% faster lol.
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#179
Customer Service has serious attitude issues. Even for $32/year, the poor customer service will ultimately cost you $20 or more in lost time and wasted effort. Buyer be ware.
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#180
PIA I have several visa debit giftcards that are getting declined. Any reason why?
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