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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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Thanks!
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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?
Yes. It would be the same thing as connecting to a vpn on your router. Every device that is connected to that router would access the web through the vpn
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For those of you wanting to route to wireless clients, check out Connectify. Install on a pc, route Connectify traffic through the VPN adapter, then connect wirelessly to the Connectify hotspot. Counts as one connection, all traffic encrypted. And Connectify is free.
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Wait so would I get max speeds of what my internet provider Verizon is currently giving me which is like 2.1mb/s, would I get that if I used this VPN? Also what about confidentiality?
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anyone know if there is a no fee prepaid card I can use to pay for ? Can one load cash into the prepaid cards? Thanks in advance.
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Also how many different IPs do they have for you to choose from?
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Haha okay, i thought it was a permanent price onwards instead of a limited time deal

Need to get a prepaid visa card so i'm super anonymous
Quote from kabukicho View Post :
yep, whats a good one to buy?
Well found the grocery store will sell one no ?'s ask... But u'r still on video for however long they keep their video footage.. lol

Not sure how anonymous it is... It does seem bitcoin would be cheaper fee... Gonna have to choose between them... Around 7% (around $2.25) vs $4.95... Guess I'll have to see how more anonymous bitcoin will be...
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Well found the grocery store will sell one no ?'s ask... But u'r still on video for however long they keep their video footage.. lol

Not sure how anonymous it is... It does seem bitcoin would be cheaper fee... Gonna have to choose between them... Around 7% (around $2.25) vs $4.95... Guess I'll have to see how more anonymous bitcoin will be...
sorry buddy, i live in canada can't be of any help


they don't ask for ids here Smilie
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sorry buddy, i live in canada can't be of any help


they don't ask for ids here Smilie
Why is your name Verismo, am I thinking what I am thinking? Are you purchasing this in preparation of another starbucks deal laugh out loud
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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!

Is there a way to get in on this deal if we paid the $45 or whatever full price was a couple months ago?


Other SDers
As far as the service I rarely have problems and most aren't because of PIA. I have 40 megabit line and I get 40 mb in downloads and speed tests the vast majority of times, if not I switch servers. My uploads actually increase to almost 20 megabits at times. I've run it on 3 devices at once no problems.
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why would you prefer this over Hamachi?
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Is there a trial period where we can get our money back if we find this service slow or unsuitable?
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Is there a trial period where we can get our money back if we find this service slow or unsuitable?
7 days return
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Quote from hightop32 View Post :
i mean i get the concept of attempting to stay anon, but do you really think it would be that hard to prove it was you?

I mean especially planning out which prepaid card to use, how hard would it be to cross reference if you are really that paranoid?

Not saying its not a good idea just saying, you arent exactly super secret spy material :p
Right... But at least u want them to have to jump thru some hoops... Remember... In the UK they are now sending half a dozen detectives to torrenter's homes... While solders get kill on the street... What makes u think that won't start to happen here... Judge's are tearing up the constitution weekly... What makes u think we won't need a anonymous VPN just to be able to express our first amendment rights...


Quote from txh00kem View Post :
says they don't log, but there is a pretty detailed conduct clause in the tos. I'm confused by this...
How would they know what is going on unless they log or monitor traffic??
They're either lying to make it look like they follow rules... But they can't enforce them... Or they are laying to us that they don't log... That's why I keep asking ?'s until I am satisfied that paying them for VPN is worth it at all... If they log then they are not different then the free one's... Maybe just a bit faster...

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how do you put it on the router?
Best way is to do OpenVPN.... PIA has tutorials on how to setup just about any possible options like Android, IOS, Windows, Linux, Routers, W7, etc on their site...

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anyone know if there is a no fee prepaid card i can use to pay for ? Can one load cash into the prepaid cards? Thanks in advance.
The one's u can continue to load money into are not recommended since they make u sign up with u'r info online like cc and bank info to continue to fill it up... The one's u can pay cash at a store without requiring any private info are better but say Cheese... U are still on camera buying said card... I would keep the card for a few a month.. And then destroy it once the account is well on it's way...

Quote from verismo View Post :
sorry buddy, i live in canada can't be of any help


they don't ask for ids here Smilie
Found a store here that does the same.. No id needed.. But might have to wear shades and my collar up to purchase it... Cool

Quote from redextreme View Post :
why is your name verismo, am i thinking what i am thinking? Are you purchasing this in preparation of another starbucks deal laugh out loud
I hope to be ready for another BestBuy deal like Sat. morning... That was sweet...
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Right... But at least u want them to have to jump thru some hoops... Remember... In the UK they are now sending half a dozen detectives to torrenter's homes... While solders get kill on the street... What makes u think that won't start to happen here... Judge's are tearing up the constitution weekly... What makes u think we won't need a anonymous VPN just to be able to express our first amendment rights...




They're either lying to make it look like they follow rules... But they can't enforce them... Or they are laying to us that they don't log... That's why I keep asking ?'s until I am satisfied that paying them for VPN is worth it at all... If they log then they are not different then the free one's... Maybe just a bit faster...



Best way is to do OpenVPN.... PIA has tutorials on how to setup just about any possible options like Android, IOS, Windows, Linux, Routers, W7, etc on their site...



The one's u can continue to load money into are not recommended since they make u sign up with u'r info online like cc and bank info to continue to fill it up... The one's u can pay cash at a store without requiring any private info are better but say Cheese... U are still on camera buying said card... I would keep the card for a few a month.. And then destroy it once the account is well on it's way...



Found a store here that does the same.. No id needed.. But might have to wear shades and my collar up to purchase it... Cool



I hope to be ready for another BestBuy deal like Sat. morning... That was sweet...
Best buy deal? What was it?
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