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After more than 1 year of development, and four months of beta testing by over 10'000 members of the ProtonMail community, we're finally making ProtonVPN available to everyone.
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How hard are these to setup?
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How hard are these to setup?
I THINK super easy. I think they have their own program that connects. So you just download, log in, and choose a server.
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Personally, using this for iOS is a major task commitment which requires a PC connection, iTunes, and tons of steps that's probably better spent in the gym. But that doesn't mean others might not like it.

Here's the link for the directions:

https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/
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I wouldn't trust a free VPN.
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I wouldn't trust a free VPN.
Normally, I would agree with you, but this is from the same people who made ProtonMail - secure and private email.
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Personally, using this for iOS is a major task commitment which requires a PC connection, iTunes, and tons of steps that's probably better spent in the gym. But that doesn't mean others might not like it.

Here's the link for the directions:

https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/
.....and I'm stuck to: When I tap the email attachment in the protonmail, the option 'Copy to OpenVPN' doesn't appear in the list.
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Not trying to threadcrap, as some folks may still find a use for this and I'm not going to complain about FREE, but... Unless I'm missing something, the free offering is for 1 connection at low speed in 3 countries and does NOT route your traffic through their "secure core." Nevertheless, thanks for posting!
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I wouldn't trust a free VPN.

Why would you trust a paid one?
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how does this compare to the freebie windscribe besides the 50gb freebie?
trust it enough to torrent?
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Why would you trust a paid one?
Because the company can stay afloat off the end users paying cash. This lets the software devs/employees feed their family, and live, for their time.

If someone is giving me a free anything that takes them a long time and resources to dev/make I am suspicious. They have to get paid at the end of the day. If there are no ads how so they get paid and stay afloat? Even a 100% honest person will steal bread so they can continue to love and provide for their family of they have no other options. This is not mentioning paying electric bills to power computers to program or even rent money

With that said there seems to be. A premium version and that's where they get their cash to feed their family so they hopefully don't steal from free users in anyway to make ends meet.
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SMS validation does not send any SMS....bye bye
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the feds pay them so they can copy your data unencrypted. yay
The feds don't need to pay for that, they have spyware installed on the servers so they can get it for free.

By the way, the feds have admitted to running free services to mine data.
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Why would you trust a paid one?
Because nothing is free. If you pay, then you are a customer. If you don't pay, then you are the product.
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