Daily Deal: Windscribe VPN

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Windscribe VPN is a VPN desktop application and browser extension that work together to protect your online privacy, unblock websites, and remove ads and trackers that follow you across the websites you visit every day. There are 3 subscription lengths of access with unlimited data available for an unlimited number of devices: $29 for 3 years, $39 for 5 years, and $79 for lifetime access. Windscribe does not keep logs, and you can read their privacy policy for more information.

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Anonymous Coward says:

I.T. Guy, according to That One Privacy Site, it’s based and Canada and could be compelled by FISA or otherwise subject to surveillance.

According to the Windscribe EULA, it also logs non-personally identifying data. The word “log” is also qualified as “permanent access logs” in their FAQ.

I’m not a fan of lifetime VPNs, because even though they are high-margin and will probably become higher margin as traffic becomes cheaper, you can’t guarantee a VPN company will stay in business for the rest of your life.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re:

“you can’t guarantee a VPN company will stay in business for the rest of your life.”

It would seem that the average lifespan for small online tech companies is somewhere in the low to mid-single digits ( that’s years, of course, except for the tech companies that started right before the 2000 tech bust, whose lifespans were typically measured in months). And then even if the company turns out to be long-lived, you can bet that it will at some point create a tiered membership system, assigning the “lifetime” customers to the bottom tier while giving better service to the paying customers they actually want to keep.

Like it or not, that’s pretty much the standard business model no matter what a company sells, and there’s no sign that will ever change. Even online services that are notorious for shady cut and run tactics always seem to find a never ending crop of gullible marks who apparently never google anything.

N. says:

Although, if you get 3-5 years of decent service for $80, are you actually out anything? Still seems a decent deal for many users. And Windscribe at least allows unlimited devices and bandwidth.

The logging is a problem (and I HATE that most VPNs have some version of a partial “truth”, misleading “truth”, or out right lie about this), but I would be most of the newest customers aren’t looking to avoid the US Gov’t but rather are trying to simply avoid their ISP serving them ads due to the recent destruction of internet protections in the US.

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