Daily Deal: Two-Year Subscription For Private Internet Access VPN

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You want a VPN. Really, you do. We don't know what you've been waiting for (a personal visit from Ed Snowden or something), but here's a good deal -- a 2-year subscription for Private Internet Access VPN service for just $59.95 (that's 24% off the regular price). Private Internet Access has some good reviews and has publicly answered TorrentFreak's serious questions about its privacy policies and logging practices. PIA says, "We do not log, period. This includes, but is not limited to, any traffic data, DNS data or meta (session) data. Privacy IS our policy."

Most of our readers are familiar with what a VPN service does -- and VPN deals are very popular around here. But if you're not using a VPN and don't know why you'd want to, check out this post from 2013. If you have any interest in being anonymous on the internet, use a VPN service.


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    Ninja (profile), 1 Oct 2015 @ 10:42am

    A thousand times shit. I'm planning to get long term subscriptions with them but the goddamn dollar exchange rates are going through the moon at the moment! #sad

    Oh well, hope this deal comes back at some point :(

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    Scott Yates (profile), 1 Oct 2015 @ 12:20pm

    CONFIRMED GOOD

    Since I have been complaining about the quality of most of these deals, I thought it only fair that I speak up about a good one.

    I have been using this provider now for a couple years, and they absolutely rock.

    Congrats on a delivering a good deal.

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 Oct 2015 @ 1:19pm

    PIA is an American company subject to the Patriot Act. Anyone remember Lavabit? Pass.

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 Oct 2015 @ 4:11pm

    Agreed, this is one of the more reputable companies in the VPN business.

    It's worth noting that this is one of the few VPN providers that also offers a SOCKS proxy. These proxies (SOCKS4/5 & HTTP) offer much more versatility than a VPN (IMHO) because they allow you to simultaneously use your native IP address and your proxied IP address for different applications, so you can torrent while you browse and post on Wikipedia and other VPN-blocking sites at the same time.

    That is, unless perhaps there are some VPNs that can be set up to "pass through" your real IP address on certain ports, and basically function as as a pass-through proxy within a VPN?

    That's one of the reasons that drove me away from using a VPN: getting IP-blocked, moderator-queued, and account-banned on sites for appearing as a spammer or sockpuppet account (as you may be sharing the same IP address (or at least IP range) with perhaps thousands of other people). Though I mostly tried out free trials, as maybe paid accounts are abused much less by spammers, trolls, etc and are thus less likely to get punished by annoyed website admins.

    It will be interesting to learn if the VPN accounts bought on Techdirt will have any problems posting on Techdirt, due to any spam filters or sockpuppet alerts or whatever else.

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      Klaus, 2 Oct 2015 @ 8:05am

      Re:

      "... getting IP-blocked, moderator-queued, and account-banned on sites for appearing as a spammer or sockpuppet account..."

      I've been using a VPN for years and don't really see this. With ToR, on the other hand, I'm fed up to the back teeth with Google putting up captchas (that don't work). Also with ToR, Techdirt do sometimes put my comments to one side for an admin to review.

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        Anonymous Coward, 2 Oct 2015 @ 9:04am

        Re: Re:

        Another major factor would probably be the number of VPN users sharing the same IP address. Private Internet Access VPN does not say anything about this, nor do most other VPN services.

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    Max, 2 Oct 2015 @ 7:51am

    No thanks

    No thanks, I prefer to avoid CIA spying on me. I’ll stick to my current provider (https://zoogtv.com) which has proven not to log anything. Also they have rock bottom monthly rates and even free plan, lol… Good speeds though at low prices ;-)

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