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Daily Deal: PureVPN Subscription

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Stories develop almost daily that remind us about the importance of protecting our privacy on the internet. For $69 you can buy a little more peace of mind with a subscription to PureVPN. The subscription gives you access to over 550 servers in 141 countries and includes updates to the system. Use it to ensure a safer connection over public WiFi. You can use it on up to 5 devices (including routers, gaming consoles and more) at once and take advantage of the unlimited bandwidth. PureVPN does not log your data according to their privacy policy.


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    Paraquat (profile), 18 Nov 2015 @ 3:17pm

    blocked torrents

    I signed up with PureVPN for a year's subscription only to discover that they block torrents. The promised "refund if you cancel within 3 days" didn't pan out. Just so you know.

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    Shaun, 19 Nov 2015 @ 3:03am

    re: blocked torrents

    NO. They don't block torrents as far as i know. They have dedicated servers for torrenting. Just go to their live chat and ask for torrents supported servers.

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    Udom (profile), 19 Nov 2015 @ 8:32am

    PureVPN

    "the importance of protecting our privacy on the internet" Ghostery finds 11 trackers on the PureVPN homepage.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Nov 2015 @ 8:57am

    This service is junk; like most vpns...

    a worthy service provider should offer:

    1. Zero customer knowledge policy/procedure integrated throughout the entire business model. If they're serious about privacy protection, then they recognise ALL customer data is a liability.

    2. Intelligent compartmentalization/segregation of business operations into multiple entities in multiple territories/jurisdictions. Only one-way crypto-hashes should be able to bridge these gaps.

    3. All owned hardware- no leased VM infrastructure used in anything security critical. -doesn't matter what they promise if they're not in full control of the hardware.

    4. Fully open source with all server and client-side software disclosed and configs posted. -anything less is a black box... look for minimal footprint, grc hardened kernal, modified/eliminated radius service...etc. "no logs" is easier said then done- it's simply not possible with standard setups.

    5. Openvpn only; no option for PPTP- it's long known to be completely worthless, anyone offering it doesn't know or care what they're doing.

    6. Owned, blockchain verified, DNScrypt secured DNS servers, with client-side leak protection.

    7. Active forum cataloguing relative security/privacy issues, diagnostics, and countermeasures.

    8. Active security/dev team which follows relevant news and works to protect network members from compromise. There are many known ways to compromise vpns- like the stun protocol, for a common example- if the service provider isn't actively working to find and defeat methods such as this, using the service can cause more harm then good.

    I recommend cryptostorm.is -I am not affiliated or compensated in any way- just a long time satisfied customer.
    They are hard-core, no compromise privacy advocates. Read their forum @ cryptostorm.org

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