Special Deal: Get One Free Year Of The Techdirt Crystal Ball With A Private Internet Access VPN Account

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Today we're happy to announce that we've partnered with Private Internet Access to offer a great new deal for Techdirt readers. When you sign up for VPN service, you'll receive a one-year subscription to the Techdirt Crystal Ball: a special members-only feature that grants you early access to read and share upcoming Techdirt posts before they go public on the front page of the blog. This is normally a $15 annual subscription but you'll get a full year for free when you sign up with Private Internet Access. (And no, we won't auto-renew the Crystal Ball or force you to cancel to avoid being charged in the future!)

We know our readers care about their privacy and security, and Private Internet Access is one of the best-reviewed and most trusted providers of VPN service — one of the most critical tools for protecting your anonymity online. Sign up using our special affiliate link and you'll receive a coupon code that you can exchange for your free year of Crystal Ball access in our Insider Shop. You'll also receive some First Word/Last Word credits for use in the comment section, plus a Techdirt Insider Badge on your user profile!

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 Sep 2016 @ 1:15pm

    Existing PIA accounts?

    What if we already have a Private Internet Access VPN Account yearly subscription? Can we still get Techdirt Crystal Ball?

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    • identicon
      Crystal Ball, 1 Sep 2016 @ 1:33pm

      Re: Existing PIA accounts?

      I say, no.

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      • identicon
        Anonymous Coward, 1 Sep 2016 @ 2:59pm

        Re: Re: Existing PIA accounts?

        I say probably.

        Since there is no discount on the VPN service itself (sob, sob) there's no reason why this offer could not be ongoing. (as in: pay for a second year, to start when your current subscription would have expired, and get the crystal ball service now)

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 Sep 2016 @ 2:44pm

    We know our readers are pirates, and Private Internet Access is one of the best-reviewed and most trusted providers of VPN service — one of the most critical tools for helping you not get caught breaking the law.

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 Sep 2016 @ 3:09pm

      Re:

      If all the audio and video streaming services didn't routinely lock people out because they happen to live in the wrong country, there'd be no need to "break the law" by using a VPN.

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        Anonymous Coward, 1 Sep 2016 @ 5:12pm

        Re: Re:

        Incorrect. I use my VPN connection to dodge snooping from my government, from other governments, from various ISPs, and from the websites I visit. It's not a cure-all, but it is an important layer in protecting my privacy.

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  • identicon
    Occulter, 3 Sep 2016 @ 6:30pm

    Who's Wrong..?

    I just just clicked your link to "sign up with Private Internet Access" and got the following message from Webroot Secure Anywhere Anti-Malware:

    "Suspicious attack ahead

    Webroot has blocked access to the website you tried to open.
    It has been reported to contain suspicious content."

    What's up with that?

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    bongo houzi (profile), 5 Sep 2016 @ 8:49pm

    "What's up with that?"

    apparently you're delusional

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  • identicon
    Occulter, 15 Sep 2016 @ 10:49pm

    Chimp that you are:

    I just read your recent replies on your profile. Your comment is typical of the non-helpful 'dissing' statements that you spew. Webroot, a highly regarded anti-malware product, made the judgement call, NOT I. It would be proper to contend that "Webroot is delusional." But a champ* (sic) like you, couldn't be wrong, now could you..?

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