Articles by That One Privacy Guy

That One Privacy Guy

I started researching data about VPN services for my own knowledge, then posted the information online in the hopes the Internet might find my work useful for themselves. Through the positive feedback and assistance those in the community offered, I’ve been able to take this step into compiling all of my related work in one location and moving away from the Google Spreadsheet that it was originally created on.

OpenSSL 1.1.1 Audit Fundraising
OpenSSL 1.1.1 Audit Fundraising
Updated Apr 26, 2018 Around this time last year, I helped the OSTIF spread the word about a fundraiser for an audit of OpenVPN, a critical tool for our privacy.  This year, they are going above and beyond the scope of last y...
That One Privacy Guy by That One Privacy Guy September 7, 2020
That One Privacy Site - Patreon Campaign
That One Privacy Site - Patreon Campaign

Written August 21, 2017

Two years ago, I decided to start taking privacy more seriously.  At the time, as most people do, I had been using a host of software and subscribing to services that are privacy-unfriendly.  Many of these companies also showed signs of being evil and were increasingly apathetic when called on it.

That One Privacy Guy by That One Privacy Guy September 7, 2020
A Shift in Priorities
A Shift in Priorities
The last several weeks have seen some very unfortunate changes in the geopolitical realm where privacy is concerned.  We’ve seen a number of oppressive laws enacted and others meant to protect our rights, disbanded in t...
That One Privacy Guy by That One Privacy Guy September 7, 2020
What is "Art" and how do I weigh it?
What is "Art" and how do I weigh it?
Written Feb 26, 2017 A couple of weeks ago, I made a post about a new feature of the site in which I plan to talk about things (movies, shows, games, etc) I like or dislike.  Why am I even doing this on a site mainly about pr...
That One Privacy Guy by That One Privacy Guy September 7, 2020
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Updated Jan 18, 2017 Just over a year ago, I posted v1.0 of the VPN Comparison Chart on Reddit.  It was in a Google Spreadsheet that I had begun messing around in to compare VPNs for myself.  It contained approximately 1...
That One Privacy Guy by That One Privacy Guy September 7, 2020
TOPG Gushes / TOPG Rages
TOPG Gushes / TOPG Rages
Written Feb 14, 2017 On That One Privacy Site, we often discuss the heavy and complex, namely matters of privacy, security, trust, transparency, and so forth.  You’ll notice in my posts and reviews, I have little patien...
That One Privacy Guy by That One Privacy Guy September 7, 2020
Should Gibraltar be classified as a "Fourteen eyes country"?
Should Gibraltar be classified as a "Fourteen eyes country"?
This was originally compiled for a Reddit post by me in response to IVPN’s blog post on the same subject.  Some of the wording may sound strange because of this, but it is being copied over in its entirety here to prese...
That One Privacy Guy by That One Privacy Guy September 7, 2020
OpenVPN 2.4 Audit Fundraising
OpenVPN 2.4 Audit Fundraising
Written Nov 21, 2016 Free (as in freedom) and open source software projects are one of the modern keystones of our privacy. The reason being lies in such projects’ transparent and verifiable nature.  Software projects t...
That One Privacy Guy by That One Privacy Guy September 7, 2020
Secret Shopping & Affiliate Policies
Secret Shopping & Affiliate Policies
Last Updated Sep 23, 2016 “Affiliate Marketing” aka “Native Advertising” – the idea that a third party will promote a commercial VPN by creating content that closely resembles a review or feature.&nbs...
That One Privacy Guy by That One Privacy Guy September 7, 2020
The story of how a certain VPN company made a Fake Testimonial
The story of how a certain VPN company made a Fake Testimonial
Written Jun 30, 2016 This morning I woke up to a post on Reddit by /u/gzegozas accusing TotalVPN of creating a fake testimonial using the unlikely mashup of Joost van der Ree’s picture (an UBER Designer and fairly public fig...
That One Privacy Guy by That One Privacy Guy September 7, 2020