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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.

The story of how a certain VPN company tried bribing me.
The story of how a certain VPN company tried bribing me.

Written May 24, 2016

Note: This was originally posted on reddit, but is now being posted on my site.

Early on, my VPN Comparison project had evoked reactions of admiration from some, and anywhere between annoyance and vitriol from others. The latter usually took the form of companies on the list who didn’t like that I made evident certain policies or who noticed that they don’t compare favorably. For the last couple of months, every now and again, I’ll get messaged by some throwaway account with vague threats or angry rambling trying to discredit me. This has made me extra cautious as I check messages – anyone could be sending anything and (as you are probably already aware people are often not who they claim to be online).

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[PSA] If you're using OpenVPN or another dedicated VPN app on Android 6.0+, disable the doze feature for that app to help keep the connection stable.
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