Don't buy Hotspot Shield if you're going China. If you need a VPN to break the Great Firewall of China you should check out ExpressVPN.
During the Arab Spring protest in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, Hotspot Shield was the VPN service more users relied on. Their success in helping users bypass government censorship has helped grow Hotspot Shield’s membership to well over 500 million users. Hotspot Shield still strives to bring uninhibited access to the world, allowing users to bypass unfair censorship practices their government may enforce.
Hotspot Shield began in 2005 when AnchorFree saw a need for a secure VPN service for their users. While the company is out of Silicon Valley in the U... read more
If you don’t mind a bit of chaos, CyberSilent is a VPN with a lot to offer.
Allow us to elaborate: there are quite a few issues with CyberSilent’s sales pitch, and most of them are related to typos. Usually, we try to turn a blind eye to these, but they often lead to ambiguity or misinformation in this case.
For example, CyberSilent offers a free trial. That’s great — but the homepage mentions a 1-day period, whereas the FAQ says it’s up for one hour. This is just one of many instances that leave users scratching their heads, and even though support will gladly tell you it’s indeed a 24-hour trial, you shouldn’t have to resort to that.
Fortunately, CyberSilent clears u... read more
DefenceVPN has been steadily introducing changes to its website and service since launching in 2016. We daresay its current version is the best one yet.
Although it doesn’t have the reach many other providers offer, it earns a perfect score for encryption, client design, speed, and privacy.
AES256 is the standard you can expect, along with OpenVPN support. The compact network is lightning-fast, and while US Netflix is currently off-limits, you can stream a lot of other content. P2P is also allowed on Bulgarian servers.
As for features, you’ll find plenty. DefenceVPN runs double encryption on several servers, and leaking concerns are alleviated thanks to the kill switch and extra... read more
Despite what the name may imply, VPN.Asia isn’t for Asia only. Its presence is very much global, with plenty of servers in over 30 countries.
You also get P2P functionality and relatively fast speeds, making high-bandwidth activities a non-issue. Tough nuts like BBC iPlayer and Netflix can also be cracked, but it may take a bit of server-switching before you connect successfully.
One feature that makes VPN.Asia stand out (and one that is oddly omitted on its website) is the “Full Protection” mode — it offers extra protection on your LAN by blocking local devices, complete with a whitelist for those you wish to keep connected.
Other than that, the favorable headquarters (Beli... read more
Hailing from Estonia, BulletVPN impresses with a clean, professional approach and strong privacy.
It’s always a good sign when a VPN offers an iOS app — this means the lengthy approval period has been passed, and speaks volumes of the provider’s dedication to a better service. BulletVPN is one of those providers.
Security features include great variety in protocols (including OpenVPN and IKEv2), 256-bit encryption, and 4096-bit RSA keys, making BulletVPN a top-shelf product. Although the kill switch and DNS protection are missing, uptime is immaculate and we detected no DNS leaks whatsoever.
On the privacy front, BulletVPN’s well-written policy goes into great detail on the ... read more
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