Question Nord VPN.

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by Sasaferrato, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    I've been seeing adverts for Nord VPN, and is very cheap, about £110 or so for three years.

    Does anyone know anything about it?
     
  2. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    I've just learned it's expensive. PIA is only £50 for 2 years.
     
  3. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    Very good. Doesn't really answer my question though.
     
  4. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    Well you asked if I know anything about it. I'm suggesting you shop around.
     
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  5. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    The one they tout for China that I've not stumped up for myself in ExpressVPN, seems to get decent performance write-ups and is apparently fairly easy to use though perhaps not the most straightforward.
     
  6. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    fyi a few of my mates have ditched PIA in favour of Nord citing a slow down in speeds/servers/etc. on PIA

    ymmv
     
  7. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    Nord is excellent.i got it for 79 for 3 years I think
     
  8. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    Ta.

    It is $95.75 plus VAT = $114.90. So about £76.00. (My earlier mathematics were somewhat out, for some reason I thought £/$ ratio was worse than it is)

    I'll go with that then.
     
  9. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    Thank you also.
     
  10. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Unintended gear-stick action

    I use ExpressVPN and am happy with it, but have nothing to compare with it. Good help online.

    Sometimes the BBC spots them and blocks them for a while but it's only for a day or two. 100USD a year I think .
     
  11. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

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  12. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel it's a very pretty colour this ambulance, isn't it

    aaaaaand - I need a VPN that plays nice with my iPad, my Chromebook and my Android phone...
    any ideas? I have been looking at Nord as most people who I know who use it love it, but are usually invested in one or two platforms only.

    Chromebooks are the pain it seems:
    Help - need a VPN for iOS, Android and Chromebook

     
  13. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Can someone explain in simple terms why I need a VPN? I haven't been using one for the last 15 years (except occasionally to access US/Canadian Netflix) and my computer hasn't blown up. Neither have I been hacked by Russian mobsters or had my bank accounts raided by cyber geeks.

    What are the benefits?
     
  14. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

  15. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    I'm a prolific torrent downloader, must be over 20Tb now, and feel that I've pushed my luck for long enough.
     
  16. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    Doesn't really answer the question
     
  17. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    The benefit is not getting caught downloading.
     
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  18. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    I'm sure there's more to it than that
     
  19. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Is that it?
     
  20. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    "Can anyone explain why I need a thing that I've used because I had to to do a thing that was impossible without said thing"
     
  21. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    But that was a free add on that I've now discarded. I believe it's still sitting on a toolbar somewhere ready to be called into action at the click of a button but I've not summoned it for a couple of years, mainly because I've no idea why I would want to. Why are people paying for this? There must be other benefits, surely. What are they?
     
  22. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    1) Access Netflix/Hulu/Whatever when you're not in USA
    2) Access blocked websites in UK, such as Pirate Bay
    3) Hide your browsing history from the government/The Man
    4) Protect your passwords when accessing public wifi
    5) Hide your torrenting from your ISP/the Government/The Man
     
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  23. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Unintended gear-stick action

    I need it to watch UK television. The fun part is when you have to give a UK post-code to the TV station. For a long time I gave the post-code of Buckingham Palace, then the BBC themselves at Portland Place. Now for some reason I am in Bovington Camp or The Savoy Hotel, depending on my whim.
     
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  24. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Can someone explain why I might need to buy a VPN and not use a free one? The one I use seems just fine.
     
  25. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    If it’s free - you are the product.

    What are they doing with your data, where are they based ?

    Alex
     
  26. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    They do ads every other time you connect.
     
  27. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    So if all these the only one that beats any other elegance to me is probably 3, though I’m not too bothered about that either. However, won’t the government be able to find out my browsing history from my service provider anyway if they were so inclined, or does a VPN hide the history from them too?
     
  28. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Is this all they are doing ?

    What does the privacy policy say ?
     
  29. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Yes, see point five :)
     
  30. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    The vpn encrypts all the traffic between your device and the provider, so the isp cannot are any of it. The theory goes that the vpn provider doesn’t hold any logs, so your traffic is untraceable.

    How well this stands up depends upon how naughty you are being.

    Eg a student at harvard was tracked down after he made bomb threats over tor, which is a lot more secure than a vpn.

    Alex
     
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