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noeatnosleep 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite

Just PIA attacking ProtonVPN. You're better off reading the comments thread and forming your own opinion on the matter: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17258203

And the NordVPN section is silly. It only references some random anonymous VPN review (aka probably someone from PIA).

I don't know if it's just one company attacking another. The sources in the HN thread do paint a specific picture, one that Proto has only hand-waved away as either "muck raking" or "a mistake". I don't know enough on either side, but a VPN isn't something you want to mess around with. I'm interested to hear what the final determination is.

Very true. Trust is essential with VPNs. And it's nigh-impossible to verify that they're not doing anything with your data. Your best bet is to host your own VPN.

Yeah, the article is a pretty poorly written hit piece clearly written with a lot of emotion behind it. If you do go into the HN thread referenced above it certainly does look pretty sketchy. Even by giving the accused the benefit of the doubt when they say there was no ill intention it at least shows pretty poor judgement to have those kind of ties to a company that is basically the antithesis of what you purport to sell.

I guess ProtonVPN refuses to pay BestVPN affiliate referral fees.

For everyone just tuning in, BestVPN is one of the top English-language VPN affiliate review sites. They get paid when you signup for a VPN via their site. Their "rankings" are exactly lined up to how much profit they make off your clicks.

You'll note Nord is their #3 "Best VPN Overall." I'd guess the shade they're throwing is a move to improve their negotiating position.

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