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OK, I did enough reading and decided to give a VPN a try to obfuscate my location and scramble my $1.298 bank deposits away from “Big Brother” and Nito the Russian hacker...

I signed up for the #1 rated ExpressVPN, which according to the review/comparison article I read, while not the cheapest, it’s a quality system. They’ve been in business since 2009 and are located in the US Virgin Islands. I’ve offered to go do a face-to-face check of their physical location but so far, RT airline tickets and hotel accommodations haven’t been sent... Big Grin

Here’s a blurb from the  “” website:

ExpressVPN is our number one choice of VPN and it’s clear why. It offers unbeatable performance and reliability while maintaining your privacy with industry-leading security. ExpressVPN truly stands out when it comes to streaming, reliably unblocking all the major services including Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, and Amazon Prime Video. That means you can always connect and stream HD content without any issues.

ExpressVPN offers the best all-round performance of any VPN we’ve tested, with an unbeatable combination of speed, reliability, privacy and customer service while unblocking all major streaming services.

ExpressVPN isn’t the cheapest provider, but you certainly get what you pay for. With over 148 locations in 94 countries, it offers fast, reliable connections from wherever you’re based. In our tests, ExpressVPN is one of the few providers that reliably bypasses censorship in countries like China and the UAE.

  • Unblocks Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, iPlayer and other streaming services
  • 24/7 live customer service
  • 148 locations in 94 countries
  • Total privacy – keeps no logs
It’s $6.95 a month and you can get 3 months free (15 vs 12) if you sign up for the annual $99.00.

(For you cheapskates, there is a #2 rated service for $2.95 a month but it had some other shortcomings. Being independently wealthy, I consider such measly savings with disdain... I picked up enough recycle bottles and cans this month to more than offset my 1st month’s fee!)   Angel

The ExpressVPN can cover 3 mobile devices.

Since I just got it yesterday I cannot comment on anything as far as customer service or problems, however, with more and more digital snooping/theft/ransomware and banking attacks happening, “big players” like me in my Prius are obvious targets!  Big Grin

Just a thought for those of you who like me, don’t trust either government (US/Canada) or anyone else for that matter.
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They say when you get older two things happen, one is you lose your memory and the other, I forget.

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  • Cammalu (07-13-2018)
Since I use Firefox as my browser I use the free SetupVPN addon. Then as an extra level of hideyness I use the WebRTC Leak Shield. Even if you use a VPN it is still possible for someone that is determined to find your ip address. That leak shield stops em dead in their tracks. Of course I only activate it when I'm doing something like accessing my financials which is rare so most of the time I just don't worry about it. I clean out my cache, internet history and all the tracking cookies on a regular basis. If someone wants to internet stalk me for information they'd be truly disappointed with what they'd discover.

Onion browser as VPNs are banned in some countries. Having the software on the computer can land you in hot water. I use the onion for doing anything sensitive and the rest of the time I am all out there for anyone to read. Nothing to see here just stories of farting cats. Be the Grey Man, not the one that looks like they have something to hide or the one without a history.
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