Privacy aware VPN providers
25 Jun 2013
To protect against traffic snooping/injection or other attacks on open networks (or from your ISP or government etc) it is a good idea to encrypt your traffic to a “trusted” end-node. This can be done with a VPN tunnel.
The services listed below provide VPN tunnel. They also have in common that they are privacy aware. They intentionally do not keep logs of users and assign you a random IP address. This has the added benefit of hiding where you are connecting from (from the website or services perspective). Please beware and read up on security issues concering anonymity before using one of a VPN
|Ipredator||150 SEK / 3 months||OpenVPN / PPTP||Cyprus / Sweden||Also provide: DNS, jabber, http proxy etc|
|Integrity||–||OpenVPN / PPTP||Sweden||Not live yet, announced by Bahnof|
|Mullvad||50 SEK / month||OpenVPN / PPTP||Sweden||Payable with bitcoin and cash|
|BlackVPN||7.50 EUR / month||OpenVPN / PPTP / IPSec||Hong Kong||Sell preconfigured routers. Choose end-point country.|
|RiseUp||Donation based||OpenVPN||USA||Block third-party trackers|
|Anonine||42 SEK / month||OpenVPN / PPTP||Sweden||Payable with SMS|
|AirVPN||7 EUR / month ~ 15 EUR / 3 month||OpenVPN||Italy||Accept bitcoin|
|Private Internet Access||6.95 USD / month||PPTP / OpenVPN / IPSec||USA||Accept bitcoin|
|Cryptocloud||19.95 USD / month||PPTP / OpenVPN||USA||Accept bitcoin|
|Relakks||5 EUR / month||PPTP||Sweden|
|Perfect Privacy||10.41 EUR / month (1 year subscription)||OpenVPN / PPTP / SSH2 / IPSec / SOCK proxy||Germany (?)||Accept bitcoin|
|IVPN||15 USD / month (subscription)||OpenVPN / IPSec / L2TP||Malta|
|PrivateVPN||7 EUR / month||OpenVPNi / PPTP||Sweden||Servers in many countries, able to choose|
|Ivacy||1 EUR / year (50MB/day) or 9.95 EUR / month||OpenVPN and IPSec (only for russian server) / PPTP||(?)|
|TunnelBear||Free (500MB/month) or 4.99 USD/month||IPSEC / OpenVPN. OSX/wintendo/iOS/android support custom client||Canada|
|kebrum||7 USD/month||OpenVPN. PPTP/L2TP||Seychelle|
|frootvpn||Free||OpenVPN. PPTP/L2TP||Sweden||Will cost in the future. Unable to find what company is behind it|
What logs the different VPN providers store varies. Read up on their privacy and logging policy.
For example: BlackVPN store “The internal RFC1918 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1918) IP address assigned by us to a particular user at each time” this means that if they are forced to do so, by law, they can point out what user was logged on to what IP address at that time. If that information is connected to you is up to yourself, since the other thing they store is your email address. They do not store the credit-card information, but if they are forced to do so they could simply wait until the next time you enter the information to renew your subscription. It is probably wise to create new users each time you pay and use new email addresses to make sure that the account is not easily connectable to you.
Also: Please note that PPTP can be considered broken and should not be used if there are alternatives.
This list is getting a bit dated, there are some other comparison lists that are more current but I can not vouch for the content