QuickLook: HideMyAss

www.hidemyass.com

In their own words :

There was a sofa, a 16 year old boy and an idea… Founded by Jack Cator back in 2005, on a random afternoon when he decided to build a web proxy website as a way to get round his school firewalls (like you do), he quickly discovered a huge number of people out there were after exactly what he’d built.

Sessions

  • 5

Clients

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Linux
  • Routers

Nodes

  • 190+ Countries
  • 290+ Locations
  • 890+ Servers

Price

  • 1 Month = £7.99
  • 6 Months = £35.94
  • 1 Year = £59.88 

Logs

  • No Statement – CAUTION !

Based

  • Czech Republic (Owned by Avast)

Other Features


QuickLook: Avast SecureLine

www.avast.com

In their own words :

For Those Who Want Online Freedom: Who needs hackers on public Wi-Fi, advertisers tracking everything you do online, and content blocks whenever you’re in the wrong country?
Enjoy the Internet your way, with Avast SecureLine.

Sessions

  • 5

Clients

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • MacOS

Based

  • Czech Republic

Nodes

  • 34 Countries
  • 55 Servers

Price

  • 1 Year = £64.99

Logs

  • No Activity Logs
  • Collects Connection Data

Other Features

  • Offers a Free Trial
  • Supports Torrents
  • DNS Leak Protection

QuickLook: PrivateVPN

www.privatevpn.com

In their own words :

PrivateVPN, a Swedish-based VPN provider, offers the highest levels of security and privacy, stable connections from anywhere in the world and uninterrupted VPN service — 24 hours a day — guaranteed. And we offer all this to our users at a reasonable price! In addition to first-rate service, PrivateVPN boasts of customer support that is second to none! We assist our customers through live chat, email and remote desktop help through our TeamViewer system. We’re here to help you in any way we can.

Sessions

  • 6

Clients

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Linux
  • Routers

Based

  • Sweden

Nodes

  • 56 Countries
  • 80+ Servers

Price

  • 1 Month = $7.67
  • 3 Months = $15.75
  • 13 Months = $50.40 

Logs

  • No Logs

Other Features

  • Offers a Free Trial
  • Kodi Add-on
  • Killswitch
  • Unlimited Bandwidth

QuickLook: PureVPN

www.purevpn.com

In their own words :

Because PureVPN operates a self-managed VPN constellation of 2000+ servers in 140+ countries. Because we provide instant access your favorite content. Because we empower you to access everything on the internet, download securely, and remain protected all the while. But mostly because, we value your trust!

Sessions

  • 5

Clients

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Linux
  • Chrome Ext
  • Firefox Ext
  • Routers
  • Kodi add-on
  • Amazon Firestick

Nodes

  • 140+ Countries
  • 2000+ Servers

Price

  • 1 Month = $10.95
  • 1 Years = $64.92
  • 2 Years = $84.96 

Logs

  • No Statement – CAUTION !

Based

  • Hong Kong

Other Features


  • Kodi Add-on
  • Split Tunneling

QuickLook: VYPRVPN

www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn

In their own words :

Golden Frog was founded in response to surveillance practices in the United States, when major broadband provider AT&T was helping the government (NSA) spy on its users in the now infamous Room 641A in San Francisco. Instead of waiting for the government to protect Internet users, we wanted to provide people around the world with tools to take control of their online experience, and achieve a private, secure and open Internet. Our founders are Internet veterans who started their first business, Texas.net, at the dawn of the public Internet in 1994. They went on to found Giganews (leading usenet provider), Data Foundry (data center colocation and managed services) and Golden Frog. Golden Frog GmbH is incorporated in Switzerland, due to favorable privacy laws consistent with our mission.

Sessions

  • 3 – (Basic Plan)
  • 5 – (Premium Plan)

Clients

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • QNAP
  • Routers
  • Blackphone
  • Anonabox
  • “SmartTV”

Nodes

  • 70 Countries
  • 700+ Servers

Price

  • Basic – 12 Mnths = £43.50
  • Premium – 12 Mnths = £57.50

Logs

  • Stores Connection Logs

Based

  • Switzerland

Other Features

  • NO TORRENTS
  • Own datacenters
  • Zero-knowledge DNS 

Orbot – Proxy With Tor

Orbot is a free Android proxy app developed by the Tor Project that secures all browsing and mobile app traffic on your device.

Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis. Orbot creates a truly private mobile internet connection.

Tor Project

Unlike Tor itself, Orbot does have the ability for you to manually select the exit node country you want (just like a proxy or VPN) from a short but fairly well represented list.

In the very detailed settings menu, you have the option to enable Orbot to start automatically when you reboot your phone or table, as well as a sleep option when no internet traffic is detected. Another very important feature Orbot has, is the VPN function. When this is enabled, all internet traffic from the apps on your Android phone or tablet will be rerouted through the encrypted connection. This is especially useful when you need to use online banking while out  and connected to a public wifi network or anywhere you can’t fully trust the hotspot or network you are using.

Orbot is free and available on the Google Play store and also directly from The Tor Project.

Tor Browser 8.0: Changelog

The Tor project rolled out a major update to its desktop browser this week. Here is the changelog:

Tor Browser 8.0 — September 5 2018

  • All platforms
  • Update Firefox to 60.2.0esr
  • Update Tor to 0.3.3.9
  • Update OpenSSL to 1.0.2p
  • Update Libevent to 2.1.8
  • Update Torbutton to 2.0.6
    • Bug 26960: Implement new about:tor start page
    • Bug 26961: Implement new user onboarding
    • Bug 26962: Circuit display onboarding
    • Bug 27301: Improve about:tor behavior and appearance
    • Bug 27214: Improve the onboarding text
    • Bug 26321: Move ‘New Identity’, ‘New Circuit’ to File, hamburger menus
    • Bug 26100: Adapt Torbutton to Firefox 60 ESR
    • Bug 26520: Fix sec slider/NoScript for TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH=1
    • Bug 27401: Start listening for NoScript before it loads
    • Bug 26430: New Torbutton icon
    • Bug 24309: Move circuit display to the identity popup
    • Bug 26884: Use Torbutton to provide security slider on mobile
    • Bug 26128: Adapt security slider to the WebExtensions version of NoScript
    • Bug 27276: Adapt to new NoScript messaging protocol
    • Bug 23247: Show security state of .onions
    • Bug 26129: Show our about:tor page on startup
    • Bug 26235: Hide new unusable items from help menu
    • Bug 26058: Remove workaround for hiding ‘sign in to sync’ button
    • Bug 26590: Use new svg.disabled pref in security slider
    • Bug 26655: Adjust color and size of onion button
    • Bug 26500: Reposition circuit display relay icon for RTL locales
    • Bug 26409: Remove spoofed locale implementation
    • Bug 26189: Remove content-policy.js
    • Bug 26544: Images are not centered anymore
    • Bug 26490: Remove the security slider notification
    • Bug 25126: Make about:tor layout responsive
    • Bug 27097: Add text for Tor News signup widget
    • Bug 21245: Add da translation to Torbutton and keep track of it
    • Bug 27129+20628: Add locales ca, ga, id, is, nb, da, he, sv, and zh-TW
    • Translations update
  • Update Tor Launcher to 0.2.16.3
    • Bug 23136: Moat integration (fetch bridges for the user)
    • Bug 25750: Update Tor Launcher to make it compatible with Firefox 60 ESR
    • Bug 26985: Help button icons missing
    • Bug 25509: Improve the proxy help text
    • Bug 26466: Remove sv-SE from tracking for releases
    • Bug 27129+20628: Add locales ca, ga, id, is, nb, da, he, sv, and zh-TW
    • Translations update
  • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2018.8.22
  • Update NoScript to 10.1.9.1
  • Update meek to 0.31
    • Bug 26477: Make meek extension compatible with ESR 60
  • Update obfs4proxy to v0.0.7 (bug 25356)
  • Bug 27082: Enable a limited UITour for user onboarding
  • Bug 26961: New user onboarding
  • Bug 26962: New feature onboarding
  • Bug 27403: The onboarding bubble is not always displayed
  • Bug 27283: Fix first-party isolation for UI tour
  • Bug 27213: Update about:tbupdate to new (about:tor) layout
  • Bug 14952+24553: Enable HTTP2 and AltSvc
    • Bug 25735: Tor Browser stalls while loading Facebook login page
  • Bug 17252: Enable TLS session identifiers with first-party isolation
  • Bug 26353: Prevent speculative connects that violate first-party isolation
  • Bug 26670: Make canvas permission prompt respect first-party isolation
  • Bug 24056: Use en-US strings in HTML forms if locale is spoofed to english
  • Bug 26456: HTTP .onion sites inherit previous page’s certificate information
  • Bug 26561: .onion images are not displayed
  • Bug 26321: Move ‘New Identity’, ‘New Circuit’ to File, hamburger menus
  • Bug 26833: Backport Mozilla’s bug 1473247
  • Bug 26628: Backport Mozilla’s bug 1470156
  • Bug 26237: Clean up toolbar for ESR60-based Tor Browser
  • Bug 26519: Avoid Firefox icons in ESR60
  • Bug 26039: Load our preferences that modify extensions (fixup)
  • Bug 26515: Update Tor Browser blog post URLs
  • Bug 26216: Fix broken MAR file generation
  • Bug 26409: Remove spoofed locale implementation
  • Bug 25543: Rebase Tor Browser patches for ESR60
  • Bug 23247: Show security state of .onions
  • Bug 26039: Load our preferences that modify extensions
  • Bug 17965: Isolate HPKP and HSTS to URL bar domain
  • Bug 21787: Spoof en-US for date picker
  • Bug 21607: Disable WebVR for now until it is properly audited
  • Bug 21549: Disable wasm for now until it is properly audited
  • Bug 26614: Disable Web Authentication API until it is properly audited
  • Bug 27281: Enable Reader View mode again
  • Bug 26114: Don’t expose navigator.mozAddonManager to websites
  • Bug 21850: Update about:tbupdate handling for e10s
  • Bug 26048: Fix potentially confusing “restart to update” message
  • Bug 27221: Purge startup cache if Tor Browser version changed
  • Bug 26049: Reduce delay for showing update prompt to 1 hour
  • Bug 26365: Add potential AltSvc support
  • Bug 9145: Fix broken hardware acceleration on Windows and enable it
  • Bug 26045: Add new MAR signing keys
  • Bug 25215: Revert bug 18619 (we are not disabling IndexedDB any longer)
  • Bug 19910: Rip out optimistic data socks handshake variant (#3875)
  • Bug 22564: Hide Firefox Sync
  • Bug 25090: Disable updater telemetry
  • Bug 26127: Make sure Torbutton and Tor Launcher are not treated as legacy extensions
  • Bug 13575: Disable randomised Firefox HTTP cache decay user tests
  • Bug 22548: Firefox downgrades VP9 videos to VP8 for some users
  • Bug 24995: Include git hash in tor –version
  • Bug 27268+27257+27262+26603 : Preferences clean-up
  • Bug 26073: Migrate general.useragent.locale to intl.locale.requested
  • Bug 27129+20628: Make Tor Browser available in ca, ga, id, is, nb, da, he, sv, and zh-TW
    • Bug 12927: Include Hebrew translation into Tor Browser
    • Bug 21245: Add danish (da) translation
  • Windows
  • Bug 20636+10026: Create 64bit Tor Browser for Windows
    • Bug 26239+24197: Enable content sandboxing for 64bit Windows builds
    • Bug 26514: Fix intermittent updater failures on Win64 (Error 19)
    • Bug 26874: Fix UNC path restrictions failure in Tor Browser 8.0a9
    • Bug 12968: Enable HEASLR in Windows x86_64 builds
  • Bug 26381: Work around endless loop during page load and about:tor not loading
  • Bug 27411: Fix broken security slider and NoScript interaction on Windows
  • Bug 22581: Fix shutdown crash
  • Bug 25266: PT config should include full names of executable files
  • Bug 26304: Update zlib to version 1.2.11
  • Update tbb-windows-installer to 0.4
    • Bug 26355: Update tbb-windows-installer to check for Windows7+
  • Bug 26355: Require Windows7+ for updates to Tor Browser 8
  • OS X
  • Bug 24136: After loading file:// URLs clicking on links is broken on OS X
  • Bug 24243: Tor Browser only renders HTML for local pages via file://
  • Bug 24263: Tor Browser does not run extension scripts if loaded via about:debugging
  • Bug 22794: Don’t open AF_INET/AF_INET6 sockets when AF_LOCAL is configured
  • Linux
  • Bug 22794: Don’t open AF_INET/AF_INET6 sockets when AF_LOCAL is configured
  • Bug 25485: Unbreak Tor Browser on systems with newer libstdc++
  • Bug 20866: Fix OpenGL software rendering on systems with newer libstdc++
  • Bug 26951+18022: Fix execdesktop argument passing
  • Bug 24136: After loading file:// URLs clicking on links is broken on Linux
  • Bug 24243: Tor Browser only renders HTML for local pages via file://
  • Bug 24263: Tor Browser does not run extension scripts if loaded via about:debugging
  • Bug 20283: Tor Browser should run without a /proc filesystem.
  • Bug 26354: Set SSE2 support as minimal requirement for Tor Browser 8
  • Build System
  • All
    • Bug 26362+26410: Use old MAR format for first ESR60-based stable
    • Bug 27020: RBM build fails with runc version 1.0.1
    • Bug 26949: Use GitHub repository for STIX
    • Bug 26773: Add –verbose to the ./mach build flag for firefox
    • Bug 26319: Don’t package up Tor Browser in the mach package step
    • Bug 27178: add support for xz compression in mar files
    • Clean up
  • Windows
    • Bug 26203: Adapt tor-browser-build/tor-browser for Windows
    • Bug 26204: Bundle d3dcompiler_47.dll for Tor Browser 8
    • Bug 26205: Don’t build the uninstaller for Windows during Firefox compilation
    • Bug 26206: Ship pthread related dll where needed
    • Bug 26396: Build libwinpthread reproducible
    • Bug 25837: Integrate fxc2 into our build setup for Windows builds
    • Bug 27152: Use mozilla/fxc2.git for the fxc2 repository
    • Bug 25894: Get a rust cross-compiler for Windows
    • Bug 25554: Bump mingw-w64 version for ESR 60
    • Bug 23561: Fix nsis builds for Windows 64
    • Bug 13469: Windows installer is missing many languages from NSIS file
    • Bug 23231: Remove our STL Wrappers workaround for Windows 64bit
    • Bug 26370: Don’t copy msvcr100.dll and libssp-0.dll twice
    • Bug 26476: Work around Tor Browser crashes due to fix for bug 1467041
    • Bug 18287: Use SHA-2 signature for Tor Browser setup executables
    • Bug 25420: Update GCC to 6.4.0
    • Bug 16472: Update Binutils to 2.26.1
    • Bug 20302: Fix FTE compilation for Windows with GCC 6.4.0
    • Bug 25111: Don’t compile Yasm on our own anymore for Windows Tor Browser
    • Bug 18691: Switch Windows builds from precise to jessie
  • OS X
    • Bug 24632: Update macOS toolchain for ESR 60
    • Bug 9711: Build our own cctools for macOS cross-compilation
    • Bug 25548: Update macOS SDK for Tor Browser builds to 10.11
    • Bug 26003: Clean up our mozconfig-osx-x86_64 file
    • Bug 26195: Use new cctools in our macosx-toolchain project
    • Bug 25975: Get a rust cross-compiler for macOS
    • Bug 26475: Disable Stylo to make macOS build reproducible
    • Bug 26489: Fix .app directory name in tools/dmg2mar
  • Linux
    • Bug 26073: Patch tor-browser-build for transition to ESR 60
    • Bug 25481: Rust support for tor-browser and tor
    • Bug 25304: Update GCC to 6.4.0
    • Bug 16472: Update Binutils to 2.26.1
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QuickLook: CyberGhost

www.cyberghostvpn.com

In their own words :

With CyberGhost VPN, you launch both a browser session and a VPN connection, in 1 click. Your whole online journey can be anonymized, if you start it in CyberGhost.

CyberGhost VPN will automatically protect you every time you are connecting to a new WiFi or Internet connection. You will never be vulnerable, again, in a hotel, airport, restaurant, or any other new, public space.

CyberGhost VPN remains connected at any time, even when you’re away from your computer/mobile, so you don’t need to worry about your security whether you’re at home, traveling, using a public Wi-Fi or torrent streaming.

Sessions

  • 7

Clients

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Linux
  • Routers

Based

  • Romainia

Nodes

  • 60 Countries
  • 2750 Servers

Price

  • 1 Month = £10.99
  • 1 Year = £53.88
  • 2 Years = £40.68
  • 3 Years = £90.00

Logs

  • No Logs

Other Features

  • Torrent friendly
  • Auto enable – on wifi detection
  • Accepts Bitcoin

QuickLook: IPVanish

www.ipvanish.com

In their own words :

IPVanish is the only true Top Tier VPN service in the world. This means we deliver the best VPN speeds, the most secure connections and the most competitive pricing anywhere. Our VPN network spans 40,000+ IPs on 1,000+ servers in 60+ countries, giving you the ability to surf anonymously and access the unrestricted Internet every corner of the globe.

Sessions

  • 10

Clients

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • MacOS

Based

  • US

Nodes

  • 60 Countries
  • 1000+ Servers

Price

  • 1 Month = $10.00
  • 3 Months = $26.99
  • 12 Months = $77.99

Logs

  • No Logs

Other Features

  • Torrent friendly
  • “Unlimited” P2P traffic
  • Offers SOCKS5 Proxy service