I mean, there are all kinds of endorsements for PIA, Nord, and TunnelBear all over YouTube, but for basic everyday use does it really even matter?
I know some people need them to get around geographical restrictions, and I know they’re handy to have when traveling or if you access public WiFi, but I almost feel like the only practical use for like at-home for me is basically just making it so my ISP can’t see what I’m looking at. I don’t hardly stay at hotels any more. And I haven’t had any issues with geographical restrictions in a long time.
The main thing that I find interesting is certain sites that just flat-out won’t load while you’re using a VPN. It’s rare, but it makes me feel like I probably shouldn’t be going to those sites because they’re trying to do something sketchy and won’t let me access them if I try to block them from doing something sketchy. Maybe that’s just being paranoid though.
I dunno. I guess I’ve just been thinking about it a lot because I bought the 3-year Nord subscription and it works great, is simple to set up and manage, speed loss isn’t a problem (I’m only losing a couple mbps) and has some cool features like the killswitch and CyberSec and whatnot. But I’ve also been thinking like… that $107 would be nice to have back and I still have a few days left to decide.