I’m returning to school and the network is almost entirely wireless so of course this cautious user(me) wants to use a VPN and being a broke college student, free is best so OpenVPN comes to mind.
I’m looking to read some personal experiences from people on this forum as I trust you guys more than Jane Doe on another website.
I’m not opposed to using alternate VPNs (preferably free) so suggestions are welcome as well.
You can find lots of background by googling but basically he’s a shady guy, convicted of fraud, and through either fraud/theft or incompetence lost millions of dollars in bitcoin that had been entrusted to his bank. PIA saw all that and made him their CTO because “second chances”.
My guess is he invested in the company, as he is of course a very wealthy man, and they rewarded him with the CTO title to build his resume, to make him seem like a legitimate businessman again. But either way I don’t care-- if they’re in financial straits such that they need to take money from criminals, I don’t want them in control of my privacy.
Maybe his skill at shady incompetence is just what a VPN company needs to be able to protect logs from authorities. He can make all that bitcon vanish and walk, he can make logs vanish and walk haha.
OP, I use OpenVPN in the free sense, meaning my home pfsense router runs the server, and I have clients on my phone and laptops so when I’m traveling or using open/free wifi, I VPN into my home network to then access the internet- so I’m using the internet I pay for at home, and as long as someone not 1337 is after me, still safely.