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VPNs are a hot topic these days, and our readers made it abundantly clear that Private Internet Access should be your first stop for protecting your private browsing data. This backs up the service’s win in Lifehacker’s 2014 Hive Five, so they’ve been a solid option for a long time.


Update: For a limited time, Private Internet Access is offering exclusive discounts just for Kinja Deals readers. You can find them all here.


Here’s what you had to say about the service:

It’s cheap, has clients for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux. They’re “no logging” claim has been tested many times by DMCA/other legal requests. Solid service. - Digitalia

It’s cheap at only $40.00 a year. It has been my go to VPN for about 5 years now, they have fast servers all across the globe. Apps for every platform, and you can even manually set it up if you’re a nerd like me and want to put it on your router at home so everyone is protected. - FreddieFuentes

Was using another vpn that kept dropping the connection several times a week. When I finally got tired of that, I switched to PIA and have been very happy with it. the connection drops maybe once or twice a month but then quickly reconnects itself.

The PIA interface is extremely minimalist but not at all confusing. I had it up and running very quickly. The price is reasonable, their no-logging policy has been publicly shown to be true. Being able to put PIA on five devices is helpful in this day and age. Finally, the one time I had to contact their customer service, about some technical hassles involved with putting PIA on an old Linux laptop, their service rep answered promptly by email and pointed me right to the problem. So I was able to resolve the issue quickly. PIA is my vpn of choice these days. - DavidJ


Private Internet Access is very reasonably priced at $7 per month or $40 per year, and you can get a full refund in your first seven days if you aren’t satisfied. But even so, you should familiarize yourself with what VPNs can and cannot do before you dive in.


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