Which is the safest VPN on the market? Who do I use for a VPN?
The reasons that I chose IVPN
IVPN offer a “warrant canary” to confirm that they have never disclosed your data to third parties. Here’s an example:
“As of 2014-12-05 no warrants have ever been served to IVPN or IVPN employees. No searches or seizures of any kind have ever been performed on IVPN assets. IVPN has never placed any backdoors in our servers or network and has not received any requests to do so. IVPN has never disclosed any user communications to any third party.”
IVPN don’t promote PPTP – they will arm wrestle you onto OpenVPN, with their own installer. OpenVPN was designed to beat Russia and Chinese State surveillance, and is peer reviewed to ensure it’s safe.
2. Multiple PREMIUM Routes
They use multiple routes. So for the first 10 minutes I can connect to the UK, then for the next 10 minutes, connect via the Netherlands. Then I can get really serious and connect via 2 hops from the UK to the Netherlands and then back to the UK. If a court issued a court order, then they’d need to get court orders in both countries within 10 minutes – just about impossible to achieve.
Filesharing may be allowed dependent on the route. It’s not allowed on USA routes to protect you. No US lawyer can accuse you of filesharing, as the protocol is rejected. However filesharing is acceptable in many European Countries, so you’re allowed to follow the law of the “Exit Node”.
3. Logs deleted every 10 minutes (not daily as with other VPN providers)
They don’t have server logs. They use non persistent or temporary logs – which are wiped every 10 minutes. Viola! Evidence gone. This, for me, was the game changer.
4. AES 256 Encryption
They use AES 256 encryption. Most VPN’s offer AES 128 bit.
5. Shared IP’s
They use Shared IP’s. Dedicated IP’s are very dangerous for tracking.
6. FAST VPN Speed
7. No Data Retention
They promise to relocate if any country demands data retention or that IVPN must start to keep server logs.
8. EFF Supporter
They are EFF supporters. They are privacy focused, rather than a VPN provider.
9. Setup Guides
Set up guides on how to install IVPN across a range of products. Your one account can be used on a wide range of devices and operating systems.
10. I don’t tell you what to do, but I will tell you what I do.
Warrant Canary – can be found here: