The jist of this is: start by looking at whether a VPN service is headquartered outside of the US and the reach of its intelligence-sharing partner countries, like those comprising the Five, Nine or 14 Eyes compacts.
I always get the impression these articles are co-opted. About half way through you get the standard, “oh I like these two based on my work here at cnet”. It’s impossible to know, but they point out two options based in the BVI’s.
We also agree with this: We’ll never win the war for anonymity on the internet, but every battle for privacy is one worth fighting if it makes mass surveillance even just a little bit harder to accomplish.
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