* Update PIA server count and giftcard anon signup Update PIA server count and country count. You can signup anonymously using giftcard option. * Update VPNchart.csv Co-authored-by: Techlore <[email protected]>
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Transparent, community-driven VPN reviews & tools.
In the privacy world, companies and customers look for one-stop shops to privacy and anonymity, making VPNs some of the most over-marketed and untransparant industries to-date.
We’ve developed a community-driven process of systematically evaluating VPNs.
We make our VPN reviews systematic to exclude as much bias as possible. You’ll find our review protocol here; you are even able to modify our percentages and scoring to fit your individual needs using our DIY Review Tool.
Our VPN Chart is an open project and we want every VPN on it. To make this possible, we encourage everybody to:
The chart is in a CSV format. It's recommended to copy/paste the header row and go through each column to fill in necessary data for a new VPN. For new VPNs, mark all the Techlore scoring as "Unreviewed" and leave all speed data blank. For other sections, feel free to refer to other VPNs for help. If you don't know what something means, just leave it blank! You can submit just a single data piece if you wanted--this is a community project. The chart will improve with time to be more intuitive and easier to use. We thank our early contributors in dealing with its limitations.
Most speed tests on the internet are fundamentally useless, as speeds are predominantly dictated by a user’s location and the server they are connecting to. A reviewer testing a VPN from San Jose can get drastically different results than a user testing the same VPN in Australia.
We are addressing this issue with a world-wide VPN speed team. This will:
The SpeedTeam is entering version 3 where it's built to scale and be implemented into our scoring. Keep an eye out for announcements.
This readme is brought to you buy NordVPN... NOT
Sponsorships can be fine, but they've led to massive amounts of misinformation, fake and/or biased reviews, & other...questionable practices.
We have not and will never be sponsored by a VPN provider. Period.
Because services are reviewed systematically, we are able to set transparant affiliate standards:
Our review protocol is constantly evolving. We are continually accepting community feedback to find ways of making our testing as accurate as possible. You'll find all the changes we've made over the years here.
Depends on your use-case, threat model, and what you’re trying to gain. We recommend the following resources covering VPNs and their use case:
We don't care about affiliate rates (or if you have one at all) to get your review completed. We don't evaluate what services to review or how they perform based on affiliate plans. View more information here.
We don't accept any form of sponsorships on our videos. View more information here.