@sir I appreciate that this article recommends Tor. It would be nice if it mentioned other alternatives, like I2P, ZeroNet, and Freenet, but I understand why that may be beyond the scope of it.

I'm increasingly seeing the suggestion that decentralized, community-driven, volunteer privacy networks are inferior to commercial VPNs and this is just patently false. The suggestion that because these solutions may be cracked by state-backed surveillance branches, a centralized model run by a for-profit organization who you rely on to handle every aspect of security ethically and values your privacy legitimately is frankly laughable.

It suggests that hackers who want their privacy can't find and fix exploits on our own and that we should trust big businesses to have our best interests at heart even though we can't do the same with government entities. It's one or the other: Either socioeconomic authorities can and should be trusted, or cannot and shouldn't.

@sir I've been considering where to host my VPN VPS and Canada makes the most sense in terms laws.

@sir I think at least in the US it's a pretty easy decision - the major ISPs are shadier than most VPN providers.

@sir Thanks for this. Side note, #Wireguard is now supporting iOS and Windows (still alpha though) besides Linux and Android (on f-droid.org of course) - see Mullvad provider for instance and a few others.

@sir Yeah! And a lot of people misunderstand that browser extensions can't be VPN! They are just proxy clients because browsers has no VPN connection api!

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