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  1. Kindly consider reviewing Windscribe VPN’s paid service. I have been using their free service and it’s very good. However, I am curious about their paid service as I am looking for a permanent solution and for servers in India which they do not provide in the free version.

    I just started using Express VPN. Their Mumbai server didn’t work but the one in Chennai works fine. This is my first time using a paid VPN so curious to see how it goes.

    A comment online spoke against Windscribe saying that they run a cryptocurrency miner in the background (Monero) if you are using their service. Is there some way we can verify this claim? I would be grateful.

    Also, what is your opinion on VPN companies that offer lifelong/bulk service? Is it a good idea to go for such a plan or should we stick to more realistic price points like the one Express VPN offers?

    Lastly, I am looking for a VPN service that has a dedicated bunch of servers in India. Most people seem to want to tunnel into other countries so that they can watch Netflix and iPlayer but I am primarly interested in Indian content and having an Indian IP. From your experience of using VPNs, which company offers the highest number of reliable servers in India?

    Thanks, your site has been really helpful to me.

  2. Hi:
    Do you have updated addon recommendations for Firefox 57+ as it changing to run on only web extensions?
    Apps like Self-Destructing Cookies will not longer be available “This add-on is no longer maintained. It is incompatible with Firefox 55+ and this will never change. Also, it will not be rewritten as a WebExtension.”

  3. Scanned days-long to find good router upgrade. 20% VPN for $$ transactions, the rest I don’t care if the “neighborhood watches” my online enjoyments. My RV Lifestyle works OK with old Linksys WRT54-GL repeater, but getting nervous about neighbors’ ability to snoop my signal. What do you suggest new router (one website sez “Get two” for toggle-between VPN or regular WiFi) dual band, medium speed, MIMO OK but not MU demands, really need to run coax from router to outdoors antenna – – avoid indoors, cooking my brain.

    What router is OK to manage one antenna? All the “beam forming” products I see worries that the router chipset will get annoyed if I terminate most of the RF jacks, just run one cable to outdoors.

  4. Hi,
    I use landline for my home phone, eg whenever I need to call a company/institution that requires me to provide my private information (instead of using my cell phone). How secure is VOIP phone service vs. landline phone?

    Thank you.

    1. VOIP services tend to be more secure than landline phones because they are not as commonly used. If you combine them with a VPN, they are even more secure.

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