Private Internet Access Makes Client Software Open Source

Private Internet Access has been my recommended budget VPN solution for many years. The service is reliable, and the company has often demonstrated that it keeps no activity logs.

Two examples of this are these cases:

In both cases PIA were ordered to provide logs but could not and did not provide them. Additionally, they publish a Transparency Report that shows the subpoena and court requests that they have received.

Recently, PIA released the source code of their Desktop client. They are aiming to open source all their projects. The company says:

The client is compiled natively on Windows, macOS and Linux (rather than cross-compiled), and we’ve made an effort to minimize dependencies other than Qt to make it easier to get started.

The repositories for Desktop will be made available at our GitHub page, where you will be able to clone everything, submit pull requests and make feature requests. We welcome your feedback…

Link: Press Release

  • Website: Private Internet Access
  • Business Location: USA
  • Owner: Kape
  • Server Location: 35000 Servers in 83 Countries
  • Cost: USD 11.95 per month, USD 39.95 per year, USD 79 for two years
  • Number of simultaneous connections allowed: 10
  • Apps available for Linux, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android
  • Payment Types: Bitcoin, Paypal and Credit Cards, major brand gift cards, Ripple, CashU, iOS In-App purchase (through our iOS app only) and Paygarden
  • Trial Account: No (only 7-day money-back guarantee instead)
  • Platforms Supported: Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Chrome Extension, DD-WRT Router, Tomato Router, PfSense Router
  • Terms of Service

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