A VPN or “virtual private network” is the easiest way to make your internet activities private. If you want to browse the web privately or share files privately, a VPN will encrypt and redirect your internet connections. This means all the data leaving your computer is encrypted, making it very difficult for hackers or eavesdroppers to monitor your internet connections.
Note that a VPN is different to a web proxy, which only redirects your browser connections. A VPN encrypts and redirects all your internet connections. However, many VPN providers retain logs of your online activities, which means they become just another company tracking you. This is not optimal if you wish to remain anonymous. We present here two reliable anonymous VPN providers that do not retain user logs:
Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access is a VPN provider that doesn’t retain user logs. The company currently operates out of the United States with gigabit gateways in the U.S., Canada, UK, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
I’ve been testing their VPN service for about 6 months, and the service has been fast and reliable. I use it continuously now, and I don’t notice any lag when browsing the web, or downloading files.
Their VPN service supports all the major platforms: Window, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS and Andriod. They support the following VPN protocols: PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP.
Concerning activity logging, the company says:
We absolutely do not maintain any VPN logs of any kind. We utilize shared IP addresses rather than dynamic or static IPs, so it is not possible to match a user to an external IP. These are some of the many solutions we have implemented to enable the strongest levels of anonymity amongst VPN services. Further, we would like to encourage our users to use an anonymous e-mail and pay with Bitcoins to ensure even higher levels of anonymity should it be required. Our core verticals are privacy, quality of service, and prompt customer support. We will not share any information with third parties without a valid court order. With that said, it is impossible to match a user to any activity on our system since we utilize shared IPs and maintain absolutely no logs.
The service costs $6.95 per month. For payment they accept credit cards, Paypal, Bitcoin, and Liberty Reserve. For extra anonymity, consider paying with Bitcoin.
Link: Private Internet Access
13 thoughts on “The Best Anonymous VPNs That Do Not Track You”
Every VPN service provider will hold logs, in fact, they have been doing it for a while. It’s just that you all don’t know (or didn’t want to accept the fact that you are not protected even if using a VPN).
If are you very concerned about VPNs holding logs…I’d suggest you look into using Tails or Tor. See this page for more details.
Very good info. Lucky me I found your blog by chance (stumbleupon).
I have saved as a favorite for later!
i won’t be using btguard anymore, the connection drops often and unexpectedly. i just had to pay several fines for copyright infringement yesterday, despite using their vpn.
use vpn check or similar
Any VPN service that says its doesn’t hold logs….at least in memory is a liar.
It is not possibly to troubleshoot IP connections without holding data for a period of time.
This is common sense.
I am totally secured because i have hotspot shield online internet privacy software. It do not keeps my user log and also ensures me complete security and privacy of my online activities and blocks security threats from reaching my device. Check it out here – http://www.online-internet-privacy.com/
Hotspot shield actually tracks you quite a bit, and then sells the information to third parties.
Another good anonymous VPN in Sweden is PrivatVPN — no logging at all.
Let me congratulate you on recommending Private Internet Access. After having a terrible experience with HideMyAss I made the switch. PIA is very responsive to emails, they give awesome suggestions on how to use their service and take your privacy seriously. I tried both services simultaneously. I disabled HMA and asked for a refund within 5 hours of usage and they responded a week later that because I went over the 10 GB limit (I don’t see how that’s possible) that they are charging me for not one month, but for two months service. I’m not exaggerating, I had HMA on for ~5 hours and they quantify that with 2 months subscription. HMA is awful (for many other reasons too), Alternatively PIA is AWESOME! And I think 60% cheaper if you buy their 6 months subscription.
Thanks for the info, I’ve heard a lot of good feedback on Private Internet Access!
yeah HMA has great marketing. You don’t hear as much about Private Internet Access but they are on TOP of their game!