As a free volunteer-run anti-censorship tool, VPN Gate is difficult to knock. So respect to the VPN Gate developers at the University of Tsukuba, and all VPN Gate Sever volunteers. Unfortunately, in practice, I found VPN Gate far too slow to ever be worth my while using.
- Open source
- Lots of server locations
- Very Slow
- Extensive connection logs kept (and will comply with investigations).
Hotspot Shield Elite is a premium VPN service that exists alongside Hotspot Shield’s free VPN. The premium VPN is a fast service that is great for unblocking censored content or geo-restricted websites. It even unblocks US Netflix! Sadly the paid VPN does suffer from a couple of issues, which could easily be avoided. Hotspot Shield has promised to look into the issues.
- Seven-day free trial
- Additional browser extension for Chrome and Firefox
- Easy-to-use app
- Fast connection speeds
- Free version available
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