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asked 2019-02-02 09:02:36 +0200

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Hi In SFOS we have now inbuilt VPN. I have tested some free OpenVPN services and some of them seem to work nicely. Maybe a bit slow but useful. I just dont know if I can trust those very much.

You SFOF users who have been using VPN a longer period is there any trusty and fast vpn service I can connect with SFOS inbuilt VPN? Or do I need to install ProtonVPN from Openrepos?

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I used to have AirVPN working on my Jolla1. Never tried it with the X.

BonoNL ( 2019-02-02 12:12:33 +0200 )edit
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I have been using nordvpn for a couple of years, and it works fine in my SFOS phones.

DK-Sailor ( 2019-02-02 12:18:14 +0200 )edit

Thanks for reply. Those are sure good choices both. I just want to avoid android apps so I tried to connect SFOS vpn to Protonmail sever with no luck (that seems to be Openvpn too. They had advisory for Ubuntu) Guess I install Proton vpn and try it.

hpehto ( 2019-02-02 12:29:58 +0200 )edit

I tried Private Internet Access (PIA) yesterday on my XA2 and it worked like a charm! Settings were generated from an OpenVPN configuration file downloaded from their website.

akiiM ( 2019-02-02 13:25:19 +0200 )edit

I use Goldenfrog VYPRvpn and i love it. I imported the OpenVPN files in to my Xperia X.

Veyah ( 2019-02-02 14:12:10 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-02-02 15:07:52 +0200

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Hi. I tried Pritonvpn free with Sfos inbuilt vpn but some network problems. Works fine in Fedora. Connecting to a Nordvpn server seems to be ok. Just need to spend some money to sign in. 107$/ three years /6 connections.

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answered 2019-02-02 15:44:27 +0200

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there are no safe vpn services

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why aren't VPN's safe?

Veyah ( 2019-02-02 15:47:42 +0200 )edit

If you run your own server architecture, you can at least be sure about logging/deletion details - a thing you can only hope to be in your favor for third parties as you usually don't have proof that everything is being handled anonymously and discrete. And as far as I am told, the ovpn protocol isn't all that insecure.

Lutwolf ( 2019-02-02 16:57:33 +0200 )edit

I agree. Nowdays you cannot be sure that your data isnt logged and sold. On the other hand companies that sell privacy are dependent on trust and if they loosee that they are in deep trouble. Much matters national privacy law too.

hpehto ( 2019-02-02 17:58:04 +0200 )edit

Cool point of view. whats the best way to be secure? is services like OpenDNS a option on our Sailfish phones?

I got this OS to break free of those huge companies that dont care about people's rights, just money .

Veyah ( 2019-02-02 18:58:50 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-02-04 15:29:05 +0200

Choosing a VPN isn't Sailfish related. It's impossible to verify the safety and security of third-party VPNs, it's up to who you trust. I urge you to do your own research into the matter instead of asking who others trust. Here are some links to aid you on your quest:

https://www.privacytools.io/#vpn
https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-section/

You should also keep in mind that there are no free VPNs- if you're not paying with your money, you're paying with something else.

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I don't see why this shouldn't be discussed here since Jolla claims SailfishOS to be "data aware" or whatever you want to call it. It's neither off-topic nor irrelevant. No reason to block discussions which can be beneficial for average users who assumingly also chose this OS because they wanted an alternative to data mass collecting companies like Google or Apple. Discussion reopened.

Spark ( 2019-02-04 16:01:34 +0200 )edit
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