Mullvad Reviews

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Mullvad are one of the only VPNs to support the cutting edge WireGuard protocol. I use this together together with SOCKS5, and get speed increases of up 1000% compared with OpenVPN.

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I wouldn't use a VPN based in the EU lmao

If there are genuinely no logs and they don't know who you are (because they don't ask for any personal information unlike with other VPN providers), then the jurisdiction is of less importance. For example, Edward Snowden has endorsed San Francisco based Signal, and his approval was validated when Open Whisper were recently compelled by a federal subpoena to hand over info on a certain account. Unfortunately for the US government, the logs showed only when the user first signed up for the service and when they most recently logged in.

The same would be true for Mullvad, which - by the way - is based in a far less draconian legal system than Open Whisper. Mullvad's sign up process, in literally 2 seconds, gives you an account without you having to provide ANY personal information of any kind. No name, no email address, nothing. This is because Mullvad uses a genius token based system.

Mullvad crystally clear explain on their website what they don’t log, how they're able to achieve it and why they don't want to keep logs on you. This inspires a lot of confidence.

Further, I would rather have a transparent and ethical EU based provider than a shady Panamanian (or wherever) based one that don't even reveal who the people and developers are behind the company. Mullvad, on the other hand, is developed and run by genuine privacy activists who are well known in the community.

If you appreciate the importance of open-source and transparency in general, then using one of your "non-EU" services represents the antithesis IMO.

[Edited by seczamotu, December 13] Reference: https://thatoneprivacysite.net/2017/10/03/mullvad-review/