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A little over a month ago, someone on Reddit named /u/ThatOnePrivacyGuy released an enormous Google spreadsheet packed with over 100 different VPN services listed. Its purpose? To compare all of their features, stances, downsides, and prices.
Considering the fact that VPNs are useful for so many things today, you should be shopping for a VPN if you don’t have one already — at the very least, it’ll allow you to watch every Netflix show no matter your region. And if you need help picking one, this is the last and only VPN comparison chart you’ll ever need.
The spreadsheet is freely available to the public: check it out here.
In it, you’ll find information such as: regional availability, which personal details are needed to sign up, what kinds of logs they keep, which protocols and security practices they support, how much privacy they promise, the reliability of their marketing claims, how much each one costs, and whether a free trial is available.
Note that a lot of copycats have been popping up ever since the spreadsheet went public. Here’s what the creator had to say about it:
I currently have NO OFFICIAL WEBSITE. Any site that claims to be built or run by me is being run by impersonators and trolls. I also have NO ALTS on reddit, so anyone there besides me isn’t me. I DO however have a Twitter account @ThatPrivacyGuy
Lastly, if I do ever build a site for my work, it won’t look like it was made by a 5 year old. If you want to confirm that you’re looking at my real sheet, you can use the /r/vpn sidebar link, the /r/privacytoolsio sticky or the link from the VPN section of privacytools.io
Do you use a VPN? What do you think of this chart? Does it convince you to try out a few other VPNs instead? Let us know what you think in the comments below!