I'm pretty sure this is appropriate to this forum as most of us are concerned about privacy.
With the new Telecommunications Assistance and Access Bill 2018 that's recently been passed in Australia I've started thinking about privacy recently, especially before I visit Australia on the 21st!
I have an OpenVPN compatible router set up at home, which is great if I'm using any public Wi-Fi in town. But what if I'm using the Wi-Fi at home? I can't use the VPN from my home network. And the VPN is linked back to the router's IP address anyway, which will probably link back to my house.
A friend of mine recommends NordVPN as a paid service, he uses it all the time and can link up to 6 devices at a time. My home VPN has an entire DHCP pool for VPN connections, more IP addresses than I need!
Do you use a VPN service or do you run your own VPN server?
Is a VPN server running on your home network really that useful, if you want to download torrents or simply use the web safe in the knowledge that your connection is encrypted?
Is it worth paying for a VPN service?