Private Internet Access Review 2023
The Private Internet Access VPN provides exactly what its name implies: private access to the internet.
What We Like
- No traffic logs: Private Internet Access does not log any consumer data whatsoever.
- Great app reviews: iPhone and Android users alike rated the Private Internet Access app highly.
- Speed on Windows computer: Private Internet Access worked particularly fast on our Windows computer.
What We Don't Like
- Headquartered in the U.S: PIA’s Denver headquarters means it’s part of multiple international surveillance alliances, so the company has obligations to share customer data with the government when necessary.
- Mixed customer support experience: We got quick responses from the company sometimes, but other times, we had to wait for days.
Bottom LineWith some VPNs, private browsing on the internet isn't truly private, but that's not the case with Private Internet Access. It didn't log any of our browsing data, so we could surf the web freely, watch Netflix, and torrent files.
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