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PIA is being bought by Kape technologies

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  • Nov 30th, 2019 3:48 pm
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Jan 22, 2017
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looks like linus is gonna drop PIA now.
are we there yet?
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Nov 2, 2012
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Damn, I've been using them for like 6 or 7 years I think. This sucks. I've never had any issues with them and have recommended PIA to a lot of people...

I guess it's a good thing my subscription ends on December 9th. Time to cancel auto renewal.

Not sure who to go for now.
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Jan 29, 2017
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Used to have PIA a few years ago but they went Teksavvy way. Good brand, good service but you can get a better bang for the buck elsewhere.
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Wow. Thanks OP. Right after the 1 year promo they just did. Terrible timing for a lot of people I'm sure.
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Do we really have to jumo ship because one guy on reddit says the new company is scummy?
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Repooc wrote: Do we really have to jumo ship because one guy on reddit says the new company is scummy?
Kape, the new owner of PIA, has a history of tracking customers' activity (on other VPN services they own!) to sell to advertisers, they have ads in their VPN app (ads only work if they're targeted, and they can only be targeted if Kape is tracking your activity) and their apps have had malware in them in the past (implying poor quality control).
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Repooc wrote: Do we really have to jumo ship because one guy on reddit says the new company is scummy?
Whether you like him or not, even Linus Sebastian from Linus Tech Tips is concerned about it. They've been pushing PIA on all their videos and website, use them, and have them as a main sponsor. They've stopped all of that atm and are in contact with them to have them explain themselves. They're also currently looking at who they may be using as their replacement.

Kape is not trustworthy in the slightest.
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Jan 22, 2017
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guys do yourselves a favour if you are on PIA.
find a replacement provider ASAP.
are we there yet?
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Feb 29, 2008
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Repooc wrote: Any recommendations?
Indeed. What I liked about PIA is their support for Android and Linux. One VPN to rule them all.

Any other provider with same level of service?
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Jan 22, 2017
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MULLVAD is getting up there.
mr_raider wrote: Indeed. What I liked about PIA is their support for Android and Linux. One VPN to rule them all.

Any other provider with same level of service?
are we there yet?
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Mullvad is basically the best thing right now. Pricey but hey, what's your IP and data worth?
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Apart from this merger, does anyone know who owns what?

PIA -> London Trust Media -> Imperial Family Companies

Who owns KAPE?

From what I could find, people should have been suspicious of PIA as soon as LTM came about.
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I use Windscribe, https://windscribe.com. So far so good.
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Jan 22, 2017
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ended up jumping on the 1.77/mth deal with surfshark.
if anyone needs the link just dm me.
are we there yet?
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im glad I got the windscribe lifetime. Broke even on this over a year ago, when the alternative was PIA. PIA is no longer viable in my books with this takeover.

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