Just a quickie since time sensitive. I’ve not time to elaborate.
I have recently switched to SurfShark for my vpn, post ProtonVNP logging snafu. Surfshark is located in British Virgin Islands, no data retention laws. They also sport 100% RAM server so no possibility of logs. SurfShark includes ad blockers, all the latest crypto algos, e.g. Wireguard, etc. SurfShark is a relatively new player, and as such has only be audited once. That audit found an outdated version of sudo but nothing of any real concern.
Moreover… wait for it… They also have a killer promo deal going on thru 9/11:
If you opt for the two year deal you will be presented with an option for a 3rd year, bringing the total to approx. $75 US for three years.
There are numerous positive reviews around the 'net - I do not have time to link at present but they are very highly ranked in the low cost VPN tier. Yeah, sure, maybe you get a bit more bells and whistles with NordVPN or IVPN but SurfShark is a lot kinder on the budget.
Heh, I have actually been too busy to set it up yet but a couple folks I have referred are providing very positive reports. I have no affiliation w/SurfShark, nor any other VPN service for that matter.
P.S.; Seems in my rush I may have posted this to the incorrect VPN thread. Feel free to merge elsewhere as appropriate.