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Mullvad, IVPN, and Mozilla Top Consumer Reports’ VPN Privacy – Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports’ Digital Lab evaluated the privacy and security of 16 consumer VPNs. These three did best.


 US News VPNs of 2022 Rating
#1 ExpressVPN
#2 NordVPN
#3 Surfshark
#4 CyberGhost
#4 IPVanish
#4 ProtonVPN
#8 Hotspot Shield
#8 Private Internet Access
#8 TunnelBear
#11 VyprVPN
#11 Windscribe

Consumer Reports PDF – Consumer Privacy on VPNs

However, it is possible to conduct a rigorous, objective evaluation of VPNs—to test for different
aspects of the service that are testable, such as security misconfigurations and leaks and
whether strong controls are implemented by default, and to analyze their privacy policies. It’s
also possible to look for language that might mislead users about the level of protection they
can expect from a VPN, and to generally shine a light on both good and harmful practices in the
industry. This is what we set out to do.

PC Mag

Best VPN – NordVPN packs top-notch protection and other privacy features into a slick client, powered by the latest VPN technology. It’s a privacy juggernaut, at a premium price.

Best for Security Maximalists – Surfshark VPN has a pricey monthly plan, but more than proves its worth with a large collection of privacy tools, an excellent app, and unlimited device connections.

Best for Power Users – Private Internet Access offers a robust VPN service with advanced network settings, an excellent app interface, and strong speed test scores. It boasts features beyond VPN protection, but it needs to undergo a third-party audit.

Best for Privacy Wonks – ProtonVPN offers the best free subscription tiers we’ve seen, and its paid tiers provide access to numerous privacy tools at a reasonable price.

Best for Frequent Travelers – CyberGhost offers the largest VPN server network we’ve seen, accessed by a snazzy client, and powered by the latest VPN technology. All that helps offset the service’s hefty price tag, but it doesn’t include all the privacy features found among competitors.

Best for First-Time VPN Users – Forget complicated apps and edgy graphics, and let the strong-but-cute bears of TunnelBear VPN defend your web traffic. Easy to use and easily affordable, it’s an Editors’ Choice winner.

Best for World Travelers – ExpressVPN’s dedication to privacy is impressive, and its fleet of far-flung servers outclasses much of the competition. Anyone who doesn’t need that worldwide access may find its price a bit steep, though.

Best for Privacy Hawks on a Budget – IVPN boasts a unique approach to multi-hop connections and a privacy-first account system in addition to affordable, flexible prices. Although its collection of servers is small, it’s an excellent VPN service.

Best for Bargain Hunters – It’s not the most polished we’ve seen, but Mullvad’s excellent VPN secures your connection and protects your privacy for an unbeatable price.

Best for Firefox Fans – Mozilla VPN protects your privacy, and your subscription fee supports a proponent of a free internet. It’s approachable and its recently added multihop and split tunneling options make it quite attractive, but it’s more expensive than the service that underpins it.

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