What’s the best VPN? Great question—and one for which you’re probably never going to get a good answer. Virtual private networks can be a great way to add a layer of privacy to your online life. Unfortunately, VPNs are also, in many ways, black boxes: You have to trust them to do the right thing with your data.
Namely, you have to trust that VPN companies aren’t logging your data, and you have to trust that they’ve implemented their security protocols properly. No matter which VPN provider you use, some level of trust will always be necessary. All this trust makes it difficult for anyone—us included—to recommend VPN providers at all, let alone emphatically.