Q&A That One Privacy Guy is a sell out

blacksheep

Level 4
Mar 8, 2020
169
I think many people who are looking for a VPN service know this guy and his website thatoneprivacysite.net
It inspired me to make my own guide for MalwareTips and publish some VPN reviews.

But, today I found that he got redirect to another domain, which is affiliate website with antivirus and password managers.

The whole idea was that all the reviews are unpaid and honest. It was a good site, even thought many reviews are outdated by now and table with comparison is not getting update. The rating system was great too.

I find it disgusting for several things:

1. He was always against affiliates.
2. He is lying that the cost of maintaining website is too expensive. He got static website and it does not require much resources, if you know how to optimize it.
3. The new ownership is shady.

Well, I guess everything has a price in this world...
 
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blacksheep

Level 4
Mar 8, 2020
169
Directed by Robert B. Weide

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Aaaand it's gone.
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TairikuOkami

Level 30
Verified
Content Creator
May 13, 2017
1,941
He made the announcement that it is ad supported now. The best AVs/PMs recommend legitimate software with discounts, so no harm done. :unsure:
 

rain2reign

Level 2
Jun 21, 2020
72
As far as reviews go, his comparison was certainly not the worst. Though i had always been a little biased towards anything he wrote, but that was more because i followed a series of discussions he had with the people from AirVPN back in 2016 or was it 2017 on their own forum. Anywho when they could not legally or ethically provide an answer he liked (again at the time). He tried to change the subject a couple of times just to get back at the same answers and market them as an ethically "shady" business.

I don't really care for opinions and feedback in general that much as long as it's constructively thought out, written and backed with facts and figures for example. As long as it's done right and your own opinion is not clouding your judgement and results, that is what i care about.

One of the discussions i could still find in a quick search. I will edit it if i can still find the others.
 
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