Written May 24, 2016
Note: This was originally posted on reddit, but is now being posted on my site.
Early on, my VPN Comparison project had evoked reactions of admiration from some, and anywhere between annoyance and vitriol from others. The latter usually took the form of companies on the list who didn’t like that I made evident certain policies or who noticed that they don’t compare favorably. For the last couple of months, every now and again, I’ll get messaged by some throwaway account with vague threats or angry rambling trying to discredit me. This has made me extra cautious as I check messages – anyone could be sending anything and (as you are probably already aware people are often not who they claim to be online).