Within ten years, I predict that being a frequent visitor to one of my sites or any alternative media outlet will make you a “person of interest,” a feat made easier if you live within the “14 Eyes” spying dragnet that maintains a record of your activities. For that reason, I recommend you begin using a VPN (virtual private network) to secure and anonymize your web browsing, at least when you’re on public wifi networks. It helps that intense competition among VPN networks has greatly lowered costs to just a few dollars a month.

What Is A VPN?

A VPN is merely a middleman server that encrypts and conceals all web activity to and from your computer. The VPN connects directly to your ISP, which can then no longer identify your specific traffic usage. As long as you stay connected to a VPN while surfing the internet, your ISP will not have a record of which sites your visiting (though the VPN service may).


When you visit any web site, a log on that server will record your VPN’s IP address, not your local IP address that is connected to your home router. Being connected to a VPN offers a layer of additional protection in that your actual IP address is not stored across internet servers to be later exposed in hacking or malware attacks. It also will protect you against a live sniffing attempt if you use a public wifi network.


VPN’s were historically used by corporations to encrypt information for remote workers. They became more popular among internet users in authoritarian countries that had heavy internet censorship (a VPN allowed them to bypass blocklists). Now that you are a thought criminal of the West, and likely live in a 14 Eye country (listed below), your web browsing is not only being extensively logged by your ISP but it’s also being sniffed by security agencies.

The Three Levels Of VPN Encryption

There are three mass market VPN encryption protocols:

PPTP – hacked by the NSA (not safe)
L2TP – maybe hacked by the NSA (probably safe)
OpenVPN – not hacked by the NSA (safest)

The only problem with OpenVPN is that you need a separate program to use it. L2TP can be used on most computers and devices since it’s a built-in protocol.


Do You Live In A 14 Eye Country?

Five countries have agreed to share spying data on all their citizens among themselves in an alliance called Five Eyes. They also help each other with technical and hardware support in sniffing traffic from main fiber lines to spy on citizens from other countries. These are the 5 Eye countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

Leaks by Edward Snowden state that nine additional countries have agreements with the Five Eyes alliance:

  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden

If you live in any of the fourteen countries listed above, that means there is infrastructure and organization in place to directly track your web traffic. Your government may also sell you out to another country in the alliance. For example, if you’re an Italian citizen, your government is likely sharing your private data with the USA in exchange for technical assistance and other intelligence. Even if you don’t live in a 14 Eye country, you can still be tracked if you visit servers hosted within them.

Use A VPN That Is Outside Of The 14 Eyes

It’s no accident that countries in the 14 Eyes have data retention laws that require ISP and VPN companies to maintain logs of all their customers. Therefore if you get a VPN service in the United States, you secure your connection against random hackers and sniffers but still have all your web browsing logged within a company that must give your data to the government if requested. This actually happened after a hacker was arrested for using a UK-based VPN.

If you want the full benefit of using a VPN in terms of anonymity and security, you need a VPN that has the follow features:

  • No logging of internet traffic
  • No logging of customer data (name, email, address)
  • Hosted outside of a 14 Eye country
  • L2TP or OpenVPN protocol

Even if you have a bulletproof VPN, keep in mind that you can still be identified through browser fingerprinting. Analytics software hosted on most web sites like Google Analytics can also help identity you. The only way to stop these tracking methods is to use a burner computer that is sandboxed away from any surfing you do that is attached to your name. This means that using a VPN offers a a layer of solid protection, but it does not protect you completely. It’s similar to using a condom during sex with a promiscuous club girl.

VPN Recommendations

I use two VPN services (I’m not getting a commission for sharing their links):

1. StrongVPN – a US-based service that I use for basic protection in public wifi and also when I need an American IP address to access certain media sites. When I connect to StrongVPN, I know I have no protection against government spying or data requests. This service is reliable and fast. Cost: $70 a year.

2. Privatoria – a Czech-based service that does not log traffic or data. I paid for the service using bitcoin without giving my email or name, meaning that unless they try to track my public bitcoin address, which I change frequently, it will be incredibly difficult for them to know who I am. I’ve been using the service for a week so far and am satisfied with the speed and reliability. Cost: $25 a year.

I also did a free test drive of CryptoStorm, an Icelandic VPN that offers an added step of anonymity where you purchase access tokens from a third-party, meaning that the company has no record of you as a customer, not even a username and password. Here is a list of foreign-based VPN services.

You definitely are placing a lot of trust in whichever VPN you choose, since they can monitor your traffic, so it’s important to do your homework. Whether it’s your local ISP, your government, or your VPN, you will never have 100% assurance that everything you do online is completely private and secure. That said, I rather take my chances with a foreign VPN than a government that is increasingly viewing me as a thought criminal or an ISP that has reams of stored data—as required by local law—on everything I do.


While I’m diligent with using a VPN in public, I do get lazy at home. The reason is that there is no acute threat from surfing the internet naked, and whatever threat present is completely invisible. Therefore I see using a VPN more as an insurance policy for when the sites and activities you perform now are declared retroactively illegal in the future. While ROK will probably never be labeled a “terrorist misogynist organization,” using a VPN is just good internet practice that reduces your risk of being singled out for some kind of hack or government attack no matter how bad the cultural winds get.

If they want to get you then they will, but let’s make it a harder for them to know you’re even online. In addition to my previous advice on how to communicate securely with fellow thought criminals, I believe it’s time we begin to securely browse the internet as well.[culturewar]

Read Next: How To Securely Communicate And Meet With Thought Criminals


  1. Anonymous February 23, 2016 at 9:27 am

    You should also use uBlock, a browser extension which blocks tracking third party requests your browser makes.

  2. JQ February 23, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I used VPN4ALL. The company is based in the Seychelles Islands. They have good client software to use on mobile and other devices

    1. Zweihänder February 26, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      The Seychelles I’ve read is also a good place to store your money in anticipation of when the US bans cash and banks implement negative interest rates i.e. you pay them to keep your money there.

      1. me February 29, 2016 at 11:02 am

        They’re still required to report to the IRS on any Americans’ bank accounts though.

  3. Cobbett February 23, 2016 at 9:52 am

    In Britain, file sharing sites are blocked so it’s useful having a VPN to bypass it.

  4. Paul February 23, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Easier to use ‘TOR’ or use ‘Tails’ for best OS anominity!

    1. Paul February 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

      I just tested TOR which doesn’t work for any of your sites Roosh due to the current security you have in place!

      1. me February 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

        That’s funny. I’m writing this comment right now through Tor with no problem. I guess the issue is on your side!

    2. XM August 22, 2016 at 9:45 am

      I use Tor and then the speed of internet browsing is very slow

  5. DannyY98 February 23, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I think you got it backwards. Use VPN at home and not necessarily at public wifi. The public wifi traces to the public router IP. You won’t be traced to the public wifi. On the other hand, you need VPN at home so you won’t be traced to your ISP and eventually your home address and location. This was how they find illegal music downloader or sharers. Best to use VPN where ever you’re at.

    1. ce9999 February 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      Concealment of filesharing and concealment of subversive activities are two different problems, so you wouldn’t necessarily want the same strategy for both.

      Use of VPN at a public wifi would be useful if you suspect that agents are actively spying on your communications, for instance, which wouldn’t be likely to happen in a mere piracy case.

    2. Roosh February 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Public wifi can be sniffed from someone sitting near you and using the same network. That’s the most significant threat.

      1. Guest February 24, 2016 at 8:29 am

        Roosh, the fellow is right. I’m in the security business. You are mixing up 2 risks.
        The risk of being tracked that you discuss in your article. That risk is much bigger at home since your ISP will keep logs of all your activities that is contractualy attached to your name… in most open public networks like a cafe, logging will be non existent and it will be a challenge to tie that back to you…

        The risk of public wifi sniffing, thats something else and it is true that VPN or any other transport encryption will protect you from that risk…

        So basicaly, using VPN at home is even more important if you want anonymity…

      2. Terrance Kenallen February 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm

        I agree. Encrypted tunnels can be used differently depending on the threat.
        1. A Proxy for instance can be used to conceal someone originating IP address by routing all browser traffic though the tunnel to the proxy and using the IP address of the proxy to communicate to web sites on port 80 or 8080.
        2. VPN or SSH can be used to open an encrypted tunnel from a remote terminal to a server for VNC remote control, SFTP (secured file transfer) and other remote administration activities. You can use this method to guard against hackers on unsecured public Wifi.
        3. A VPN service or cloud based VPN is what Roosh has refered to in this article. This can be used to conseal your traffic from your local LAN, and ISP service after it leaves you LAN. This may be usefull if you see your ISP as a threat. For instance if you suspect Verizon or Bighthouse is sharing your activity with the government this will add some assurance that your traffic will be consealed from you ISP. The only trouble is you are now putting you trust in the VPN service that they are not doing the same thing.
        I don’t think that Roosh or any of us have anything to worry about from the NSA. As long as nobody is doing anything against the law or communicating with terrorists our free speech should not be a target. The threat however is from political activists determined to shut us down. Anonimous hackers, SJWs, and Leftists will try their best to break us down and steal information if it furthers their cause. Use encryption to prevent this from happening. I am a strong supporter of this.

  6. Clark Kent February 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Cool thanks for the research

  7. NonCanadien February 23, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Better yet-just pack your bags and get the hell out of the West. Come to Russia and experience the real freedom and not the artificial one like in USA or Canada.
    Nobody will log your IP your data transfers in Russia nor will bother to track the sites you are visiting.

    1. Terrance Kenallen February 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Really? I really trust Putin not to spy on his country.

      1. OrthodoxChristian March 2, 2016 at 3:11 pm

        “Really? I really trust Putin not to spy on his country.”

        Putin’s government is on the watch for the types of people that watch you in the West. They couldn’t care less about the activities of “neo-masculinity,” because in Russia there’s no “neo” about it, because that’s just the way things are, the way they’ve always been.

  8. Søren February 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Good stuff, I live in Denmark and found myself a VPN at http://vpninfo.dk.

  9. TSK February 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Surprisingly the top five countries that have a lot of internet monitoring here are all Anglophone countries. Their women are also unattractive both in physical and personality wise.

    Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA


    1. NonCanadien February 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Of course not! The question is WHY so many males still live there and do not make any attempts to leave those countries for good?? What is so fun and pleasurable to deal with ugly land whales with no morals and understanding of how a relationship should function and evolve??

      1. TSK February 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        I can’t speak for other Anglophobe countries but where I live in America, it is still a best place to make money; that’s why. Make a lot of US dollars, get rich and then enjoy foreign women overseas.

      2. NonCanadien February 23, 2016 at 5:18 pm

        And how long will it take you to get rich?? ;))
        Many of you seem to prioritize money;) But money won’t buy you happiness when you hit 50 unless you are dreaming about fucking some whores in Thailand and consider that a success.
        What’s the point in enjoying foreign women overseas for 1 or 2 weeks and then coming back to American rat race for another 50 weeks?;) Ain’t it better to get an American hooker then and save yourself all the hassle with travel, time difference and other shit? If you have money, you can get yourself a sexy and uninhibited whore in USA;)

      3. TSK February 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm

        There are A lot of different ways to make money other than the rat race. In fact, I would not even recommend rat race. A lot of start ups start in America and there are a lot of resources in the state and with the right connection and right opportunity, money flow can happen. I would value time first. Time first and then money. Whether money buys you happiness or not, it’s irrelevant. A man should have a goal and purpose in life. You can be rich, fuck all hookers you want, do drugs, party but if a man lacks a true goal and purpose then he is going to try to find other ways to substitute that void by drinking excessively, eating a lot, doing drugs and other chemical stimulation.

        Money just gives you more option. You can say to a real beggar (not the fake ones) but real starving beggar and ask him “money doesn’t matter” and see how he reacts. I seen it first hand how money stress and health stress is the worse.

        With money, you can get the best health care and with a lot of money, reduces money and health stress. A lot of self made millionaires happen in America.

        Yes America has poor quality women and the American women are the most unfeminine but you can’t deny why millions of immigrants desperately want to come to America because they are looking for economic opportunity. In fact, in certain parts of America you don’t even have to speak English at all and still make money. How? For example, a fresh off the boat Chinese with no English skills who live all his life in some random big city Chinatown in America only sells to Chinese population within the states and he makes a lot of money without even having to deal with Americans at all due to American population becoming more diverse and diverse each and everyday.

        Whether you go to foreign country or not, it isn’t going to solve all your problem from day one but at least most of us know that American women simply can NOT compete with foreign women. That being said, American money is still addicting. And YES you can make US dollars WITHOUT having to be a wage corporate slave. In fact, money is made faster if you start your own company.

        You have to prioritize money man. Money gives you options. Having that “fuck you” money in the bank so you don’t have to take shit from anyone. That is really reliving feeling for any man knowing that you don’t have to be at the whims of anyone and you can live life at your own term. Freedom to say “fuck off” when you want.

      4. redpillyogi February 24, 2016 at 12:44 am

        they will make it harder and harder to make your plan work, of that, I can assure you. you need their permission to travel vis-a-vis a passport.

      5. TSK February 24, 2016 at 1:13 pm

        whose permission?

      6. redpillyogi February 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm

        the global elite, who else?

      7. TSK February 24, 2016 at 10:25 pm

        will it be that bad? I hope not.

        The media hit so hard on Roosh because he was able to organize large group of men worldwide to meet. It doesn’t matter what we met for, the fact that Roosh was able to gather up bunch of men together was enough threat to globalist, elites, SJWs, Liberals, etc.

        I wouldn’t be so surprised if one day, they made travel restrictions stacked up against ROK, RooshV readers but at the same time, they are already tight and anally retentive about security measures anyhow and anyways.

        As long as you stay away from the spotlight and keep yourself low profile, I think we can get away with stuff like that. We have to gather enough resources by then to connect with other readers behind the scene. As much as I hate to sound paranoid, I wouldn’t be surprised if one day shit hits the fan on us.

      8. redpillyogi February 24, 2016 at 11:21 pm

        they are already laying the ground work as evidenced by the UK and Australia attempting to restrict Roosh’s travel into those countries.

    2. Wendy February 25, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Gosh, really?! What a huge population of she devils that must be 🙂

      But I do wonder how many of these women have had to go underground because their actions and attitudes are abhorrent to the society they live in?

  10. Michael Augustus February 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    IMPORTANT if you have Windows 7!!!

    There’s this thing called, ‘telemetry’. It’s another data monitoring program that sends your data to Microsoft in the name of ‘Customer Service Experience Upgrade’. Get rid of all that shit with this good compiled list + instructions. WIndows 10 is terrible in this regard. Windows 10 not even once.


    1. buggers February 24, 2016 at 1:34 am

      Applies to Win8 also. Here’s what appears to be a script to remove telemetry from Win7/8


      I checked my computer manually yesterday from the command line. Wish I had found this first and saved some typing.

      1. Michael Augustus February 24, 2016 at 10:07 am

        The behemoths are taking advantage of their monopoly and forcing censorship and spying on to us via inelastic goods and services. They’re trying to plug everyone into the matrix.

        It takes a lot of research and some extra effort to untangle yourself from the TPTB tentacles.

  11. PearDude February 23, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Funny thing; I need a VPN to access almost any American site while I’m in China, but not this one. But I turned it on anyway after reading the opening paragraph.

    Roosh, you need to make some waves in China, or they’ll never take you seriously enough to block your site here.

    1. me February 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Why would they block him? Are his ideas in any way contrary to the Chinese state interests?

      To the contrary – Roosh is showing the world what a shithole USA is – making the rest of the world (including China) look better in comparison. Free PR!

  12. buggers February 24, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Thanks for the suggestions Roosh. I know I should use VPN, but am always lazy.

    I just setup the Privatoria VPN you suggested. The offer a free 8 hour trial. I’m on it now as a matter of fact. I can tell there’s a slight delay on some things. But pretty decent speed so far, especially considering I’m connected via a 4G LTE hotspot.

    Just be sure to also setup their secure DNS server in addition to the VPN service or else you’re default DNS servers provided by your ISP may continue to track what sites your visiting.

  13. buggers February 24, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Thanks for the VPN suggestions Roosh. I’ve been VPN lazy all my life. I know I should use it, but I’m always “at home” so to speak.

    I just setup an 9 hour trial of the Privatoria VPN. It took about 5 minutes and wasn’t to difficult to configure, despite the screenshots being for Win7 (I’m on 8.1). I also wanted to verify VPN and found this useful article with some links to sites to verify your VPN connection: https://freedomhacker.net/check-and-see-if-your-vpn-connection-is-secure/.

    The one takeaway I wanted to mention is you must select a secure DNS server to prevent what they call, “DNS leakage.” That’s the case where your IP traffic is encrypted, but you’re still making DNS requests to your ISP’s DNS servers where they are likely collecting info on what sites you’re visiting. So, it’s important to setup a secure DNS server as well as the VPN and test that your ISP is not using DNS proxy to capture the DNS requests.

    Anyway, thanks for the suggestions. So far, so secure!

  14. tropicalhotdognight February 24, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I have noticed that when I want to read Roosh’s site or Return of Kings on my iPhone there is a 5-second “checking” procedure (with a sideways bouncing dot during the wait time) before I am taken to these sites. This doesn’t happen with any of the other sites I read.
    I suspect it could have something to do with Roosh’s SPLC status as a “hate group” leader, unless it is merely due to the security Roosh has himself put on these sites.

    1. spicynujac February 24, 2016 at 9:35 am

      It’s a security feature to make sure you are a legitimate user trying to browse the site and not a computer requesting thousands of pages a second from the server in an attempt to slow or disrupt its service (DDOS).

  15. The Thraex February 24, 2016 at 10:17 am

    What if the VPN provider is a spy too?

    1. SomeRandomFellow February 27, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Tor To VPN in a public space with TailsOS loaded of a flash drive..

      1. The Thraex February 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm

        In English?

    2. me February 29, 2016 at 11:13 am

      Then you’re royally fucked. Better choose a provider wisely.

  16. anon1 February 25, 2016 at 6:20 pm


    1. SomeRandomFellow February 27, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      But they are based in US. I wouldn’t trust a country in the 14 eyes, especially US or UK,

      1. anon1 February 27, 2016 at 9:50 pm

        easier than nothing, and worth looking into them

  17. Kratistos February 28, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Thank’s Roosh. We are literally living under Big Brother. It is insane how much political correctness has infiltrated every anglo-website. I was having a discussion with Expats and they are bringing up multiculturalism as good. Collective action and organizing ourselves is the only way out of this darkness. I did not think the situation was this bad.

  18. Pilgrim_Shade March 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Two other things to consider when choosing VPNS / emails:

    1) What kind of information the company keeps (payment / user data, history, etc).

    2) What kind of payment they accept (eg Bitcoin, gift cards, etc).

  19. Anonymous March 5, 2016 at 3:28 am

    IMO the safest tool (and free) for browsing is Whonix, which can be coupled with QubesOS but the latter is quite immature.

  20. John Do March 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Try freedome by f-secure, based in Finland. Superb experience.

  21. RichSpirit March 13, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Been using an SSH and now free vpn services for years on every device, along with private emails and more. Can never be too careful because of the totalitarian worldwide prisonplanet that is coming

  22. host deviant March 27, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Would I be able to simply say, this online journal is the thing that got me as the day progressed today.


  23. TyKo Steamboat February 8, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Privatoria no longer works in the USA