NordVPN, one of the most popular and well-known VPN brands is facing intense criticism after collaborating with a white nationalist Youtuber based in the United Kingdom.

NordVPN Sponsored Alt-right Youtuber

NordVPN recently sponsored Laura Towler, a far-right campaigner in England who’s efforts focus on stopping immigration while maintaining the purity of the “white British” population. Towler said in a recent video that her goal is to build a nationalist community in Britain. Towler’s content is not monetized on Youtube since it does not comply with guidelines. 

While the collaboration took place one month ago on June 14th, it’s only now that NordVPN has received backlash.

During the intense political situation of the world with ongoing protests in America with huge movements like Black Lives Matter, as well as COVID-19 ransacking economies and populations alike, perhaps it should be no surprise that people are upset.

NordVPN Users Upset with Company’s Sponsership Choices

Mike Stuchberry, a journalist on Twitter, recently posted a tweet about NordVPN’s relationship with the white nationalist–explaining that people might not be happy that the company is working with and paying Neo-Nazis.

The post attracted a huge number of likes with many people claiming that they were already canceling their NordVPN subscriptions. 

It was only a short time later that NordVPN responded to the criticisms claiming that it “was a one-off sponsorship, and our vetting process has since been improved. We do not endorse racism in any form, and the creator’s views do not reflect ours. We do not support hate speech or radical political views of any leaning,” it wrote.

To further explain the huge mess up, a NordVPN spokesperson told Newsweek: “A single video was sponsored through an agency a while back, having slipped through our background check.” 

2 weeks Later, NordVPN Hasn’t Removed Affiliation?

However despite the explanation, skeptics are unsure of NordVPN’s “enhanced” vetting process since the video was sponsored only just two weeks ago, and there has been no clarification on why Laura was sponsored in the first place or which “agency” they are referring to that solidified the partnership.

Not only that, but NordVPN has only officially commented on the situation after being called out publicly on Twitter. As of now, Laura still is promoting NordVPN in the video and still seems to be an active affiliate. NordVPN has not explained if her affiliation has been stripped or not. 

As of now, some two weeks after the video, NordVPN also has not formally apologized or made any public statement on their website or blog about the incident. 

NordVPN company frequently advertises itself on Youtube and has become one of the most recognizable brands Youtubers promote. The brand has high commissions offering 100% of the purchase price for the one month plan, which has made it an attractive product to advertise for. YouTubers can make up to $12 every time someone buys NordVPN, or even more for longer-term subscriptions that the website promotes. 

NordVPN has advertised and managed to buy out the most popular YouTubers including the likes of Pewdiepie and even others like PayMoneyWubby.

Just last year, NordVPN was subject to a huge hacking controversy after not disclosing a vulnerability to its customers for over a year. 

Best Streaming VPNs for 2020

This will serve as a guide outlining what I think are the best VPNs to use for unblocking geo-restrictions with streaming services. I have tested over 60+ VPN providers with Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, and labeled each VPN with what services it works with. As far as I know, no one else has done this extensive testing. But today, I have picked out my favorite options that I think are the best options. 

UPDATE 6/23/20:

We now only recommend one option for streaming. ExpressVPN and other providers seem to be having more problems or significant speed issues unblocking various regions of Netflix, so we no longer recommend them.

#1 TorGuard

TorGuard is an excellent VPN for unblocking geo-restrictions and streaming. The way that TorGuard does it is that it sells a “streaming bundle” that includes two unique IPs that streaming IPs can’t detect. They let you choose two IPs from a list of USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Japan. Once you get your two selected IPs, you put them in the application and connect to that server, as detailed in this video guide.

The services can’t detect you as a “VPN user” and you can watch the content in that region. The total cost for this bundle is normally very expensive, but with the code “Netflix” TorGuard gives you 50% off and this makes it a great deal of around $11 a month or  $60 a year. And since no other VPN provider really bundles IPs this way or provides this sort of discount for unique IPs, it’s an excellent choice.

Buy TorGuard here and you will support the channel. 


DISCLAIMER: THIS LIST IS CONSTANTLY UPDATED AND THIS LIST MAY CHANGE IN THE FUTURE TO KEEP UP TO DATE AND ACCURATE WITH VPN TIER LIST OVERALL RANKINGS AND SCORES!

This is a list of all of my favorite products that I either use day to day or like. If you click on these links, you will help support the channel. Nothing on this list has been sponsored or paid to be here! These are just products I can vouch for and I use daily. 

My favorite VPN / daily driver: TorGuard VPN(Review)

TorGuard VPN has been my daily use VPN for around 5 years. It’s always been super solid in almost every single category, and it’s become a company I do trust with my privacy. It doesn’t pay for any reviews, and hardly does any marketing, but I don’t mind directing loads of customers to them because they deserve it. TorGuard is fast, trustworthy, and feature-rich with no logs! It’s also the cheapest VPN on the market for only $5 a month or $30 a year with code “TomSpark” or uses code “Netflix” to get 50% off the streaming bundle. 

My Favorite Browser: Brave Browser(Review)
 

Before Brave, I always liked Chrome. It had the best speeds, best interface, and worked great with add-ons. But when Brave came out, I found I enjoyed being able to easily control anti-tracking features without needing additional plugins that I used to secure Chrome, and the company itself is great making awesome improvements every year and providing ways for creators like me to monetize my content by recommending it to my viewers. It’s also got some cool features to boot, like being able to use a TOR browser tab, integrate torrent downloads, and more!

My Favorite Web Host Provider: Dreamhost(Review)
 

If you want to create a blog or website like this, you will need a web host. A lot of web host providers are owned by a huge company called EIG (Bluehost, Hostgator, etc), and most of these companies don’t care about your privacy and anonymity and they upsell charge you on basic things like WHOIS protection.

Dreamhost is an entirely different company, that does care about user privacy and provides things for free (non-renewable up charges, free SSL certificate, etc) that other web hosts charge for! 

My Favorite Password Manager: Lastpass(Review)
 

My two favorite password managers are LastPass and Bitwarden. Lots of people scoff at me recommending LastPass because it’s not opensource or that it had vulnerabilities in the past–but open source isn’t everything, and Bitwarden has had vulnerabilities too! Lastpass has a speedy development team implementing new features, fixing bugs quickly, and it’s only gotten better to use over the years.

At this point, the free model is equivalent to Bitwarden and you don’t even need to pay to use most of the features it offers! I love the interface and intuitive use of it, it works great on mobile, it requires less day-to-day input/configuration with needless versifications, and it’s my favorite cloud-based password manager to use. 

My Favorite Antivirus: Malwarebytes(Review )
 

Nowadays, most antivirus do pretty much the same thing–and other people who claim otherwise are testing too many viruses on their virtual machines. I don’t think using a full-fledged suite like Norton or Bitdefender is worth it anymore.

I like Malwarebytes for its cheap price, and easy to use software that doesn’t get in the way or try to up-sell you with needless purchases. The free model is decent for scanning, but the pro model is worth it for the real-time protection which prevents you from downloading stupid stuff or going to dumb websites. 

My Favorite Office Chair: Steelcase Leap(Review)
 

I’ve been sitting on the same chair for 3 years, (2 years before that with a beat down Version 1 chair) and if I showed it to you, I don’t think you’d believe it since it looks brand new! I even made areview of it a while back and still sit in it today!

Steelcase is an amazing brand of ergonomic chairs that make chairs that easily last 20+ years.  They are super comfortable, adjustable, and VERY expensive–but very worth it. If the price is too much, you can usually find a renewed version for 50% off.

I want to try and test more office chairs (Herman Miller Embody etc,) and some more gaming chairs, but it’s expensive, and companies don’t want to send me chairs to test lol. 

My favorite Headset Brand: HyperX Cloud Headset(Review)
 

If you wear glasses and want a comfortable gaming headset, then go for the HyperX brand no questions asked. Super comfortable, good quality audio, and good prices!