Hide my Ass is a really cool service. They’re not expensive, and their VPN is very user friendly. They’ve got a clean design to their site which makes it easy to navigate. One thing I hate about VPN sites like Black Logic and Secure VPN is that it’s hard to find out what’s going on in there. How much is the VPN? Can I use it on my Mac? Is it compatible with Windows 7? Should I use PPTP or L2TP on my iPhone? There are so many questions for a new user, especially for someone who hasn’t used a VPN before.
This is why Hide My Ass is cool. It’s up there with my favorites (12vpn, Astrill, and iVPN) as far as user compatibility goes.
One big problem though – they’re blocked.
Ok, not all the time, but a lot of the time. They’ve got the SSL/OpenVPN needed by users in China, but you can’t get to it if the site is blocked.
What would I suggest?
I think Hide My Ass is a cool VPN service. If you’re planning on coming to China, get your VPN set up with them before you go. If you’re hear and on the off-chance they’re not blocked for a while, you can check them out. Hide My Ass won’t do you wrong.
But if HMA continues to be blocked, there are lots of other services featured at the site that aren’t blocked – Astrill, 12vpn, iVPN
Hide My Ass Official Site
or check out or VyprVPN Review
I know it's kind of late, but I though I'd make an update for the year 2011 so far. Things we've seen at Unblock Facebook in China during 2011
China Hacking in to Google (Dec 2010)
Revolution in Egypt (25 Jan)
Night Dragon Hacks into Oil Companies Servers ( 10 Feb)
Jasmine Revolution (20 Feb)
China Blocks PPTP L2TP protocols (16 March)
Return of 12vpn and Strong vpn (April)
It's been a crazy year so far for Unblock Facebook in China! I'm working to keep you updated!
I've just complete quite a few site updates. After that crazy period when vpn companies were dropping like flies I did a lot of quick-fix site changes including putting big signs in bold and crossing out prices and stuff like that. Ugly.
But now I'm working with a new blog editor so I'm going to try and pimp stuff up with a bit of color, font, and text size changes. HTML is such a pain sometimes, but the new blog editor makes it a bit easier.
Part of the update was including 12vpn back on the roster. I know, they've gotten pretty expensive compared to what they used to cost, but their service is still as good as it was before, and seeing as they're now back online in China, and users in China can use their service, I think it's important to note their awesomeness.
Is anyone having trouble accessing their paypal accounts with a vpn? Some guy left me a not saying he's having issues but I can't tell if it's spam or not. I've never had a problem,
Funny thing about having a blog is that you get SOOOOOO much spam. Sorry if some of your comments get lots, I get hundreds of pieces of spam every day.
Will keep you guys updated.