Sould I be using a US/UK based service?
I'm based in the UK, because of the 'Snoopers charter' I have spent quite a lot of time researching privacy over the last few weeks. I have used a VPN over the last few years not because I was considered about privacy but more for security, ie while connecting to hotspots when out and about, etc.
Everything I have read recently though all pretty much says the same thing, if you don't want everything you do monitored then avoid UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Canadian based services especially and if possible avoid the rest of the so called Nine and Fourteen eyes countries.
Use of NSLs and gag orders in the US mean that PIA could be forced to hand over all data and carry on as if nothing is wrong while being unable to warn users in any way, likewise I think the UK will be the same. While I'm not particularly worried that my government can see I spend two much time watching Youtube and buying crap from Ebay, I am concerned that local government officials, tax offices, social security and all manner of personnel will have access to a year of my browsing history and how secure this will be.
What are others thoughts on this?