A VPN is a private network with "virtual" encrypted connections routed through the Internet to remote servers. The data traveling between you and those servers is encrypted, and the IP address that will appear will surfing or downloading content from the Internet will be that of the server and not your own.
Essentially a VPN makes your connections look they are coming from another computer in a completely different location. Whilst this can be a very secure and easily one of the fastest/reliable ways to browse and download torrents, often VPN providers keep logs that in turn could be given over to the authorites if requested.
Here is a list of VPN providers we have compiled that keep minimal/no logs:
Private Internet Access - No logs kept
Tor Guard VPN - No logs kept
IP Vanish VPN - No logs kept
BT Guard - No logs kept
Privacy IO - No logs kept
Viking VPN - No logs kept
IVPN - No logs kept
Private VPN - Only username/email logged
PRQ internet - No logs kept, only requires a valid email to sign up
Tiger VPN - No logs kept
Mullvad VPN - No logs kept
Tor Guard VPN - Timestamps and internal IP addresses logged.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Although TOR is very secure and free, it is also very slow. You will find it will be fine to browse websites, however trying to download or use a BitTorrent client through it will be near impossible.
Download the TOR bundle below:
Once TOR is installed, please proceed to access The Pirate Bay via the usual link http://thepiratebay.org/ or it's .onion mirror http://piratebayztemzmv.onion/