Okay, so I've been looking around at the benefits of using tor to access you vpn and vice versa. Here's what I've come up with:
VPN -> Tor
- Hides Tor usages from isp
- Hides your activities from VPN logs (They only see that you're using tor)
- If VPN does log, it's no better than using tor via ISP
- If VPN connection drops, and you are not using a kill switch, ISP will see tor usage
Tor -> VPN
- More anonymous to VPN in case they keep logs
- Protects you from compromised Tor nodes
- Show's ISP that you are using tor
- Can't access .onion sites
So, I was thinking that if you were to invest in two separate VPN accounts using bitcoin and some means to prevent tracing of payment you could then chain VPN to tor -> VPN -> Tor. Wouldn't this remove all cons?
Also, would it still be unwise to connect to social media sites and things of that sort? If so, why?
EDIT: I was thinking more about it and I suppose that if you had a VPN who you were sure kept absolutely zero logs then you could simply use tor to access .onion sites, but wouldn't that be the only point?