I said that for others reading this who may not be over 18. I recommend a paid VPN service if you're 26 and seriously care about privacy. I have a thread or two on DART, discussing them.
HSS is still trustworthy, it just lacks in smoothness of use and stuff. I recommend NordVPN or ExpressVPN (rip off though). Surfshark is the cheapest trustworthy alternative but NordVPN is almost as cheap if you buy it long-term and frankly it's literally the best in all categories other than raw speed (it's high in that though) and the fact that ExpressVPN goes a level further in physically wiping discs and having regularly updated servers. They are equal in my eyes and Express has these deluxe things to charge you waaaay more money but I concede that it genuinely is top tier in trustworthiness and functionality.
In short, if you're gonna pay I recommend NordVPN or ExpressVPN. SurfShark and HSS are options too, the former for budget and the latter for nobility as it helps fund its Free VPN project. I warn you that the paid HSS lacks in quite a few ways excluding speed, when compared to the other 3 but I can't deny that it's trustworthy.