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Your VPN could be a privacy trap

When people turn to a VPN service, they expect full-on anonymity. Particularly when the VPN service says, “we do NOT keep any logs that can identify … a user” or “we have a strict zero-logs policy.”

These days, it seems that when it comes to claims about VPN logging policy, it is mostly just marketing speak. Many VPN services actually keep logs of user activity despite making claims to the contrary — in other words, they are disguised privacy traps waiting to be triggered.

Source: Your VPN could be a privacy trap

Privacy violations by free VPN service providers

VPNs are generally regarded as a way to bypass censorship, both in developed and developing nations, and the concept of free VPNs has been generally alluring for two key reasons: First, privacy should be a basic human right, and it shouldn’t cost extra to enjoy this basic right. However, research is showing that practically all major free VPN service provider sell user data or violate user privacy in some way.

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The best mobile VPNs can ensure your privacy anywhere

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are great for protecting your internet privacy, but they’re not perfect. Some VPNs don’t take good care of your “private” information. Mobile VPNs face all these issues and more.

Here are the VPN basics: They use encryption technologies, such as IP security (IPSec), Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)/IPSec, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS), to create a virtual encrypted “tunnel” between your computer and a VPN server. While your traffic is in this tunnel, no one can see where you’re going or what you’re doing.

Source: The best mobile VPNs can ensure your privacy anywhere | ZDNet

Want more privacy online? ProtonMail brings its free VPN to Android.

Switzerland-based encrypted-email provider ProtonMail has released a version of its VPN, called ProtonVPN, for Android. ProtonVPN is from the same developers at CERN who built ProtonMail, a web-based email service that offers end-to-end encryption between ProtonMail users.

Source: Want more privacy online? ProtonMail brings its free VPN to Android | ZDNet

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