Monday, 2 March 2015

Explain How They Protect Users VPN Providers

Virtual Private Networks

VPN providers have an important role to Internet users who wish to protect their IP address on the Internet, eg because of privacy reasons or to access services in another country, but which provider now goes best with the privacy and anonymity of users?

A question every year by TorrentFreak states, which give this year nearly 50 VPN providers twelve answer questions about their process. So let providers know if they store logs, under what jurisdiction they fall, what tools they use to prevent abuse, or give them to DMCA takedown requests hearing how users can pay all or whether BitTorrent traffic is permitted.

In addition, make the providers clearly what VPN-compound and encryption algorithm they recommend to users, whether they use their own DNS servers, or physical control over the VPN servers and whether they have a "canary" or warning device to alert users to the Should a court has forbidden them to communicate. It also explains what providers do when they get a court order to get user information and if this has happened before. Here let Anonymizer, BlackVPN and Mullvad know they sometimes ask investigators to get user data.

Mullvad says in these cases did not provide user information, while BlackVPN states that they can identify users only by court order and that they have never received such an order. Anonymizer claims to have received court orders, but no customer data have been transferred. In the overview of TorrentFreak only VPN providers stated that gave answer, and keep records longer than 7 days. Most VPN providers say no to retain logs, although 15 are those who do.

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