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Researching VPN Providers

I came across this article while doing some topical research on VPN providers. While I shouldn’t be shocked that we are ALL lied to about what services and capabilities are offered by providers, it does make me even more hyper-alert that if you intend to be “anonymous” on the Internet, you had better be willing to educate yourself and get technically good at handling your business.

Excerpt from [Torrentfreak]:
Which VPN Services Take Your Anonymity Seriously? 2013 / 2014 –
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More than a year ago TorrentFreak took a look at a selection of the web’s VPN services to see which ones really take privacy seriously. During the months that followed we received dozens of emails begging us to carry out an update and today here it is. The first installment in our list of VPN services that due to their setup cannot link user activity to external IP addresses and activities…. read the article here 

Screen shot of that conversation (click for larger) EarthVPN-no-logs-user-arrested

Further reading you find that if you take the service providers for face value and “assume” all is well in the [NOT]logging of your [real] IP address. Then look no further than this reply from user

“cryptostorm.is”; “It will take only a tiny bit of sleuthing to determine what colo earthvpn was using in Holland about six months ago; this is trivially easy to verify. There’s only a few larger datacentres in the city (& surrounding areas, such as Den Haag). Indeed, I can likely guess the one they’re using as it’s used by many low-end, newcomer “VPN services” looking for cheap capacity…. read more here:

So while these articles don’t spell out the entirety of ALL facts, it is pretty evident that you can not have your head in the sand in regards to your Internet anonymity. Happy and safe Internet browsing 🙂

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