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Are Free VPN’s Safe? The Truth About So-Called “Free” VPN Providers

Most people use a VPN to increase their safety when using the internet. There is a general understanding that a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, means your data is encrypted and protected from the government, advertising trackers, etc. from analyzing your internet traffic and seeing what you are doing. This is not the case – there is no definitive VPN protocol or standard type of VPN network. Just because your mobile device has the “VPN” logo at the top, does [...]


Germany Private Internet Access Server is Taken Down for Dutch and Russian Snooping

Easy VPN Router and Private Internet Access¬†(PIA) users may have noticed that the German PIA server has been taken offline. This was caused by anti-privacy actions taken by Leaseweb, PIA’s German data center hosting partner. As explained by PIA in a post, in 2008 Leaseweb allowed Russian and Dutch authorities to perform deep packet inspection on customers’ traffic. The target of this snooping was specifically unencrypted ICQ messenger traffic, which is very specific. Because PIA encrypts all communication from customers, and [...]