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Foreign VPN apps need a close look from DHS, senators say

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

If the U.S. intelligence community worries about Huawei and Kaspersky, DHS should worry about federal government use of certain foreign VPN apps, says Sens. Marco Rubio and Ron Wyden.

Hotspot Shield accused of snooping on VPN users and selling data to advertisers

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

The internationally popular free VPN service intercepts user traffic and collects substantial data on users that contradict's the company's promise to offer complete anonymity, according to a complaint filed by the Center for Democracy and Technology.

China wants individual access to VPNs cut off by February 2018

by Michael Bergin • 2 years ago

The policy falls in line with the country's rules around its "Great Firewall.”

OpenVPN will get a security audit

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

The widely popular VPN is being put to the test by a cryptography expert with a long history in exposing vulnerabilities in major systems.

VPN usage booming as uncertainty looms over Trump presidency

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

No one is quite sure what is coming from a Trump administration. Because of that, VPNs and other privacy software are seeing user spikes in following the conclusion of the 2016 election.

Report: Terrorists are big fans of VPNs

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

Jihadists are increasingly relying on virtual private networks, or VPNs, and proxy services to avoid law enforcement, according to a new report from New York City-based security firm Flashpoint.

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