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Data dilemmas — the results and our advice

November 2nd, 2018 in Privacy & Security

Cyber Security Awareness Month is over, and the results are in from our #datadilemma experiment. Over the past four weeks we asked you a series of hypothetical questions about which types of data you want to keep private. Our goal was twofold: First, we were curious about what information people find most sensitive. And second, […]

ProtonVPN Transparency Report & Warrant Canary

October 31st, 2018 in Privacy & Security

This page is updated whenever there is a notable new legal request. This post was last updated on May 29, 2020. To be counted here as a legal request for information, the request must come through official channels foreign or domestic (either a court order, directly from a government entity, or from legal/security departments of […]

Here are all the countries where the government is trying to ban VPNs

October 19th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

VPNs keep your online activity private and unrestricted. Some countries with repressive governments have outlawed VPNs in an attempt to maintain control. VPNs are powerful tools that can evade all but the most sophisticated efforts to regulate the Internet and censor information. That is why repressive governments around the world have been making efforts to […]

Which personal data are the most sensitive? Data Dilemmas:

October 12th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

National Cyber Security Awareness Month was originally created as a collaborative effort between the US government and the tech industry to ensure that every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. As a no-logs VPN service, we obviously take security and privacy seriously. But none of our projects will make […]

Is public WiFi safe to use?

October 4th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

We have all done it: connected to a free public WiFi network we did not know to check emails, read the news, or scroll Instagram. What we often do not think about is that the same convenience that makes public WiFi so easy to use is also what makes it so attractive to hackers. Since […]

Why it is hard (if not impossible) to run a privacy-focused company in the US

September 12th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

When people think of tech companies, they typically think of Silicon Valley. This is where some of the biggest tech companies got their start and its where most of them have their headquarters. This is no accident. The available talent in the US, the easy access to capital and investors, and a general entrepreneurial spirit […]

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Is Incognito/Private Browsing mode truly private?

September 8th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

What is Incognito Mode? Incognito Mode is a privacy setting for Google Chrome (other browsers have different names for a similar service – Private Browsing Mode for Firefox, Private Browsing for Safari) that prevents the browser from storing a site’s URL, text entered into the site’s forms, and cookies. (Cookies are small data files that […]

Our Privacy Policy and what it means for you

September 7th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

This article highlights some of the main points of our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Service. Below we explain our policies and how they commit us to protecting your privacy. No logs When you use a VPN, they essentially become your new Internet Service Provider meaning they can see all your online activity. […]

What countries are in the 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, and 14 Eyes agreements?

August 30th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

The Snowden revelations revealed that the NSA is carrying out electronic surveillance on a global scale. But it also unveiled the shadowy networks of intelligence agencies that act as accomplices. When people think of mass surveillance, they rightly think of the NSA, but nearly every country in the world has its own signals intelligence (SIGINT) […]

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