FTC Questions VPN Providers Privacy Claims

Two members of Congress have called on the Federal Trade Commission to tackle a digital threat that privacy watchdogs have been concerned about for years: Virtual private network companies continue to profit from rising surveillance fears by advertising largely unverifiable promises not to log users’ online activity.

In their July letter, Democrats Rep. Anna Eshoo, of California, and Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden address what may finally be a tipping point in the fight for VPN transparency — more abortion-seekers are now turning to VPNs for protection while risking imprisonment in pursuit of life-saving health care. The letter’s concerns about VPNs include the following, some of which are also issues ExpressVPN has publicly dealt with, and all of which are issues affecting how VPNs are reviewed. 

Link: VPN Reviewers Need to Do Better. ExpressVPN Proves Why
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