Hotspot Shield VPN Accused of Spying On Its Users' Web Traffic

Discussion in 'Tech news' started by silversurfer, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. silversurfer

    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    "Privacy" is a bit of an Internet buzzword nowadays as the business model of the Internet has now shifted towards data collection. Although Virtual Private Network (VPN) is one of the best solutions to protect your privacy and data on the Internet, you should be more vigilant while choosing a VPN service which actually respects your privacy. If you are using popular free virtual private networking service Hotspot Shield, your data could be at a significant risk.

    A privacy advocacy group has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against virtual private networking provider Hotspot Shield for reportedly violating its own privacy policy of "complete anonymity" promised to its users. The 14-page-long complaint filed Monday morning by the Centre for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a US non-profit advocacy group for digital rights, accused Hotspot Shield of allegedly tracking, intercepting and collecting its customers' data.

    Source: http://thehackernews.com/2017/08/hotspot-shield-vpn-privacy.html
     
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  3. guardian

    guardian Administrator Staff Member

    This if true is apalling conduct :angry:
     
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  4. jasonX

    jasonX Giveaways Moderator Staff Member

    Saw a movie last week, "The Circle" and it's also on privacy issues. Data used for a company's purpose etc!
    Privacy these days has gone down the drain..:(

    The need for better protection method and testing it to be sure goes on....Thanks for the share silversurfer!
     
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  5. Dhruv Gupta

    Dhruv Gupta Member

    Who knows some of the other vpn companies also do the same?I hope they don't.
     
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