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Most “Free” VPN Apps Secretly Owned by China

Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps are among the most-searched-for apps in the world, but an investigation by found that many such apps have shadowy ownership linked to China. Additionally, the investigation revealed many have bad or nonexistent privacy policies, don’t even have legitimate Web sites, and share user activity with third parties. If you’re selecting a VPN in order to guard your privacy, be careful of which one you choose and do your research to find a trustworthy provider because a VPN service can monitor all of your Internet activity.

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Comments About Most “Free” VPN Apps Secretly Owned by China

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  1. And in particular by the PLA and MSS

  2. I’m not sure I should trust a site that makes money via affiliate links. That’s like all those mattress review sites. Some of them are now outright owned by the very mattress companies they review.

    A few years ago, Ars Technica tried to write their own top VPN list and failed because how difficult that task is. They ended up explaining what a VPN can and cannot do for you.

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