Personal VPN Warning: Not All VPNs are Created Equal

Jennifer CaroleCyberSecurity Tips

The big news last week was the reporting that Facebook had young people – including minors – install a VPN on their phones that recorded all the user’s behaviors. For a mere $20/month, the kids were paid to turn over incredible information that should have cost the company millions (and been hard to get).

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“Since 2016, Facebook has been paying users ages 13 to 35 up to $20 per month plus referral fees to sell their privacy by installing the iOS or Android “Facebook Research” app. Facebook even asked users to screenshot their Amazon order history page. The program is administered through beta testing services Applause, BetaBound and uTest to cloak Facebook’s involvement, and is referred to in some documentation as “Project Atlas” — a fitting name for Facebook’s effort to map new trends and rivals around the globe.” read more

A VPN should protect your privacy, not violate it.

We consider the InvinciBull VPN to be different than most on the market today. That’s because we do one thing very differently: we keep your personal data private. We don’t sell your information to anyone; in fact, we don’t use it for anything.

This is incredibly important because not all VPNs are the same. Clearly the folks in the Facebook scenario knew what they were doing. They agreed to be paid in exchange for giving up their privacy. That also happens when you use VPNs from outside the United States. Several VPNs are run by companies in other countries with no consumer protection laws.

“Roughly 60% of the top free mobile VPN apps returned by Google Play Store and Apple Play Store searches are from developers based in China or with Chinese ownership, raising serious concerns about data privacy, a study published today has revealed.” read more

Protect your most valuable assets, your privacy and data.

A personal VPN can be an important tool to protect you and your family. There are many things you can do, but one super easy first step is using a personal VPN – like InvinciBull. It’s always-on, always-protected service works on all your devices and with our Unlimited plan, you’ll be protected wherever you go.

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