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September 26, 2019

Warning – WARP VPN is definitely not a VPN for privacy

You may have heard earlier this year that Cloudflare was planning a mobile VPN called WARP. Today, 9/5/19, Cloudflare has officially opened its WARP “VPN” feature on its popular DNS encrypting app to the public – and it’s important to note that WARP is NOT private. What most people don’t notice is that the app passes along your IP address to the destination. Cloudflare first announced their WARP VPN on April 1st of 2019 when they also started a public waitlist. WARP was built on technology which Cloudflare first got its hands on when they acquired Neumob in 2017. More specifically, WARP is a Wireguard VPN. That doesn’t mean that the Wireguard technology (the technology used by Hidden Router VPN), which is powerful and promising, can’t still be intentionally misconfigured to pass along the user’s IP address – or other “random” user-specific identifier – to the destination. And this is exactly what Cloudflare did with their WARP VPN. WARP mobile VPN is not for privacy, not even a little bit. While the original Mobile app sans VPN technology provides a crucial, free service to encrypt DNS queries for otherwise unprotected mobile internet users leaking their DNS queries to […]
September 18, 2019

Some major news concerning IPTV and why you should have used a VPN if you haven’t

Greetings everyone. Today we have some news, regarding IPTV. This could easily be the end of IPTV as we know it. But its not only that – the problem is that the IPTV panel that everyone was using is now most likely in the hands of authorities. So that means – if you have watched IPTV, at almost any given time, without a VPN – your IP might be, and likely is exposed. Basically the biggest IPTV panel out there, that handles the majority of IPTV providers was taken down by a large international operation to crack down on illegal streaming. This is huge, because every IPTV out there is fully dependent on that panel. So little by little – all of them are about to go offline. Here is a quick recap of the news, thanks to TorrentFreak, with more information after the quoted text: Police in Italy have announced a huge anti-piracy operation against the company operating popular IPTV service management system Xtream Codes. Searches are reportedly underway in several countries including Italy, the Netherlands, France and Bulgaria, in a claimed effort to dismantle the company’s entire infrastructure. Reports of legal action and law enforcement activities against IPTV […]
August 22, 2019

Kodi warning – Why users will now find it much harder to view illegal streams

Kodi users who attempt to view certain content online without permission may soon be stopped in their tracks. A new crackdown from FACT and the Premier League is aiming to prevent the illegal supply of sports streams in the UK. Although much of this content has already faced a block, FACT and the Premier League say they will continue to monitor any ongoing offending and will escalate enforcement activity for persistent offenders. Just last month investigators and UK law enforcement agencies attended sixteen premises across the UK serving Cease and Desist notices to individuals suspected of supplying illegal sports streaming content. Speaking about the latest crackdown, Kieron Sharp, FACT Chief Executive said: “This is just one of the tactics we deploy against people committing offences that affect sports rights holders and broadcasters. “We have a programme of continuous activity targeting different elements of the global piracy landscape, with consideration given to the scale of the offending so that the most effective and proportionate response is deployed. “The message is clear. If you are involved in any way in providing illegal streaming services, on any scale, you are not invisible or immune from action from FACT, rights owners and law enforcement. “We […]
July 27, 2019

Hidden VPN owners unveiled: 99 VPN products run by just 23 companie

On the surface, it may seem that the VPN market is teeming with various companies competing for a piece of the growing consumer VPN pie. However, when we began to look further into the VPNs and the companies that own them, we noticed something interesting: a lot of these products are owned by the same company. With our interests piqued, we decided to dig deeper to see just how many VPN products are owned or operated by which companies. The number may surprise you: Our research shows that at least 99 VPN products are owned or operated by only 23 companies. This includes both cross-platform and mobile-only VPN products. It also includes direct subsidiaries or products/brands, as well as white label services. This represents a much bigger number than was previously reported in other research. For our analysis, we only included parent companies that own or operate more than one VPN product. You can find our infographic that summarizes our research here. Why is this important? When it comes to the true ownership of various VPN products and brands, it’s important to know which company is actually owning or operating the users’ data. There are two big possible issues to consider. #1 Data […]