Hotspot Shield VPN Accusation


  1. Posts : 750
    Win10 Version 20H2 19042.844
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    Hotspot Shield VPN Accusation


    Used Hotspot Shield few years ago. Greatly effected speed and was difficult to remove. Not surprised about this accusation.



    The free virtual private networking service Hotspot Shield has been accused of violating its own privacy policies by the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a nonprofit advocacy group for consumer privacy rights.
    In a 14-page filing, the CDT has requested that the Federal Trade Commission investigate Hotspot for engaging in "unfair and deceptive trade practices" by interfering with web traffic and redirecting it to partner websites like advertising companies.


    One reason that consumers sign up for VPN services like Hotspot is to shield their browsing habits from internet service providers and other online entities that broker user data, or to access services that ISPs -- or host nations -- otherwise block. But the VPN effectively has access to the same data that it's shielding from the outside Web.


    As noted in the filing, Hotspot Shield CEO David Gorodyansky previously stated to the Huffington Post that the company's policy was to "never log or store user data."


    Hotspot Shield could not be reached for comment

    https://www.cnet.com/news/hotspot-sh...cy-accusation/
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  2. simrick's Avatar
    Posts : 16,108
    W10Prox64
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    They install Conduit with their VPN. search (dot) conduit (dot) com. Sort of defeats the purpose of a VPN.
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  3. isaccasi's Avatar
    Posts : 93
    windows 10 pro
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    I also had hotspot shield then when I finally got it removed,I had not any Ethernet or Wifi drivers.
    I do not love Anchorfree.
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