Windows 10: Hotspot Shield VPN Accusation


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    Win 10 Home Build 1803, 17133.1,64bit
       07 Aug 2017 #1

    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.    07 Aug 2017 #2

    They install Conduit with their VPN. search (dot) conduit (dot) com. Sort of defeats the purpose of a VPN.
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  3.    08 Aug 2017 #3

    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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