BestsellerMagazine.com - CATEGORY News metro: TITLE
The tool, produced by Hotspot Shield, has managed to attract around 500 million customers from around the world with promises of "anonymous browsing" and claims that it keeps "no logs of your online activity or personal information."
The CDT urged the FTC to investigate alleged deceptive and unfair trade practices carried on by AnchorFree — the company behind the Hotspot Shield VPN.
Currently, Hotspot Shield is offered as a free and paid product. The free product injects ads in users' web traffic, and the elite version provides an ad-free VPN experience. The company has always been upfront with this policy, and in an interview with ZDNet last year, AnchorFree's CEO said that 97% of its estimated 500,000 userbase is using his company's free VPN service.
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.
BestsellerMagazine.com, index Latest News of business criminal law politics soccer sports celebrity lifestyle video images in the world and the world today.
Source : http://www.ehackingnews.com/2017/08/vpn-provider-accused-of-violating.html