Does your VPN provider keep logs? IPVanish busted for logging

June 08, 2018
Last updated: 08/06/2018

The group of VPN providers who ‘’tarnished their reputation’’ by abusing no-logging policies has been extended recently. It happened after the band broke up around megathread posted on reddit by a netizen.

The central figure of the mentioned above discussion is IPVanish that is accused of keeping logs no matter they claim the opposite in their Privacy Policy:

As it is stated in that reddit discussion, several court documents were published that proved IPVanish retaining customers’ logs

As it is stated in that reddit discussion, several court documents were published that proved IPVanish retaining customers’ logs. According to the documents, they supplied the information about the real IP, connections (time, sites) and even the username and e-mail. Highwind Network Group, which owns IPVanish, was involved there.

Without any doubt, it should be mentioned that the data was revealed for the purpose of establishing the identity of a criminal who was distributing the images of child pornography. Still, in common with PureVPN’s notorious police assistance, IPVanish explodes the reputation of VPN providers as regards online privacy matters.

It’s worth begging a question: is it better to be really transparent and provide the detailed list of what is kept or to be vocal about no-logging while doing the opposite?

Such VPN providers as VyprVPN and ExpressVPN have been always transparent about their logging policy. While ExpressVPN provider proved that no data is collected or kept on their servers, VyprVPN makes no bones about data retention for 30 days.

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