Free = Good, right? While the word ‘free’ is my favorite four-letter word, there are times where something that is ‘free’ has strings attached to it. Remember the invitation to the ‘free lunch’ that your long lost Uncle Joe wants to give you? Did it really turn out to be ‘free’ or was something attached to that lunch? We all have experiences we can relate about that one.
It is a good question: Why pay for VPN services when there are so many free options available? Free = Good, right?
Just as with the ‘free lunch’ a ‘free VPN’ will likely have strings attached to it. Those strings could seriously affect your privacy and your personal information.
To illustrate this, here is an excerpt from the article Why You Should Avoid Free VPNs.
The kinds of things that a free VPN service might take note of in their little history books are:
• Your IP address with time stamps
• How long you’re using the service
• The types of websites and services you’re using
Sounds a little scary, right? That’s all the information you wish was secured from third parties, but often times isn’t, even with a free VPN to hide behind.
The article goes on to have a section “Other downsides of free VPNs” and lists things I had not yet thought of as potential risks. Check that out for yourself and see what you think.
What really caught my eye is the section “Not all paid VPNs are perfect either” because an interesting point is made. Here is a quotation:
The fact of the matter is, even paid VPN services might over-indulge in user tracking, and the only way to be sure is to check the terms and conditions of the software before proceeding with using it. [Italics and bold ours]
- Cryptohippie USA will generally protect user data and user details.
- Cryptohippie USA will NOT sell, rent or make available any customer data to a third party.
- Cryptohippie USA will NOT monitor traffic or write log files that contain any personal data (including but not limited to Internet Protocol addresses).
- Cryptohippie USA will NOT monitor traffic usage unless required for accounting purposes. Traffic usage data does not include identifiable data such as IP addresses.
- Cryptohippie USA will NOT store any user data or details on computers that could be accessed through any kind of public network.
- Cryptohippie USA will NOT pass any user data on to any party unless legally compelled to do so. User data will be delivered to a third party only if a court order is in effect.
- Cryptohippie USA will defend user data by appropriate legal means.
- Cryptohippie USA shall not share user data with Cryptohippie, Inc. (Panama).
Looks pretty good doesn’t it. No legal-ese mumbo jumbo. Pretty clear.
Isn’t that what you want? Clarity. Security. Capabilities.
I encourage you to visit the FAQ section of the Cryptohippie web site. Investigate the product thoroughly. Learn for yourself that not all VPN products are created equally. The Road Warrior VPN product and network has been built from the ground up to offer excellence in security and ease of use. The multi-jurisdictional hops is a unique feature to Cryptohippie that dramatically increases your privacy and security while on the Internet.
Employ a robust and world-class VPN service. This topic, and a recommendation for a VPN, is covered in the section “Secure Your Internet Use” of our report The Complete Guide to Computer Security… for Mere Mortals. The security and privacy of your personal information is within your control. Read the report and start to protect yourself now.
Here is a video from Frederick D. our Computer Security Expert… See what he has to say here about Computer Security Solutions.
All thanks and credit for the above article must go to Anthony Bouchard at iDownloadBlog.com.