Private Internet Access and Digital Rights Activism

We here at Private Internet Access care deeply about privacy and digital rights. First and foremost, we fight for privacy by building a product that protects millions of people around the world. But our commitment doesn’t stop there. That’s why we’d like to announce some of our additional initiatives to protect your privacy: We’ve setup … Continue reading “Private Internet Access and Digital Rights Activism”

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  • Dec 12, 2013
  • rasengan
  • News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Gmail Privacy Proxy: Right Idea, Wrong Execution

Today, Google Mail announced that they will be proxying images received through GMail through their safer, faster proxy servers. At first glance, this appears to be an amazing step in the right direction in terms of privacy. After all, Google has decided to provide a proxy to access images thus masking your IP from remote … Continue reading “Gmail Privacy Proxy: Right Idea, Wrong Execution”

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  • Nov 27, 2013
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, News, Privacy, Security,

The Gift of Privacy

At Private Internet Access, we’ve always been very interested in forward-thinking payment methods. We were one of the first VPN providers to officially accept Bitcoin (BTC/XBT), and additionally, we were the first VPN provider to accept Ripple (XRP). Today, we would like to introduce and announce a new, very accessible and completely anonymous way to … Continue reading “The Gift of Privacy”

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  • Jun 14, 2013
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, News, Privacy,

PRISM

We understand that there have been a number of questions discussed regarding the recent disclosure of the NSA’s PRISM program. A number of our customers have expressed concern about whether Private Internet Access is or has ever participated in the program.   First, let us make it clear that our company, nor anyone in our company has … Continue reading “PRISM”

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  • Sep 24, 2012
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, News, Privacy, Security,

Warning: Bank of America Giving Access to Random Accounts

Today, we received an invoice for one of our expenses. To send the payment, I logged into Bank of America’s website to use their ACH (Automated Clearing House) system.  Once logged in, I was able to click on the ‘Transfers’ button.  Up until this point, everything was fine and I was viewing my own account. … Continue reading “Warning: Bank of America Giving Access to Random Accounts”

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  • Mar 14, 2012
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, BitTorrent, News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Exclusive Interview with Suren Ter from YouHaveDownloaded.com

Your BitTorrent downloads are very public, and Suren Ter, the producer behind  YouHaveDownloaded.com, has helped to raise public awareness on this reality.  We sat down with our friend, Suren, to discuss the idea behind YHD, piracy, and the future of file sharing. • • • Please give the world a brief introduction about yourself, such … Continue reading “Exclusive Interview with Suren Ter from YouHaveDownloaded.com”

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  • Mar 3, 2012
  • rasengan
  • News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Applications can access your Photos, Contacts and Data too!

The recent privacy debacle surrounding third-party iOS applications and Android applications has garnered serious attention.  Researchers have discovered that minimal to no permissions are required for applications on these devices to access one’s contacts, photos, and other considerably confidential data. However, the fact is, this lack of a permission-based implementation has existed in almost all consumer-based operating … Continue reading “Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Applications can access your Photos, Contacts and Data too!”

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