Private Internet Access (PIA) is open sourcing its Android VPN app and dependencies code to the public as part of its commitment to open sourcing all clients in the name of transparency and privacy. The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community is a cornerstone of everything we enjoy on the internet.
Private Internet Access is proud to be able to give back to the FOSS community by open sourcing the hard work of our developers, for the benefit of all. The roll out of all the Android-related PIA repositories will take place over the next couple of weeks and is starting today with PIA’s slightly altered Android OpenVPN repo. The next repo will be PIA’s Android VPN tunnel libraries and the final repo will be the PIA Android app itself.
Private Internet Access first announced their plans to open source their VPN client software on all platforms in 2018. Over the last few years, PIA has open sourced its Chrome Extension, Firefox Add-On, Private Internet Access tunnel for Apple Platforms, and Desktop client. The open source PIA desktop client even includes the code for how to allow users to resolve Handshake names. It is with great pleasure that the PIA team releases the code for the PIA VPN Android App to the public for anyone to review.
Links to all of the repositories can be found at pia-foss on Github. More information on PIA’s FOSS codebases can also be found here. Any questions regarding Private Internet Access’s open source codebases can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Internet Access is committed to privacy and transparency
Private Internet Access has been the premier no-log VPN service in the industry for a decade. To maintain trust in our service, Private Internet Access is committed to leading the industry in new features and especially in transparency. Open sourcing our clients is just the tip of the iceberg. We believe that what privacy seeking users have been yearning for is the ability to not just blindly trust the companies they rely on to protect their privacy. To accomodate this righteous desire, Private Internet Access has adopted a new mentality: “Don’t Trust, Verify.”
Allowing our users to verify that there is no malicious code running on their computers and Android and iOS smartphones is just the beginning. Private Internet Access is also developing a Verifiable zero access infrastructure as well as allowing random audits so there is additional verification that no logging is happening on our VPN servers. Join us as we lead the charge for a more private, transparent future where users don’t need to blindly trust, but can verify instead.