Begin quote: -"Do VPNs really have all the servers they claim in exotic locations all over the world?
In many cases, the answer is no.
The true location of some VPN servers may be entirely different. In other words, a server that is allegedly in Pakistan is actually in Singapore. Or a server that should be in Saudi Arabia is actually in Los Angeles, California. (Both are real examples from below.) This is known as spoofing the true location.
Why is this important?" -end quote.
PIA answered "5. We do not monitor our users, and we keep no logs, period. That said, we do have an active, proprietary system in place to help mitigate abuse." To me it doesnt seem like the specific question was answered...
@nica95 PIA does have a similar architecture. I indeed think the person that took the questionnaire for the article was from marketing and not the development team as the answers are not technical in any way. Looks like legal "we neither confirm nor deny having any systems" empty statements more than anything else.We do have working SSH access to our servers at the moment but blind operator mode is in the works last I heard precisely so we can cover ourselves in a similar way. We have no logs so the past is definitely covered.I'm not sure how I feel about SSH access being available: on one hand, that's one way we could be subpoena'd, but at the same time we have no useful information living in RAM that can't be otherwise obtained by simply tapping the network without our knowledge and correlate traffic going in and out.