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    https://www.ghacks.net/2021/09/15/is-kapes-acquisition-of-expressvpn-cause-for-concern/

    Kape Technologies PLC, a company that changed its name from Crossrider to distance itself from its checkered past, has acquired the popular VPN service ExpressVPN. Express VPN is Kape’s fourth acquisition in the VPN niche, as it acquired CyberGhost VPN, Zenmate, and Private Internet Access in recent years…

    The company has a checkered past. Previously named Crossrider, it had a bad reputation for benefitting from potentially unwanted software offers, with security companies such as Malwarebytes classifying Crossrider products as adware..

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    • #2390127

      Stay tuned. Brian Livingston is researching this.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2390189

      Here is the take on this from Restore Privacy:

      ExpressVPN Review

      I’m glad I am not renewing my subscription to Express VPN.

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    • #2390212

      “Mr. Fox, here are the keys to the hen house; now be good!

      “Checkered past,” indeed. You mean all those boot prints going down the cellar stairs?

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", 12GB RAM, Group "0Patch", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations. Linux Mint Greenhorn
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      "Sure I had a plan; Everybody's got a plan until you get hit in the teeth."

      -A Very Famous Boxer

    • #2390361

      Stay tuned. Brian Livingston is researching this.

      Brian Livingston’s findings will be published in this thread too?

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    • #2390618

      Along this line, a company called J2Global owns IPVanish, StrongVPN and PC Magazine,  which, of course, reviews VPNs.

      And, some VPN companies refuse to say who owns the company.

      Interesting blog about this from IVPN

      https://www.ivpn.net/blog/who-owns-your-vpn-you-should-find-out/

      and Mullvad blogged about who owns them

      https://mullvad.net/en/blog/2021/9/16/ownership-and-future-mullvad-vpn/

       

      Get up to speed on router security at RouterSecurity.org and Defensive Computing at DefensiveComputingChecklist.com

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