Hotspot Shield VPN throws your privacy in the fire, injects ads, JS into browsers – claim
CDT tries to set fed trade watchdog on internet biz
By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco 7 Aug 2017 at 20:20
The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a digital rights advocacy group, on Monday urged US federal trade authorities to investigate VPN provider AnchorFree for deceptive and unfair trade practices.
“Hotspot Shield tells customers that their privacy and security are ‘guaranteed’ but their actual practices starkly contradict this,” said Michelle De Mooy, Director of CDT’s Privacy & Data Project, in a statement. “They are sharing sensitive information with third party advertisers and exposing users’ data to leaks or outside attacks.”
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