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[liberationtech] // freevpn.me //

Shelley shelley at misanthropia.org
Sun Jul 26 13:30:31 PDT 2015


On July 26, 2015 1:03:51 PM Julian Oliver <julian at julianoliver.com> wrote:

> ..on Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 07:54:10PM +0000, azrak_khan at hotmail.com wrote:
> > Rule of thumb with VPNs do not use one unless you dont trust its source. 
> This looks unreliable and I will be vary of it.
>
> Agreed - I run my own OpenVPN servers.
>
> I came across 'FreeVPN' while compiling a list of public and free OpenVPN
> offerings, and no-one seems to know a thing about them.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Julian
>

The general rule of "free" services, as I'm sure most on this list know, 
is: you are not the client, you are the product.  I don't use free VPNs or 
free email, etc. nor do I recommend them to anyone.

-s



> > On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 10:57 AM -0700, "Shelley" 
> <shelley at misanthropia.org> wrote:
> > On July 26, 2015 9:59:04 AM Julian Oliver <julian at julianoliver.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi list,
> > >
> > > Does anyone have any dirt (or information at all) on http://freevpn.me?
> > >
> > > They have an oddly absent reputation, quote themselves (whilst giving the
> > > appearance the quote is from a review) and seem to have no company/project
> > > footprint elsewhere (that I can find). A whois shows domain registration
> > > was mid
> > > 2013.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > --
> > > Julian Oliver
> > > http://julianoliver.com
> > > http://criticalengineering.org
> > > PGP key: https://julianoliver.com/key.asc
> > > Beware the auto-complete life.
> >
> >
> > I couldn't find much independent/unbiased info either.  As it is hosted on
> > cloudflare, I would be wary of it anyway.  Jmo.
> >
> > -s





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