VPN Worst Practices

The privacy issue is real and you can't solve it with just a VPN

In the two previous posts in our series we have discussed even though mainstream VPN providers over-promise on their services, VPNs are useful and necessary tools for privacy protection. This third post looks beyond promises of VPNs to examine why and how sensitive data is accumulated of our lives, and what can we do about it.

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Releases

Test the new IVPN apps in our first beta program

Our team is preparing new and revamped IVPN apps for shipping to all customers. Major changes include a redesigned UI on all platforms and the addition of GUI to our Linux app. We invite you to get a sneak peek, test our apps over the next few weeks and help deliver a bug-free release.

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VPN Worst Practices

VPNs are imperfect, but necessary privacy enhancing tools

I’ve given everything away in the title. If you want better privacy online, use a VPN, but don’t expect perfect protection. Another blog post discussing the benefits of a VPN might feel unnecessary in 2020. Hundreds of companies give you thousands of reasons on why you need one, bombarding you through ads, flashy landing pages and YouTube shout-outs.

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Under the Hood

Insights about Apple App Store Rules for VPN Apps

As VPN developers and maintainers of the iOS VPN app distributed on the App Store, we deal with App Review and many of its peculiarities on a weekly basis. In this post we will look at:

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Releases

Command-line interface for IVPN released

As privacy advocates and technologists we are constantly working on features which we think will improve the user experience of the IVPN apps. Less than a month after the release of the Linux app, we are proud to release a command-line interface (CLI) for the MacOS and Windows apps.

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VPN Worst Practices

Why you don't need a VPN

If you have to ask: ‘do I need a VPN for this problem?’, the answer is no, most of the time. Let us forget the ‘Family Online Safety’ TV inserts and the thirteen ‘Best Fastest Secure VPN’ ads on a single search result page.

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IVPN News

Updating the IVPN Certificate Authority

This is an advanced warning that you may need to take action to continue using our service beyond 20th July 10:56 2020 UTC. The IVPN Certificate Authority (CA) is used to sign certificates we issue for our servers.

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Releases

Beta IVPN Linux app released

tl;dr: The IVPN Linux CLI app is available for testing - all feedback is welcome. IVPN apps have been available for most major platforms since the release of our iOS app back in 2017. The obvious missing piece was an app for Linux.

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