Posts by Viktor Vecsei

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Release of revamped IVPN app for iPhones and iPads

Today we are releasing redesigned iOS and iPadOS apps for IVPN. This is the first milestone in our project of rebuilding our applications for better usability and user experience. Why have we opted for redesign? There are specific aspects of the apps we aimed to improve:

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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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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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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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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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IVPN for Android is now available on F-Droid

This year we are working on projects that increase transparency and offer better privacy protection for our customers. In Febuary we open sourced all our client software and plan doing the same for other parts of our service.

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IVPN applications are now open source

Today we are excited to announce the open sourcing of all IVPN applications (Android, macOS, iOS and Windows) under GPLv3 license. This is a first step in a multi-year plan to open source many parts of our service.

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