- IP Address
- Internet provider
- NOT SECURE
- Your Internet provider can track your Internet activity.
Given that you’re reading this on IVPN’s website, you probably care about online privacy. And you probably use VPN services to hide your online activity from ISPs. That’s prudent, because ISPs clearly spy on their customers. In March 2017, the Trump administration blocked FCC rules that would have protected the privacy of ISP customers. The argument was that ISPs should have the same rights to use customer data “for commercial purposes” that Google et alia do. And there’s arguably more in play than ISP profits, given MPAA’s efforts to fight “piracy” and complaints from the FBI about “going-dark”. That’s even starker in the UK. The Investigatory Powers Bill, which went into effect in November 2016, requires ISPs to retain users’ browsing history “for up to a year”.
After hundreds (if not thousands) of requests, we’re proud to release the IVPN app for mobile devices running iOS. If you’d like to download it immediately simply navigate to the iOS setup page. I’d like to take this opportunity to provide interested customers with more information about the security configuration and design goals of the app.
A few weeks ago, we communicated to affiliates that our affiliate program would be closing. For those interested, this post provides some background on how we reached that decision.
When IVPN launched, we never intended to create an affiliate program. We simply provided a link in our control panel, for customers to refer friends and receive credit. When we realised professional affiliates were signing up as customers to get a link, we created a separate signup page for them. As the VPN industry grew, a dizzying number of 'Best/top VPN' comparison sites popped up. And with the increasing competition, along came increasingly unethical behaviour (which is certainly not unique to the VPN industry).
There is a widely circulated misconception that Gibraltar is a part of the United Kingdom (UK). This misconception is reflected in the apparent classification of Gibraltarian VPN service providers as UK service providers. Such a classification misleads the users of Gibraltarian VPN services (such as IVPN) by giving them the false impression that Gibraltarian VPN services are governed by the UK laws and hence are subject to the signals intelligence sharing of the five eyes or ‘fourteen eyes’ alliances.
We’re thrilled to releasing major new updates to our IVPN client for Windows and OSX. We’ve listened carefully to customers and this release addresses almost every feature request we’ve had in the past year. We’ve put extra effort onto the OSX client as it has previously not received as much attention as the windows client. That’s also changing as both clients are built from a common code base. All future releases of the IVPN client software will be for both OSX and Windows at the same time. To facilitate this we have aligned the OSX client version with that of the windows version, 2.4
We’re extremely excited to launch the much anticipated multihop v2 network today. This new network has been built from scratch to offer the highest levels of performance and privacy based on our experience running a VPN network over the last 6 years.
Every server in the network is now both an entry and exit server. When you connect you can choose both where your data will enter into our network and where it will exit providing significantly more flexibility over our existing 3 location setup. Multihop is an important privacy technology as it makes traffic analysis significantly more difficult for adversaries to correlate traffic entering our network with that exiting it. Adversaries would at a minimum require access to the data centers in two different jurisdictions at them same time to identify the source of a connection.
Shut out hackers, identity thieves and the global government surveillance apparatus — every time you go online.