Free Chinese VPNs Expose Data of Millions of Users
New research has uncovered some disturbing findings for free VPN users, with several prominent Chinese-run free VPNs found to be keeping logs of user data. Up to 20 million users may have unknowingly had their data stored this way.
Despite marketing themselves as not collecting users data, the companies were discovered to be harvesting data, plus storing it in an unsecured backend server.
The news comes as a reminder that while some VPNs may be free, you could pay a price by trusting them with your data.