Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service



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Comments:

15 Feb 2018 00:09 - +9794
Facebook VPN The new prime example of an oxymoron
15 Feb 2018 00:09 - +8868
With VPNs, if you're not the customer then you are the product. Don't trust a free VPN. They gotta make their money somewhere... /r/vpn
15 Feb 2018 01:47 - +4453
The CIA going to create their own VPN next? Maybe Jared from Subway can launch a babysitting service or ISIS can start a truck rental company.
15 Feb 2018 00:35 - +3112
Why would anyone in their right mind trust Facebook for anything related to privacy?
15 Feb 2018 01:44 - +2093
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard Zuck: Just ask Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS [Redacted Friend's Name\]: What? How'd you manage that one? Zuck: People just submitted it. Zuck: I don't know why. Zuck: They "trust me" [Zuck: Dumb fucks](https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mark_Zuckerberg)
15 Feb 2018 00:56 - +1010
You gotta be an absolute moron to use a VPN by Facebook
15 Feb 2018 00:56 - +394
So after the ISPs kill net neutrality, is their next campaign to make VPNs illegal? I can see it now... "Only hackers, criminals, and terrorists use these things! If you're not doing anything illegal, you have nothing to hide!"
15 Feb 2018 00:52 - +217
what kind of joke is this? Facebook's VPN service? "free"? it's like great ebay scam
15 Feb 2018 02:46 - +171
Facebook acquired Onavo in 2013 primarily for their data compression technology. Onavo had a very profitable business using VPN to spy on everything their consumer customers did on their mobile phones, clean, categorize, and aggregate the data, and then sell the aggregated data to advertisers as a market research service with a monthly subscription. Good example of how a big data company you never heard of (Onavo) can monetize you with a free product (free VPN apps). Also a good example of how a big data company will create multiple apps eg free VPN and publish them on ios and android under different developer names each with their own LLC to obfuscate the relationship between the free apps data mining you, these LLCs and the lone big data company in the background harvesting your private info and selling it for $$$.
15 Feb 2018 01:39 - +158
Download anything related to Facebook? Not even once.
15 Feb 2018 02:22 - +154
What kind of brainjob would download a Facebook VPN serv... *remembers he's worked in IT for a lifetime* Oh, goddammit.
14 Feb 2018 23:20 - +127
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15 Feb 2018 02:17 - +92
Just delete facebook....everything. Your life WILL IMPROVE. Trust me.
15 Feb 2018 02:18 - +75
How come people are shitting on Facebook's VPN but not Google's Datally (VPN and data management app for mobiles) and Google WiFi routers?
15 Feb 2018 02:31 - +73
The only free vpn with total privacy is one you setup yourself on a dedicated server in a random data center preferably outside your location. And if that's not enough run 2 dedicated servers and daisy chain the vpn tunnels through each of them from far apart locations. There is no vpn service paid or unpaid that can offer you the same security or piece of mind then just doing it yourself. I'd love to see anyone dive 2-3 vpn networks deep and get any where to your information or traffic habbits. Or get complex and run a couple vm's through different statics all on the same dedicated before bouncing off 2-3 more machines around the world that are doing the same thing. Yeah vpn's are garbage unless you are managing them. Of course this might give you some real crappy ping response times.
15 Feb 2018 01:09 - +40
A VPN from Facebook? I thought anyone who knew what a VPN was knew one of the things it was needed to protect against was Zuccapps? Like, who at FB thought this was going to work? If you use Facebook apps then you prolly don't know about the need of a VPN. And if you know you need a VPN you are probably avoiding all of Zuc's stuff like a bloated plague-corpse.
15 Feb 2018 02:13 - +29
PIA all the way. They make a great product for a reasonable price. https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

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