F-Secure FREEDOME

F-Secure is a zero-logs Finland-based security company with a plethora of products, and Freedome VPN caught my eye for a reason. F-Secure has been in the security business since 1988.

Freedome VPN is cross-platform and supports Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS. Mobile app mirrors the desktop experience in simplicity and usability.

After testing numerous servers I have concluded that FREEDOME predominantly leases from Leaseweb, Performive, Euraserv, and Softlayer.

Privacy — Ambiguous and Lacking Transparency

F-Secure Freedome VPN’s privacy policy includes extensive information regarding the security of the service. It claims to keep no logs, which would qualify it as a zero-logging VPN service. However, if you carefully review the privacy statement, then you will see that F-Secure collects different types of information about you.

To begin with, Freedome VPN keeps a record of your IP address as well as your private communications. The IP address of your computer and your country is tracked along with the amount of data you transmit over F-Secure. Moreover, Freedome VPN is capable of monitoring traffic for malicious or unscrupulous files and websites as well as blocking torrents. In other words, the service has a good understanding of your activities online, otherwise, it would not be able to provide this service.

Screenshot of Freedome VPN's privacy policy

Freedom leaves cookies on your computer despite claiming to provide privacy protection

Its ‘Tracker Mapper’ feature also reflects Freedome’s logging policy. The option enables you to keep track of what trackers you encounter online for 24 hours, which websites they appear on, and what information they collect. Although this information will be deleted after three days, it shows just how easy it is for Freedome VPN to monitor your online activities. Freedome VPN may be very effective in terms of security, but that effectiveness is undercut with these lackluster privacy measures.

On the plus side, Freedome VPN has its headquarters in Finland. The country is known for having one of the most stringent privacy laws in the world, making it one of the best jurisdictions for VPN firms. Thus, there is no obligation on the part of the provider to give out any information. Even with this favorable location, I am hesitant to recommend trusting Freedome VPN with your data given its tendency to monitor your activity.