VPN – Super Unlimited

Just about everyone knows what a VPN is these days, or at the very least, they’ve heard of them. And businesses keen on making a quick dollar have caught on to the recent surge in VPN users. A quick glance at the iOS App Store shows over a dozen VPN apps, all with their own unique names and branding. Many purport to be the best and many are free. Unfortunately, many of these VPNs are immensely popular due to their free or inexpensive services.

After all, all VPNs are the same… right? In theory. All mechanics are indeed mechanics. But that doesn’t mean you should bring your car to any old mechanic with out at least doing some research or reading reviews. Every city has the shops to avoid because they will do unauthorized work or will exaggerate the severity of your cars work to get an easy Buck out of you. Blinker fluid, anyone? VPNs are no different exempt you are entrusting these companies with some of your most personal, sensitive data.

Our opinion: Thumbs down

Website: https://www.mobilejump.mobi/

Mobile Jump is based in Singapore, but according to Top10VPN, the company’s roots are in mainland China. And it’s the risk of user data being transferred to China that has prompted Top10VPN’s head of research Simon Migliano to issue a warning to U.S. users. “It’s certainly a surprise to see a Chinese VPN grow so rapidly in such a short space of time,” he told me. “There are two main risks. First, it collects unusually large amounts of personal information, including location data. Second, not only does it use that information for advertising, but it explicitly states it will share that data with authorities around the world, including those in China.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/12/03/top-ios-security-app-shares-user-data-with-china-8-million-americans-impacted/?sh=2481a89454d7
  • LA 38.75.137.21
  • Russia 146.185.215.81
  • Dallas 38.68.134.247
  • Seattle 169.197.143.20
  • Germany 64.225.110.152
  • NY 38.91.101.107
  • London 37.120.198.174
  • Mexico 103.14.26.33
  • Spain 195.206.107.242
  • Netherlands 185.200.119.110
  • Portugal 94.46.171.166
  • Canada 217.138.213.106

And, in fairness, Mobile Jump’s privacy policy should leave users in no doubt as to the risks being taken. For a VPN it’s extraordinary small print: “We regularly collect and use information that could identify an individual, in particular about your purchase or use of our products, services, mobile and software applications and websites… We use various technologies to determine [your] location, including IP addresses, GPS, and other sensors.” An app whose primary purpose is to anonymise users, collects and stores personal information that could identify and locate those users. And there’s worse. The company says it might share data with “regulators and law enforcement or investigation agencies in the EU, U.S., China, and around the world.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/12/03/top-ios-security-app-shares-user-data-with-china-8-million-americans-impacted/?sh=2481a89454d7

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