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2021, ProtonMail: ProtonMail logged IP address of French activist after an order by Swiss authorities. Source
2021, WindScribe VPN: Servers were not encrypted as they should have been allowing MITM attacks by authorities. Source
2021, DoubleVPN: Servers, logs, and account info seized by law enforcement. Source
2021, Tutanota Email: Forced to monitor two user accounts for three months implicated in a blackmail case. Source
2017, PureVPN: Forced to disclose information of one user to the FBI. Source
2014, EarthVPN: User was arrested based on logs provider to the Dutch Polic because of a bomb hoax. Source
2013, Lavabit Email: Secure E-Mail provider Lavabit shuts down after fighting a secret gag order. Source
2011, HideMyAss VPN: User was de-anonymized, and logs were provided to the FBI in a labeled "LulzSec fiasco". Source
The number of privacy-related incidents reported by networking companies and governments keeps increasing. With these incidents in mind, we have compiled a list of known privacy-related incidents that have impinged upon individual privacy and security.
Privacy tools listed on this page are all open-source unless marked otherwise: Criteria.
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