Metric Labs, who own the Top10VPN portal, report their research about top 20 free VPN applications available in the Google Play and App Store. And only a few of these hugely popular apps, which have hundreds of millions of installs worldwide, do anywhere enough to deserve the trust of consumers looking to protect their privacy.
It turned out that approximately 60% of the applications were created by Chinese developers or belong to companies related to China. 17 of 30 applications (10 applications are available in both directories) were legally registered in China or have Chinese owners.
Worse, the most of free VPN applications have no privacy protection and even technical support either.
64% of applications do not even have an official site for their service and accessible only through mobile app stores.
Experts sum up that Google and Apple do not care much about verifying developers. As a result, the solutions of companies are found in the top, about which there is no information on the network, and the descriptions of the applications sometimes contain disinformation.
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