Privacy: Hotspot Shield, PureVPN, and ZenMate found to leak sensitive data

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VPN tools have been in the headlines recently. Firstly, Facebook’s Onavo VPN was found to be gathering user data, and then McAfee snapped up VPN firm TunnelBear. Now for users of Hotspot Shield, PureVPN and ZenMate, there’s a warning: sensitive data such as your real IP address may be leaked. A VPN company with a strong interest in privacy, vpnMentor, commissioned research into the three well-known tools, and problems were found in all of them. The developers were notified, but only HotSpot Shield has addressed the problems that were found. See also: McAfee buys VPN firm TunnelBear Facebook Onavo VPN…

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