VPN Provider Accused of Sharing Customer Traffic With Online Advertisers


        On Monday, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) -- a
        US-based privacy group -- has filed a complaint with the US
        Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing one of today's largest
        VPN providers of deceptive trade practices.  In a 14-page
        complaint, the CDT accuses AnchorFree -- the company behind
        the Hotspot Shield VPN -- of breaking promises it made to its
        users by sharing their private web traffic with online
        advertisers for the purpose of improving the ads shown to its

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