With more than 1 billion users in 180 countries, WhatsApp is the world’s favorite messaging app. Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014 left privacy experts and security-conscious users concerned. After all, Facebook and its 3rd party apps were involved in multiple security breaches, resulting in thousands of users’ private information being leaked. However, WhatsApp have...
Netflix is now available in almost every country and territory on the planet. But not all Netflix accounts are created equal. The largest library, with the best movies and TV in the world, is exclusively available on Netflix US. For many reasons, if you’re using Netflix outside the US, you’ll be geo-restricted from accessing any...
When talking about international intelligence-sharing agreements, things can get complicated fast. Don’t worry—we are going to quickly walk you through the key information about the Five Eyes, Nine Eyes, and Fourteen Eyes Alliances (9*14). These alliances may pose a risk to your privacy, but we’ll tell you exactly what you need to do to protect...
If you have a Netflix account, you may have noticed your available content is limited to your country. Netflix content differs from region to region and watching shows from a different region than the one you’re in might seem impossible. This can be extremely frustrating if, for example, you are on vacation outside the US...
Let’s be honest: “free” and  “VPN” is almost never a good combination. Sure, there are some exceptions, but Hola – which has put its users at risk repeatedly – is certainly not one of them. So here are 5 better – and safer – alternatives. Quick Guide: Free VPNs to Use Instead of Hola Expert Tip:...
Ok, so if you’re still window shopping for the ideal VPN or have been using one for some time already, you’ll know there’s one vital ‘make or break’ characteristic we all look for: a stable connection. Even if you’ve never used a VPN before, you’re certainly no stranger to an unstable WiFi connection – dropping...
“Money back guarantee.” Three words that every consumer loves to hear. They offer a sense of security; the knowledge that, should the product or service your purchasing fall short of your expectations (or should you simply change your mind about wanting it) you have something to point to and say “but you said I’m entitled to...
VPNs (and their policies) change all the time. For an updated list of VPNs that do not keep logs, click here.  As with many things in life, there are many different types of VPN users, and thus different needs. Some users need a VPN to get around geo-blocking in order to access streaming content, while...
Please describe your background as a company. what's inspired you to start a VPN service initially? Privacy is a fundamental human right, along with the right to freedom of information. Nowadays these rights are often violated and limited worldwide. We know many instances of blocking social networks, news media sites and even messengers in different countries....

An Introduction to ShadeYou VPN

Written by: Daniel Krohn February 23, 2017
ShadeYou VPN began as a free service that would provide for the needs of those who built it and their friends. Several years later, they are now providing paid VPN to clients all over the world, starting at $2.16 per month. We sat down for a chat with ShadeYou's anonymous representative to take a close look at their work, and hear about some of their views on internet security.