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vpnMentor was established in 2014 as an independent site reviewing VPN services and covering privacy-related stories. Today, our team of hundreds of cybersecurity researchers, writers, and editors continues to help readers fight for their online freedom in partnership with Kape Technologies PLC, which also owns the following products: ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, and Private Internet Access which may be ranked and reviewed on this website. The reviews published on vpnMentor are believed to be accurate as of the date of each article, and written according to our strict reviewing standards that prioritize the independent, professional and honest examination of the reviewer, taking into account the technical capabilities and qualities of the product together with its commercial value for users. The rankings and reviews we publish may also take into consideration the common ownership mentioned above, and affiliate commissions we earn for purchases through links on our website. We do not review all VPN providers and information is believed to be accurate as of the date of each article.

Data Leaks – Research, Analysis, and Reports in 2024

Kristina Perunicic Managing Editor

If you took a look at this post on December 13th, you would have seen something very different.

We decided to post about different IP leaks.

So, why don't we have that post anymore?

A few VPNs contacted us and told us the research we presented isn't fair to them. While we expected such reaction, we listened to what they had to say.

Given that it was impractical to incorporate all 290 VPNs into our study, several VPN companies have raised questions about the criteria we employed to determine which to test (or which not to test). We acknowledge why presenting the findings of fewer than 10 VPNs, despite their popularity, does not provide our users with the complete picture.

There were also some technical comments about the default settings vs manual settings of a VPN, specifically in how they can prevent a leak. This is a factor we did not take into full account.

As the co-founder of vpnMentor, I prefer to be careful and give accurate information. We value telling our readers the truth, backed by solid research.

So, despite the value I see in the tests we have done, I  believe we need to take another set of tests and double check out work before we draw conclusions and share them with you.

We are now back in our computer lab working on developing the tools and conducting the research that we feel you can trust.

Best,

Ariel

 

We review vendors based on rigorous testing and research but also take into account your feedback and our affiliate commission with providers. Some providers are owned by our parent company.
Learn more
vpnMentor was established in 2014 as an independent site reviewing VPN services and covering privacy-related stories. Today, our team of hundreds of cybersecurity researchers, writers, and editors continues to help readers fight for their online freedom in partnership with Kape Technologies PLC, which also owns the following products: ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, and Private Internet Access which may be ranked and reviewed on this website. The reviews published on vpnMentor are believed to be accurate as of the date of each article, and written according to our strict reviewing standards that prioritize the independent, professional and honest examination of the reviewer, taking into account the technical capabilities and qualities of the product together with its commercial value for users. The rankings and reviews we publish may also take into consideration the common ownership mentioned above, and affiliate commissions we earn for purchases through links on our website. We do not review all VPN providers and information is believed to be accurate as of the date of each article.

About the Author

Kristina Perunicic is a former editor for vpnMentor. She’s a cybersecurity expert with an interest in VPNs and their importance in the digital privacy landscape.

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