Online security company McAfee has purchased the Canadian VPN service provider TunnelBear, though the terms of the purchase and the sum have not been disclosed.
McAfee plans to integrate the said VPN with their Safe Connect product, but TunnelBear will continue working as their own branded VPN as well as the standalone password managing app RememBear. This Canadian VPN is mostly known for providing free services, though it had paid subscriptions as well.
The biggest problem with a VPN service provider being subjected to the US laws is the constant threat of the FBI, NSA and other US intelligence agencies. These all gather information about online users and their activities, as the laws make it easier for the said agencies to collect data. Private companies are no better, also constantly monitoring their users and their patterns. Moreover, American Internet Service providers can sell user data to brands and advertisers, meaning that even more information about the Internet users is being amassed.
The said reasons are the main cause why it is said to avoid VPN service providers based in the US. Users who want to get VPN services are encouraged to choose a non-US based VPN service provider. For example, there are VPN service providers like
· NordVPN (based in Panama). NordVPN is our Editor’s choice for a reason - fast speed, thousands of servers, no-logs policy, strong encryption as well as great customer support and more. Moreover, you can get NordVPN cheaper with our exclusive discount codes VPNSPECIAL2Y (the 2-year plan for only $3.29 per month) and VPNSPECIAL3Y (the 3-year plan for only $2.75 per month);
· PrivateVPN (based in Sweden);
· ExpressVPN (based in British Virgin Islands);
· CyberGhost (based in Romania) and others.