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Offline fox

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PIA recently acquired by Kape Technologies
« on: December 01, 2019, 10:27:29 pm »
Right after buying a two year subscription to PIA, this VPN has been bought out (read about it here. At least three of us in PLUG use PIA. Should we be concerned?
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Re: PIA recently acquired by Kape Technologies
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 11:50:41 pm »
Thanks for posting the news, Mike.  With the buyout of PIA VPN by an apparently well financed parent company, it would appear that PIA will be kicking for a few more years down the road.  I hope they continue to advertise that they do not keep logs, of their customer's activity, using the VPN.
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Re: PIA recently acquired by Kape Technologies
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 01:45:54 am »
I don't really know anything about the company but I can't see them going under as it appears they have a number of well-known security products under their belt. Let's face it, at $35/year it was probably hard to PIA to make much of a profit and apparently they were quite in debt and we weren't aware of that yet they provided an excellent product.

But Kape can use PIA to add to their reputation while making more money from its other products and likely integrating PIA into them.
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Re: PIA recently acquired by Kape Technologies
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 04:11:03 pm »
....I hope they continue to advertise that they do not keep logs, of their customer's activity, using the VPN.
Interestingly enough, I just exchanged an email with Tech Support, in which they told me that my irregular problem sending messages from Thunderbird is due to Microsoft blocking a PIA server(s). The IT guy indicated that some people abuse PIA and send a bunch of spam through it, resulting in Microsoft blocking outgoing messages. Here is the relevant part. Because PIA doesn't collect user data, they can't identify the abusers!
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