Court Documents Prove PureVPN Logs Users, Despite “No Logs” Claims

Do you believe what your VPN says about its logging policies?

Be careful.

A recent court case in Massachusetts has once again proven that some VPN services with “zero log” policies are indeed keeping logs and handing this information over to authorities.

In this guide we’ll examine the recent case and other examples to illustrate what’s going on and how you can protect yourself.

Here’s what you need to know.

Law enforcement vs “no logs”

PureVPN was recently caught red-handed.

The Department of Justice just published a complaint involving a cyberstalking case. The case involved a US resident who was allegedly stalking and harassing people while using PureVPN.

The relevant section of the complaint appears at the bottom of page 22:

While it is difficult to determine exactly what details these “records” (logs) contained, it is clear that enough information was provided for law enforcement officials arrest the PureVPN user on cyberstalking charges.

The FBI complaint above clearly appears to contradict the PureVPN privacy policy – notably this section here:

The PureVPN user above was clearly not “invisible”.

But this isn’t the first time law enforcement agencies have rained on the “no logs” VPN party.

Take, for example, the case of HideMyAss.

According to Invisibler, Hide My Ass VPN, the UK-based VPN service, appears to have cooperated with US authorities in handing over logs in a hacking case. This led to the arrest of a hacker in what is known as the “LulzSec fiasco”.

There are likely more examples

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