FCC Rule Reversal Strips Consumers of Internet Privacy, CEO Says in Forbes

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Private Tunnel: Internet privacy suffers a blow with FCC's rule reversal, CEO says in a recently published article on Forbes

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“Investing in a VPN is like investing in a home-security system. Most people say they’ll never become the victim of a crime. But if it happens once, it’s too late.”

The recent decision by Congress and President Donald Trump to roll back FCC privacy rules represents a win for Internet Service Providers and a loss for the average internet user. That’s according to Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN, whose Private Tunnel consumer product has seen a 25 percent increase in app downloads, subscriptions and product purchases since the March policy changes.

“There’s finally more awareness about privacy and security,” Dinha writes in a recent online column for the Forbes Technology Council. “It’s time to rethink the internet and raise the red flag on the dangers lurking online.”

Dinha, who recently spoke to Buzzfeed about how to ensure privacy online, notes several advantages of using a paid VPN product to browse the web, including that they:

  • provide last mile security
  • help to prevent malware and ransomware
  • encrypt your data
  • allow you to connect to servers worldwide, keeping your IP address private

“Investing in a VPN is like investing in a home-security system,” Dinha explains. “Most people say they’ll never become the victim of a crime. But if it happens once, it’s too late.”

For more information on what these recent changes in Washington mean for the future of internet security, and how a VPN can keep you safe, read Dinha’s column for the Forbes Technology Council or visit Private Tunnel.

About Private Tunnel
OpenVPN Technologies Inc has integrated a suite of leading-edge networking and software technologies to deliver virtual network software that provides secure, reliable, and scalable communication services, not only fulfilling the requirements of the traditional virtual private network (VPN) market, but also addressing the future demands of SDN – Software Defined Network, Remote Access to private Cloud/ networks, tunneling to UTM – Unified Threat Management Firewall Clouds/ Gateways, tunneling to DDOS Clouds/ Gateways to protect against malicious attacks. OpenVPN, our award-winning open source VPN protocol, has emerged to establish itself as a de-facto standard in the open source networking space with over 50 million downloads since inception. OpenVPN Technologies is the provider of next-generation secure and scalable communication services.

Following the successful inception of the OpenVPN Project in 2002, Francis Dinha and James Yonan co-founded OpenVPN Technologies, Inc. to secure a solid foundation for OpenVPN and further develop its commercial potential.

About OpenVPN
OpenVPN is a private company that enables consumers and businesses to leverage mobility, access, security and privacy to simplify IT. Google, Samsung, Amazon, HP, IBM, Trane, Universities, Public Schools and over 100,000 business are protected on premise, in the cloud, and in the field with OpenVPN software. They join over 3.6 million consumers who rely on our OpenVPN powered Private Tunnel service for increased security, privacy and access over the internet. We are based in Hacienda Business Park, Pleasanton California.

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