Freedome stores logs of your internet activity for 90 days. Many have feared that this may lead to abuse by the authorities. And guess what: that happened!
In January 2019, the National Bureau of Investigation in Finland raided Freedome and confiscated VPN logs on a single user. The information had been requested by the police in Germany as part of a criminal investigation.
This week, Freedome was able to beat the confiscation in court, and the NBI was ordered to destroy any data it had acquired from Freedome. But this doesn't negate the fact that the NBI had the data in its possession for over a year! Who knows what they did with it during that time?
For your VPN needs, do not choose a provider that is situated in Finland. Despite all outward appearances, Finland is not a country where due process is respected, and it does not have a very strong system in place against government abuse.
Sources: yle.fi/uutiset/3-11605233 (the news story in Finnish); afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2020/10/21/vpn-provider-wins-a-court-fight-police-can-t-get-or-use-its-database (paraphrase in English)
7 months in to my 12-month subscription I received notice that the subscription expired. Could not receive password change on weekends. Support M-F only. Cannot trust if service goes out without renewal notice and in my case incorrect notice.
What I do not like at all is that F-Secure Freedome is keeping logs. What if a Government or any state agency puts pressure on them to hand over the logs ?
Plus, can those logs be hacked into ? I wish they would drop this practice. Other than that Freedome works very well for me.
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