Vpn provider PIA pulls out of Russia after seizing servers

Jul

12

2016

The VPN provider Private Internet Access, also known as PIA, today announced that its Russian servers after an action by the local authorities confiscated. The company therefore takes the decision to remove servers permanently from Russia.

When the seizure is no traffic or session data into the hands of the Russian government, it represents the company. PIA namely the claims that no logs keeps track of the activity of users. The government’s action was the result of a new law that requires all providers to save the Internet activity of users for a year. The seizure proceeded according to the VPN provider without notice or judicial procedure.

The decision not to offer more services in Russia is accompanied by a security measure, in which all certificates are updated. In addition, PIA announces an update of its client applications and asks therefore its users to perform an update. This update ensures introduction of better encryption through manual settings including 256bit AES and RSA-4096bit. Users with openvpn configuration will be prompted to download new configuration files.

PIA suggests that shunned Russia only at present, but that it is conducting an evaluation of other countries from which it will withdraw possible. The provider is an American company that specializes in providing VPN services, enabling users to create a secure connection via contact with a VPN server and from there use the Internet.

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