The state of modern marketing makes it hard to promote products in a responsible way. We have identified nine marketing practices we reject and want to see go away.

Taking a principled stand might hurt our growth, yet it's the best way to support progress.

ivpn.net/blog/why-we-refuse-mo

We have updated the marketing section of our Ethics page.

We explain what we don't do and why, touching on paid reviews, surveillance ads, dark patterns and spam and other tactics.

We have also added examples on how attract new customers instead, e.g. improving our service, educational projects and sponsorships.

ivpn.net/ethics/

IVPN for Android is temporarily unavailable in the F-Droid store. Only new installs are affected. We are working on a fix and expect to resolve this issue within a week.

The reason for removal is tightened rules around what libraries are allowed. We are migrating from using build flavors to submodules to fix this issue. Submodules enable removal of all unused code from the F-Droid version (now only disabled on build level), such as Android IAP libraries to adhere to the rules.

IVPN for iOS 2.4.2 is out. We have fixed WireGuard connectivity issues on iOS 15 and added IPv6 connection info to Today Widget.

Changelog: github.com/ivpn/ios-app/blob/d

New IVPN for Android version (2.6.0) is out today. Zoom in/out is now possible on the server selection map. Available through our website and the Google Play store (F-Droid coming soon): ivpn.net/apps-android/

IVPN new app versions are out with IPv6 support (over IPv4). You can now receive an IPv6 address when connecting to our servers using WireGuard. More on our blog:
ivpn.net/blog/ipv6-over-ipv4-a

This offer is still available - DM us if you plan to test our service and we'll share a gift code.

mastodon.social/@ivpn/10611507

IVPN boosted

As a privacy-first service we refuse to do surveillance-based advertising or use marketing techniques that abuse your data and autonomy.

However, we would like to see more people test and evaluate IVPN and compare it to other providers.
To help with that we are distributing IVPN Gift codes to anyone interested in our service.

Reply/send us a DM for a Gift code if:
- you don't have an IVPN account, but curious about service
- if you use IVPN and have some friends in mind who could benefit

We are looking for a Back-end Developer to join our team and our mission to help people resist online surveillance. Full details & application link: ivpn.recruitee.com/o/backend-d
UTC-1 to UTC+3 timezones.
DM us if you have any questions about the role.

As a privacy-first service we refuse to do surveillance-based advertising or use marketing techniques that abuse your data and autonomy.

However, we would like to see more people test and evaluate IVPN and compare it to other providers.
To help with that we are distributing IVPN Gift codes to anyone interested in our service.

Reply/send us a DM for a Gift code if:
- you don't have an IVPN account, but curious about service
- if you use IVPN and have some friends in mind who could benefit

IVPN for Android v2.4.0 is out.

With the ‘Bypass VPN for local networks’ feature you can access devices on the local network whilst connected.

With mock locations your location information will be harder to track. To enable this feature go to the advanced settings section in the IVPN app and follow the setup guides.

Full changelog: github.com/ivpn/android-app/bl

Release blog post: ivpn.net/blog/new-ivpn-for-and

Download from our website (APK) and the Play Store: ivpn.net/apps-android/

Version 3.3.7 of our desktop app is now available for all supported Linux distributions.

New additions to the GUI: the title bar color matches the app style, and connection information is now visible in the system tray menu.

For the CLI we have improved overall stability and security, fixed issues with 'Allow LAN traffic' rules missing and always-on firewall on system boot.

Download: ivpn.net/apps-linux/

Full changelogs:
github.com/ivpn/desktop-app-ui
github.com/ivpn/desktop-app-cl

We have released new versions of the IVPN Desktop apps (v3.3.7) today. After this update, VPN connection information is displayed in the system tray menu. We have also introduced a new title bar on Windows that matches the app style.

If you have not received a push notification about this release or use app versions 2.12.x or earlier, please use "Check for Updates" to get this version.

Full changelog: github.com/ivpn/desktop-app-ui

Redesigned IVPN apps for macOS and Windows (v.3.3.1) are out. Key changes are map addition, improved server selection panel and better access to frequently used settings. New apps are available to download from our website or through checking for updates in the apps manually.

Announcement: ivpn.net/blog/new-ivpn-apps-fo
macOS download: ivpn.net/apps-macos/
Windows download: ivpn.net/apps-windows/
Changelog: github.com/ivpn/desktop-app-ui

You can use DNS over HTTPS with IVPN for iOS 2.3.0, out now. Option 1 is to enable HTTPS or TLS protocol for your Custom DNS settings. Option 2 is to configure a custom DNS over HTTPS server to be used when there is no VPN connection. Or you can do both.

This option is only available with OpenVPN or WireGuard protocols and with iOS 14 or later installed.

More about this change here: ivpn.net/blog/ivpn-for-ios-now

Changelog: github.com/ivpn/ios-app/blob/d

We have published a tool called 'Do I need a VPN?' to help people decide if they would benefit from using a commercial VPN. If anyone you know is unsure whether they need one, we can help resolve their questions: doineedavpn.com

Do I need a VPN is open source. You can review the decision tree and all end states and submit issues on GitHub if you have improvements in mind.
github.com/ivpn/doineedavpn.co

An independent security audit of all IVPN apps conducted by Cure53 has concluded. For details of the audit and full results refer to this announcement post: ivpn.net/blog/ivpn-apps-securi

Cure53 report in full: cure53.de/pentest-report_IVPN.

Just like before, we commit to undergo annual security audits, where the focus will be on the parts of our infrastructure and apps that we believe to be the most important.

If you use a VPN, you should know who is responsible for protecting your data. Obfuscated ownership and confusing corporate structures used to be the norm in the VPN industry. Times are changing, but it’s not always evident who can you hold accountable. ivpn.net/blog/who-owns-your-vp

A quick settings tile for Android is an often requested feature by IVPN users. App version 2.3.1. out today delivers this along with other improvements. WireGuard is now the default protocol for new users of the IVPN Android app. Full changelog: github.com/ivpn/android-app/bl

We complete this round of new IVPN releases with updated versions of our Linux (v2.12.16), macOS and Windows (v2.12.17) apps, out now. Besides the addition of certificate pinning, we have applied minor UI changes and fixed a small issue with WireGuard key rotation mechanism.

If you experienced any issues with the previous version of our macOS app released earlier this week (v.2.12.16) please update your IVPN app - all issues should be fixed in v.2.12.17.

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