Privacy filter on VPN servers
Since blocking ads, trackers. Http referrers, social tracking etc is hard on mobile devices (and cumbersome on desktops) it would be a great add-on for Vypr.
Let the VPN server do the filtering for me and sell it as an add-on like NAT.
Small beginnings: use the filters from Adblock Plus.
Later: Look at Ghostery and similar browser plugins to get inspiration on what to block to prevent tracking.
Ideally: prevent browser uniqueness tracking (see this article http://panopticlick.eff.org/browser-uniqueness.pdf).
I would suggest a price of 5-10 dollars per month for this add-on. Would also be perfect for the new business accounts.
Thanks for a great product and responsive team.
We implemented block malicious sites on Mac and Android VyprVPN platforms. We will consider adding this feature to all other platforms in the future.
It would be great if you made possible to disable the addblocker function. Many TV platforms do not allow users with addblockers.
Pablo Escobar commented
I would totally love if you guys would integrate optional adblock.
I would like to check with you if you guys had any current projects of integrating features in the VPN service minimising the tracking cookies of third parties and browser fingerprinting.
Seems that this is becoming the next privacy threat on the internet with lots of personal information making easy to identify users even with their IP masked. Seems that this is also not regulated which leaves little scrutiny or insight of the industry practice.
does your company currently looks at some projects around that? perhaps alliances with Ghostery? 1blocker?
Great news :D
will you be developing this on other platform as well? (iOS / OS X / windows / linux)?
Can't wait to see it in action.
That is great news!
Is this platform specific (you only mention Android)? I had imagined this happening on the server side at the exit points.
Just another comment: Since you guys already run your own DNS service (very cool btw), you can do a lot of this in DNS. Look at what OpenDNS does with Umbrella - anti-malware, anti-botnet etc. using only DNS. You could do a lot of anti-tracking and removal of ads using DNS only. And it has the benefit that you can do it for all traffic without inspecting it (think https etc).
would be great to have adblock and tracker protection included. Even if it is just one location. It shouldn´t be o hard to offer this and see if the user want to use this.
I would also suggest to talk to developer team behind the "Epic Browser". They are also privacy conscious and can make great suggestions/features beyond the Ghostery Plugin...
Since i found about the "Epic Browser" i stopped using the Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari browsers. I can't believe that even after installing the Adblock, Ghostery extensions there are still 100s & 1000s of third party trackers/scripts/cookies got installed automatically without any user knowlege.
A great idea that I submitted before locating this. Could consider a partnership with Ghostery who actively maintains the database of known beacons and ad network trackers (1,926 of them as of 7/31/14). Definitely opt-in as you said.
Optional traditional ad block as well.
These could be powerful features that make the "top feature" list on the product pages. Lots of potential. Regards.