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Private Internet Access VPN will open source all of its software

over 4 years ago by IanDorfman

London Trust Media's virtual private network (VPN) service has announced that it is going to release all of the software it uses to protect its users as free and open source software (FOSS).

According to the official announcement post on Private Internet Access' blog, the first repository that will be posted will be for the VPN's Google Chrome extension (which can be found on this GitHub page). All future repositories will also be posted on Private Internet Access' free and open source GitHub landing page.

The main features that the company touts about the Private Internet Access Chrome extension are access to the service's proxy network, "disabling the microphone and camera, blocking flash, IP discovery through WebRTC, and [automatic ad and tracking blocking]"

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