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  1. Hello! We're glad to inform you that we are opening the beta testing phase of our free and open source software Eddie for Android version 2.3. You can participate to the beta testing by joining the beta community in the Google Play Store here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.airvpn.eddie You can also download the Eddie Android 2.2 beta 1 apk directly from our repository: https://eddie.website/repository/eddie/android/2.3beta1/org.airvpn.eddie.apk The application is fully localized and we look for translators, especially for translations into Japanese, Korean and other languages. If you wish to translate (from English) please contact info@airvpn.org for every detail. Available languages: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Turkish. Eddie for Android is free and open source software released under GPLv3. We invite you to check from independent 3rd parties the lack of trackers code signatures, for example here: https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/search/org.airvpn.eddie New in version 2.3: Disabled data backup on uninstall Server statistics shown in Favorite/Forbidden/Countries & Servers groups Logout drops user credentials Native library updated to the latest openvpn3, lz4, mbedtls and asio commits Minor bug fixes Main features: Free and open source OpenVPN GUI based on OpenVPN 3 The only Android application officially developed by AirVPN Robust, best effort prevention of traffic leaks outside the VPN tunnel Battery-conscious application Low RAM footprint Ergonomic and friendly interface Ability to start and connect the application at device boot Option to define which apps must have traffic inside or outside the VPN tunnel through white and black list Localization in simplified and traditional Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish Full integration with AirVPN Enhanced security thanks to locally stored encrypted data through master password Quick one-tap connection and smart, fully automated server selection Smart server selection with custom settings Manual server selection Smart attempts to bypass OpenVPN blocks featuring protocol and server fail-over Full Android TV compatibility including D-Pad support. Mouse emulation is not required. Enhancements aimed to increase accessibility and comfort to visually impaired persons AirVPN servers sorting options Customizable "Favorite" and "Forbidden" servers and countries OpenVPN mimetype support to import profiles from external applications Multiple OpenVPN profile support. The app now imports and manages multiple OpenVPN profiles Support for custom bootstrap servers Support for favorite and forbidden countries AirVPN broadcast messages support User's subscription expiration date is shown in login/connection information The app is aware of concurrent VPN use. In case another app is granted VPN access, Eddie acts accordingly and releases VPN resources Optional local networks access. In such case, local network devices are exempted from the VPN and can be accessed within the local devices Localization override. User can choose the default language and localization from one of the available ones Favorite and forbidden lists can be emptied with a single tap VPN Lock can now be disabled or enabled from settings VPN reconnection in case of unexpected OpenVPN disconnection. (It requires VPN Lock to be disabled) User can generate an OpenVPN profile for any AirVPN server or country and save it in OpenVPN profile manager Server scoring algorithm implementing the latest AirVPN balancing factors in order to determine the best server for quick connection Network name and extra information are shown along with network type Device network status management Changelog 2.3 beta 1 (VC 21) - Release date: 17 May 2019 by ProMIND AndroidManifest.xml - [ProMIND] set android:allowBackup and android:fullBackupOnly to false airvpn_server_listview_group_item.xml - [ProMIND] added server statistics layout ConnectAirVPNServerFragment.java - [ProMIND] AirVPNServerExpandableListAdapter.GroupListViewHolder: added server statistics items - [ProMIND] AirVPNServerExpandableListAdapter.getGroupView(): added server statistics items to HEADER and GROUP types - [ProMIND] createGroupList(): compute server statistics for HEADER and GROUP types AirVPNUser.java - [ProMIND] getUserLocation(): set connection timeout to SupportTools.HTTP_CONNECTION_TIMEOUT - [ProMIND] getUserLocation(): set read timeout to SupportTools.HTTP_READ_TIMEOUT - [ProMIND] logout(): user name, password and current profile are set to empty and forgetAirVPNCredentials() is called native library - [ProMIND] updated to the latest openvpn3, lz4, mbedtls and asio commits manifest.xml - [ProMIND] updated to the latest document Complete changelog for stable release 2.2: https://gitlab.com/AirVPN/EddieAndroid/blob/master/ChangeLog.txt Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  2. Hello, unless we misunderstand the request, the need can be met by ticking "Lock current" in the "Servers" tab. Kind regards
  3. Hello! We're very glad to inform you that five new 1 Gbit/s servers located in Frankfurt (Germany) are available: Alsephina, Dubhe, Menkalinan, Mirfak, Mirzam. The AirVPN client will show automatically the new servers. If you use the OpenVPN client you can generate all the files to access them through our configuration/certificates/key generator (menu "Client Area"->"Config generator"). The servers accept connections on ports 53, 80, 443, 1194, 2018 UDP and TCP. Just like every other "second generation" Air server, they support OpenVPN over SSL and OpenVPN over SSH, TLS 1.2 and tls-crypt. Full IPv6 support is included as well. As usual no traffic limits, no logs, no discrimination on protocols and hardened security against various attacks with separate entry and exit-IP addresses. Do not hesitate to contact us for any information or issue. Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Team
  4. Hello! It should be traffic shaping because your CPU power can not be the problem. If you can rule out that something in your local network is throttling yourself, then the "culprit" is your ISP. Test the alternative connection modes that allowed you to evade the shaping with the other services you mention. Try for example connections to port 443 of entry-IP address 3, in TCP. Connection mode can be changed in Eddie's "Preferences" > "Protocols" window. Eddie is the free and open source Air software. Kind regards
  5. Hello! We're very glad to inform you that a new 1 Gbit/s server located in Belgrade (RS) is available: Alnitak. The AirVPN client will show automatically the new server. If you use the OpenVPN client you can generate all the files to access it through our configuration/certificates/key generator (menu "Client Area"->"Config generator"). The server accepts connections on ports 53, 80, 443, 1194, 2018 UDP and TCP. Just like every other "second generation" Air server, Alnitak supports OpenVPN over SSL and OpenVPN over SSH, TLS 1.2 and tls-crypt. Full IPv6 support is included as well. As usual no traffic limits, no logs, no discrimination on protocols and hardened security against various attacks with separate entry and exit-IP addresses. You can check the server status as usual in our real time servers monitor: https://airvpn.org/servers/Alnitak Do not hesitate to contact us for any information or issue. Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Team
  6. Update: May the 10th, 2019 Chelsea Manning has been released. Chelsea’s release follows the expiration of the term of the EDVA Grand Jury that previously demanded her testimony. “Unfortunately, even prior to her release, Chelsea was served with another subpoena. This means she is expected to appear before a different grand jury, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, just one week from her release today." https://www.sparrowmedia.net/2019/05/chelsea-manning-released-from-alexandria-detention-center Kind regards AirVPN Staff
  7. Hello! The Tor exit-nodes list is highly fluid and can change from one minute to another. Kind regards
  8. All the Air VPN servers are named after stars and constellations. Alderamin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Cephei Caelum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caelum
  9. @stryjenKN Hello! Unfortunately none of the issues you report is reproducible in our Android 9 systems. Can you please provide us with Eddie log taken after the problem has occurred? If possible, could you also get a logcat? Kind regards
  10. @EtV Thanks! The issue has been resolved. Kind regards
  11. @giganerd Hello! It's an interesting consideration. In nowadays world some choices are hard, either because you do not have enough evidence or because astroturfing and other operations are ongoing. At some point you must make a decision. We have carefully evaluated EFF operations especially on legal and law procedural grounds, software releases and informative/educational articles, and we have found an outstanding work. We do not believe that Google huge sponsoring amount might impair EFF operations in the field of privacy (which is in our opinion a threat to Google current model and even more in the growing practical AI applications), at least not in the near future, and we hope that this is not the beginning of a "capture by sponsorship" (something which sinisterly reminds "regulatory capture" by big companies, although the means are different) which happened multiple times, for example with newspapers and publishers: I am a giant company and progressively buy your newspaper spaces for my ads, until you depend on me economically; then one day I tell you "do not publish that, rather publish this, or else I will withdraw all of my ads from one day to another". Take Tor, as an additional example. It's no secret that we have significantly supported Tor and the Tor Project in the last years. However, the Tor Project has been funded almost entirely by the former Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG, now USAGM), the US Navy and the US Department of State bureau for Human Rights for years. Is this enough reason to drop Tor and not use it anymore? No, because we have total lack of substantial evidence about backdoors to favor any the mentioned agencies or anybody else, and that a person that should be above any suspect under this context (Edward Snowden) recommends Tor usage. Eyes must always remain wide open but at the same time if you get lost in a network of theories and you see conspirators everywhere you risk to get stuck and never act. Kind regards
  12. Hello and thank you! Our provider ensured us that this migration is essential to resolve once and for all the congestion problems you have might noticed in the last weekend. We need more redundancy and assurance that our guaranteed bandwidth allocation is respected by the dc. Yes, you need to re-generate the configuration files after the migration has been completed. Kind regards
  13. Hello! We inform you that the following Chicago servers need to be re-located to a different section of their Chicago datacenter: Alkaid Microscopium Pavonis A change of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses is necessary. We will use the migration as chance for a complete machines upgrade. Impact will therefore be minimal: we expect to bring up the new machines when we turn off the previous ones almost simultaneously, so just a single disconnection will affect the clients connected to those servers. Users running Eddie will need to re-download servers information (Eddie does that periodically but you can force it to do it immediately), while users not running Eddie will necessarily need to re-download configuration files. Planned disconnection will occur on April the 26th, 2019, 13:00 UTC Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  14. Hello! We are glad to inform you that we support Mastodon as "Platinum" donors. Mastodon is an online, self-hosted, federated, community owned and ad-free social media and social networking service https://joinmastodon.org Check our mission page: https://airvpn.org/mission Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  15. Hello! We're glad to inform you that we support the journalistic work of Caitlin Johnstone, "rogue journalist". Her journalistic work is entirely supported by her readers. Her articles are not copyrighted and she gives unconditional permissions to republish them or part of them free of charge. https://caitlinjohnstone.com Check our mission page: https://airvpn.org/mission Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  16. Hello! We inform you that we have started contributions to Chelsea Manning's legal fund. We are proud to contribute to it but not "glad", meaning that in a really democratic and free country Chelsea Manning would not be detained indefinitely for her refusal to testify before a grand-jury (*) in matters that she exhaustively treated before a court martial, and would not need a legal fund at all by now. (*) A grand jury means that the public is not allowed entry: the hearings are held in secret She disclosed nearly 750,000 military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks revealing, amongst many other things, war crimes. I will not participate in a secret process that I morally object to, particularly one that has been used to entrap and persecute activists for protected political speech. Chelsea Manning Manning should be regarded as a hero. [...] doing what an honest, decent citizen should be doing: letting your population know what the government, the people who rule you are doing. They want to keep it secret of course. Noam Chomsky Action Network page for Manning's legal fund donations: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/chelsea-manning-needs-legal-funds-to-resist-a-grand-jury-subpoena Check our mission page: https://airvpn.org/mission Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  17. Hello! We proudly announce that today AirVPN has become an Electronic Frontier Foundation "Super Major Donor". The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows. https://www.eff.org Check our mission page: https://airvpn.org/mission Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Staff
  18. Hello! Since this 6 years old thread has been linked on social networks, an update is due. What happened since 2013/2014 In mid January 2017, AirVPN developed growing concerns regarding Coinbase behavior and privacy policy AirVPN inquiries did not lead to a satisfactory resolution of the aforementioned concerns On January 26 2017, Coinbase informed AirVPN that "[AirVPN] has engaged in prohibited use in violation of our Terms of Service and we regret to inform you that we can no longer provide you with access to our service. " On January 27 2017, AirVPN asked Coinbase for clarifications and also asked to know exactly what Terms of Service points or articles AirVPN infringed. The request remained and remains currently unanswered. On January 27 2017, Coinbase, without mentioning any ToS violation, required a tax form document which AirVPN could not produce since it was a tax form exclusively reserved to USA taxpayers. AirVPN explained why such request was improper and what equivalent EU documents AirVPN could produce and re-iterated the previous request to disclose what part or articles of the Terms of Service AirVPN infringed. On January 28, 2017, Coinbase recognized that the tax form request for USA citizens or companies was an obvious mistake and that AirVPN could disregard it as a mistaken request by Coinbase. No mention of infringements of the Terms of Service was made and no reply to AirVPN previous questions was sent. On January 30, 2017, Coinbase threatened to cease service for AirVPN in 6 business days, reiterating the very same tax form request that was recognized by Coinbase itself as a mistake just two days earlier It was AirVPN understanding that Coinbase reiterating a mistaken and impossible to comply requirement, as well as its inability to specify which articles or parts of the ToS AirVPN infringed, had to be interpreted as actions aimed to find any justification, even irrational, to drop the service in any case. Such a behavior also contributed to further confirm previous AirVPN concerns. As a consequence, AirVPN stopped accepting payments via Coinbase on February 01, 2017, relying instead on BitPay and Coinpayments During February 2018, AirVPN founders decided that it was time to accept Bitcoin directly in order to cut out any intermediary, fully use Bitcoin potential and get rid of any current or future intermediary privacy intrusion and/or arbitrary decisions in Bitcoin transactions and/or Bitcoin accounts. Coinpayments remained and remains active to accept other cryptocurrencies (check https://airvpn.org/buy ) On March 26, 2018, AirVPN started to accept Bitcoin directly, without any intermediary In April 2018, Coinbase froze WikiLeaks account https://news.bitcoin.com/wikileaks-coinbase-shop-blocked/ In February 2019, Bitcoin Magazine published the following article https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/grim-stories-of-ethical-privacy-abuses-emerge-about-coinbases-new-partners/ In April 2019, Repubblica published the following article https://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2019/04/08/news/hacking_team_khashoggi-223556958/?refresh_ce Kind regards
  19. @zhang888 That's correct, in the European Union cooperating with a private entity in an attempt to disclose and transmit personal data (including an IP address, which is recognized under specific circumstances as "personal data") is a borderline operation which may configure civil and even criminal infringements. The transmission of personal data between private companies without the explicit and informed consent of the data subject is a serious infringement in every EU country. Just for information or curiosity, in Italy the attempt to disclose a person's identity through IP addresses harvesting and request to the provider (ISP in general, proxy, VPN...) has been recognized as an illegal act, which must be rejected, in the so called "Peppermint affair", a long dispute between 2005 and 2010, which ended with a resounding defeat of all copyright trolls. One of central roles defending the interests of the citizens whose identities could have been disclosed according to the improper or illegal requests of copyright trolls was covered by lawyer Carlo Blengino, who has been a source of inspiration to protect privacy and personal data for an AirVPN founder throughout the years, inspiration that is one of the leading AirVPN creation reasons. https://www.altalex.com/documents/news/2010/03/24/caso-peppermint-la-riservatezza-delle-comunicazioni-prevale-sul-diritto-d-autore Kind regards
  20. Hello! Can you please also tell us at your convenience the browser(s) you experienced the problem with, as well as your Operating System(s)? Kind regards
  21. Of course, and that's vital. It is however different than what you suggested to inspect traffic in order to find patterns which resemble, according to some arbitrary definition, a "malicious" behavior, and as a consequence enforce packet filtering rules to block that behavior and/or ban a user session. Think about it: in order to find a pattern you need to monitor all the current activity, compartmentalize it on user by user basis (to avoid at least a class of false positives when different users access the same service), and compare it with previous activity. Inevitably all of the above involves active logging which leads, amongst other unpleasant things, to a direct correlation between a user and what he/she does, no matter whether you delete such information after a second (but a second in many cases is insufficient to discern a pattern) or a month, as well as a flagrant violation of net neutrality and potential, very serious problems with the mere conduit condition. It's not acceptable for us, it's not compatible with our mission and anyway what such traffic inspection would be worth for? It would make no difference for the purposes you mention (*), so it would become only a surveillance tool (*) As the ongoing dismantlement of Internet end-to-end principle passes even through the collection and white listing of IP addresses assigned to specific ISPs, especially "residential" ISPs. Kind regards
  22. If you have been a UNIX admin for so many years you probably already know how irrelevant in this context is the distinction between stateful packet inspection with retention of metadata including source and destination IP addresses (which is mandatory in your scenario, otherwise no history can be made up to decide arbitrarily what is "malicious" and what is not) and deep packet inspection in this context. What you suggest is stateful packet inspection with blanket data retention, which has been declared as infringing human fundamental rights twice by two very clear decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union. And that would not even change anything because of the reasons already explained by zhang888. Kind regards
  23. Obvious: to read the configuration files. Eddie Android edition works even with profiles taken from any VPN provider based on OpenVPN, including AirVPN profiles. Access to files is granted to "OpenVPN for Android" and any other serious OpenVPN based application, otherwise how could the apps read the OpenVPN configuration file? You can check yourself since Eddie is free and open source software, unlike NordVPN which is closed source. Kind regards
  24. Thank you! Sorry, no. The main problem is that people who don't have any respect for the Internet are so incompetent that they feel forced to block entire IP address ranges (even /24 or /16!) to compensate their pathologic and inexcusable inability to understand how to fix their systems. The fact that such persons end up to do a job for which they are clearly not qualified for is one of the disgraces of our times. Translation: you beg for traffic inspection. You prefer a monitoring environment because you are victim of the fantastic narrative (not to call it the paramount lie) enforced by some regimes according to which traffic inspection and data retention will harm only people with criminal intent (and of course "criminal" meaning varies from country to country). You might find yourself very comfortable and happy with NordVPN, they already send out your personal data from their Android application without your explicit consent, which hints to the fact that it might really be the perfect choice for those who like being profiled or spied without consent: https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/search/com.nordvpn.android/ And compare it with: https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/search/org.airvpn.eddie/ Mordant regards
  25. Hello! We're very glad to inform you that a new 1 Gbit/s server located in London, UK, is available: Geminorum. The AirVPN client will show automatically the new server. If you use the OpenVPN client you can generate all the files to access it through our configuration/certificates/key generator (menu "Client Area"->"Config generator"). The server accepts connections on ports 53, 80, 443, 1194, 2018 UDP and TCP. Just like every other "second generation" Air server, Geminorum supports OpenVPN over SSL and OpenVPN over SSH, TLS 1.2 and tls-crypt. Full IPv6 support is included as well. As usual no traffic limits, no logs, no discrimination on protocols and hardened security against various attacks with separate entry and exit-IP addresses. You can check the server status as usual in our real time servers monitor: https://airvpn.org/servers/geminorum Geminorum replaces Bellatrix. Do not hesitate to contact us for any information or issue. Kind regards and datalove AirVPN Team
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