The at least until recently CIO of big VPN ExpressVPN is one of the three former U.S. intelligence operatives who agreed today not to fight charges they illegally helped UAE hack people. Kind of makes you think.

9:07 PM · Sep 14, 2021

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UAE is very, very serious about surveillance. Do you know your VPN provider half as well as it knows you?
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See you in my DMs, whistleblowers.
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Oh hey nvm, ExpressVPN says it’s all good.
New: ExpressVPN says in a statement that it knew the 'key facts' of the employment history of one of its executives, Daniel Gericke. On Tuesday Gericke was revealed in court records to have worked on the UAE's hacking and spying operation vice.com/en/article/3aq9p5/e…
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“How do we intend to rebuild our reputation?” one asked at a Q&A with leaders. #ExpressVPN
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Replying to @josephmenn
I wonder where he will get the money to pay the restitution
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They also put the same trust in their government subsidized network provider. Which evil is better? Additionally, we live in what we call "a global world" full of unnecessary walls, DRM and mafia-esque legal agreements that force people to find alternatives to access content.
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