Turkish Authorities Seize ExpressVPN Servers – Is It the Top Choice for Privacy?

Hamza Shahid No Comments December 20th, 2017

The answer is YES! If you want to leverage the utmost level of privacy, ExpressVPN is a highly rated choice. Why? Because it actually keeps NO LOGS. Usually, providers only claim to not record session/connection data, but when under investigation by government agencies – the case is always the opposite.

In the early days of January 2017, Turkish authorities raided ExpressVPN data centers to investigate the assassination of Andrei Karlov (Russian Ambassador of Turkey), which occurred on the 19 December 2016 by Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş (an off-duty police official).

While that much is clear, the investigation did not come to a halt. Authorities tried finding links to other individuals involved, only to find out the police officer’s Facebook and Gmail were deleted. Digital traces reveals the action was done over a private connection, operated by ExpressVPN.

After seizing the server in question and conducting a thorough inspection, no useful information was revealed, forcing investigators to contact ExpressVPN directly for logs. In response to the demand, the provider mentioned about its NO LOGS policy.

In a testimonial, the VPN service writes, “As we stated to Turkish authorities in January 2017, ExpressVPN does not and has never possessed any customer connection logs that would enable us to know which customer was using the specific IPs cited by the investigators”

“Furthermore, we were unable to see which customers accessed Gmail or Facebook during the time in question, as we do not keep activity logs. We believe that the investigators’ seizure and inspection of the VPN server in question confirmed these points.”

Instances like these show that you can trust in VPNs to keep your identity secure online and leverage the utmost level of anonymity. Though we feel extremely bad about what happened to Andrei Karlov, one thing is for sure, ExpressVPN will now stand at the forefront for privacy in the marketplace of VPNs!

For more information about ExpressVPN, you can check out our detailed review here. Feel free to drop a comment below, if you have any questions or important news to share regarding the subject.

Hamza Shahid

Hamza Shahid is a tech-geek, who adores creativity and innovation. When he is not watching TV and stuffing himself with munchies, he loves sharing his expert knowledge regarding the latest trends in user privacy and copyright infringement. Apart from writing blogs/articles on cyber laws and political affairs, Hamza takes keen interest in writing detailed VPN reviews. On the sidelines, he is an avid car-enthusiast and music-addict. Nothing can beat his love for muscle cars and EDM.
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