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VPN service acquired, promises new iOS 13 features and more

The popular VPN service announced today that it has been acquired by J2 Global. The announcement was made in an email to users, with J2 Global promising that there won’t be any changes to as a service.

J2 Global is a Los Angeles-based cloud services company. As part of the acquisition, Terry Myers will take over as General Manager. Off the bat, J2 Global is promising that there will be no pricing changes or other changes to the service:

To address any immediate concerns: there will be no price changes or changes to your service. Nick Nelson has been promoted to General Manager of the Consumer Privacy & Protection (called NetProtect) and Jacob Wall is now VP of Business Operations. I’ve had the pleasure of working with these guys, as well as Rob Walker, in past companies. also teases some new features coming to the service this year, following Apple’s announcement of iOS 13 this week:

  • A clear no logging policy. We will retain only the data we absolutely have to and we will clearly communicate what we store and for how long
  • Feature enhancements to Private End-points. Open source and hosted on-premise or on AWS
  • iOS 13 specific features. The team was at WWDC this week! Look forward to cool stuff like Sign In with Apple, Dark mode, and backend optimizations taking advantage of new iOS 13 backend code
  • New cities and regions for the network

If you’re an user, Myers says that you’ll soon be able to “submit product feature requests and upvote feature requests from other customers.” This will enable the development team to guide its future updates based on user feedback and preferences. is included in the popular eero Plus subscription service. Eero, of course, was acquired earlier this year by Amazon.

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