Today, companies are trying to get their greedy little hands on your personal data any way they can, so users have to be picky about what apps they use. But users have no way of knowing if an app can be trusted - after all, Privacy Policies can be copy pasted or be outright lies, especially for companies that are headquartered offshore, outside of any consumer protection laws. Because apps today are black boxes, using a typical VPN or app might expose your data to many third parties:
Openly Operated™ companies have to not only open source all code, but also open up all operational aspects of their service. This includes everything from the network configuration to database setup, leaving no room for the service to hide software that might be selling your data to third parties, or improperly protecting data from company employees and other threats. See the difference below:
When we came up with Openly Operated™ standards, we wanted to prove that it could work by building a real product. We picked the industry most vulnerable to abuse of customer data: VPNs. When you activate a VPN, all your data and browsing passes through it, so it's especially important that you can trust your VPN.
Please check out our Openly Operated™ Verification below, whether you're a user, a developer interested in earning user trust, a security or privacy professional, or just plain curious. We hope other companies will follow suit and provide users trust through transparency.
At Confirmed, our mission is to increase user trust in the web services and apps that they use every day. People shouldn't have to be in the dark about what's happening with their personal data. We believe that complete transparency through being Openly Operated™ is the future, and that once people experience this level of trust and assurance, they'll never want to go back to black box apps again. You can learn more on About Us.