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Purism to Beef Up Privacy of Its Linux Devices with Private Internet Access VPN


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Purism to Beef Up Privacy of Its Linux Devices with Private Internet Access VPN 

Purism, the company behind the Linux-powered Librem laptops and the forthcoming Librem 5 Linux phones, announced today that it has partnered with Private Internet Access (PIA) to implement a VPN solution by default in its devices.

Purism, the company behind the Linux-powered Librem laptops and the forthcoming Librem 5 Linux phones, announced today that it has partnered with Private Internet Access (PIA) to implement a VPN solution by default in its devices.

Known for its anonymous virtual private network solutions supporting several VPN technologies like OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and SOCKS5, Private Internet Access (PIA) is the gold standard of VPNs, and Purism has just become its first OEM partner to offer PIA's VPN services in all of its devices by default.

"PIA is the gold standard of VPNs, and we are thrilled to be working with a company that is so closely aligned with our ethics," said Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism. "PIA has stood behind their commitment to protect user data. [...] Our partnership with them is a big win for users who don't want to sacrifice convenience or freedom in the products they use."

Purism plans to integrate Private Internet Access's VPN services by default within its Debian-based PureOS operating system, which ships pre-installed with the Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops. Of course, the company also aims to add a similar VPN solution in the privacy-focused Librem 5 phone, which is expected to hit the shelves in Q3 2019.Purism and PIA to bring tracking-free and encrypted tools to Linux usersWith this partnership, both Purism and Private Internet Access hope to bring an unprecedented combination of tracking-free and encrypted tools, as well as related services to Linux users who buy or already own the Librem laptops. It will add yet another layer of robust privacy protection on top of Purism's numerous privacy and security layers.

These include Purism's industry first TPM integration with Heads, Purism’s Librem Key for physical encryption, Nextcloud for secure document management, and Matrix for secure chat. Private Internet Access is a long-term sponsor of the Software Freedom Conservancy and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and its VPN service do not log user data.
 
 
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