Cloak VPN

Stay safe online when using untrusted networks

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#5 Product of the DayOctober 25, 2014



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Dave PeckMaker@dangerdave · Founder,
Hi all -- thanks for looking at Cloak and for inviting me to comment. Cloak is a three person company based in sunny Seattle. We started working on it when we were all freelance developers working from Seattle's coffee shops. Happy to answer any questions you have!
jeff!@the_real_jw · larry bird parody account
hey @dangerdave - i would love to get these questions answered about Cloak. Thanks to @jadojodo for the Qs. Qs come from TorrentFreak's list of standard VPN logging policies questions ( 1. Do you keep ANY logs which would allow you to match an IP-address and a time stamp to a user of your service? If so, what information and for how long? 2. What is the registered name of the company and under what jurisdiction(s) does it operate? 3. Do you use any external visitor tracking, email providers or support tools that hold information of your users / visitors? 4. In the event you receive a takedown notice (DMCA or other), how are these handled? 5. What steps are taken when a valid court order or subpoena requires your company to identify an active user of your service? Has this ever happened? 6. Is BitTorrent and other file-sharing traffic allowed on all servers? If not, why? 7. Which payment systems do you use and how are these linked to individual user accounts? 8. What is the most secure VPN connection and encryption algorithm you would recommend to your users? Do you provide DNS leak protection and tools such as “kill switches” if a connection drops? 9. Do you offer a custom VPN application to your users? If so, for which platforms? 10. Do you use your own DNS servers? 11. Do you have physical control over your VPN servers and network or are they hosted by/accessible to a third party? 12. What countries are your servers located in? Not advocating illegal filesharing, but these are great questions for any VPN provider.
Dave PeckMaker@dangerdave · Founder,
@the_real_jw @jadojodo See -- which has been up for years. :-)
Darren J SmithHiring@darrenux · Founder,
Aye! Cloak is excellent. Have been using it for 5 months or so. Simple to use, VPN auto turn on for untrusted networks, region of choice, settings sync across devices and great customer service. There are cheaper alternatives.. but this 'just works'. I have no need to move.
Dave PeckMaker@dangerdave · Founder,
@darrenux Thanks Darren; this is great to hear!
Mike CoutermarshHunter@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
Ok friends. I've been using it for past couple hours. My apartment/starbucks. Works awesome. I give it 👍👍 . Much better than VPN service I was using before.
Mike CoutermarshHunter@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
I always use a vpn when in coffee shops. Best way to keep data safe. I like this because it stops you from sending any data while on public wifi. Makes you connect through vpn first.
Dave PeckMaker@dangerdave · Founder,
@mscccc Thanks Mike! I think auto-secure (and OverCloak on Mac) are essential features for staying safe on untrusted networks. Also: I'm lazy and never want to have to remember to turn the VPN on. :-)
Mike CoutermarshHunter@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@dangerdave I just installed the OSX app. Super easy to use. About to relocate to my 2nd office (starbucks ha ha). All ready to go!
Oliver Waters@oliverwaters · Co-founder, d3i / Momento
Heard great things about Cloak. Got a few friends who us it, been meaning to give it a try. A nudge to @dangerdave (Founder of Cloak).
Dave PeckMaker@dangerdave · Founder,
@oliverwaters You found me. We offer a (no credit card or other nonsense) trial so you can make sure Cloak works for you on the networks you use most.