According to recent Turkish media reports, investigators in Turkey allege that a still-unknown individual used ExpressVPN in an attempt to delete evidence related to last year’s assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov. This individual, according to the reports, logged into the Gmail and Facebook accounts of the assassin (off-duty police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş) and deleted conversations that would have been relevant to the investigation.
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.
ExpressVPN is based in the British Virgin Islands, an offshore jurisdiction with strong privacy legislation and no data retention requirements. Nevertheless, that does not mean that ExpressVPN or its users are above the law.
The assassination of Ambassador Andrey Karlov was a tragic crime. We absolutely do not condone any attempts to interfere with the investigation into the incident. ExpressVPN’s Terms of Service require customers to agree to not use ExpressVPN for anything other than lawful purposes.
VPNs are first and foremost security tools that help to protect users from being hacked, tracked, monitored or otherwise compromised. As such, the ExpressVPN service is built from the ground up to provide the best protection possible, including ensuring that our servers do not contain personal data about anyone’s online activity.
While it’s unfortunate that security tools like VPNs can be abused for illicit purposes, they are critical for our safety and the preservation of our right to privacy online. ExpressVPN is fundamentally opposed to any efforts to install “backdoors” or attempts by governments to otherwise undermine such technologies.
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And wtf is wrong with assassination? It is simply part of war, which is part of all human history, all countries of the world for all human history, any fool who buys into the totalitarian agenda of forced pacifism is a slave already and does not understand that war and assassination and vigilantism are the only way to keep justice and sovereignty in the world, and keep the world out of becoming a globalist totalitarian one world government.
No. Just no. War might be necessary at times, but it should be avoided at all costs. Human life is sacred. Period. Human life should not be valued less than any abstract concept we collectively dream up.
Thing is, I don’t know much about the man assassinated, but who’s to say that assassination isn’t always a bad thing? If Hitler were to have been assassinated it would have saved millions of human lives. A lot of world leaders are psychopaths, sociopaths, and narcissists (proven by clinical observation from professionals), and while many of them probably just want peace and quiet (along with the power obviously), some of them want to hurt people just for the satisfaction. To hurt the people that dare oppose him. To use inhumane means to get what they want at the expense of all the non-loyalists lives. In a lot of cases it’s better for those men to die, or at the very least be removed from power.
I do agree with you, human life is sacred. And I would not be happy about anyone’s death, even Hitler. As he was human, and he had his problems. And just maybe if he was accepted into that art school he would’ve seen the value of human life too at some point in time, all human life. But once he went too far down that path of inevitable self-destruction the best thing possible for everybody, sadly, was for him to die. Removal of power does not work in a lot of cases, that was definitely one of them. God knows a lot of Nazis who were only Nazis by oath and not by heart tried to do that, but they failed.
good job, expressvpn keep up the good work
So what you are saying is you will not keep logs to help catch criminals.
We don’t keep logs, period.
Kind of answer that we needed. 👍🏻
Great answer lmaoo. If someone buys a gun from a store then uses it to kill someone does that make the people who sold it to the killer pieces of shit for not putting a tracker in all their merchandise “just in case”…………….? Smh.
VPN companies should NEVER LOG, and it’s not their fault that a criminal used their service. Everyone deserves a secure, private, and unrestricted internet.
It ain’t the ExpressVPNs fault that a criminal used their service, they shouldn’t start logging because 1 criminal used their service!
They should continue not logging users’ activity and IP-addresses.