Serious privacy issue: Freedome vpn-app leaks actual loaction via wifi (ip-address).
I have installed F-secure Freedome vpn on (among others) my tablet Nexus 7 (model year 2012) wifi-version (everything updated to latest versions on the tablet). I also have installed the "Avast Anti Theft"-app.
When activating and connecting the Freedome to any of the possible F-Secure servers around the world I always get F-Secure servers ip-address when for example testing with www.whatismyip.com. So far, so good and the Freedome-app seems works as expected.
NOW TO THE PROBLEM: When I use the Avast Anti Theft to track my devices actual physical position this app always delivers the correct and actual position!! This happens when the device is connected only via wifi at my home (= the correct and actual physical position), not connected via gps. How is this possible and shall it be this way, that my ip-address I try to hide leaks to Avast via my wifi-connection despite I have Freedome activated?
It clearly seems as the Freedome app fails to hide my correct ip-address (which is used by Avast Anti Theft to track my position). NOTE: The gps is manually turned off before tracking and the gps cannot be forced on by the Avast app (my device is not rooted). (There are also other indications that the gps is not involved in this tracking.)
///UPDATE for clarity of found issue: On F-Secure internet homepage about the Freedome app, among others the following is written:
When you connect to the Internet, your device is assigned a unique IP address. Freedome masks your IP, so you can surf anonymously under the protective F-Secure Cloud. All that is precious – from identity to location – stays hidden and private. Don’t sacrifice your privacy for the sake of mobility."
The word "loacation" is included in the text above which implies that the Freedome app should hide your/the device's actual and true location. My findings according to above shows this is not true, the Freedome app fails in this respect and reveals the actual location.///
(I have similar problem on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (also everything updated to latest versions and not rooted). But since this device also can connect and be tracked via mobile signals since it is a normal cell phone (and not only wifi) I cannot know for sure if the Avast Anti Theft has used wifi (=ip-address) or mobile signals to track the position.)