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Hi F-Secure Team,
I'm sorry, but I have to push this topic again:
Since we are talking about anonymity and security:
In my opinion it is outrageous that F-Secure does not offer a direct .apk download of the Freedome app for mobile devices. We're talking about security and anonymity and yet, you force users to use Google PlayStore or other portals which are really bad for anonymity.
Nothing makes less sense: Installing the Freedome app for "anonymity" while at the same time exploiting all smartphone data. That's ridiculous. And I don't understand that all companies on this little planet are subduing to the wishes of big G, A or M instead of standing on their own feet and regain power over their business.
The fact that F-Secure doesn't care for its most sensitized users is embarrassing and speaks for itself.
If you continue with this policy I will search for another VPN and security solution on my devices.
Thanks for highlighting your concern again. I will check with the Product team if there is any new update on this.
We are still holding with the same point in regards to the Freedome apk. The Freedome team confirmed that we don’t offer our .apk through other sources currently.
Thats not the mark of an anonymous VPN. There are far better providers out there for anonymity. The only thing F-Secure has going for them is that they dont leak nearly as much info on Android devices as most VPN clients do. Thats really it.
I understand and also share your concerns.
However, my goal with Freedome is to be anonymous in the internet and hide from companies who want to track an analyze me (including my provider). So we're speaking of different levels of anonymity.
Anyway, not providing the .apk via a secure channel (simply from their own website) still is an initial flaw of the Freedome software. I suspect Google is using adhesion contracts forcing other companies not to offer their own .apk download possiblity if the app is hosted on GooglePlay.
At the moment, best way to get the Freedome app is via Amazon App-Shop (not the Underground App). The Amazon App-Shop app doesn't ask for many data (surprisingly).
All this talk about privacy, tracking etc.. then force us to have a Google account and use Play Store to get the app really doesn't make sense.