I wasn't that familiar with your company before today but I can tell you that I won't be a customer at any time in the future based on your comments.
- ProtonVPN UAB lists Tesonet's CEO as a director
- ProtonVPN UAB is operated from Tesonet HQ in Vilnius, Lithuania
- ProtonVPN UAB uses previous Tesonet's technical employees
- ProtonVPN uses IP address blocks that belong to Tesonet
- ProtonVPN mobile app is signed by Tesonet
It seems, that ProtonVPN is a free VPN service by a data mining company from Lithuania.
Proton has also been thoroughly audited/vetted by third parties, including Mozilla: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2018/10/22/testing-n...
and also the European Commission which partially funds Proton:
Any data mining claims are categorically false, and doing data mining would also subject us to fines of 20 million Euros as discussed here: https://protonvpn.com/blog/is-protonvpn-trustworthy/
Like ProtonMail, the ProtonVPN team is distributed, split between Geneva, Skopje, Vilnius, and San Francisco. Tesonet (one of the biggest IT firms in Vilnius) was previously used as outsourced HR before we incorporated our own entity in Vilnius. We have similar arrangements for our staff in San Francisco, Prague, and Skopje. The above poster's intentions are a bit suspect, given that he's the co-founder of PIA...
But your entity's business address in Lithuania is still Tesonet's HQ. And Tesonet runs the entire technical infrastructure needed for a VPN service. So, are you partners or competitors?