“All of them claim to be the best”: A multi-perspective study of VPN users and VPN providers

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  • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
  • Time: 11am - 12pm EST / 4pm - 5pm UTC (What time is it in my city?)
  • Who: Reethika Ramesh, CS PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan, and lead researcher at VPNalyzer
  • Location: Zoom

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All of them claim to be the best”: A multi-perspective study of VPN users and VPN providers (Presentation and Q&A)

Earlier this year the VPNalyzer team “All of them claim to be the best”: A multi-perspective study of VPN users and VPN providers, reviewing the key findings of their study of 1,252 VPN users and qualitative interviews of 9 VPN providers which highlights the human factors of VPN use. In this session, join Reethika Ramesh, lead VPNalyzer researcher and co-author of the aforementioned paper, to hear about the key takeaways from the VPN user survey and VPN provider interviews and find out about new developments with the VPNalyzer Tool, a desktop tool that helps test and identify security and privacy issues with your VPN.

Bio: Reethika Ramesh is a fifth year PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan. She is the lead researcher at VPNalyzer: an academic research project that analyzes the VPN ecosystem through large-scale data-driven studies. She also investigated Russia's decentralized national-level censorship system, including their throttling of Twitter in March 2021.

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