Portals operates on top of interconnected network of independent peoples’ computers – decentralized VPN, or dVPN for short. These computers serve as gates (or portals) into the Internet. Such decentralized network doesn’t have a central middleman, so you’re not required to trust your location, browsing history and security with any single entity or company.
What is Portals?
Next generation dVPN
Existing VPN providers (we call them Legacy VPN) ask you to trust them: they promise not to track your browsing history, not to keep logs or give such revealing data to government or 3rd parties. Yet, numerous instances showed, that when it comes down to VPN provider survival, those logs strangely appear “out of nowhere” into the wrong hands.
Portals Network is decentralized in nature, therefore there’s no single middleman, who would see how data flows. Portals app utilises this underlying network, yet this is as far as it goes – all the interactions in this network are anonymous and out of Portals Network control. We can loosely compare this model with BitTorrent technology – where after you download BitTorrent client and start using BitTorrent network to download files from other users, BitTorrent client provider is out of scope of such interactions.
Focus on true anonymity
As portals are being operated by people (for instance on their computers), the number of available portals is growing constantly (and we hope this growth to be exponential in the future). Due to their scattered nature it would be very (very) hard technologically and logistically to monitor each or even substantial amount of portals.
From the other end, the portal you are connecting to is mostly random on each connection (and in the future this will happen dynamically on-the-fly). This makes you like a rabbit popping out of different holes, AND very hard to trace.
Lastly, you may want to use anonymous email and pay with crypto, if you still feel paranoid (I know we do).
Stay anonymous, stay safe.