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Windscribe is introducing a new policy change

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  1. [3]
    paris
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    Can this be tagged as april fools or some such?

    Can this be tagged as april fools or some such?

    6 votes
  2. [3]
    douchebag
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    I sometimes use Windscribe as a VPN abroad. It's one of the rare ones that works in China, although not always at the fastest speeds. But it does work, and that's something! They seem to have...

    I sometimes use Windscribe as a VPN abroad. It's one of the rare ones that works in China, although not always at the fastest speeds. But it does work, and that's something!

    They seem to have decided on a new policy change taking effect immediately yesterday. Usually, when I get these kind of emails, I just bin them. But this one feels different.

    Windscribe Policy Change

    Dear Windscribe Users,

    We have changed our policies. Watch the following video for details on these changes, and what they mean for you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMQ3-qTEmuI&si=ZBmzVc9aBesS3AN9

    Over the years, many of you have become familiar with Windscribe's humorous tone. This humour, alongside the quality of our software, has been responsible for garnering over 70,000,000 users. We have thoroughly enjoyed the ability to make you laugh, while providing you with the highest quality VPN software on the market. Recently, we have decided that Windscribe will be taking a more neutral approach with regards to our brand, less focused on humour, and more focused on maturing ourselves to reflect the professionalism of our company.

    We have been in business for almost 8 wonderful years, growing from a tiny startup to a full-fledged privacy and security software company. Time does fly, and we are thankful to all of our users who have faithfully stuck by us on our journey so far. We are excited to usher in a more refined era, both internally with our staff, and externally with you and future customers. From this point forward, none of our users will have to worry about receiving offensive marketing material from us, and new users will no longer have to deal with the shock of unprofessional language inundating their inboxes.

    We know that many of you will be upset at the change in tone, so we have hidden three promo codes in the video to ease you into the new Windscribe era. We understand that while these changes may seem drastic at first, you will all grow to appreciate them.

    Fond regards,

    Team Windscribe

    I haven't seen any one put in an effort into something like this in a good while. Well done!

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      fxgn
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      Is this a real policy change or just an April Fool's joke?

      Is this a real policy change or just an April Fool's joke?

      5 votes
      1. slampisko
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        It's a joke. It's obvious when you watch the (very well done) video

        It's a joke. It's obvious when you watch the (very well done) video

        9 votes
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    Promonk
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    Ironic, relatable corporate propaganda is still corporate propaganda. I don't care how "self-aware" it is, I'm not a fan.

    Ironic, relatable corporate propaganda is still corporate propaganda. I don't care how "self-aware" it is, I'm not a fan.

    3 votes
    1. douchebag
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      I figured as much. It's pretty rare to find anything relatable these days though. Besides, I'm a big fan of cinematically well done videos. This one somehow hit the spot quite well. I'm sorry to...

      I figured as much. It's pretty rare to find anything relatable these days though. Besides, I'm a big fan of cinematically well done videos. This one somehow hit the spot quite well. I'm sorry to hear it wasn't to your liking.

      2 votes