Yes, Bitwarden is in the business of encrypting your passwords and sensitive information.
But there’s nothing stating (or stopping them, for that matter) from not having their servers from having “backdoors” or having ways of decrypting, specific users accounts to hand over to law enforcement.
Apple, stood up to the FBI.
Another profound example,
ExpressVPNs Turkey server when it was raided at its data center, the Linux Ubuntu (hard drives on all of their servers coded to be obsolete, only using RAM, on all their servers BTW) server turned out to be useless in the investigation of the assassination of the Turkish ambassador, who was killed by an off duty Russian police officer who was connected to that ExpressVPN server, and deleted evidence on Facebook and Gmail, that could’ve been useful to the investigation.
Verifying their no logs claim, and put them to the ultimate test in such a tragic, and senseless scandal.
And here’s a statement from ExpressVPN, themselves, regarding the scandal:
Now, I understand, in contrast ExpressVPN is based in (and engineers their entire network of all their VPN servers, where their headquarters is) the British Virgin Islands (which, has a separate legislation from the UK itself, outside of the 14 eyes territories), with no mandatory data retention laws.
And even after this scandal, ExpressVPN says they still will not have their servers have information that could track or uniquely identify any given user.
And that they are fundamentally opposed to implementing any “backdoors” into their service, and are entirely opposed of doing so.
Which makes them one of the best and most trusted leaders in the VPN industry.
And, provide a premium version of an essential tool, to preserving our digital freedom, that helps preserves our liberties, and recognizing that privacy is a basic human right.
Now, post-scandal, their Turkey server, is physically based in the Netherlands, but gives users a Turkish IP address.
That are a team of geniuses, and a service more than worth the money you pay for their service.
Bitwarden’s is based in a jurisdiction that has mandatory data retention laws.
So they don’t have the nearly the same level of digital freedom and liberty.
And the infamous and draconian NSA, LOVE planting backdoors into everything, which is why they as an agency, are dangerous and harmful towards society, in this digital age, especially.
And we need to learn to make the conscious choice of privacy, and the need to protect ourselves from the NSA (and CIA).
Edward Snowden (NSA whistleblower) is one of the most courageous human beings to ever walk this earth.
I have the utmost profound respect for him, and him choosing to do what was right, even though it could have costed his life.
Bitwarden would have no mandatory need to have to hand over anything, when or if compelled, if it weren’t for our liberties and even safety as citizens being poisoned by the cancer that the NSA is.
So, in essence, I’m not placing the blame on Bitwarden. I’m placing it on draconian authority.