Startpage.com & Startmail.com
Sold to an advertising company System1. Placed under a subcompany called Privacy One Group. Very vauge on this entity, even in their own AMA on their own subreddit.
Official press release: https://www.startpage.com/blog/company-updates/startpage-and-privacy-one-group/
Wire Messenger (wire.com)
Sneakily sold to a US entity. No announcement, PR spin or anything. Very suspicious.
Sold to Sonos.
Private Internet Access (privateinternetaccess.com)
Sold to Kape Technologies (owner of Cyberghost). No official press release yet 2019-11-22
I don't think anyonme realy considered this a privacy service since it was aquired by Logmein (please checkout Bitwarden). If you did then It has been aquired by a private equity firm, so definately stop using it now.
This is very much still pending but it is concerning.
Document created 2019-11-22