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Have you been trying to catch the latest news or watch your favorite program on BBC in China, but can’t access any of the BBC’s web services or apps lately? That’s because China has added the BBC to its notorious list of blocked websites and services. This violent crackdown came after the BBC’s adoption of...
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When it comes to internet censorship worldwide, nothing outranks the Great Firewall of China. If you’re planning a trip to China, you should be aware that websites and services such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, and even Whatsapp are all blocked. (You can see what other popular sites are blocked, here) China blocks these sites to...
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If you’ve ever gone into technical mumbo-jumbo while using a VPN, you might have seen terms such as OpenVPN over TCP or OpenVPN over UDP. You might know that OpenVPN is the most secure VPN protocol. But what about TCP and UDP? What are these terms and what do they mean? Let’s understand what TCP...
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Verizon introduced its own VPN service called Safe WiFi VPN for its iOS and Android customers at a low price. Powered by McAfee, Safe WiFi VPN aims at protecting mobile users on public WiFi networks and blocking unwanted ads. But, is it truly safe to use? Will it actually protect your privacy online and not...
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A VPN is an amazing software tool that encrypts your data and lets you browse the web securely. But did you know that a lot of VPNs come with Firefox extensions? For those of us who prefer to use Firefox, having a VPN extension is a must. Instead of minimizing your browser, turning on your...
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VPNs give you some degree of anonymity, which is usually enough for most users. However, if you need complete and unfailing anonymity, VPN and Tor are the perfect combination. Tor, “The Onion Router”, is an anonymizing network. When you connect to Tor, your online data is routed through the Tor network. Your network activity is anonymized...
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The Iranian government has a complete grip over internet freedom in Iran. Whether you’re a resident or a tourist, accessing “unacceptable” content or posting anti-government comments can even land you in jail. And that’s not all. Iran also blocks access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, so that Iranian citizens cannot access...
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Adrenaline levels are rising ever since the launch of the F1 Grand Prix 2018. You can hear the roar of the engines firing. You can smell the burnt tires. You can feel your heart pound every time the racers pass in front of you when finishing a lap. All that excitement is coming to the...
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YouTube is the world’s largest platform for video publishing. With over a billion hours of footage streaming every day, there are more videos on it than you can ever watch in a lifetime. Unfortunately, YouTube can be disappointing at times. While it has a large library, not all videos are available everywhere and all the...
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Although Portugal is one of the more open-minded countries when it comes to digital privacy, a VPN can help you experience the Internet there with zero hurdles — whether you’re a permanent resident or simply visiting. There are a few reasons for that. We’ll explain them shortly, but here’s a summary: if you’re an avid...