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Malaysia’s internet is governed by strict censorship policies that threaten your freedom and privacy. A high-quality VPN is essential to access restricted websites and protect yourself online. The government censors politically charged websites, YouTube videos, and even Facebook pages. You can also get in trouble for what you say online in Malaysia. In 2012, the...
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Telecinco is one of Spain’s best TV channels, and their already-stacked content lineup is about to get a lot more exciting. In addition to being the home of reality show favorites like Salvame, Pasapalabra, Gran hermano and Got Talent Espana, Telecinco’s parent company Mediaset Espana recently announced that they’ve locked in the rights to the...
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If you have ever taken interest in the Great Firewall of China, you have probably heard of Shadowsocks. It is often mistaken for a VPN-based technology — but while some of the functions overlap, Shadowsocks and VPNs are two completely different things. This article will help you understand the different aspects of the two technologies....
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When you connect to the internet, your data goes over an unsecured network. It can easily be monitored, recorded, altered, or stolen as it travels from your computer to web servers. When there are no strong preventive measures in place, hackers can grab your data. For example, in May and July this year, hackers store...
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Due to privacy concerns and other pertinent reasons, some internet users prefer to use a VPN service to disguise their actual IP address and encrypt their data while surfing the web. However, all those goals can crumble if your personal data is leaking due to one security flaw or the other. There are the two...
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As you browse the web, your browsing activities may be monitored and aggregated by third-party agents with or without your consent. The phenomenon is known as browser or online tracking, in which websites and advertisers team up to gather your browsing data in order to build up a detailed profile of your interests for commercial...
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Recently, VPNs were banned in China and are now considered a crime by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). This comes as a hindrance to residents of China that have been using VPNs as a method to access various blocked websites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Understanding the Background Since VPNs are a...
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Are you a French citizen concerned about your country’s data retention laws, and what those laws mean for your online privacy? Or are you just frustrated that you can’t access US Netflix, HBO, the BBC iPlayer, and other content from all over the world? Perhaps you plan to travel outside France and need a way...
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Are you living in or visiting Brazil and struggling to catch the latest episode of your favorite show on US Netflix? Or are you concerned about reports of internet monitoring in Brazil, or the safety of your data and devices when you use public wi-fi? On the other hand, perhaps you’re a Brazilian living or...
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You’re never fully safe from malware. It doesn’t matter if you’re hunting for streams, downloading files, or just browsing. There’s always a risk of catching a virus or falling for a cleverly disguised ad. That may not be pleasant to think about – but there is a solution. Virtual private networks (VPNs) encrypt your connection and hide...