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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...
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Online security and data privacy are two of the hottest topics there is in IT at the moment. Supporting a global industry that is predicted to top $200 billion by the end of the decade, there is no shortage of analysis, comment and discussion to be found on the latest threats and how they can...
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Here at vpnMentor, we commissioned a report to test the security and privacy of three wearables in the health and fitness sectors. Digitsole Warm Insoles, Modius Headband and Ivy Health Kids Thermometer were all found to be collecting and exposing personal information, putting their users’ privacy at risk. In the case of Digitsole and Modius, hackers...
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There’s little doubt that the internet has transformed the modern world as we know it, and mostly in a positive way. From the ability to access information from anywhere we like, to instantaneous global communication, the worldwide web has helped to shape a more connected world where ideas, culture and commerce flow freely. But, like...
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Rivals don’t often do favors for each other. But in this “game” of tug of war (or cat and mouse), there’s bound be a few slip ups. And in April 2017, we saw just that. The US FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, made a move to demolish the net neutrality laws that have been in existence...
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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably driven yourself crazy trying to find a way to stream all the best American TV networks online without the hassles of geo-restrictions. Whether you’re an American traveling abroad or a fan of American shows and movies who lives outside the US, those “Content not available in your region” messages...
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The US Senate has voted to allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell the web browsing histories and geolocation data of their customers to advertisers and partner companies. Yes, you read that right, your privacy is up for sale with the support of the US Senate. Nothing, it seems, is sacred, or private, anymore. So...