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....
While many would argue that Gmail is the best email platform there is, there are those who disagree. Whether it’s the promotional emails, the different labels and tags, or you’re worried about your security, Gmail might not be the best email option for you. Luckily, there’s a simple way to delete your account, but since...
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...
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...
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...
Watching Netflix on Kodi can be a challenge – especially since the link to the alelec repository, where the add-on could be found in the past, no longer works. Luckily, you don’t need that link to access Netflix on the latest version of Kodi. While Kodi 18 Leia is still in beta testing – meaning...
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...
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...
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...
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...