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Ok, so if you’re still window shopping for the ideal VPN or have been using one for some time already, you’ll know there’s one vital ‘make or break’ characteristic we all look for: a stable connection. Even if you’ve never used a VPN before, you’re certainly no stranger to an unstable WiFi connection – dropping...
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Top Proxy Services of 2017

Written by: Daniel Krohn April 26, 2017
In your search for a VPN, you may have come across proxy servers. Proxy servers are similar to VPNs in the way they work, but bear differences that make them very dissimilar in their effectiveness. A VPN and a proxy are similar in that they both allow you to appear as if you are connecting...
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In the discussion surrounding VPNs – specifically, which offer the best privacy – you may have come across the term Five Eyes, Nine Eyes, or Fourteen Eyes. Aside from possibly prompting you to imaging spiders, it probably left you pondering just what this is, and how it relates to which VPN you should choose. Let’s...
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Netflix is one of the most popular video content platforms in the world (along with Hulu and Kodi). In fact, it boasts the best video content that anyone can find in one place. Many beloved shows can be found here. The problem is that Netflix is not available in all countries. Even when it’s found...
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Netflix is one of the most popular video content platforms at the moment. In fact, it boasts the best content anyone can find in one place. Most beloved shows can be found here. The problem is that Netflix is not available in all countries. Even where it is found outside the United States, not all...
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“Money back guarantee.” Three words that every consumer loves to hear. They offer a sense of security; the knowledge that, should the product or service your purchasing fall short of your expectations (or should you simply change your mind about wanting it) you have something to point to and say “but you said I’m entitled to...
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Choosing a VPN is much like choosing anything else in life. For some, it comes down to one simple criterion: price. For others – like most of the users of our site – there are many other factors to be considered. The layperson who is simply looking to secure their connection because they use public...
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If you’re reading this, you probably saw the news; The English Premier League (EPL), under section 97a of the Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act, recently received a grant from the High Court allowing them to block all of the servers that stream the matches. This is bad news for users of Kodi, as the order...
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Love them or hate them messaging apps remain the main form of contact for an increasing number of people. However, there have been ongoing concerns over the security of such apps. Such concerns were brought to a head when one of the most popular apps – WhatsApp, became the property of one of least trusted...
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If you’re wondering what Tor is – and if you’re here, chances are that yes, you are – you’ve come to the right place. Tor is short for The Onion Router, and we’ll explain the significance of that name shortly. The first thing you need to know is that Tor is another way to hide...
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As with many things in life, there are many different types of VPN users, and thus different needs. Some users need a VPN to get around geo-blocking in order to access streaming content, while others want to secure their connection when using Wifi. Still, others use a VPN to download Torrents safely or in territories...
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Please describe your background as a company. what's inspired you to start a VPN service initially? Privacy is a fundamental human right, along with the right to freedom of information. Nowadays these rights are often violated and limited worldwide. We know many instances of blocking social networks, news media sites and even messengers in different countries....
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5 Free Alternatives to Hola VPN

Written by: Daniel Krohn March 1, 2017
Why is Hola so bad? The problem is that Hola uses a peer-to-peer system, meaning that you are sharing your bandwidth with other users (and them with you). This has two consequences. The first is that it can slow down your connection, as you are sharing it with someone else. The second is that, since...
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An Introduction to ShadeYou VPN

Written by: Daniel Krohn February 23, 2017
ShadeYou VPN began as a free service that would provide for the needs of those who built it and their friends. Several years later, they are now providing paid VPN to clients all over the world, starting at $2.16 per month. We sat down for a chat with ShadeYou's anonymous representative to take a close look at their work, and hear about some of their views on internet security.
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e$!gjelgiuy^ Looks like a load of mumbo jumbo? We’ll explain why creating a riddle of a password can protect you from all sorts of online predators. Before I began to investigate this subject more rigorously, I was quite baffled as to why anyone would want to hack into my online world. After all, I’m rather...
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In a world where texting has replaced meeting up for an afternoon coffee; where one can spend hours chatting online when they are actually miles away from anyone; where group chats have replaced family gatherings or bar nights, it’s only natural that we should be con cerned about who is eavesdropping on our online chit...
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How did the two of you become interested in the privacy world? Michael – Investigating cyber criminals can take quite a toll on a person. I became interested in privacy around 2002 when I discovered that any cyber sleuth could look up my home address in public online records. I immediately sought books such as...
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What does your research mainly consist of today? Michael: From a performance perspective, the issues are piling up. Cloud computing, for example, presents a big challenge. The communication demands are growing at a very fast pace, and because the internet was designed in a very different era, we are seeing suboptimal performance. We are left...
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  If you are one of the many people who are looking for a discount on NordVPN – and if you’re reading this, you probably are – you’ve probably noticed by now that there are lots of numbers flying around the internet, each with a corresponding coupon code. Many of the discounts going around are...
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Do you think there is a way to combat the problem of “native advertising?” TOPG: The best way of handling the problem of native advertising is two-fold.  First, education.  Many people, if not most, don’t understand what it is (in a nutshell, native advertising is a way of disguising advertising to look like legitimate content...