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Is public WiFi safe to use?

October 4th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

We have all done it: connected to a free public WiFi network we did not know to check emails, read the news, or scroll Instagram. What we often do not think about is that the same convenience that makes public WiFi so easy to use is also what makes it so attractive to hackers. Since […]

Why it is hard (if not impossible) to run a privacy-focused company in the US

September 12th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

When people think of tech companies, they typically think of Silicon Valley. This is where some of the biggest tech companies got their start and its where most of them have their headquarters. This is no accident. The available talent in the US, the easy access to capital and investors, and a general entrepreneurial spirit […]

Our Privacy Policy and what it means for you

September 7th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

This article highlights some of the main points of our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Service. Below we explain our policies and how they commit us to protecting your privacy. No logs When you use a VPN, they essentially become your new Internet Service Provider meaning they can see all your online activity. […]

What countries are in the 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, and 14 Eyes agreements?

August 30th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

The Snowden revelations revealed that the NSA is carrying out electronic surveillance on a global scale and unveiled the shadowy networks of intelligence agencies that act as accomplices. When people think of mass surveillance, they rightly think of the NSA, but nearly every country in the world has its own signals intelligence (SIGINT) agency. From […]

What is the VORACLE attack, and why Proton VPN is not vulnerable

August 27th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

A new security vulnerability in the OpenVPN protocol was recently revealed that would allow for sophisticated attacker to access a VPN user’s online activity. At the most recent Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences, tech security researcher Ahamed Nafeez presented VORACLE, an attack that can eventually allow the attacker to decrypt data protected by […]

Assistance and Access Bill 2018: Public comment begins on Australia’s law

August 17th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

On Monday, the Australian government introduced the Assistance and Access Bill 2018. This bill would give law enforcement authorities new tools to pressure telecommunication and tech companies into complying with government requests to grant access to an individual’s online profile or message history. The Australian government, and Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor […]

How to keep your IP address private and secure

July 27th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

Even if you don’t know what an IP address is, you have probably heard the term. That’s because IP addresses are an important aspect of the architecture of the Internet. Without an IP address, other computers wouldn’t be able to communicate with yours, and vice versa. But this short string of numbers can also be […]

How to safely watch the Wimbledon 2018 online

June 29th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

Wimbledon is nearly here, and fans are already planning their days off, queueing for tickets and waiting for a chance to watch one of the best annual tournaments on the tennis calendar. Or, if you’re not lucky enough to be there, you can always watch all of the matches safely online from anywhere in the […]

Net neutrality rules are now repealed: What it means for you

June 14th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

Net neutrality in the United States is officially out. The FCC’s repeal of a 2015 law enshrining Internet neutrality took effect on Monday. The Internet was always meant to be a free and open place. You could say anything you want, read and watch anything you want, and (provided you were following the law) do […]

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