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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. But it also 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) […]

What is the VORACLE attack, and why ProtonVPN 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 […]

An illustration of Tor over VPN.

Why use Tor over VPN

July 25th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

Tor is a powerful privacy tool, but you may not want to use Tor all by itself. Learn why you may want to connect to Tor over a VPN. When you connect to the Internet, especially if you’re using public WiFi, there’s a good chance people are watching you. Hackers, government spies, and the websites […]

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 […]

Why you should use a VPN? (benefits and limitations)

June 12th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

Using a VPN is an easy way to protect your Internet connection from certain kinds of cyber attacks, staying anonymous while you browse, and unblocking censored content. By passing your Internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel, VPNs increase your security, privacy, and freedom online. In this article, we’ll explain how a virtual private network helps […]

How to watch/live stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup online

May 29th, 2018 in Privacy & Security

FIFA World Cup 2018 is almost here. Whether you’re putting your money safely on Brazil or Germany, or you’re a perennially spurned England fan back for another tragedy, live streaming the World Cup online has never been easier with a VPN. When is FIFA World Cup 2018? The first match of FIFA 2018 begins at […]

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