Hotspot Shield VPN Review: How Good is this Free VPN?

by Tracy Knauer •

In a Nutshell Hotspot Shield VPN is one of the most popular free VPN services. That alone is a big selling point for many users. The company also offers a low-priced paid service called Hotspot Shield Elite. Both versions of Hotspot Shield VPN — free and paid — lack many of the features available from other providers. Still, they provide …

How Does ICLOAK Plug-and-Play Privacy Work?

by Tracy Knauer •

ICLOAK recently launched its plug-and-play online privacy solution, which is based on a custom Linux distribution that boots from a USB stick. We contacted the company to get a better sense of how exactly its privacy features work, including Tor integration, VPN availability and more. This is what ICLOAK founder Eric Delisle said in response to questions about the product’s …

Two Ways to Make Anonymous Phone Calls

by Tracy Knauer •

Want to make a phone call without revealing your real identity? There are several ways you can do this, ranging from using a throw-away phone to restricting caller ID settings permanently on your smartphone. But what if you just want to make private, anonymous calls occasionally, without purchasing a special phone for it? Here are two solutions. Use a Caller …

Tor Darkweb Servers Could Leak Private Data through Apache

by Tracy Knauer •

A configuration issue on some darkweb Web servers can reveal the true IP address of a website even if it is set up to use Tor to hide its identity. That’s according to reports that began circulating a few days ago. The issue is not new. It has been known for a long time among experienced website administrators. But it …