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How to Ensure All Your Traffic Goes through a VPN on Linux

Is your VPN protecting all of your online activity? Depending on how the software is configured, it may not be. But if you’re using Linux, it’s easy enough to force the VPN to encrypt all of your traffic. Here’s how. Some VPN servers and clients are configured by default to route only certain traffic through the VPN server. That’s often …

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Using A VPN Router From FlashRouters

FlashRouters provides routers that come with a VPN pre-installed and pre-configured. This is the most convenient way to acquire a router that is correctly optimized for a VPN.

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How Use Smart DNS To Unblock Video Streaming Services

SmartDNS is a service that unblocks streaming sites like Hulu, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and any websites that are blocked based on your location. If you don’t need to hide your IP or need to encrypt your internet connections, you may want to use a SmartDNS service instead of a VPN.

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A Guide To Being Private Online

The services below will increase your security and reduce your surveillance by governments and advertisers. Here are my tips for maintaining on-line privacy: Use A Search Engine That Doesn’t Track You Many popular search engines like Google and Bing save your search history. Typically, your searches are saved along with some information about your computer (e.g. your IP address, User …

China Implements New Blocks On Google and Other Websites

China has been busy this month, blocking many important websites, including all of Google’s services. The New York Times reports: As part of a broad campaign to tighten internal security, the Chinese government has draped a darker shroud over Internet communications in recent weeks, a situation that has made it more difficult for Google and its customers to do business. …

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The Best VPNs To Use In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has very strong internet filtering and blocking. However, it is possible to bypass these blocks with a VPN or “virtual private network”. This is a service that encrypts and redirects all your internet connections.

The Best VPN For Android

The Best VPN For Android The VPN Providers listed below have the best Android support. You can read my full reviews of these VPN providers in my article The Best VPNs. Private Internet Access: Has a dedicated app for Android, provides very solid VPN connections, puts a lot of emphasis on privacy, costs only $6.95 per month ($3.33 per month for …

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How To Ensure Your DNS Isn’t Leaking While Using A VPN

Here are some tips for using VPNs more effectively: Perform A DNS Leak Test DNS is the “domain name service” that is required to use internet. It translates a domain name (e.g. “Amazon.Com”) into a IP address (e.g. “72.21.211.176”). When using a VPN, do a DNS leak test to make sure that you are not revealing your ISP name servers (your ISP …

How To Make Your Linux and VPNs Installs Easier

If you want to get started with VPNs and Linux without a lot of hassle, here are some recommendations: Get A Pre-Configured VPN Router A pre-configured VPN router can provide all your computers and mobile devices with encrypted internet connections. You won’t have to install a VPN client on each device, and all your devices count as one connection with …

How To Watch The Winter Olympics Online

The Winter Olympics is expected to draw a TV audience of about 3 billion. NBCUniversal is offering comprehensive coverage, with 539 hours of television broadcasts. And as it did with London Olympics, the network will be streaming every single competition live on its website and mobile apps. However, NBC, which is owned by Comcast, is once again restricting all of …

Using A VPN On A Windows Phone

VPN access is not currently available in Windows Phone 8. However, Microsoft is preparing to add VPN support to Windows Phone 8.x in 2014 via a new Enterprise Pack. There’s more information about this, see this article on CNET: Microsoft to add VPN support to Windows Phone 8 in 2014. Windows Phone 6 (WP6) does have a limited support for VPNs. …

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How To Set Up Your Own VPN

In A Nutshell Setting up your own VPN server is fairly easy, especially if you are familiar with the Linux terminal. You can set up a VPN in as little as 20 minutes, by renting a VPS (Virtual Private Server) from a company like Vultr and installing OpenVPN. The install is “one-click” and the cost is about $5 per month. …

Check If Your IP Is Leaking

Private Internet Access, our favorite VPN provider, has released three handy leak tests sites. Please enjoy: Test To See If Your DNS Is Revealing Your IP Address http://dnsleak.com/ Test If Your Email Is Leaking Your IP http://emailipleak.com/ Test To See Your If Your IPV6 Is Leaking Your IP http://ipv6leak.com/

How To Remove Advertising From Your Online Life

Here’s my formula for removing advertising from your life online: Step 1: Use The Right Browser And Plugins Block advertising on your browser: Use Firefox with these plugins: uBlock Origin and Disconnect. These plugins make web browsing tolerable. Step 2: Use The Usenet Find your all your media on the Usenet. Step 3: Search With Advertising For a search engine, …

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How To Share Files Privately Using BitTorrent and Usenet

In this article, I’ll summarize how to share files privately, without being spied upon. I’ll cover two file sharing networks — Bittorrent and the Usenet. The Usenet tends to have faster downloads, until you get a good download/upload ratio on Bittorrent (if you don’t know what the Usenet is, please see this article). Using BitTorrent To Share Files Privately Download …

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The 3 Minute Guide To Online Privacy

I want to browse websites anonymously. Use the anonymous Tor web browser — it’s free and available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iOS.

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How To Avoid Being Monitored Online

How To Avoid Being Monitored Online

There are many reasons to seek privacy on the internet. These days, we have ISPs monitoring our connections, corporations tracking and consolidating our information across multiple websites. There are hackers and identity thieves attempting to access our computers and steal our personal information. Basically, internet privacy should be of interest to everyone. Even if you feel you have “nothing to …