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Using JonDonym’s Proxy Service for Online Privacy

Tor and VPN services are the most popular ways of anonymizing your online presence. But a lesser known platform, JonDonym, provides a similar solution that has certain advantages over Tor and VPN. JonDonym is a package consisting of several components. The most important is a proxy client called JonDo. JonDo forwards traffic from Web browsers,

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New Report: Privacy Ignored While Apps and Devices Proliferate

Lack of digital privacy between individuals and companies, increased hacking of private data and new security and privacy risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) will top the list of cyber threats in 2016, according to a recent report from Georgia Tech. The study, titled “2016 Emerging Cyber Threats Report,” outlines what researchers at

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China and Iran at Bottom of Report on Government Censorship

How does Internet freedom compare between different countries? A report out this week from Freedom House aims to answer that question by ranking countries according to online censorship policies. The report, titled “Freedom on the Net 2015,” presents information about Internet censorship in 88 countries. It assigns each country a score while also providing reports

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Houthi-Controlled Yemen Extends Internet Censorship

Add Houthi-controlled Yemen to the list of places currently subject to government-sponsored Internet censorship. With the help of a Canadian company, Houthi rebels in Yemen’s civil war are blocking online content. The Houthis are an ethnic group that effectively seized control of Yemen over the last year. They weren’t the first to introduce Internet censorship

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Ukraine’s Cyberpolice Plan Registry of Censored Websites

Ukraine became the latest country to introduce systematic online censorship this month with the government’s announcement of a “cyberpolice” force. According to the government, the main purpose of Ukraine’s cyberpolice is to combat criminal activity on the Internet, such as identity theft, phishing, money laundering and digital piracy. The force’s creation is part of a

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Russian Censors’ Effort to Block Tor Suffers Setback

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Internet censorship in Russia has grown more difficult for the government. A company hired to identify and monitor people who use Tor to circumvent online censorship has jumped ship. In 2014, the Russian government contracted with the Central Research Institute of Economics, Informatics and Control Systems “to study the possibility of obtaining technical information on

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Australian Government Accepts Digital Identity and Monitoring Policy

Australians aren’t required to carry physical ID cards. But they may soon have to carry the digital equivalent when using the Internet, according to a new policy that threatens online privacy in Australia. On Oct. 20, the Australian government announced its acceptance of measures that would enforce a “federated-style model of trusted digital identities.” The

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