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The Best VPN Providers That Offer Dedicated IPs

by Grey One •

There are only a couple of reliable VPN providers that offer a dedicated (or static) IP address: VPNArea (Bulgaria): This provider has been offering dedicated IPs since 2013. They offer dedicated IPs in various countries, with the cheapest one being just $15 for 1 year in USA. Dedicated IPs are available for 6 and 12 month accounts only. NordVPN (Panama): …

New U.S.-E.U. Online Privacy Agreement Lacks Teeth

by Tracy Knauer •

The United States made new promises this week that European citizens’ data stored on U.S. servers would not be subject to surveillance by the U.S. government. But so far, promises are the only thing the U.S. has offered to assure European concerns about online data privacy. The promises were part of a new agreement between U.S. and European officials about …

Chinese Officials Advocate “Internet Sovereignty”

by Tracy Knauer •

Chinese officials continued to push the concepts surrounding “Internet sovereignty” — a notion that reinforces online censorship — in high-profile talks in Seattle in September, showcasing the government’s interest in maintaining censorship activities. Chinese authorities first introduced the concept of “Internet sovereignty” in 2010, shortly after Google made headlines by announcing that it would no longer do business in the …

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Chromium: An Open-Source Chrome Browser

by Grey One •

Chromium is an open-source version of the Chrome Browser by Google. While I recommend Firefox as the most reliable browser for privacy enthusiasts, Chromium is probably a reasonable alternative for everyday web browsing. Chromium does have the advantage of being a speedier than Firefox in certain areas. Here is a comparison chart and a technical discussion assessing the speed and …