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The Best VPN Providers Offering Dedicated IPs In 2018

by Grey One •

There are only a couple of reliable VPN providers that offer a dedicated (or static) IP address: Ivacy (Singapore): A reliable provider that offers fixed IPs in Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, Malta and the United States. The price is the same as a regular VPN account (currently $3.33 per month). VPNArea (Bulgaria): This provider has been offering …

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 …