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The Best Blocklists To Use When Torrenting

A blocklist is simply a list of IP addresses to block when torrenting. Typically, these lists consist of the IP addresses of known snoopers or malware providers. Most of the good bittorrent clients support blocklists – for example Transmission or uTorrent. Where To Find Blocklists Bitsurge Blocklist The Bitsurge list is a list of “anti-torrent” group. It was created for …

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A Guide To Avoiding Ransomware (Part 1)

Ransomware is malicious software that allows a hacker to access an individual or company computer, encrypt your data resident on it and then demand some form of payment to decrypt it. This lets hackers hold your data hostage – and hence the term “ransom”. Victims can regain access to their files only by paying the ransom, or by restoring from a backup that was hopefully not on a network that was accessible to the compromised computer.

Chinese Leader Says Government Does Not Censor Internet

Internet censors in China are defending online censorship practices — or insisting censorship does not exist — ahead of a conference where online privacy is likely to be on the minds of attendees. As Hong Kong Free Press reports, China’s main leader of online censorship, Lu Wei, is deploying euphemistic language regarding the country’s censorship activities. China “manages” the Internet, …

Anti-Censorship Group Criticizes Turkish Government Internet Policy

Turkey’s policies on Internet censorship have come under fire from Access Now, an online privacy and freedom advocacy group. Turkey has had a controversial history of Internet regulation in recent years. The country passed a law called the Internet Act in 2007, which was modified significantly by a new bill in 2014. Authorities said the 2014 changes to the law …

XYZ.com CEO Clarifies Policy on Chinese Censorship of Internet Domains

Is XYZ.com working with Chinese authorities to censor certain Internet domains for people across the world? That’s what some recent reports have said. Here’s what XYZ.com told us in response to questions about the issue. A couple of weeks ago, reports began circulating on outlets like the EFF and the Wall Street Journal that XYZ.com had written a proposal to …

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 …

Top 5 Ways To Make Your Online Accounts More Secure

Here are some tips for making your online accounts more secure: Use A Password Manager To Generate Unique Passwords If you use the same password for all your online accounts, you are making it simple for hackers to own all your accounts. Create a unique, 14 character password for each online account you use. The best way to do this …

Wickr: Send Self-Destructing, Encrypted Messages

  Wickr is a free app for the iPhone that allows you to send self-destructing, private instant messages to your friends. You can send text messages, video and audio messages. The whole transmission process is private — even the Wickr app developers cannot read the message, because they are encrypted before they leave your device. Wickr also has a feature …