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Thai Government Proposes A “Great Firewall” For Internet Censorship

Thailand may soon introduce Internet censorship on a grand scale and make online privacy very difficult. That’s according to a statement from the military government calling for a single Internet gateway. The statement orders the Ministry of Information and Communication, along with other government agencies, to establish a single gateway for Internet connections in Thailand. …

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New Privacy Policy For AVG Antivirus Will Collect Personal Data

Antivirus software from AVG could soon become the newest app on your computer, phone or tablet to harvest private data. Beginning October 15, the company plans to mine information about browsing and search history through its security products. AVG, which holds the third-highest market share in its niche, offers a suite of antivirus and security …

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“InvizBox Go” Promises Tor, VPN & HTTPS For Mobile Privacy

Mobile privacy is crucial in an age when a majority of online activity occurs on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. But staying private and secure while on the go also creates special challenges, which are what a new open-source, crowd-funded mobile VPN and Tor solution called InvizBox Go aims to resolve. InvizBox Go is …

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SYNful Knock Hack Compromises Private Data on Cisco Routers

Reports this week that malicious hackers have installed sniffing software on Cisco routers in at least four countries, enabling them to steal reams of personal information, underscore the importance of encrypting personal data to ensure privacy. The hack, which Cisco reported on its blog on Tuesday, affects enterprise-grade network routers and switches. Those are the …

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Open-Source uProxy Extension Offers “Social” Private Browsing

If you’re looking for a new way to stay private online without using Tor or traditional proxies — or if you’d like to help other people do the same — an open-source browser extension called uProxy is right up your alley. uProxy’s developers pitch it as a “social application,” designed to help people stay private …

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Using SSH To Encrypt And Hide Your Web Activity

The SSH protocol is normally used to log in remotely to computers. In a pinch, however, it can also serve as an excellent privacy tool by providing the same encryption and security protections as a VPN service. Here’s how to use SSH to encrypt your Web browsing session. VPN vs. SSH First, though, we should …

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Malaysian Officials Make Online Privacy Harder

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“There is currently too much anonymity online.” That’s what government officials in Malaysia are saying in comments regarding plans to increase Internet censorship as the country’s prime minister, Najib Razak, faces allegations of corruption. The suggestion that the Internet is too anonymous came from Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, Malaysia’s tourism minister. He went on to …

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Iran Restricts Telegram Private Instant Messaging App

Using Telegram, a secure instant messaging app, in Iran is becoming more difficult. The company behind the software has catered to pressure from the Iranian government to curtail certain of the app’s features. Telegram bills itself as “a new era of messaging.” Designed to be cross-platform, free and fast, Telegram provides security and privacy features …

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