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The Best VPN Service Providers Of 2020

There are now over a hundred VPN providers located across the world. To create this list of the best VPN service providers, I test customer service, the reliability of their network, and commitment to privacy.

The Best VPNs For Pakistan

We recommend these VPN providers for those in Pakistan: Private Internet Access (server in Hong Kong, excellent support, good privacy policy, allows torrenting, inexpensive) VPN.AC uses TLS-authentication to mask OpenVPN handshake packets (thus hiding it from Deep Packet Inspection) You can read full reviews of these services in our article The Best VPNs. The Details: VPNs For Pakistan Last year, Pakistan …

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Tor Unveils Hardened Browser for Extra Security

The Tor project recently released the first version of its “hardened” Tor browser package. This release comes with extra security features designed to provide more privacy and protection against attacks. The Tor browser is a special Web browser package that makes it easy to connect to the Tor network. It is designed to be portable and self-contained, meaning you can …

DOPPA Law Aims to Protect Online Privacy in Delaware

Delaware will become one of the first states in the U.S. to enforce strong online privacy policies through a new law called DOPPA, which takes effect on January 1, 2016. DOPPA, which is short for the Delaware Online Privacy and Protection Act, has three main purposes: Preventing marketing of specific types of online content to anyone under the age of …

Forrester Report Says Online Privacy is Matters More than Ever

Online privacy will be a defining factor in businesses’ success and failure in 2016. That’s according to new findings from Forrester Research, which says Internet privacy has become more important than ever to consumers. “In 2016, privacy strategy can no longer merely focus on aligning with compliance requirements,” one Forrester representative wrote in summarizing the findings of a recent privacy …

Qubes OS Offers Privacy and Security by Compartmentalization

In a world where it’s impossible to guarantee that code is free of security vulnerabilities, how can you guarantee your privacy? Qubes OS, a Linux-based, privacy-focused operating system, offers a solution. Qubes takes a somewhat unconventional approach to privacy and security. Rather than focusing on guaranteeing that their code is free of security bugs — a promise that is essentially …

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 Georgia Tech and elsewhere believe …

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 broader effort to reform the …

TPP Trade Agreement Could Spur Internet Censorship in Asia, Americas

Could the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, mean more Internet censorship in Asia and the Americas? That’s what some online privacy advocates are saying as the new trade agreement moves closer to approval. The countries involved in the TPP approved a final version of the trade agreement on Monday, Oct. 5. Now, the document needs approval by the legislatures and …

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Lead Linux Coder Warns Against Inevitable Security Flaws

From Heartbleed to Shellshock, the world of open-source computing has faced several high-profile security breaches in the last year. What are open-source developers – whose code powers many of the servers and websites that store millions of people’s personal information – doing about them? That’s the question Linus Torvalds, lead Linux kernel developer, helped answer a few days ago. Torvalds …

Report: Most Free Proxies Spy On Your Activities

Many people use “free” and “open” web proxies to access Netflix and other streaming services when traveling outside the U.S. However, new research suggests that most of these services attempt to spy on your internet activities.

Glulug X60 Computer Gets Certified As “Fully Free”

The Free Software Foundation recently awarded “Respects Your Freedom” certification to the Gluglug X60 notebook computer. It was the first notebook to receive this certification, and indicates that it meets FSF’s standards in regard to users’ freedom, control over the product, and privacy. The FSF has had a call out for a laptop sold with a free OS and free boot …