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Which VPN Protocol Should You Use? PPTP vs. OpenVPN vs. IPsec

All VPNs encrypt traffic, but the underlying encryption schemes are not always the same. There are three main types of encryption and data transfer protocols that VPNs can use: PPTP, OpenVPN and IPsec. Many VPN services let you choose which protocol to use. Read on for an overview of each option. PPTP PPTP is one …

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How To: Make Your Android Device More Private

Here’s a simple guide to increasing privacy and security on your Android-based mobile phone or tablet. Android comes with some privacy tools built-in. However, depending on your device and its manufacturer, Android’s privacy features may not be enabled by default. Plus, there are additional tools you can install to make your device more secure and …

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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 …

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Open Wireless Offers Novel Way to Increase Anonymity

Could opening your wireless router to strangers increase your privacy? That’s what the Open Wireless Movement says to encourage people to share their wifi connections with others. The Open Wireless Movement’s goal is to increase Internet access by providing open wireless networks everywhere. Instead of requiring WEP or WPA passwords to connect to wifi networks, …

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Symantec Reports New Internet Monitoring in Iran

An American security company says Iranian hackers have been engaged in a program to track potential political dissidents for at least the last year. The monitoring program uses malware to spy on computer users and may be targeting people using Tor or VPNs. According to Symantec, the American online security company, the spying has been …

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French Police Call for Restrictions on Tor and VoIP Encryption

French authorities are considering a ban on Tor, as well as rules that would require VoIP users to hand over encryption keys, as part of what police say is an effort to restrict terrorists’ ability to communicate privately online. Le Monde, a major newspaper in France, reports that police have requested authority to “prohibit and …

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ZenMate Integrates VPN Privacy into Your Browser, But Has Limitations

Looking for a VPN service that integrates directly into your Web browser, rather than requiring a separate download?  ZenMate offers that solution. Read on for an overview of this online privacy platform, including its cost, pros and cons. Named “startup of the year” in 2014, ZenMate is a VPN service run by a company based …

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