How To: Check That Your VPN is Working

by Tracy Knauer •

How do you make sure your VPN is actually running — and not leaking data — after you log in? Here are quick and simple steps for checking. Most people probably assume that their VPN “just works” once they launch it. But in certain cases, it may not be. Just because the client program that your VPN provider gives you …

South African Draft Policy Threatens Internet Privacy

by Tracy Knauer •

Online videos and other content have become the target of new Internet censorship legislation proposed in South Africa through the Online Regulation Policy, which is now available in draft form. The document is part of an effort to bring South Africa’s Film and Publications Act of 1996 up to speed with the Internet. In attempting to regulate online content, however, …

Wallabag: A Free And Open Source Replacement For Instapaper

by Grey One •

  Wallabag is a “a self hostable application for saving web pages”. Basically, it’s a free, secure, and open source alternative to services like Instapaper, Pocket and Readability. Beyond the¬†Wallabag web interface, you can find Wallabag applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. There’s also add-ons available for Firefox and Chrome, as well as a bookmarklet. If you don’t have …