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The Best VPN Providers That Offer Dedicated IPs

by Grey One •

There are only a couple of reliable VPN providers that offer a dedicated (or static) IP address: VPNArea (Bulgaria): This provider has been offering dedicated IPs since 2013. They offer dedicated IPs in various countries, with the cheapest one being just $15 for 1 year in USA. Dedicated IPs are available for 6 and 12 month accounts only. NordVPN (Panama): …

New U.S.-E.U. Online Privacy Agreement Lacks Teeth

by Tracy Knauer •

The United States made new promises this week that European citizens’ data stored on U.S. servers would not be subject to surveillance by the U.S. government. But so far, promises are the only thing the U.S. has offered to assure European concerns about online data privacy. The promises were part of a new agreement between U.S. and European officials about …

U.K. Government Monitors Taxpayers’ Online Activity

by Tracy Knauer •

Why do government authorities want to monitor Internet users’ online activity? In the United Kingdom, one big reason is to find tax evaders by tracking social media accounts. The Belfast Telegraph reports that HM Revenue & Customs — the agency that collects taxes in the U.K. — has deployed a tool called Connect to monitor citizens’ social media activity. It …

Court Rejects Censorship of Pirate Bay BitTorrent Hosting Site

by Tracy Knauer •

The Pirate Bay, one of the world’s most popular BitTorrent indexing sites, won’t be censored in its own country — at least for now — according to a recent decision by a Swedish court. The site, which launched in 2003, is based in Sweden. It is already censored in numerous other countries, primarily in response to allegations that it permits …