The Latest VPN News

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  • SaferVPN Wins CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award
      We’re thrilled to announce that CyberSecurity Breakthrough has recognized us with their 2018 Consumer Encryption Solution of the Year award! The Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards are managed by the Tech Breakthrough Awards. Nominations take place across several categories and are considered by a panel of professional, senior-level cybersecurity expert judges. Past... Read more »
  • How to stop Chrome running in the background
    With the changes to Chrome 69 (Chrome 69.0.3497.81 to be precise), Google pushed out a change which stealthily signs you into the Chrome application. This means that all your browsing habits can (and Google say they’re not currently profiling people) be logged, even when not using Chrome. Chrome runs in... Read more »
  • Top court rules UK mass interception of fiber-optic cable traffic violates the right to privacy: a victory, but how big?
    Five years have passed since Edward Snowden’s revelations about the scale of surveillance by the US and UK shocked the world. Things have gone rather quiet on that front now, partly because there have been few new releases of documents from the Snowden hoard. But in the background, many privacy... Read more »
  • Vulnerability Acquisition Companies are Stockpiling 0-days and Selling Them to Governments Rather Than Allowing Them to be Patched
    Last week, a so-called vulnerability acquisition company by the name of Zerodium disclosed a Tor Browser 0-day vulnerability to the public, in an apparent PR stunt. As you may know, 0-days are security bugs which have been discovered but not yet revealed to the developers responsible for patching. The 0-day... Read more »
  • Why HTTPS vs. VPN makes no sense
    HTTPS vs. VPN is a battle that makes very little sense. Both are important means of internet protection, and there is absolutely no conflict between the two. HTTPS and VPN similarities and differences HTTPS Importantly, HTTPS is set by the owner of the website, and the user has no control over it. Some... Read more »
  • Articles 11 and 13 in the New EU Copyright Directive Enable More Surveillance
    Articles 11 and 13 in the New EU Copyright Directive are a Path to More Surveillance Privacy activists were caught off guard last week when the EU passed its controversial copyright legislation. The new law has far reaching consequences that technical experts and internet companies alike have strongly advised would... Read more »
  • 8 ways the NSA is spying on you right now
    Five years on from the revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) collects personal data on every American—and many more people worldwide—the storm has passed. But, the NSA continues to monitor every American and many of its allies, with the backing of the U.S. Government and large portions of Congress.... Read more »
  • How to Unblock Games at School, Work or Abroad
    Many users are searching for solutions to unblock games that are restricted in countries or inaccessible behind firewalls. Let’s go through why you should use a VPN for school, work or restrictions abroad. Learn how to bypass game restrictions and how easy it is to unblock any game, anywhere! Where... Read more »
  • Here come connected vehicles and urban analytics: what do they mean for privacy?
    Electric vehicles and driverless cars may get the headlines, but the real revolution on roads is happening elsewhere, silently and out of sight. For twenty years, more and more digital technology has been added to vehicles. Today, they have almost become computers that have wheels and engines. That’s been made... Read more »
  • Data Center Move: New York
    It’s important for us to keep our customers up to date on our work behind the scenes here at StrongVPN. Please be aware that we will be moving one of our data centers this coming Monday, causing a large period of downtime. The following data center will be affected between... Read more »
  • ExpressVPN’s new-look blog!
    Regular readers may notice that we launched a fancy new blog earlier in the week. We hope it’s a more modern design and allows easier access to what people like to read. There’s also a new category called VPN_Tech. This is where you can find a more in-depth and meaty look at... Read more »
  • EU approves “link tax” and “censorship machines” for a final vote
    On Wednesday, the European Union approved its controversial Copyright Directive for a final vote in January 2019. If passed, the bill would permanently damage the way we use the internet. How will the Copyright Directive censor the internet? Introduced in 2016, the European Commission published their Copyright Directive in an attempt to... Read more »
  • How to Watch the US Open Live Stream with a VPN
    The US Open, one of the world’s most exciting tennis tournaments, is about to begin! Don’t want to miss any of the action? Read on for how to enjoy the US Open live stream – from anywhere. Updated on 9/11/2018: Novak Djokovic won the 2018 men’s singles US Open final... Read more »
  • How pervasive real-time bidding for online ads silently undermines your privacy
    Most people have heard of Moore’s Law, which roughly means that computers have doubled in power every few years. One of the benefits of Moore’s Law is that it has put a supercomputer in everyone’s pocket, in the shape of a low-cost mobile phone. Less well known is the profound... Read more »
  • An SEO Expert Has Shown How Chrome’s Back Button can be Hijacked to Spy on Users
    For an unknown amount of time, the Chrome browser has contained a vulnerability which allows malicious websites to hijack the back button. This was recently demonstrated with striking effect by SEO expert Dan Petrovic of Dejan, an Austrialian internet marketing company. According to his public disclosure on the Dejan website,... Read more »
  • ROUTINE SERVER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED
    In order to keep StrongVPN running smoothly, we need to perform routine maintenance on our servers and networks. This routine server maintenance includes items such as operating system updates, bug fixes, hardware checks and VPN server reboots. To make our routine maintenance efforts more predictable for customers, we have chosen... Read more »
  • California passes “the strongest net neutrality standards in the nation”
    California has just passed net neutrality regulations into state law after bill SB-822 passed both the State Assembly and the Senate on August 31. California’s Democratic Governor Jerry Brown has until September 30 to sign the bill into law. Restoring Net Neutrality after Federal repeal The law aims to restore Net Neutrality in... Read more »
  • The Current Status of WireGuard VPNs – Are We There Yet?
    In security circles, WireGuard is an exciting proposition. It is a modern, open-source VPN client and server system that is highly streamlined, lean, and easy to review due to its simplicity. Conceptually, this is something we have been seeing a hard push for in both cryptography and security circles. Code... Read more »
  • How to improve your privacy on Windows 10
    The most secure and private system is one that is disconnected from everything (even power), buried in a box in an inaccessible location. Something like a computer buried in a concrete box at the Earth’s core would be secure and private, but then you have a whole host of different... Read more »
  • Access granted: How to use Southwest Airlines overseas
    If you’re reading this, chances are you already know a thing or two about VPNs. Maybe you’ve even used them to help find cheap airline tickets. But did you know that some airline sites are only available in certain countries? Take Southwest, for instance. Though it is one of the biggest... Read more »
  • Privacy risks for customers and workers in the gig economy
    In the modern “gig economy”, workers and customers frequently rely on websites and phone apps to schedule, track and evaluate services.  The data gathered and shared through these platforms can contribute to convenience, trust, and the overall customer experience. However, whether you access these platforms as a worker or a... Read more »
  • Enter for your chance to win an Amazon Fire TV Stick!
    Get ready to watch all your favorite shows and #StreamWithStrongVPN We know you’re excited for the fall TV season, and so are we! To celebrate, we’re giving away Amazon Fire TV Sticks to 10 lucky winners in our #StreamWithStrongVPN giveaway. Enter to win between now and September 3 by providing... Read more »
  • Facebook finally stands up for privacy as the U.S. government demands to hack Messenger
    The U.S. Department of Justice wants Facebook to break the end-to-end encryption of its Messenger chat app so the government can spy on a suspect. So far, Facebook is not playing ball. The case is sealed, so no information about it is available to the public, but it’s thought to concern an... Read more »
  • Review ExpressVPN for a chance to win 12 months of free VPN!
    Entering is simple: All you need to do is leave a review at Trustpilot.com, then submit your email below. The first ten people to leave a review and submit their email address will get 12 months added to their ExpressVPN account. Nice! With just a few sentences, let everyone know how you... Read more »
  • How to Be a Safe Digital Nomad in Thailand
    Thailand is one of the world’s hottest travel destinations. Almost 40 million tourists a year visit the country’s beaches, see its scenery, soak in its nightlife and eat its world-class cuisine.   Because of its attractions and affordability, Thailand is increasingly a destination of choice for a new group of visitors:... Read more »