The Latest VPN News

This page is populated by the latest VPN news from reputable VPN providers and authorities.

  • Is your car spying on you?
    Unlike many other devices, cars are not prefixed with the word smart. Even if they’re connected to the internet—and have the ability to collect and sell your data to third parties. And yet, that’s exactly what most modern cars can do. In recent years, carmakers have turned your vehicle from… Read more »
  • Researchers show that smart TVs are sending your private information back to third parties like Netflix and Facebook
    While most people have long suspected that their smart TVs are spying on them, there is now definitive proof. Two new studies have highlighted that smart TVs are still not good for your privacy. Two sets of researchers – one from Princeton University and the University of Chicago and a… Read more »
  • Want to trade crypto? Here are the top 5 exchanges to try your hand
    To buy Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, you have multiple options. You can go to a Bitcoin ATM, accept them as payments for your goods and services, buy them peer-to-peer or from a brokerage. The most popular option for most is to head to a cryptocurrency exchange. Not all exchanges are… Read more »
  • Now is the time to defend the final haven for privacy: your brain
    One of the principal concerns of privacy is to prevent others – typically governments or companies – from monitoring what we think. They have to do that indirectly, by spying on what we say or write, and inferring what is going through our minds from that data. We assume that… Read more »
  • Massive Novaestrat data leak effects over 20 million in Ecuador
    A report by ZDNet, with help from vpnMentor’s Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, have uncovered what’s likely the largest data leak in the history of Ecuador. This leak contains roughly 20.8 million user records. Ecuador has a population of 16.6 million so it’s safe to say this leak has impacted… Read more »
  • Should apps share details of women’s menstruation and sex lives with Facebook and other sites? Some already do
    Back in January, Privacy News Online wrote about some important research from Privacy International. It found that 61% of the Android apps it investigated automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens them. This happens whether or not people have a Facebook account, and regardless of whether they… Read more »
  • Why you can’t judge a VPN by its server count
    When it comes to choosing a VPN company, there are many things you’ll want to take into account, such as do they provide good speeds? Do they have apps for all my devices? And are they well known and trusted? One question that gets asked a lot is “How many… Read more »
  • Private Internet Access No Longer Blocked in Hong Kong
    For the last several days, Private Internet Access servers have been blocked in Hong Kong. However, we are pleased to announce, that we have been able to successfully unblock our servers, and everything is working properly now.  To everyone in Hong Kong – stay strong, stay safe, and always use… Read more »
  • As we rush toward convenience, say so long to privacy
    We’re all guilty of the same thing. In our rush to download and install apps, we carelessly breeze through all the necessary permissions without even a second glance. Facebook wants to record audio? Absolutely. Gmail needs access to our phone contacts? You bet. Instagram wants to eavesdrop on our camera… Read more »
  • As protesters march on, Private Internet Access VPN has been blocked in Hong Kong
    *** UPDATE – 9/11/2019 – we have been able to successfully unblock our servers in Hong Kong, and our VPN is working well there currently. See: “Private Internet Access No Longer Blocked in Hong Kong” for details. -Chris M *** Private Internet Access’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) is being blocked… Read more »
    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 »
  • 3 things activists can do to strengthen their privacy and security
    Plummeting press freedoms, stifled internet access, attempts to subvert encryption, and plenty of other indicators point to a budding reality: Government institutions are getting better at undermining the fundamental freedoms of speech, privacy, and security of citizens. As someone who has spent most of his life fighting for human rights… Read more »
  • Introducing WireGuard® for StrongVPN
    We’re always evolving behind the scenes here at StrongVPN, and we have some exciting news to share. We’re thrilled to announce the addition of WireGuard VPN, the newest protocol to enter the VPN scene. WireGuard is designed as an easier, faster, and more secure option than its predecessors. And now,… Read more »
  • The next great platform shift is underway, and that could be really bad for privacy
    The first computing era was based on the keyboard. Mainframes, minicomputers, personal computers – they were all controlled using fingers typing out commands. Later on, the graphical front end of the Macintosh and Windows allowed people to point and click, but the keyboard was still there for text to be… Read more »
  • Beware the GHOST Protocol
    UK internet users and internet users around the world need to beware of the GHOST protocol. The GCHQ, which is the United Kingdom’s (UK) equivalent of the American NSA, came up with the GHOST protocol as a potential application of the Investigatory Powers Act. The UK’s IP Act allows the… Read more »
  • Interview: Meet the person protecting human rights activists amid mass surveillance
    Front Line Defenders’s Mohammed Al-Maskati has spent most of his life fighting for human rights in Bahrain and the Middle East. But in recent years, human rights activists have increasingly faced the new challenge of mass government surveillance. This has prompted Al-Maskati to focus on protecting activists by providing them… Read more »
  • Google says: “Privacy is paramount to us, in everything we do”; here’s why that can’t be true
    Back in May Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed: the future is private“. Now Google is joining in: Privacy is paramount to us, in everything we do. So today, we are announcing a new initiative to develop a set of open standards to fundamentally enhance privacy on the web. We’re calling this a… Read more »
  • Trump Administration seeks to permanently restore NSA program to spy on Americans
    The Trump Administration supports the permanent restoration of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allowed the National Security Administration (NSA) to collect the phone records of American citizens as part of a mass surveillance program. The support was made known to key Senate members in an attempt to shore… Read more »
  • Cryptojacking: What is it and how do I guard against it?
    The term “cryptocurrency,” a combination of “cryptography” and “currency,” alludes to the fact that cryptocurrencies are a form of digital money that uses cryptographic keys to identify its account holders and signatures to authenticate transactions. Cryptocurrencies only enter circulation through “mining,” a process that’s used both for creating new units… Read more »
  • How technology affects education
    Technology in education systems comes with a couple of significant obstacles, but as with previous technologies, also presents some opportunities that we would be unwise to turn down. For the most part, modern classrooms have changed little since education became compulsory around the world in the second half of the… Read more »
  • 6 of the biggest crypto heists of all time
    When you store your money in a traditional bank, you do so because you have few other options. Of course, it’s possible to sidestep banks and store money in the form of government bonds or cash under your mattress, but the lack of insurance, physical security and convenience dissuades people… Read more »
  • You should be compartmentalizing your browsers. Here’s how it works.
    We’re acutely aware that our data is valuable—our online movements are followed assiduously by companies and governments who wish to target us for their financial and political gain. Incognito mode will prevent activity from being stored on your computer, but cookies are still active for the duration of your internet… Read more »
  • Free VPNs? Here’s Why You Should Avoid Them.
    When you’re not paying for privacy, you’re sacrificing it. Picture this: You’re looking for a house-sitter to watch over your home for a few weeks while you travel, but you don’t feel like forking over the extra bucks to pay for one. You search online for house-sitters who will do the… Read more »
    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 »
  • SaferVPN Joins NetProtect
    It’s taken some time, but now that the contract ink has dried, we’re eager to announce that SaferVPN has joined NetProtect! You’re probably wondering what this means for you, and what’s happening to the apps you know and love. Well, you can rest assured that SaferVPN will remain the independent… Read more »