The Latest VPN News

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  • Swedish Public Healthcare Portal is sending your symptoms to Google
    Because of pure sloppiness in web design, the Swedish Public Healthcare portal is sending every single symptom and medication search to Google. The Swedish Public Healthcare portal 1177 — named so for historical reasons, since that is the Swedish “Dial-a-Nurse” phone number — is sending all your searches for embarrassing symptoms... Read more »
  • 8 Reasons Your VPN Will Pay for Itself
    A Virtual Private Network is way more than a worthwhile investment. In this blog, we’ll reveal 8 reasons that your VPN is guaranteed to pay for itself. As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no such thing as a good... Read more »
  • How To Quit Facebook And Feel Private Again
    Feeling overwhelmed by the prying eyes of Facebook? Here’s how you can reclaim your privacy. How many times a day do you find yourself refreshing your Facebook feed? Once an hour? Twice? Perhaps you just did—perhaps it’s how you found this article. According to a study by Mediakix, the average... Read more »
  • Canada Bill C-59 Claims to Correct Privacy Abuses — It Actually Makes Them Much Worse
    Canadian civil liberties advocates are sounding the alarm over government Bill C-59, a legislative act that purportedly corrects past intelligence-gathering and cyber-operations abuses but in actuality does quite the opposite. C-59 was originally introduced to address criticisms of the infamous Bill C-51, better known as the Anti-terrorism Act, which gave intelligence... Read more »
  • Which of ExpressVPN’s 2017 predictions came true? And what’s next for 2018?
    In 2016 and 2017, we made some bold predictions about how the world of online privacy and information security might evolve. As 2018 in full swing, it’s time to update you on how these trends progressed in 2017 (or how they didn’t). 1. A major financial crisis will make money worthless,... Read more »
  • Swedish Police website hacked to mine cryptocurrency
    One of the sites hijacked to mine cryptocurrency in the recent script-replacement hack was the website of the Swedish Police Force. This merits a more discussion; a lot more. As reported by The Register and many others, the BrowseAloud script was hijacked server-side to mine the Monero cryptocurrency on the computers... Read more »
  • Private Internet Access now accepts anonymous Zcash shielded payments
    Private Internet Access is now accepting Zcash shielded payments, providing users with enhanced protection of personal data when paying for our VPN services. This continues our long history of adopting new advances in privacy technology on behalf of PIA users. Private Internet Access has been a supporter of Zcash even... Read more »
  • 5 ways to immediately improve your online privacy and security
    Over the last few months, the ExpressVPN Blog has interviewed some notable people in the field of online privacy and security. As a sign-off, we’ll often ask for a quick tip that everyone can do immediately to improve their privacy. As these little info-nuggets are golden, we thought we’d make a... Read more »
  • How to Watch the Winter Olympics from Anywhere
    Another 4 years have passed and the time for the Winter Olympics has come. To ensure that you don’t miss a single exciting moment, you must read this guide on how to stream the 2018 Winter Olympic Games from anywhere in the world. About This Year’s Winter Olympics The 2018... Read more »
  • Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (17/21): The Previous Inviolability of Diaries
    For our analog parents, a diary or a personal letter could rarely be touched by authorities, not even by law enforcement searching for evidence of a crime. Objects such as these had protection over and above the constitutional privacy safeguards. For our digital children, however, the equivalent diaries and letters... 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 »
  • In memory of John Perry Barlow
    It is with great sadness that we received the news of John Perry Barlow’s passing. Very early on, Barlow saw the internet as a place, rather than a medium or a series of electronic tubes. Today, we believe, it is clear that Barlow was right in this view, as more... Read more »
  • Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (16/21): Our children’s privacy and Data Retention
    In the analog world of our parents, it was absolutely unthinkable that the government would demand to know every footstep you took, every phonecall you made, and every message you wrote, just as a routine matter. For our digital children, government officials keep insisting on this as though it were... Read more »
  • Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics with ExpressVPN and win a 12-month VPN subscription
    Sports. All the glorious, icy sports! That’s right—the Winter Olympics are upon us once again. To celebrate, ExpressVPN is giving away a 12-month subscription to one lucky winner. 4 runner-ups will also get a 6-month subscription. Watch the Winter Olympics and win! It’s easy to enter, just follow the link in the box below... Read more »
  • 5 Private Search Engines To Use Instead of Google
    Tired of Google? Here’s how you can avoid being tracked while you search online. No matter how they try to spin it, Google just flat-out is not the best privacy-minded resource. Despite Google’s efforts to tout their data privacy initiatives, it’s no secret that the search engine isn’t exactly the best... Read more »
  • The real Strava heatmap story is not threats to national security, but about privacy and de-anonymization
    At the end of January, Nathan Ruser posted a tweet about Strava, a Website and mobile app used to track athletic activity via GPS coordinates. It concerned Strava’s global heatmap: “the largest, richest, and most beautiful dataset of its kind. It is a visualization of Strava’s global network of athletes,”... Read more »
  • Watch the Super Bowl with ExpressVPN and win a 12-month VPN subscription
    **This competition is closed, and we’ve contacted the winners. Didn’t win this time? Stay tuned for a Winter Olympics competition coming soon!** It’s Super Bowl time! To celebrate, ExpressVPN is giving away a 12-month subscription to one lucky winner. 4 runner-ups will also get a 6-month subscription. Watch the Super Bowl and win! It’s... Read more »
  • UK Court Delivers Blow to Mass Surveillance State, Win for Privacy Advocates
    A UK court has dealt a winning hand to privacy advocates — and a blow to the mass surveillance state — through its ruling on the controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA). The ruling, which was issued by three appellate judges, said that DRIPA was “inconsistent with EU law”... Read more »
  • Live Stream Super Bowl 2018 for Free from Anywhere
    It is finally time for the NFL Super Bowl 2018 on February 4th! You will not want to miss the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles battle to be the next Super Bowl champions! Outside the US? Don’t worry, SaferVPN has you covered. Read on to learn how you... Read more »
  • Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (15/21): Our digital children’s conversations are muted on a per-topic basis
    At worst, our analog parents could be prevented from meeting each other. Our digital children are prevented from talking about particular subjects, once the conversation is already happening. This is a horrifying development. When our digital children are posting a link to The Pirate Bay somewhere on Facebook, a small window... Read more »
  • 4 guides that will help improve your digital security
    The ExpressVPN blog features advice, explanations, reviews, information security updates, online privacy, politics, ExpressVPN products, and all the things about which we are passionate. Some things, however, don’t easily fit here, often because they’re too long or detailed. Most of this long-form content finds its home in the Internet Privacy pages. With... Read more »
  • Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (14/21): Our analog parents’ dating preferences weren’t tracked, recorded, and catalogued
    Our analog parents’ dating preferences were considered a most private of matters. For our digital children, their dating preferences is a wholesale harvesting opportunity for marketing purposes. How did this terrifying shift come to be? I believe the first big harvester of dating preferences was the innocent-looking site hotornot.com 18 years... Read more »
  • Happy Data Privacy Day!
    Today not only marks Data Privacy Day, but the 10 year anniversary of when the campaign was extended to include the US and Canada. Here are some quick facts about this international day. Data Privacy Day began in the US and Canada in 2008. The effort was created as an extension of... Read more »
  • SaferVPN Joins Data Privacy Day 2018
    We’re happy to announce that we’re taking part in this year’s Data Privacy Day (DPD) arranged by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) on January 28th! The theme of the day is “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust” which are things we find important at SaferVPN. Read all about... Read more »
  • ExpressVPN 1.4 for Linux is available now: Download today!
    Good news, Linux users—the latest version of your favorite VPN for Linux features new desktop notifications and a Network Lock to protect your privacy. The ExpressVPN app for Linux also includes full protection against DNS and IPv6 leaks and offers the best VPN connection, wherever you are. Other key features of ExpressVPN’s... Read more »