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  • ExpressVPN iOS app: Latest updates and software upgrades (7.0)
    ExpressVPN 7.0 for iOS is available to download now! Click here for the latest ExpressVPN iOS software For older versions of ExpressVPN for iOS click here A totally re-engineered and re-imagined ExpressVPN app for iOS is here, and, quite frankly, it’s the best iOS app we’ve ever produced. Stronger, faster, smarter: It’s crammed full... Read more »
  • Deep fakes: how immutable blockchain-based life logs could combat them, and the implications for privacy
    The idea of deep fakes – AI-assisted fake videos – first entered the mainstream around a year ago. After an initial burst of interest, people stopped searching for the term, although the technology behind the idea certainly hasn’t gone away. A couple of weeks ago, a video was circulating that... Read more »
  • Grin and BEAM: Two Groundbreaking Private Cryptocurrencies Just Went Live
    I’ve written here in the past about how bitcoin is not as anonymous as you think. Despite its reputation, bitcoin transactions are actually recorded openly and publicly. I’ve also introduced three private cryptocurrencies you could use instead. But the game just changed. Two further privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies launched in January 2019:... Read more »
  • Dismantling the “Nothing to Hide” Argument
    When talking about privacy in the modern world, we are often faced with a common dismissive argument. Someone in the group always drags out the “I don’t have anything to hide, so it doesn’t bother me” argument. Privacy activists usually take offense to this, get agitated, or get flustered and... Read more »
  • In U.S. government shutdown, your privacy takes a hit
    Now well into its third week, the U.S. government shutdown has officially become the longest in history. More than 800,000 federal employees are working without pay, and the effects, as you can imagine, are beginning to pile up. While the impact on national parks, airport security lines, and popular cultural attractions... Read more »
  • 10 Surprising Internet History Facts
    You’re using the Internet right now, but do you know where it (and all the apps you use each day) came from? Read on for 10 of our favorite Internet history facts – and learn about some of the surprising “origin stories” of the World Wide Web. Infographic: Top 10 Internet... Read more »
  • The 2019 ExpressVPN Scholarship is now accepting entries
    We are excited to announce that the fourth Future of Privacy Scholarship is now open for applications. Our essay topic this year is: Technology companies can self-regulate to provide optimal privacy to internet users. The free market will choose the winners to be those companies that best protect their users, without the... Read more »
  • ExpressVPN survey: Americans doubt they’ll get more power over their data
    The vast majority of Americans want more control over who shares their personal data but are not confident that they will get it, a new ExpressVPN survey has found. An overwhelming 89% of Americans surveyed think they should be able to choose whether technology companies (like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Verizon)... Read more »
  • Here’s why Australia’s cybersecurity bill is a terrible idea
    Despite international protest, Australia has passed a new bill that essentially outlaws encryption technology, making its population of 25 million (and 10 million annual visitors) less safe. The “Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill” of 2018 requires tech companies to build backdoors and weaknesses into any communication systems,... Read more »
  • People start to wake up to the pervasive third-party tracking that comes with 90% of Android apps
    It will hardly be news to readers of this site that mobile apps are tracking us on a massive scale. And yet a story in the New York Times last month about how apps are routinely monitoring users and their geographical position seems to have shocked many. Indeed, Los Angeles... Read more »
  • Testing your web browser for cryptojacking
    Cryptojacking or cryptocurrency mining is the covert use of your computer’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics Processing unit (GPU) to mine for cryptocurrency. With the rise of cryptocurrency, cryptojacking has become very popular and many websites employ the use of scripts to use your computing device to mine for... Read more »
  • New year, new you: 8 ways to improve your peace of mind online
    If last year gave you a cybersecurity headache, you’re not alone. Between a slew of data breaches and dodgy data collection practices coming to light, privacy took quite a hit. The stress of maintaining your online privacy can be overwhelming, especially in a world where cybercrime is so rampant. While... Read more »
  • Buying Bitcoin? 4 Criteria For Choosing the Right Crypto Exchange
    Your first foray into cryptocurrency will almost certainly take place on a cryptocurrency exchange – a place for buying and selling bitcoin. Travel back in time a few years, and there were only a handful of crypto exchanges out there. Nowadays, there are almost too many to choose from. For... Read more »
  • How the NSA Spies on Us All – Part 4: The 90’s – Present
    This is part 4 of a series. See: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Up until 1998, the NSA had been a purely defensive intelligence agency, that was tasked with cryptography (enemy code breaking), passive collection of SIGINT, intelligence production for other agencies, and defense of American and... Read more »
  • Cloudy skies ahead: LA is suing the Weather Channel for selling user data
    The city of LA is suing the Weather Company, a subsidiary of IBM, for secretly mining and selling user location data with the extremely popular Weather Channel App. Stating that the app unfairly manipulates users into enabling their location settings for more accurate weather reports, the lawsuit affirms that the app... Read more »
  • OpenVPN 2.5.0 – What is Coming to OpenVPN in 2019
    OpenVPN is the old guard of the VPN world. It is powerful, stable, and it has a large and enthusiastic dev community backed by multiple commercial interests. A new dot release is scheduled to be released this year, with many new features that aim to make OpenVPN easier to use... Read more »
  • How to permanently delete files in Windows with Cipher
    When you delete a file in Windows, all it really does, is delete an entry in the master file table that tells the computer where the actual file is stored.  Without permanently deleting it, the file could potentially be recovered at a later date. Cipher is a built-in secure detection... Read more »
  • 4 Ways you can be identified through social media
    On social media, it is easy to forget who can see our posts. A pseudonym can protect us from revealing too much, but there are still plenty of ways we can accidentally dox ourselves. 1. There’s lots of metadata in images Many cameras and smartphones collect metadata along with the picture. This... Read more »
  • Save Money on Flights: How I Found $2,700+ in Savings on Plane Tickets
    Traveling is great, but booking a flight? That can be financially overwhelming. Even with discount airlines and holiday deals, it’s tough to find the best price. In this post, I’m going to show you how easy it is to use a VPN to search for deals of hundreds of dollars... Read more »
  • The 9 best ExpressVPN blogs of 2018
    2018 was a bumper year for ExpressVPN! Here’s the best of 2018 from the best VPN blog in town: 1. France is bidding adieu to Google in favor of a more private search engine The French National Assembly will stop using Google and instead use Qwant, an EU-based search engine known for... Read more »
  • Hard to prove harm: Google wins lawsuit over facial recognition
    As new privacy laws attempt to address the different ways that companies collect, store and use biometric data, it’s also important to keep an eye on how the courts are interpreting and applying legislation. In a recent court case, a federal judge ruled against a claim that Google had violated... 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 »
  • BestVPN.com’s People’s Choice: Vote quick to win a year’s VPN
    After winning BestVPN.com’s Best Overall and Best Speed awards last year, ExpressVPN is in the running for this year’s People’s Choice Award! This award lets you make your voice heard! Which VPN service is your favorite for 2019? Vote by clicking the button below. Visit BestVPN.com to Vote The first five people to... Read more »
  • Unlock Your Kindle and Use Kindle Unlimited Abroad
    Read on to find how you can unblock your Amazon devices like Kindle and your Kindle Unlimited account – no matter where you are. What is Kindle Unlimited? Kindle Unlimited is a service provided by Amazon which lets customers read over a million e-books and listen to thousands of audiobooks on... Read more »
  • Why do I need a VPN?
    Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) come in many forms. A physical private network is usually any network in which computer connect through routers and Wi-Fi points in a way that data does not get transmitted over the open internet. Many schools and universities use such local area networks to share files exclusively... Read more »