The Latest VPN News

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  • 5 Common Myths About VPNs
    If you’ve looked into getting a VPN for yourself, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a few rumors about them. A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is an encryption tool used to change your IP address in order to access the internet privately. Whether you’re using it to browse anonymously,... Read more »
  • The growing threat to privacy from big data forensics and false positives
    The cost of sequencing the DNA found in genomes has been decreasingly rapidly in recent years. Since 2008, it has been falling even faster than the well-known Moore’s Law for semiconductor prices, and today a human genome can be sequenced in its near-entirety for $1000 or less. Similarly, partial sequencing... Read more »
  • ExpressVPN Survey: 71 Percent of Americans Concerned With How Brands Collect and Use Their Personal Data
    ExpressVPN, a leading VPN provider, today announced the results of a new survey. The survey of 1,000 U.S. adults age 18+, conducted online by Propeller Insights on behalf of ExpressVPN in April 2018, found that data security is top of mind for the vast majority of Americans, that trust in... Read more »
  • PGP is still pretty good for privacy
    Many privacy advocates use PGP (GNU Privacy Guard/GPG in its open source form) to encrypt, sign, and verify data and text of all sorts. PGP is a relatively well audited and trusted privacy and security tool with a fascinating backstory. Recently, though, PGP is under fire after the revelation of a... Read more »
  • Your Cell Phone Carrier Is Selling Your Real-Time Location Data to Third Parties
    All major cell phone carriers collect and sell their customers’ real-time location data to third-party advertisers, information disclosed in a recent court case has revealed. Krebs On Security even discovered that LocationS According to AndroidCentral, the case hearkens back to 2014 when a sheriff in Missouri began using a prison telecommunications... Read more »
  • Today, the Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality
    Today, the United States Senate will vote on whether or not to save net neutrality.  All 49 Senate Democrats, with the support of key Republican Senators, have successfully forced a Resolution of Disapproval vote regarding the FCC’s 3-2 repeal of net neutrality in December of 2017. Since the FCC decision, activists have been working... Read more »
  • Senate Democrats To Force Vote Wednesday to Protect Net Neutrality
    In a final attempt to save the fate of our open internet, Senate Democrats are planning to force a vote on Wednesday that would restore the FCC’s net neutrality rules. All 49 members of the Democratic caucus, as well as Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine, are backing this measure,... Read more »
  • Privacy in America vs. Europe: Here’s how the EU does data different
    Back in 2017, The Economist that prophetically pegged personal data as the world’s greatest resource, but it’s only in the past few months that most of the world is beginning to realize why, as more details about the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal have come to light. How governments and regulators... Read more »
  • Why you should use a unique password for every online account
    To improve user security, ExpressVPN now asks users to create a password that they don’t use elsewhere, and it must contain: At least 8 characters At least one number At least one symbol (e.g., #, {, @, !, ?) Why you should never use the same password twice For protection against hacks, it’s important to... Read more »
  • Crypto backdoors are in the news again, and as bad for privacy as ever
    VPNs are an indispensable part of online life, and they protect many aspects of privacy. But there’s a class of threats that VPNs can’t defend against: crypto backdoors, which allow even the strongest encryption to be bypassed. That’s why it’s important for everyone who cares about their privacy and security... Read more »
  • European Commission expands planned copyright auto-censorship machines to also include censorship of unwanted political opinions
    The European Commission is expanding its plans for proposed automated censorship: from only having concerned copyright infringements, which is bad enough and cannot nearly be determined by a machine, the automated censorship is also going to suppress any speech with the wrong political opinion. The political term for the wrong... Read more »
  • Change your Firefox settings for a more private browsing experience
    With just a few clicks, you can vastly improve your online privacy. Here are some tips for the popular Firefox browser—and you don’t have to install a thing. First up, open the Firefox settings by clicking on the hamburger menu in the top right corner. Now click Preferences/Options > Privacy &... Read more »
  • In China, workers’ brainwaves are now being monitored on the factory floor
    In the next installment of “how bad can things get”, Chinese factories are not content with monitoring their workers’ communications and physical location, but have found it much more efficient to monitor their worker’s brainwaves directly, writes the South China Morning Post. In a feature called “Forget about the Facebook... Read more »
  • Millions of Twitter passwords exposed by glitch
    Yesterday, Twitter advised their 330 million users to change their passwords immediately. Why? Because of a glitch that caused some passwords to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system. While no passwords were compromised, it was a scary wake-up call about the risks of password breaches. Normally, Twitter... 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 »
  • Facebook has a better memory of you than you do—find out what it knows
    In light of Facebook’s biggest scandal to date, many people are starting to take privacy more seriously.   Unfortunately, it may be too late for the information Facebook already has. Its data collection of all your online activity, and by extension your life, is infallible and indelible. To gauge just how... Read more »
  • ExpressVPN 6.6.1 for Windows has all the best features
    The latest ExpressVPN app for Windows has a host of killer features that will keep you secure on the internet. On top of that, we’ve improved the first-time user experience to make it even easier for everyone to enjoy ExpressVPN. Good news, too, for our users in France, as the app is... Read more »
  • ExpressVPN Windows app: Latest updates and software upgrades (6.6)
    Last Updated: May 3, 2018 Click here for the latest ExpressVPN Windows software For older versions of ExpressVPN for Windows click here The latest ExpressVPN app for Windows has a host of killer features that will keep you secure on the internet. On top of that, we’ve improved the first-time user experience to make... Read more »
  • What makes a cryptocurrency Bitcoin?
    According to listings on coinmarketcap.com, there are now six major cryptocurrencies that all claim to be Bitcoin, and more are in the works. In addition to Bitcoin Cash (which, with over US$20 billion market capitalization, is arguably the biggest Bitcoin contender), Bitcoin Gold, Diamond, Private and Dark all somehow attempt to... Read more »
  • The European Commission’s “Upload Censorship for Copyright” is already obsolete
    As Julia Reda has continuously reported from inside the European Parliament, the European Commission is pushing for an update to copyright monopoly laws that would introduce upload-time censorship on copyright grounds. It would not only make sites like GitHub illegal, be ineffective, and apply law incorrectly in its automated censorship;... Read more »
  • Why we support the Index on Censorship: 2018 Freedom of Expression Awards
    Freedom of Expression is a fundamental human right as enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But it sadly comes as no surprise to any of us that there are governments and others wielding power around the globe who find numerous ways in which to obstruct freedom... Read more »
  • And just like that, the copyright industry lost everything they’d fought for
    It was just an idea posted in a random financial forum, but people saw the implications immediately. The Bitcoin-BCH financial network brings with it an uncensorable Twitter-like microblogging, called Memo. Once somebody realized this can also be used for magnet links, the copyright industry’s despicable repression game was at the... Read more »
  • Why You Should Use End-to-End Encrypted Email to Increase your Privacy
    Email is one of the most ubiquitous forms of online communication around. According to Statista, there are over 3.7 billion email users in the world currently. Unfortunately, it’s likely that the vast majority of email users do not understand email encryption. Not even five years ago, the majority of internet... Read more »
  • 5 fashion items you’ll need to fight a surveillance state
    In a previous post, we looked at how to be incognito in the real world. Today, let’s dive deeper into the subject… and how to look fabulous while doing it! When you’re out and about, the most difficult thing to evade is CCTV cameras, especially if they connect to facial recognition... Read more »
  • Here’s What You Need to Know About GDPR
    If you’ve been receiving a flood of emails from your favorite brands about updated Terms & Conditions, it’s no coincidence — an upcoming data protection law called GDPR is underway in Europe, and it’s now making waves across international adtech companies. GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is a monumental... Read more »