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  • NEW! Milwaukee Server Location Added
    We have an exciting update here at StrongVPN—we’ve added new servers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. This city is now added to our growing list of available locations, and the new servers are live and ready to connect to. We’re happy to continue expanding our network of servers to accommodate customers around the world.... Read more »
  • How to Keep Your Instagram Account Secure
    These days, Instagram seems to be unstoppable. Now worth about $1.69 billion, the social media giant has created not only a new frontier for business, but has changed the meaning of the word “influence.” Instagram influencers — one of the internet’s hottest topics right now — are users with large... Read more »
  • 10 Hidden Features and Facts About VPNs You Don’t Know
    Almost all of us love surfing on the Internet. Moreover, most of us are now dependent on the world wide web; it has become a necessity in our daily life. Likewise, using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) – considered to be the most reliable service for securing your data and online presence... Read more »
  • OpSec – Staying Private Under Surveillance
    OpSec – Staying Private Under Surveillance One of the biggest mistakes that people make while trying to operate  privately on the internet is giving up their information over side-channels. That is, they break operational security through a misunderstanding of technology or by simply outing themselves behaviorally. This article is intended... Read more »
  • Fake news: 5 common VPN misconceptions
    A VPN is essential if you want to access the full internet without organizations snooping on you. But an unhindered and surveillance-free internet is not what the governments want of their citizens. How are they to keep you in check if they can’t see what you’re doing? ISPs are very much invested... Read more »
  • Trading more than horses: Threats to privacy, net neutrality in international trade negotiations
    When we’re discussing the internet, it’s not surprising that legislation and policy can have an impact that extends far beyond one country’s borders. While many of us are aware of domestic threats to fair dealing, privacy, and net neutrality, including regulator proposals and proposed legislation, it’s also important to consider... Read more »
  • Dark Patterns: How Tech Companies Use Interface Design to Undermine Online Privacy
    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force back in May. One reason many people know about the GDPR is because they were bombarded with emails asking them to accept updated privacy policies as a result. Another is that some companies have required people to agree to new... Read more »
  • How to Use Private Internet Access and Tor: Tor over VPN or VPN over Tor?
    A big question for those who consider internet privacy essential is how to best use Tor in combination with a VPN service provider like Private Internet Access. Should a Tor connection be tunneled inside an already established VPN connection, or should a VPN connection be tunneled inside an already established... 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 »
  • Are your apps spying on your Gmail messages? Here’s how to stop them.
    If you’re a Gmail user and thought your messages were private, think again. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google has been allowing third-party app developers to read private emails of Gmail users. Essentially, Google allows developers to scan millions of emails of users who sign up... Read more »
  • Reproducible Builds – Solving an Old Open Source Problem to Improve Security
    One of the billion-dollar problems in the world of computers is getting software to act reliably. Fundamentally, when software misbehaves, it leads to flaws that can impact performance, reliability and security. One of the best things about computers is that they do exactly what you tell them to do. One... Read more »
  • ExpressVPN’s all encompassing, jargon-busting Bitcoin glossary
    Much like the internet, the Bitcoin network introduced a vast array of new words to explain its unique functionality. This specialized vocabulary can make it difficult to follow discussions around the topic, and might even be a barrier to understanding the system. The core functionalities of Bitcoin, for example, are impossible... Read more »
  • TV Addons: Legal battle against Canadian media giants demonstrates severe consequences facing developers accused of copyright infringement
    Earlier this year, a coalition of Canadian media groups including Bell, Rogers, Quebecor, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, presented a controversial proposal to the Canadian telecommunications regulator to implement a website-blocking system and independent agency to respond to online piracy.  While the “FairPlay Coalition” is seeking additional tools to respond... Read more »
  • Data Center Move: Paris
    This week, we’ll be making some additional improvements as we move our Paris data center. This data center will be affected between these estimated times: Paris Monday, 7/9 at 2:00 pm PDT to Tuesday, 7/10 at 4:00 am PDT. While we schedule this maintenance window, we anticipate actual downtime to be less. Please... Read more »
  • The Next Frontier in Threats to your Privacy: Voice Recognition
    Privacy News Online has been tracking the increasing use of facial recognition technologies for some time. Concerns about their wider deployment are growing. But the surveillance world does not stand still. While people focus their attention on facial recognition, a new form of tracking is being rolled out: voice recognition... 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 »
  • Online shopping with a VPN: Find deals and protect yourself
    Stand aside, brick-and-mortar stores: Online shopping has been growing exponentially, bringing with it undeniable upsides, but also a few risks. A virtual private network (VPN) is your essential companion for shopping online, steering you to better deals while also helping protect you from fraud and theft. This guide will show you... 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 just how... Read more »
  • Oppression for Pennies – The Cost of Surveillance is Falling
    Oppression for Pennies – The Cost of Surveillance is Falling If there’s one thing the Internet has taught us over the last 40 years, it is that information is power. The Internet has made and ruined careers, toppled corrupt regimes, made and broken millions of relationships, disrupted entire sectors of... Read more »
  • Watch the 2018 World Cup and win an ExpressVPN subscription
    *This competition has closed. If you haven’t heard from us, then you weren’t selected as a winner. Better luck next time!* Get ExpressVPN Discount And then there were four. After an upset-filled group stage (*cough* Germany *cough*), the 2018 World Cup knockout stage is now heading to an exciting finish. What’s more, ExpressVPN is holding a... Read more »
  • Data Center Move: Tokyo
    As we continue to make some changes behind the scenes, we want to keep our customers up to speed. We will be moving one of our data centers this Tuesday, causing some downtime. The following data center will be affected between these estimated times: Tokyo Tuesday 7/3, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm... Read more »
  • 50 Star Fireshow, formerly called Freedom and Fireworks: Celebrate Independence Day with Private Internet Access, Snoop Dogg and the people of Jersey City.
    For the fifth year running, people will flock to the Hudson River to celebrate Independence Day together at the largest fireworks display in the state. Around 200,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event, which will take place on the waterfront in Jersey City, NJ. This year’s celebrations promise... Read more »
  • How brute-force cracking might reveal your password
    In cryptography, a brute-force attack attempts to decipher encrypted content by guessing the encryption key. This attack is feasible when the encryption key is short, or if an attacker has sufficient information to try and guess the key. When it comes to web forms, attackers do not have much time to... Read more »
  • 10 ways a VPN for games improves your gaming
    A VPN for games (GPN, or gamers private network) can lower the latency between a player and the server client (ping) and speed up your connection, but that’s not the only benefit, as you probably guessed from the title of this blog. Get a Gaming VPN Reasons why a gaming VPN is... Read more »
  • Data Center Moves: Miami and Washington DC
    We aim to keep our customers up to date on our work behind the scenes here at StrongVPN. Please be aware that we will be moving some of our data centers this week, causing some downtime. The following data centers will be affected between these estimated times: Miami Wednesday 6/27, 9:00 am... Read more »