The Latest VPN News

This page is populated by the latest VPN news from reputable VPN providers and authorities.
  • London: A Snooper’s Paradise
    Whether you live in London, work in London, or have visited London, you know the Tube system. London’s subway is the city’s most popular form of transportation. The vast network of trains can get you wherever you need to go in a timely manner. What you may not know is… Read more »
  • iPhone 11 Pro phones home with user location even when told not to
    Security researcher Brian Krebs recently showed that the iPhone 11 Pro tracks users’ location even when explicitly told not to. As of iOS 13.2.3, this is still active. While it’s usually only asked in half jest, half conjecture… The question: “Is my iPhone tracking me?” has a disturbing new and… Read more »
  • How to shop on Cyber Monday without getting scammed
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for…cybercriminals. For hackers, Cyber Monday is like Christmas morning. As hoards of online users flock to the thousands of sales available online, cybercriminals gear up to take advantage of this type of mass web activity. As with any type of holiday sale,… Read more »
  • Tech gifts that respect your privacy (and some that don’t)
    In the whirlwind season of Black Friday sales and Christmas deals, it can be hard to resist the ridiculous savings on Amazon Ring cameras or various home assistants. But with more people considering their privacy when buying products and services, the requirement for a secure product that doesn’t leech off… Read more »
  • Google’s “smart city” in Toronto: what it wanted, what it will now get – and why it’s still problematic for privacy
    Earlier this year, Privacy News Online wrote about the latest news concerning plans to create a model “smart city” on Toronto’s waterfront. The company involved, Sidewalk Labs, is part of the Alphabet stable, along with Google. In an attempt to quell fears about privacy and other aspects of the plan,… Read more »
  • Save up to $75 on a VPN router for Black Friday
    Just in time for the holidays, we’re offering exclusive Black Friday savings on select VPN routers! Enjoy these discounted prices between Thursday, November 28 and Monday, December 2. With a VPN router, you’ll be able to protect multiple devices in your home at once, all from one secure source. You… Read more »
  • What is an e-signature, and how does it work?
    If you’ve recently signed a new job contract, finalized the lease on an apartment, or confirmed a loan online, chances are you’ve used an e-signature app—or could have benefited from one. The use of e-signature app agreements soared by 747% between 2012 to 2017. A lot of people are getting… Read more »
  • EU’s ePrivacy regulation is being subverted by publishers who want their “right” to use tracking cookies enshrined in law
    Last year, Privacy News Online wrote about the important EU ePrivacy legislation. As that noted, it was moving through the EU’s legislative process slowly because of massive lobbying against the new law, which aims to regulate how metadata is gathered and used, and to limit how people are tracked online,… Read more »
  • .ORGanized Takeover – a timeline of the ISOC, PIR & Ethos Capital Deal
    There have been so many different emails and articles floating around about the ISOC sale of PIR to a new, two-person investment firm with only one investment, it’s hard to piece together exactly what has happened and when. I have put together a timeline based upon what I have read,… Read more »
  • Tech that can spy on our brains is coming
    Almost ten years ago, Facebook launched its facial recognition tool, which could identify people in photos uploaded onto the platform. Since then, we have seen the technology adopted at airport border security, on our mobile devices, and even on concert tours. The sudden pervasiveness of facial recognition has disconcerting implications… Read more »
  • The continually evolving fight for freedom
    On the back of our announcement yesterday and the various media coverage relating to the upcoming merger acquisition with Kape Technologies, I wanted to take a moment to address the concern some of you have about our intent going forward, and whether this move means that we are no longer… Read more »
  • Would you trade your privacy for free apps? Some don’t have a choice.
    Every time you grant an app permission to access your contacts or listen to your microphone, you’re giving the app developer carte blanche to do what they like with the data. Some of them might share it with another firm. Others might not. But they’re definitely collating all the data… Read more »
  • Get the ExpressVPN Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal
    Serious bargain hunters need no reminder: The two most anticipated days for finding great deals in the U.S. are approaching. Black Friday falls on November 29 this year, with Cyber Monday happening on December 2. To join in the excitement, ExpressVPN is offering a deal of our own: Three months… Read more »
  • Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes (“The War of All Against All”)
    Millions of years ago, when we were the prey, we relied on our ability to have privacy to hide our location, smell and sounds. With privacy, we gained freedom — and we survived. However, over time, we gave up many freedoms in exchange for peaceful order, as social contracts and… Read more »
  • At last, some good news for privacy: signs that micro-targeted advertising may be on the way out
    At the beginning of this year Privacy News Online wrote about how people were waking up to the dangers of micro-targeted advertising. Despite that, nothing much happened – until now. One reason for the shift is the heightened awareness of the role of social media in politics and elections. Twitter… Read more »
  • Facebook’s cryptocurrency has governments scrambling
    There are over 2,000 cryptocurrencies, tokens, and blockchain instruments commonly traded on more than 250 platforms around the world. Some of these currencies are created by pseudonymous individuals such as Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto, while others are conceived by child prodigies, startups, large tech companies, or even governments. Almost none of… Read more »
  • Introducing Private.sh: A search engine that cryptographically protects your privacy
    Private.sh is a new private search engine that uses cryptography to ensure that your search history cannot be tracked by anyone – even us. Private.sh comes from the same privacy committed makers of Private Internet Access in partnership with GigaBlast – one of the few companies to have their own… Read more »
  • Federal court rules that the Fourth Amendment protects your laptops and smartphones from suspicionless searches at the border
    A federal court in Boston has ruled that suspicionless searches of the smartphones and laptops of travelers violates the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) worked together to achieve this new precedent. The ACLU released the welcome news on… Read more »
  • What is spyware and how do I remove it?
    Identity theft affected nearly 15 million Americans last year, racking up 4 billion USD in losses. And if you were one of the victims, or if you know anyone who’s been subjected to credit card fraud, it’s highly likely that the underlying cause was spyware. What is Spyware? Spyware refers… Read more »
  • New! Introducing Light Mode
    Now you can enjoy StrongVPN in a brand new way. We’re excited to announce our new Light Mode option, a bright alternative to our usual Dark Mode interface. Whether you prefer Light Mode for better visibility or simply want to change things up, this new addition is ready for use.… 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 »
  • Google, Facebook and many others are coming for your health data: watch out for your privacy
    Last week, Google announced that it would be buying Fitbit, valuing the 12-year-old company at $2.1 billion. Many have seen this as an attempt to boost Google’s position in the wearables sector. So far, the company’s Wear OS platform has made relatively little impact. The acquisition certainly improves Google’s position,… Read more »
  • How to create a VPN
    A virtual private network (VPN) helps you protect your browsing data from internet service providers (ISPs). It can also help you disguise your IP address from sites you visit, as well as unblock websites and circumvent content restrictions based on your location. A VPN is not very difficult to set… Read more »
  • Protect your messaging apps with a password now
    We’ve previously written about which messaging apps you should be using instead of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Snapchat. (If you’re not using an encrypted messaging app in 2019, what are you even doing?) To give your messaging apps an extra layer of physical security, set them up with a passcode… Read more »
  • The most secure messaging apps in 2019
    From WhatsApp to Snapchat, messaging apps provide a free and easy service to communicate with friends, family, and co-workers. Without encryption, however, private messages could be read by the company behind the app, as well as third parties and even governments who like to collect private data on their citizens.… Read more »