Australia’s data retention law: What is it and how to avoid it?
By in VPN & Privacy, on February 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm
Australia’s data retention law: What is it and how to avoid it?

How to maximize privacy under Australia’s data retention law. Use a VPN, encrypted OTT communication apps, and avoid your ISP’s email service.

5 steps you can take to protect your identity on Data Privacy Day
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 28, 2017 at 9:13 am
5 steps you can take to protect your identity on Data Privacy Day

For this year’s Data Privacy Day, we’re encouraging readers to spend a few minutes securing their private information against identity theft

How to take action against the Snooper’s Charter this Data Privacy Day
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 27, 2017 at 9:32 am
How to take action against the Snooper’s Charter this Data Privacy Day

Fight for your right to privacy by sending your ISP a subject access request, signing the petition to repeal the Snooper’s Charter, and contacting your MP.

Using a VPN in China still legal, but expect downtime in coming months
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 23, 2017 at 10:27 am
Using a VPN in China still legal, but expect downtime in coming months

A new government campaign in China will crack down on VPNs in 2017. Using a VPN is still not illegal, but users should expect downtime.

How to build a Linux VPN server using Amazon EC2 and OpenVPN
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm
How to build a Linux VPN server using Amazon EC2 and OpenVPN

OpenVPN is the most widely used VPN package on the planet. We’ll show you how to build your own Linux VPN using an Amazon EC2 server.

How to set up a SOCKS5 proxy on a virtual private server (VPS)
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm
How to set up a SOCKS5 proxy on a virtual private server (VPS)

A SOCKS proxy is more limited in that it cannot provide access to remote resources, but it can mask your IP address and provide geo-obfuscation services.

How Windows 10 users can delete and manage their Microsoft account history
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm
How Windows 10 users can delete and manage their Microsoft account history

How to delete your Windows web browsing, search, location, and Cortana history using Microsoft’s new web-based dashboard, and manage your telemetry settings

30+ VPNs rated on privacy and security side-by-side
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 5, 2017 at 11:29 am
30+ VPNs rated on privacy and security side-by-side

Comparitech assessed over 30 VPNs using over a dozen criteria to learn which providers take customers’ privacy seriously, and which don’t.

Staying Anonymous Online: Lessons learned from Silk Road Founder’s Mistakes
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm
Staying Anonymous Online: Lessons learned from Silk Road Founder’s Mistakes

Mistakes made by the founders of The Silk Road, who failed to keep their identity hidden, provide some valuable lessons in online anonymity and privacy.

How to Use Psiphon The Censorship-Circumvention Tool
By in VPN & Privacy, on January 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm
How to Use Psiphon The Censorship-Circumvention Tool

Psiphon is a tool that aims to defeat internet censorship. It does so by connecting a Windows desktop or Android device to the Psiphon censorship-circumvention network expressly for the purpose of circumventing internet censorship measures. It’s aimed to help the citizens of countries deemed “enemies of the Internet” to ensure the entire internet is available, but Psiphon can be used anywhere internet access is being curtailed.

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