UK ISPs to begin sending piracy letters

By Xander, posted 3 months ago in VPN blog

Educational letters will be sent to ISP subscribers who are suspected of online copyright infringement.

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New Windows 10 privacy settings - Is it private?

By Xander, posted 3 months ago in VPN blog

After last year's Windows telemetry outcry, Microsoft's new privacy settings promise to put the user in control of privacy. Does it do enough?

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Dataism is cashing in on our privacy, says FT

By Xander, posted 3 months ago in VPN blog

This year's big idea is Big Data - the collection of consumer information. At CES in Las Vegas last week, everyone and their dog was talking about connectivity and machine learning.

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Rising Internet shutdowns around the world in 2016

By Xander, posted 3 months ago in VPN blog

Governments around the world have shut down internet access more than 50 times last year in 2016, and the cost is estimated to exceed US$2.4bn globally.

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[Updated] EU wants identities of cryptocurrency wallet owners

By Xander, posted 3 months ago in VPN blog

The European Council wants all cryptocurrency exchanges to verify and register customers before storing their personal information in a central database.

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Smartphone users still accept permissions without reading T&Cs

By Xander, posted 3 months ago in VPN blog

A study by a San Francisco-based company shows that smartphone marketplace users still install apps without reading the permissions, terms or privacy policy, and may not be aware of the risks.

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Amazon Echo, Google Home may act as in-home surveillance for law enforcement

By Xander, posted 3 months ago in VPN blog

Prosecutors in the US have obtained a warrant to retrieve audio recordings and telemetry data from a home-owner's Amazon Echo device, receiving national attention and alarming privacy advocate groups.

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American ISPs push to revoke privacy regulations

By Xander, posted 3 months ago in VPN blog

Already ISPs in the US are pushing to repeal privacy rules put in place last October, designed to protect consumers from overly aggressive data collection and marketing use.

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Happy new year from ServerComparator!

By Xander, posted 3 months ago in VPN blog

Our journey so far and a glimpse into ServerComparator's roadmap, and a warm happy new year to everyone!

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RogueVPN ceases trading, leaves customers in the lurch

By Xander, posted 4 months ago in VPN blog

Thousands of users are left out of pocket after RogueVPN (aka VPNGhost) ceased trading, although information has surfaced which sheds some light on the reasons behind it.

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