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British comms company Three leaks user data—again

Privacy in the News

British comms company Three leaks user data—again

The UK-based mobile phone company and internet service provider Three experienced a data breach this week—just months after data from more than 100...

Why you need a VPN now more than ever

Using a VPN

Why you need a VPN now more than ever

The last couple of years have posed some significant challenges to those who want to protect and maintain their online security and privacy.

Net Neutrality under threat: ISP transparency rules suspended by the FCC

Privacy in the News

Net Neutrality under threat: ISP transparency rules suspended by the FCC

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission, the US body that regulates international and interstate online communications, voted to roll back...

The FCC might be about to destroy your online privacy

Privacy in the News

The FCC might be about to destroy your online privacy

The body that regulates international and interstate communications, the Federal Communications Commission, is about to halt implementation of a ru...

Your Privacy Round Up: February

Privacy in the News

Your Privacy Round Up: February

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially when it comes to things like online security. But with so much information to take in,...

Why smartphones are our most valued privacy possession

Online Privacy

Why smartphones are our most valued privacy possession

This week, Creative Strategies released the findings of their most recent study—and reported that the smartphone is our most valued device in terms...

Signal’s new update—and its new security issue

Online Security

Signal’s new update—and its new security issue

This week, encrypted messaging app Signal launched a new update that introduced video calling for the first time. The beta update also promised bet...

How our no-log policy protects us—and you

Online Privacy

How our no-log policy protects us—and you

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the FBI forced Twitter to share data on its users—without the legal warrant that is usually necessary in th...

Will WhatsApp’s Live Location Tracker pose a privacy threat?

Online Privacy

Will WhatsApp’s Live Location Tracker pose a privacy threat?

If rumours are to be believed, instant messaging app WhatsApp is currently working on a feature that would allow users to track the location of the...

Safer Internet Day: Our top 5 tips to keep your children safe online

Internet Security

Safer Internet Day: Our top 5 tips to keep your children safe online

Today is Safer Internet Day—the day when across the globe, we unite to talk about the best ways to promote a better, safer internet for everyone.

Privacy in the News

Your Privacy Round Up: January

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially when it comes to things like online security. But with so much information to take in,...

Privacy in the News

The WhatsApp security flaw—and how to protect yourself

Last week, The Guardian reported that a security vulnerability had been found in popular encrypted messaging app WhatsApp—and that the flaw allowed...

Privacy in the News

Martin Luther King Jr and how surveillance is used against us

This coming Monday, Jan 16th, marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Privacy in the News

Censorship and surveillance to become even worse in China

This week, the Chinese government passed a new set of regulations that will make the country’s problems with censorship and surveillance even more ...

Privacy in the News

France is now collecting and storing the data of 60 million citizens

In all the furore of 2016, and the shocking political movements of the latter half of the year, you might just have missed a particularly Orwellian...

Online Privacy

Why you should start protecting your privacy in 2017

2016 was a pretty bruising year for the privacy community.

Privacy in the News

2016: The Year in Privacy

2016 was a tough year for many reasons–and not just because we lost David Bowie just a few days into the first month.

Online Privacy

The FBI is now monitoring Twitter

Ever feel like your tweets give away a little too much about you?

Internet Security

Australian ISPs ordered to block piracy websites

Last week, in a landmark case, the Australian Federal Court in Sydney ruled that internet service providers should “take reasonable steps” to block...

Privacy in the News

1 billion Yahoo accounts compromised in largest data breach in history

This week, Yahoo announced that over a billion of their users’ accounts had been compromised in what appears to be the largest data breach in histo...

Online Privacy

How to ensure security on all your devices—from one place

These days, it can be difficult to track what’s going on on all of your devices.

Internet Censorship

Human Rights Day and the fight for an open internet

Tomorrow, December 10th, is International Human Rights Day.

Security

How to protect yourself from the Snooper’s Charter

In last week’s blog, we wrote about the UK’s terrifying new surveillance law, and how this law undermines online privacy for citizens of the UK (an...

Online Security

Gooligan malware compromises 1 million Google accounts

This week, researchers at Check Point Software Technologies alerted the world to the existence of malware found in a least 86 Android third-party a...

Privacy in the News

What the UK’s terrifying new surveillance law means to you

While the rest of the world was looking at the US and the results of the recent election, the UK government quietly passed one of the most extreme ...

SurfEasy News

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: FIVE new regions on SurfEasy VPN!

You might have noticed that we’ve gone a little crazy with new regions this year. I’d like to say we’re sorry, but we definitely aren’t.

Online Freedom

As internet freedom declines, what can you do?

This week, pro-democracy think tank Freedom House released a report stating that in 2016, internet freedom around the world has declined for a sixt...

Online Freedom

What a Trump presidency means for your online security and privacy

This week, Donald Trump swept to victory in the US presidential election. The now President-elect will be sworn into office in January 2017.

Using a VPN

Why we’re proud to be the top-rated fast VPN service

Here at SurfEasy, we understand how important it is to maintain fast speeds when you’re on the web.

Online Security

Explaining the latest DNS attack

On October 21st last week, the internet suffered a massive DNS attack. It was touch and go for a few hours, but the web pulled through.

Security

Why you need a VPN as you start college

The list of things that you need when you start college is huge: Bedsheets, a decent frying pan, and enough Advil to get you through four years of ...

Tips

How hiding your IP address protects you online

You might be considering investing in a VPN because you’ve heard that they protect your online security and help you to stay anonymous online. If y...

Using a VPN

Why you should use a VPN when torrenting

Most of us on the internet these days worry, to some extent, about our online security, and many of us do something to protect it, like using a VPN.

Privacy

Why job seekers should keep their social media accounts private

Imagine you’re applying for a job. You write up a good cover letter, polish your resume, check your references are all up to date, then send it off.

Privacy

How to keep your Facebook account as private as possible

Social media is one of the areas in which we are most likely to let our online security slip. We post our locations, our addresses and even our ima...

Using a VPN

Why a VPN is necessary if you work from home

These days, more and more of the global workforce are working from home. Sure, it’s harder to concentrate when your cats / kids / partners are both...

Tips

Four essential apps to install on the all-new iOS 10

The long-awaited iOS 10 is finally upon us, and that means that Apple users across the globe are walking into lamp posts and meandering out into tr...

SurfEasy News

Introducing even more brand new regions to SurfEasy VPN!

That’s right; today, we’re adding FOUR new countries to our regions list.

SurfEasy News

Together we can help conquer cancer in our lifetime

We know that one day research will beat cancer. We want that day to be within our lifetime.

Security

Why SurfEasy and Opera VPN remain safe and secure

This week, you might have read that Opera servers related to the Opera sync system were breached. Opera quickly addressed this breach and reached o...

Tips

VPNs and Gaming: Play Pokemon Go from wherever you are

It’s been the hottest game of the year, and the Pokemon Go phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down.

Tips

How to delete yourself from the internet

We’ve all considered it. On those days when the comments section of news websites just get a bit too much to handle, or when those photos from Spri...

Security

iOS 10 and your online security: What's new?

It’s almost time. iOS 10 is due to be released in a matter of days, and the hype around their landmark double-digit software version is pretty huge...

Tips

How to get the best of the web while you're at the Olympics in Rio

The entire world has flocked to Rio in the last couple of weeks. The city is heaving, the mood is joyous, and all of us are riding high on a wave o...

Tips

How I travelled the world with a VPN

There are some of us who just can’t get used standing still. More and more of us are hitching our backpacks on and taking our laptops and travellin...

Privacy

How to protect your information while online dating

For those amongst us who haven’t yet found our perfect partner, online dating can be a lifesaver. After all, if you days are filled up with work, t...

Security

Is hotel or hostel WiFi really secure?

It’s almost impossible to travel without at least one piece of technology, no matter where you’re planning to stay. Whether you’re in a budget host...

Tips

Tech for Travel: Which device should you take on your trip?

We all dream of disconnecting, logging off and forgetting our normal worlds when we go travelling, but the fact of the matter is that a little tech...

SurfEasy News

Introducing ANOTHER new region on SurfEasy VPN! Welcome, Poland!

 

SurfEasy News

Introducing 2 new regions on SurfEasy VPN!

Here at SurfEasy, we pride ourselves on communicating with our customers. You ask, and we listen.

Tips

Using a VPN to stay connected and unblock content while travelling

It’s vacay season, which means that a lot of us will be escaping our usual haunts and heading for places new and exciting.

Using a VPN

Save money on car rentals by using a VPN

We’ve already talked on this blog about the ability to get money off travel tickets by using a VPN – but did you know that you can save money on ca...

Privacy

How to protect yourself from online dating fraud

Fraud doesn’t always take the form you expect. It’s not all about cloning credit cards or identity theft. Sometimes, it’s a lot simpler than that.

Privacy

How posting selfies can get you hacked

Love them or loathe them, selfies are here to stay. Whether we’re showing off outfits, taking shots in front of famous landmarks or just showing th...

Security

How to protect your online security while travelling

Summer is officially upon us, and that means that a lot of us will be heading for warmer or more exotic locations, looking for adventure and a litt...

Privacy

How to stay protected while using public wifi

Public wifi gets us all through the day. Whether we’re waiting for a takeaway coffee, killing time at the airport or even travelling on one of thos...

Privacy

Protecting all your devices with SurfEasy VPN

Here at SurfEasy we know that modern life extends beyond just one device. Sure, we all have computers that pretty much run everything we do, but fo...

Tips

How to switch VPN regions for faster internet

No one likes slow internet, just like nobody likes _Die Hard 2 _or that last bit of warm beer on a sunny day. We don’t like it, we don’t want it, a...

Privacy

How to secure your Gmail account

These days, we all use Gmail. Your mum uses Gmail. Heck, your grandma uses Gmail. Those of us that signed up in our teens might now regret using ou...

Tips

How to improve online gaming with a VPN

Online gaming has come a long way in a very short time. It used to be that playing with friends would mean everyone would pile over to someone’s ho...

Travel

How to save money on travel tickets with a VPN

So you already know that SurfEasy VPN brings you online security and peace of mind when torrenting—but did you also know that it can help you to sa...

SurfEasy News

You get a VPN, you get a VPN – everyone gets a VPN!

Chris Houston President of SurfEasy, Opera’s VPN division

SurfEasy News

Why we love your feedback – and why we listen

Here at SurfEasy, we absolutely love getting feedback from our customers.

Privacy

Are your social media profiles as private as they can be?

 

Using a VPN

How to train your grandma to use a VPN

We all know that grandparents, and even parents, can be a bit of a nightmare when they get online.

Privacy

The fight for the future of encryption

2016 has, so far, been a year of marked tension between the technology industry and the law enforcement community.

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy now supports torrent protection!

We’re thrilled to announce that SurfEasy VPN now supports torrent protection!

Privacy

Why is it important to protect your IP address?

One of the many benefits of using a VPN provider is that it hides your IP address – and, in the case of VPNs with multiple regions to choose from, ...

Using a VPN

What is a VPN?

You might have heard the term VPN in the media, or on privacy blogs, or even at work. The whole internet seems to be swarming with discussion about...

Online Freedom

How to use a VPN to get around social media blocks

We use social media for many different reasons. Most of us use it to connect with friends and family, but even if we don’t know it, we also use it ...

Privacy

Why In-Flight Wi-Fi Isn't as Secure as You Think

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Privacy

How to Make Yourself Anonymous Online

It seems these days that every time you open a newspaper (or, more likely, every time you click onto an article) there’s a new and shocking revelat...

Tips

How to Change my IP Address in 2 Simple Steps

Your IP address is a unique number that can tell websites (and anyone else who might be looking) a lot about you. It can be used to track you onlin...

Tips

Bypass your school's firewall with SurfEasy VPN

If you’ve ever tried to access Facebook or Snapchat in class only to be blocked by your school’s Wi-Fi firewall, you’ll know how annoying internet ...

Security

SurfEasy VPN security on your mobile device

When we think about internet security, we don’t often think about that little web portal that we carry around with us everywhere we go. When we thi...

Online Freedom

How SurfEasy VPN helps you unblock websites and apps

In the last year or so, we’ve seen a number of bans on particular websites and apps in various countries around the world. Some of these bans have ...

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy Browser Extensions: Security and privacy right in your browser

2015 was a huge year for SurfEasy. We gained more users, pushed more updates and released new products than ever before.

Privacy

Why Tim Cook is standing up for encryption

This week, Tim Cook called on President Obama to stop being “wishy-washy” on encryption, defending the use of unbreakable encryption to protect the...

Online Freedom

How the censorship of social media affects you, and why we're fighting against it.

When you talk about censorship, what are you usually thinking of? Do you think of the banning of anti-government artists like Ai WeiWei, or online ...

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy awarded Top Developer badge on the Google Play Store!

This week, we were thrilled to be awarded the Top Developer badge on the Google Play Store!

Privacy

How to protect your privacy online with SurfEasy's Mac VPN

Apple have turned computing into a joyous experience these days. You only have to look at how enraptured people are during any Apple Event to see t...

Security

Why "incognito mode" won't keep you safe online

Many browsers these days have an Incognito mode; a browsing mode that purports to keep users hidden whilst they’re online. You can usually turn it ...

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy VPN for Chrome Available Now!

Last week you might have read our blog announcing the first of our new Browser Extensions, which was for users of the Opera browser.

SurfEasy News

Introducing Browser Extensions: SurfEasy VPN for Opera

 

SurfEasy News

Introducing Ad Blocker by SurfEasy

Here at SurfEasy, we’re always working on new ways for you to protect your privacy and enhance your online experience. We listen to you and we resp...

Online Freedom

Why you need SurfEasy VPN for Android

Here at SurfEasy, we love Android. We love the slick design, the great usability and the simple but effective way it works. And we know that Androi...

Privacy

Why SurfEasy VPN is a no-log network

Here at SurfEasy, we’re big believers in accountability – especially when it comes to VPN providers.

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy VPN now supports iOS9!

We were as excited as anyone else to hear Apple announce the forthcoming iOS9 at their last Apple Event. In fact, we were so excited that we starte...

Privacy

Why you need Ad Tracker Blocking

There’s nothing more annoying than when an overzealous sales assistant follows you around a store, watching what you put into your basket and makin...

Security

Introducing our new VPN feature: SurfEasy Wi-Fi Security on Android!

Here at SurfEasy, we’re always striving to improve the service that we offer to our customers. We listen to your feedback and we read your...

Privacy

What's wrong with a free VPN?

There are a lot of VPNs out there these days. Some providers are well known, some less so, and whilst some VPNs are paid for, an increasing amount ...

Online Freedom

Why different regions matter when choosing a VPN

When it comes to choosing a VPN, there are a number of things you need to consider. As we discussed on our blog post last week, the primary concern...

Privacy

Why You Should Know Who Your VPN Provider Really Is

The Redditors amongst you might have noticed the SurfEasy name last week crop up last week, when SurfEasy CEO and founder Chris got involved in a t...

Online Freedom

The UN states that encryption and anonymity are basic human rights

Last week, a United Nations report finally said what many of us have been thinking for a long time: that the ability to stay anonymous online, and ...

Online Freedom

US surveillance powers expire as the Senate fails to reach a deal on the Patriot Act

This weekend, three controversial parts of the Patriot Act expired as Rand Paul mounted a successful attack on extensions to the bill.

Privacy

An employee's right to privacy – does it still exist?

Two weeks ago, a story came to light that threw the question of employee privacy into the news.

SurfEasy News

New SurfEasy servers launched in Norway!

This week here at SurfEasy we’re thrilled to announce the launch of brand new servers in Norway.

Privacy

Canada's new anti-terror law – and what it means for privacy

Last week, a new anti-terror bill passed through Canada’s House of Commons despite widespread criticism of the bill and even protests across the co...

Online Freedom

Why the NSA-proof messenger app is no more

Privacy advocates who’ve been waiting patiently for news of Hemlis, the NSA-proof messenger app from former Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde, will ...

Online Freedom

Why Twitter has moved its non-US accounts away from the US and the NSA

Last week, Twitter updated its privacy policy.

Online Freedom

How Brazil is taking the internet into its own hands

There’s a huge new communications project taking place right now – and the US isn’t involved.

Privacy

CISPA’s successor and why you should be worried about it

As you might have seen in last week’s This Week in Privacy newsletter, there’s a whole new CISPA making its way – terrifyingly quickly – through th...

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy joins the Opera Software family!

Today we’re excited to announce that SurfEasy has joined forces with Opera Software.

Online Freedom

Florida attempts to outlaw anonymous websites

This week, Florida state legislature is considering one of the most dangerous bills we’ve seen this year; a bill that would make it illegal to run ...

Privacy

Barbie, the Internet of Things and what they mean for your privacy

Barbie and the Internet of Things might not, at first, seem to have that much in common, but one news story brought them together in a whole new wa...

Privacy

Are Google changing their position on privacy?

Google’s original motto, “Don’t be evil”, hasn’t exactly seemed to be at the forefront of their minds the past few years. After privacy concerns we...

Privacy

Is privacy really dead?

This month, Wired.com published an article instructing us all to “say goodbye to privacy“.

Privacy

Is the first of Obama's Big Data Privacy bills about to make it through Congress?

In a rare piece of good news in the privacy world, last week it became apparent that President Obama is receiving bipartisan support for his first ...

Online Freedom

Humans 3.0 and the Future of Privacy

This week at SurfEasy HQ, we’ve been pouring over Humans 3.0: The Upgrading of the Species , the new book from Peter Nowak. It’s a fascinating tome...

Privacy

Our Values: Privacy is a Human Right

The last year has been a particularly difficult one for those of us that value our privacy. It has seemed that almost every day, news broke of spyi...

Privacy

Why your browser's privacy mode won't keep you safe

Whether you’re buying a present for a partner, booking a holiday away, or simply looking at things you don’t want others to know that you’ve been l...

Privacy

How to protect your search history with a VPN

It’s not something that we often consider, but our online search history says a lot about us. Whether you use Google, Bing or another major search ...

Online Freedom

A Year in Privacy: How did we do in 2014?

On Christmas Eve, the Electronic Frontier Foundation released their report on the world of web encryption in 2014.

Online Freedom

3 reasons to invest in your privacy in 2015

As this eventful year winds to a close, no doubt many of us are looking past the endless tinsel and the half-full glasses of festive sherry towards...

Privacy

Web Index shows internet surveillance is on the rise

This week, the World Wide Web Foundation released its annual Web Index, a report on how the world is using the internet to progress socially, econo...

Privacy

Why the Facebook privacy notice is useless, and how to really protect your privacy online

It seems that internet users are increasingly worried about their privacy these days – and they’ve been given a lot of reason to be concerned. With...

Privacy

SurfEasy VPN can protect you from the UK's invasive security bill

This week, UK Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled plans for a new anti-terrorism and security bill that could force internet service providers (ISP...

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy Black Friday deals coming with BestVPN

It’s the biggest day in the consumer’s calendar; the day that most companies prepare for all year. Next week, it’s Black Friday: the deal-seeker’s ...

Security

Have you lost control of your data and your online security?

This week, the Pew Internet Research Project revealed that 91% of adult respondents in their privacy study felt that consumers have lost control of...

Privacy

SurfEasy VPN can protect you against Verizon and its creepy supercookies

This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation stated that VPNs can help internet users to protect themselves from target advertising and tracking a...

Privacy

Privacy by Design: SurfEasy partners with BitPay to accept bitcoin

We are thrilled to announce that SurfEasy is teaming up with the largest global bitcoin payment service provider, BitPay, so that SurfEasy customer...

Security

The POODLE SSL vulnerability and SurfEasy VPN

This week, the existence of a major vulnerability in the SSLv3 protocol was announced by Google.

Privacy

Why new social media site Ello isn’t as private as you think

You might have already seen the little smiley-face logo appearing on the Facebook and Google+ pages of your friends, announcing that they’ve joined...

Security

Windows 10: How secure will it be?

Microsoft’s latest big reveal has been Windows 10, the newest version of their OS which will be rolled out for all devices; phones, laptops, home P...

Security

Why Apple and Google are finally getting on board with encryption

Both Apple and Google, two giants in the cellphone industry with less-than-spotless track records when it comes to data protection, have announced ...

Online Freedom

3.7 million comments flooded the FCC – but will Net Neutrality survive?

When the FCC opened the floor to comments from the public on the issue of Net Neutrality, they probably didn’t bank on such a great response.

Privacy

Will the new Apple Watch be secure, or are we simply giving away more of our information?

If you weren’t one of the (approximately) one billion people watching the Apple Event this week, you might not be aware that the company launched t...

Security

What can the celebrity iCloud hack teach us about online security?

Last week the internet lit up with the news (and views) of private images stolen from over 100 mostly female celebrities, including nude pictures o...

Privacy

Are there pro-privacy spies inside the NSA?

Last week a Tor developer claimed that NSA and GCHQ agents have been undermining their respective agencies by helping Tor researchers.

Security

Hacking, Phishing, or Keyloggers: What’s the Difference?

The number of security breaches in what are thought to be secure systems is increasing as time goes by, and for one simple reason: people don’t kno...

Security

Is Your Password as Secure as You Think it is?

You’ve seen it a dozen times before: you attempt to create a password, but the site requires it to be complicated. More than 8 characters, a capita...

Privacy

How do I stop Facebook selling my browser data?

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of a new advertising strategy that will involve the reading of your browser history.

Security

How to Stay Safe and Secure on Your World Cup Travels

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few months, you’ll be well aware that the World Cup is already well underway in Brazil, with socce...

Online Freedom

How to Save Net Neutrality

If you’re a regular reader of the SurfEasy blog, or indeed a regular viewer of the Last Week Tonight show with John Oliver, you’ll have seen that l...

Using a VPN

How to set up a VPN on a Mac

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is one of the most effective tools that you can have in your personal security arsenal.

Security

What happens if someone steals my data online?

Here at SurfEasy we talk a lot about the need to keep your personal information safe and secure online. Our Private Browser and VPN are built to ke...

Online Freedom

How will the internet change if Net Neutrality is abolished?

Last week, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) approved a plan to strike down Net Neutrality and consider a proposal of paid priority on th...

Security

How do I secure my laptop?

Many of us live off our laptops these days. Whether we work from them, travel with them or simply use them for our social browsing, we have dozens ...

Privacy

4 privacy-protecting search engine alternatives

This week, Google overtook Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand. This is no coincidence; Google have been engaged in a direct objective ...

Privacy

3 Ways to See How Much You’re Really Sharing Online

Social media encourages us to share our information in a number of different ways. A lot of the time, we don’t even know what information we’ve sha...

Security

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

As soon as they can sit up and pay attention, kids are connected to the internet. Modern parents know that their 2-year-old can navigate Netflix be...

Online Freedom

The Top 5 Online Security Blunders

Web security is big business in 2014. Between the NSA revelations of last year, the ongoing trend of governments spying on their own people and sec...

Online Freedom

Which countries spy on social media?

It’s very likely that anyone who feels like it could right this minute find out where you live, where you work, whether you’re in a relationship, w...

Privacy

5 apps that share your information

As consumers, we have been incredibly spoiled by the wealth of “free” apps that we unthinkingly install on our Android tablets and iOS phones. We a...

Security

5 ways to make your android device more secure

Android phones and tablets have always been plagued by security concerns thanks to the operating system’s open source nature. It’s this trait that ...

Security

3 ways to stay secure and safe on Starbucks Wi-Fi

Whether you’re travelling, looking for a café to sit and work in or just craving a somewhat overpriced coffee, Starbucks is always there. They have...

Online Freedom

How to get around your work firewall

The company firewall is one of those truly 21-Century annoyances; another method by which bosses attempt to micro-manage your time. Many companies ...

Privacy

Online security: Which countries are the safest online?

All over the world, paranoia about online security has skyrocketed in the last year–and for good reason too.

Security

5 ways that Heartbleed might affect your online security

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you’ll most likely have heard the phrase “Heartbleed” being thrown around with panic o...

Security

Will bitcoin ever be truly secure?

Bitcoin, the crypto-currency that took the world by storm in 2013, has so far suffered a relatively disastrous 2014.

Security

Internet Security: Worth investing in

Whether you’re CEO of a large company, a mid-level worker at a small place of business or a retiree enjoying your golden years, everyone in 2014 sh...

Privacy

Tim Berners-Lee: We need a Magna Carta for the internet

Last week, inventor of the world wide web and former CERN scientist Tim Berners-Lee took the opportunity to talk about the state of the internet on...

Privacy

Are your WhatsApp messages really private?

Security issues seem to follow Facebook around like a bad smell. Over the last few years their privacy policies have come under seemingly unending ...

Privacy

Does your phone metadata betray your personal information?

A study at Stanford University this week confirmed that phone call “metadata” can give up private details about your life.

Privacy

Happy Birthday World Wide Web: The Net at 25

25 years ago this week, Tim Berners-Lee, a British Scientist working at CERN in Switzerland, presented a proposal for a system of interlinked hyper...

Privacy

Could an undersea cable to Europe help Brazil maintain net neutrality?

Net neutrality has been one of the hot topics of 2014, in the web world at least. Ever since a federal court struck down the FCC’s Open Internet ru...

Security

Do QR codes pose a security risk for users?

QR codes have quietly become standard for marketing companies and other institutions, but does using them pose a risk to your web security?

Privacy

You can finally block other users on LinkedIn. But is it enough?

Social media users have long been plagued with the issue of the unwanted social media connection; that old high school nemesis that sends you a fri...

Privacy

Apple's SSL Vulnerability: Are your iOS / OS X devices safe?

In the last week or so, Apple has been experiencing a huge amount of negative publicity since the news broke that there was a serious security issu...

Online Freedom

Can a VPN help you to stream video faster online?

We live in a world where almost everything is accessible at the mere touch of a button. We are constantly connected to the internet via our phones,...

Privacy

Can Net Neutrality be Saved?

As you might recall if you read our blog post on the potential death of Net Neutrality a few weeks ago, in January a US federal court dismissed the...

Security

How to Secure Your Android Mobile Device

As of the end of 2013, there have been over a billion Android devices activated the world over. This isn’t half bad for a Linux-based operating sys...

Online Freedom

How Governments use Internet Surveillance to Control Populations

As of the time of writing, there are currently two major uprisings happening in the world. While Kiev’s Independence Square burns and Ukrainian pol...

Tips

How to set up a VPN

Internet security is a hot topic at the moment, and for very good reason too.

Tips

How to look up the location of an IP address

Every computer with a connection to the web has an IP address. The IP address is what allows your computer to communicate with others over the inte...

Privacy

How safe and secure is Google Chrome's 'Incognito' feature?

Google Chrome is the most used browser in the world. In Europe, Australia, Russia, all the Americas and most other regions around the world, people...

Security

How to Secure Your Online Financial Transactions

Over the last decade or so, our lives have become increasingly conducted on the Internet to the extent that it seems completely ridiculous to actua...

Using a VPN

The Benefits of Using a VPN Provider

Here at SurfEasy we are passionate about our VPN service. We’re dedicated to offering you secure Internet access whether you’re using an Android mo...

Privacy

How will the death of Net Neutrality affect your Internet experience?

Last week, a federal court in the US dismissed the FCC’s Open Internet rules, which acted as a means to level the playing field online and ensure N...

Privacy

IP Addresses and Online Security

If you’ve ever read the information about SurfEasy’s Private Browser, or our VPN service, you’ll have seen that, as well as providing you with onli...

Privacy

What Is An IP Address?

You’ll have heard the term “IP address” dozens of times before, but many people don’t actually have a clear idea of what an IP address really is. T...

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy launched with QVC US

SurfEasy is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest channel partner, QVC US.   SurfEasy debuted its first show with QVC earlier today featuri...

Tips

Tips to Avoid Roaming Costs When Traveling

As head of sales for a young growing company, I’ve been on the travel circuit a lot over the past year.  In any company (but especially a startup) ...

Privacy

Tips to Protect Your Child’s Online Privacy & Security

In an age of always-connectedness and widespread adoption of smartphones, tablets and laptops, “more kids can use a smartphone than can tie their o...

Privacy

President Barack Obama On Why Privacy Matters

The following is a very slightly abbreviated version of what President Obama wrote on February 23, 2012 as an introduction to the White House’s pap...

Privacy

How a VPN Service protects you from NSA Monitoring

There was no shortage of excitement at SurfEasy headquarters last week! We were putting the final touches on our recently launched SurfEasy VPN whe...

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy Free VPN now ready for download! Start free today.

SurfEasy VPN, our online privacy software for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac, is now available – and you can get started for FREE!

Online Freedom

Mass surveillance of Social Media is legal under UK law

Last week, the British government officially confirmed the extent of their surveillance of British citizens for the first time –and they claimed th...

Privacy

This ArsTechnica report shows that encryption technology works

Do you really know how much information strangers can gather about you online?

Privacy

Dr. Michael Geist, Digital Privacy Expert, Joins Advisory Board

We’re proud to welcome Dr. Michael Geist, a renowned digital privacy expert, to our Board of Advisors. He is a University of Ottawa Law Professor, ...

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy Private Browser Arrives In Target Stores Across the USA

SurfEasy headquarters are buzzing today with the news of our partnership with Target. As our first nationwide retail partner in the US, Target help...

Security

CISPA and Your Customer Bill of Rights

Yesterday the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (better known as CISPA) passed the House vote 288 to 127. This controversial bill is on...

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy Plug In Privacy Now Available at Staples Canada

SurfEasy Plug In Privacy is now available for purchase at Staples locations across Canada and online at staples.ca.

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy online privacy and security software is going mobile!

Today we’re excited to announce the coming availability of SurfEasy mobile online privacy and security software! Many of you have been asking when ...

Privacy

Protect your online privacy – even if you have “nothing to hide”

In most debates about protecting online privacy rights, someone raises this all too common retort: “Why worry about it if you’ve got nothing to hid...

Security

The Wall Street Journal: More youth seeing Facebook, e-mail hacked

Late last year The Wall Street Journal published an interesting story that we wanted to share with you. The article, featuring the results of a 201...

Security

The 7 Habits of Highly Secure Internet Use

On the heels of Data Privacy Day, an internationally known day that marks the importance of ensuring our personal information is protected online, ...

Privacy

Data Privacy Day is here: What are you doing to protect your online reputation?

This Saturday, January 28, is Data Privacy Day (DPD) – a day marked by individuals, organizations and governments across the globe to raise awarene...

Privacy

Great read: Why 2012 is starting to look like 1984

Geoff Duncan recently published a great piece on DigitalTrends.com, where he asked a question I think we should all be asking: “Will 2012 mark the ...

Privacy

How IT can keep company data safe without compromising employee privacy

Five years ago most IT departments spent a lot of time and resources monitoring and restricting employee Internet usage – we like to think it was f...

Privacy

10 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy When Using a Public Computer

**May 19, 2011 will mark the 10-year anniversary of Apple’s retail store initiative, which began the cultural phenomenon of the ‘Apple store’ compl...

Online Freedom

How Giving Internet Access to Employees Enhances Productivity

The influx of social media in our lives has reached saturation levels, gaining ground and permeating our daily lives. We tweet updates and announce...

Security

5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against WIFI Sniffers

**What happens when you access a public WiFi hotspot at home, a cafe, a hotel, an airport, or any place with a WiFi signal? Whether it’s free or pa...

Security

How Social Media Can Bring Down Bad Governments

**Earlier this year, Wael Ghonim, a mild-mannered Eygptian national and Google product and marketing manager for the Middle East and North Africa f...

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