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Documents released by UK lawmakers reveal Facebook's willingness to sacrifice user privacy

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Documents released by UK lawmakers reveal Facebook's willingness to sacrifice...

By Heather Parry

As part of an ongoing investigation into Facebook’s treatment of...

Verizon-owned Oath media company to pay $5 million over children's privacy violations

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Verizon-owned Oath media company to pay $5 million over children's...

By Heather Parry

Oath, the media group formed of the former Yahoo and...

Your Privacy Round Up—November

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Your Privacy Round Up—November

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Backdoor allowing theft of Bitcoin found in popular open-source software

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Backdoor allowing theft of Bitcoin found in popular open-source software...

By Heather Parry

Last week Github user Ayrton Sparling published a report revealing...

Hack of British retailer's website puts financial data of thousands of customers at risk

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Hack of British retailer's website puts financial data of thousands...

By Heather Parry

Vision Direct, a contact lens retailer in the UK, has...

British privacy advocates alarmed by Google's takeover of UK health app

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British privacy advocates alarmed by Google's takeover of UK health...

By Heather Parry

Privacy campaigners in the UK have signalled their alarm this...

Cathay Pacific admits cyberattack was far worse than reported

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Cathay Pacific admits cyberattack was far worse than reported

By Heather Parry

Last month, news outlets reported that Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific...

Facebook exec answers questions on privacy as Portal goes on sale—but reviews say it fails its users

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Facebook exec answers questions on privacy as Portal goes on...

By Heather Parry

Since Facebook announced Portal, their “smart display” device that brings...

US Supreme Court will not hear industry challenge to the FCC's former Net Neutrality rules

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US Supreme Court will not hear industry challenge to the...

By Heather Parry

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC)’s 2015 Net Neutrality protections are...

Your Privacy Round Up—October

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Your Privacy Round Up—October

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Small Canadian cryptocurrency exchange MapleChange closes having lost $6 million in Bitcoin

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Small Canadian cryptocurrency exchange MapleChange closes having lost $6 million...

By Heather Parry

On Sunday morning, news broke that little-known Canadian crytocurrency exchange...

Cathay Pacific hack exposes details of over 9 million customers

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Cathay Pacific hack exposes details of over 9 million customers...

By Heather Parry

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has suffered the world’s worst airline...

Garmin's Navionics accidentally exposed 19GB of customer data online

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Garmin's Navionics accidentally exposed 19GB of customer data online

By Heather Parry

Navionics, the Italian manufacturer of shipping navigation units which is...

Facebook's new video chat device is launched amid privacy concerns

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Facebook's new video chat device is launched amid privacy concerns...

By Heather Parry

Earlier this week, the social media giant launched Facebook Portal,...

Google+ to close down after failing to disclose security bug

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Google+ to close down after failing to disclose security bug...

By Heather Parry

On Monday this week, Google announced the closure of its...

California passes its tough Net Neutrality bill—and the DOJ immediately sues

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California passes its tough Net Neutrality bill—and the DOJ immediately...

By Heather Parry

This week, California signed into law the strongest Net Neutrality...

Facebook hack compromises security of 50 million accounts

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Facebook hack compromises security of 50 million accounts

By Heather Parry

On Friday, Facebook disclosed a security flaw that could affect...

Your Privacy Round Up—September

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Your Privacy Round Up—September

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Apple's iOS 12 comes with significant security updates and a password manager

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Apple's iOS 12 comes with significant security updates and a...

By Heather Parry

The newest version of Apple’s OS for mobile devices has...

Latest cryptocurrency hack on Japanese exchange steals $60 million

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Latest cryptocurrency hack on Japanese exchange steals $60 million

By Heather Parry

Last week, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif became the latest in...

Ajit Pai attacks California's Net Neutrality bill

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Ajit Pai attacks California's Net Neutrality bill

By Heather Parry

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, last...

Hackers stole financial details of 380,000 British Airways customers, reports say

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Hackers stole financial details of 380,000 British Airways customers, reports...

By Heather Parry

News broke this week of a hack on British Airways...

Almost 1200 US news sites still blocking Europeans after failing to comply with GDPR

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Almost 1200 US news sites still blocking Europeans after failing...

By Heather Parry

Over a thousand news sites based in the US are...

Your Privacy Round Up—August

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Your Privacy Round Up—August

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Facebook privacy app pulled from App Store for allegedly violating people's privacy

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Facebook privacy app pulled from App Store for allegedly violating...

By Heather Parry

A Facebook app intended to protect people’s privacy has been...

FCC head Ajit Pai grilled about false DDoS attack

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FCC head Ajit Pai grilled about false DDoS attack

By Heather Parry

This week, Democratic members of Congress on the House Energy...

Instagram hack apparently spreading

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Instagram hack apparently spreading

By Heather Parry

If reports are to be believed, a large number of...

Apple responds to privacy questions from Congress

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Apple responds to privacy questions from Congress

By Heather Parry

As you might have read on our blog last month,...

Is Google gearing up to break China?

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Is Google gearing up to break China?

By Heather Parry

Google left the Chinese market in 2010, having fallen foul...

Your Privacy Round Up—July

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Your Privacy Round Up—July

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Personal data of 1.5 million patients stolen in Singapore's worst ever cyber attack

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Personal data of 1.5 million patients stolen in Singapore's worst...

By Heather Parry

Last week, news broke of Singapore’s worst ever cyber attack—and...

Uber hires its first Chief Privacy Officer

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Uber hires its first Chief Privacy Officer

By Heather Parry

Last year, news broke that Uber suffered a data breach...

Both Visa and Mastercard are changing their online security checks

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Both Visa and Mastercard are changing their online security checks...

By Heather Parry

Holders of Mastercard and Visa debit or credit cards will...

Does California's new data privacy law really protect consumer privacy?

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Does California's new data privacy law really protect consumer privacy?...

By Heather Parry

At the end of June, lawmakers in California passed a...

US Congress demands privacy answers from Google and Apple

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US Congress demands privacy answers from Google and Apple

By Heather Parry

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that third-party app...

A win for privacy as Florida police abandon plans to utilize Amazon's facial recognition tech

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A win for privacy as Florida police abandon plans to...

By Heather Parry

Last week, a controversial plan by the Orlando police department...

Your Privacy Round Up—June

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Your Privacy Round Up—June

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Hackers steal over $30 million in latest cryptocurrency heist

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Hackers steal over $30 million in latest cryptocurrency heist

By Heather Parry

This week, Bithumb, a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange serving more...

California combines two bills to fight for Net Neutrality in the state

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California combines two bills to fight for Net Neutrality in...

By Heather Parry

Two seperate bills aimed at restoring Net Neutrality to California...

New version of iOS will close the security loophole that allows law enforcement into iPhones

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New version of iOS will close the security loophole that...

By Heather Parry

Apple confirmed this week that the new version of iOS,...

Net Neutrality ends on June 11—but Senate Democrats are pushing for a vote

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Net Neutrality ends on June 11—but Senate Democrats are pushing...

By Heather Parry

On June 11th, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Net...

New York Times reveals Facebook shared user data with over 60 companies

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New York Times reveals Facebook shared user data with over...

By Heather Parry

In the past week, the New York Times has revealed...

Your Privacy Round Up—May

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Your Privacy Round Up—May

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Canada's House of Commons adopts motion to legally protect Net Neutrality

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Canada's House of Commons adopts motion to legally protect Net...

By Heather Parry

Earlier this week, the House of Commons in Canada voted...

How to use Apple's new privacy portal to check what information the company has on you

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How to use Apple's new privacy portal to check what...

By Heather Parry

In a move to comply with the GDPR, the EU’s...

After Meltdown and Spectre, Google and Microsoft disclose a new CPU vulnerability

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After Meltdown and Spectre, Google and Microsoft disclose a new...

By Heather Parry

At the start of this year, two major processor vulnerabilities,...

Have you changed your Twitter password since a bug exposed all passwords in plain text?

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Have you changed your Twitter password since a bug exposed...

By Heather Parry

Earlier this month, Twitter recommended that every one of its...

Facebook suspends 200 apps in privacy investigation

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Facebook suspends 200 apps in privacy investigation

By Heather Parry

Social media giant Facebook has suspended at least 200 apps...

Google I/O fails to focus on privacy

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Google I/O fails to focus on privacy

By Heather Parry

Earlier this week, the annual Google I/O developer conference began...

Facebook announces new dating features to put your data to use

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Facebook announces new dating features to put your data to...

By Heather Parry

During his keynote speech at the Facebook F8 conference this...

Amazon's Alexa hacked to record everything it hears—to prove how hackable it is

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Amazon's Alexa hacked to record everything it hears—to prove how...

By Heather Parry

Experts have often raised concerns about voice-activated home assistants like...

Your Privacy Round Up—April

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Your Privacy Round Up—April

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Facebook's new privacy controls currently being rolled out to users

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Facebook's new privacy controls currently being rolled out to users...

By Heather Parry

Facebook is rolling out new privacy controls, ahead of the...

US Supreme Court drops Microsoft privacy case

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US Supreme Court drops Microsoft privacy case

By Heather Parry

On Tuesday, a US Supreme Court officially dropped the case...

Russia bans millions of IP addresses in fight against Telegram

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Russia bans millions of IP addresses in fight against Telegram...

By Heather Parry

Last week, a court in Moscow banned the Telegram messaging...

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica face privacy lawsuit

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica face privacy lawsuit

By Heather Parry

Lawyers from the US and the UK have brought a...

Grindr accused of sharing personal user data with third parties

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Grindr accused of sharing personal user data with third parties...

By Heather Parry

Dating app Grindr found itself under fire this week, after...

Your Privacy Round Up—March

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Your Privacy Round Up—March

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

How to lock down your Facebook privacy settings

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How to lock down your Facebook privacy settings

By Heather Parry

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, in which...

FTC investigating Facebook after Cambridge Analytica privacy allegations

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FTC investigating Facebook after Cambridge Analytica privacy allegations

By Heather Parry

The BBC this week reported that the US Federal Trade...

WhatsApp pledges not to share your data with Facebook—in Europe at least

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WhatsApp pledges not to share your data with Facebook—in Europe...

By Heather Parry

Messaging service WhatsApp has agreed not to share its user...

Moviepass responds to privacy controversy with app update

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Moviepass responds to privacy controversy with app update

By Heather Parry

This week, website MediaPlayNews reported that Moviepass CEO Mitch Lowe...

Microsoft responds to user concerns with new Windows 10 privacy settings layout

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Microsoft responds to user concerns with new Windows 10 privacy...

By Heather Parry

Yesterday, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 test build to...

OpenMedia stages day of action to protect Net Neutrality in Canada

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OpenMedia stages day of action to protect Net Neutrality in...

By Heather Parry

We’ve already written about the threat to Net Neutrality that’s...

Your Privacy Round Up—February

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Your Privacy Round Up—February

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Cybercrime cost the US up to $109 billion in 2016, says White House

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Cybercrime cost the US up to $109 billion in 2016,...

By Heather Parry

A report released by the White House last week confirms...

The rise of cryptojacking — How hackers hijack computing power to mine cryptocurrencies

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The rise of cryptojacking — How hackers hijack computing power...

By Heather Parry

This week, cloud security firm Redlock revealed that the Tesla...

How Net Neutrality affects your privacy too

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How Net Neutrality affects your privacy too

By Heather Parry

It feels like we’ve all been talking about Net Neutrality...

Cyberattack hits the Winter Olympics

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Cyberattack hits the Winter Olympics

By Heather Parry

A spokesman for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics this week confirmed...

iPhone boot-up source code leaked to GitHub in

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iPhone boot-up source code leaked to GitHub in "biggest leak...

By Heather Parry

Yesterday, an unknown source posted on GitHub with what experts...

Your Privacy Round Up—January

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Your Privacy Round Up—January

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

The Strava debacle shows that apps should be more respectful of their user data

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The Strava debacle shows that apps should be more respectful...

By Heather Parry

Fitness app Strava found itself in hot water this week,...

New privacy icon in iOS 11.3 attempts to stop iCloud password phishing

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New privacy icon in iOS 11.3 attempts to stop iCloud...

By Heather Parry

At Apple, it looks like 2018 is going to be...

New EU laws force Facebook to put privacy into the hands of their users

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New EU laws force Facebook to put privacy into the...

By Heather Parry

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg this week announced the social networking...

22 state attorneys sue to save Net Neutrality

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22 state attorneys sue to save Net Neutrality

By Heather Parry

On Tuesday, attorneys general from 22 US states came together...

With the all-new Private Conversations feature, Skype finally gets end-to-end encryption

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With the all-new Private Conversations feature, Skype finally gets end-to-end...

By Heather Parry

Having last week announced that they were testing out a...

Lawsuit over children's privacy forces toymaker VTech to settle for $650,000

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Lawsuit over children's privacy forces toymaker VTech to settle for...

By Heather Parry

In May last year, we warned about the threat that...

Could Net Neutrality be saved by the Senate bill to block the FCC's repeal?

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Could Net Neutrality be saved by the Senate bill to...

By Heather Parry

Senate Democracts announced yesterday that a bill to stop the...

Net Neutrality is almost dead—but there's one last chance to save it

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Net Neutrality is almost dead—but there's one last chance to...

By Heather Parry

Yesterday, despite months of public campaigning against it, the Federal...

Security flaw revealed in major US and UK banking apps—and a VPN

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Security flaw revealed in major US and UK banking apps—and...

By Heather Parry

On Monday, security reseachers found major vulnerabilities in the mobile...

Is Net Neutrality really under fire in Canada too?

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Is Net Neutrality really under fire in Canada too?

By Heather Parry

Net Neutrality advocates have always said that if Net Neutrality...

Google sued for privacy violation—on behalf of 5 million iPhone users

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Google sued for privacy violation—on behalf of 5 million iPhone...

By Heather Parry

Tech giant Google is being sued by a group of...

Huge Apple bug sends privacy community reeling—but is quickly patched

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Huge Apple bug sends privacy community reeling—but is quickly patched...

By Heather Parry

This week, a major security flaw in the latest version...

Your Privacy Round Up—November

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Your Privacy Round Up—November

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

The FCC finally unveils plans to rollback Net Neutrality

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The FCC finally unveils plans to rollback Net Neutrality

By Heather Parry

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled its plans...

How to ensure the greatest privacy and security on iOS 11

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How to ensure the greatest privacy and security on iOS...

By Heather Parry

Apple have just released another update to iOS 11. This...

TSA to use facial recognition technology in U.S. airports

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TSA to use facial recognition technology in U.S. airports

By Heather Parry

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has already deployed...

Tor vulnerability leaks users' IP addresses

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Tor vulnerability leaks users' IP addresses

By Heather Parry

This week, a critical flaw, dubbed TorMoil, was found in...

Wondering why we need Net Neutrality? Look to Portugal

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Wondering why we need Net Neutrality? Look to Portugal

By Heather Parry

You’re probably sick of hearing about Net Neutrality by now,...

Your Privacy Round Up—October

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Your Privacy Round Up—October

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

SnapChat iOS update improves on privacy

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SnapChat iOS update improves on privacy

By Heather Parry

Yesterday, SnapChat added a couple of features to its iOS...

OnePlus promises to stop collecting so much user data. But can they be trusted?

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OnePlus promises to stop collecting so much user data. But...

By Heather Parry

Apple competitor OnePlus was recently found to be collecting much...

What does the WPA2 vulnerability mean for your security?

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What does the WPA2 vulnerability mean for your security?

By Heather Parry

This week, a new and wide-reaching vulnerability in the WPA2...

Is iPad Pro set to gain Face ID?

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Is iPad Pro set to gain Face ID?

By Heather Parry

In September, the tech world lit up with Apple’s announcement...

Facebook privacy case to go to European Court of Justice

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Facebook privacy case to go to European Court of Justice...

By Heather Parry

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the European Union’s highest...

Your Privacy Round Up—September

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Your Privacy Round Up—September

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

The Battle for the Net hits Washington — Net Neutrality protests TODAY

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The Battle for the Net hits Washington — Net Neutrality...

By Heather Parry

Here at SurfEasy we’re huge advocates for Net Neutrality, as...

Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer—and why we're thrilled to play again this year

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Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer—and why we're thrilled to play...

By Heather Parry

As proud Canadians, there’s nothing we like more than a...

Facial recognition on iPhone X—and what it means for your privacy

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Facial recognition on iPhone X—and what it means for your...

By Heather Parry

You’d have to have been living in a cave to...

China, Russia and Egypt—and why we're still fighting for internet freedom

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China, Russia and Egypt—and why we're still fighting for internet...

By Heather Parry

Last week, a leading human rights group in Egypt announced...

Instagram alerts verified users of potential data leak

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Instagram alerts verified users of potential data leak

By Heather Parry

Last week, Instagram sent out alerts to its verified users,...

FCC receives 22 million comments on Net Neutrality

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FCC receives 22 million comments on Net Neutrality

By Heather Parry

When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invited public comments on...

Why all students need a non-campus VPN

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Why all students need a non-campus VPN

By Heather Parry

Whether you’re just off to college for the first time,...

Are there really more than 4000 apps that secretly record audio and steal logs?

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Are there really more than 4000 apps that secretly record...

By Heather Parry

Last week, ArsTechnica reported a claim made by security researchers:...

You have TWO more weeks to tell the FCC you support Net Neutrality

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You have TWO more weeks to tell the FCC you...

By Heather Parry

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know...

We don’t lie about our servers. Is your VPN misleading you?

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We don’t lie about our servers. Is your VPN misleading...

By Heather Parry

Last week, Engadget revealed that several prominent VPN providers are...

Did your phone come with preloaded spyware?

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Did your phone come with preloaded spyware?

By Heather Parry

This week, Amazon suspended sales of Blu devices after cybersecurity...

Apple is removing all VPN apps from the Chinese App Store

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Apple is removing all VPN apps from the Chinese App...

By Heather Parry

In sad news for web users in China, Apple has...

Your Privacy Round Up-July

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Your Privacy Round Up-July

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Russia bans VPN services

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Russia bans VPN services

By Heather Parry

Last week, the Russian parliament became the latest to ban...

Why we're donating VPN licenses to journalists in distress

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Why we're donating VPN licenses to journalists in distress

By Heather Parry

Here at SurfEasy HQ, we’re super happy to be partnering...

Net Neutrality and your privacy — Our view

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Net Neutrality and your privacy — Our view

By Heather Parry

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, or if...

Does Facebook really care about your privacy?

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Does Facebook really care about your privacy?

By Heather Parry

This week, a US judge dismissed nationwide litigation accussing Facebook...

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Your Privacy Round Up - June

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Your Privacy Round Up - June

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Could the new Snapchat update breach your child's privacy?

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Could the new Snapchat update breach your child's privacy?

By Heather Parry

Popular photo messaging app Snapchat has a new feature that...

Are you ready for the Battle for the Net on July 12th?

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Are you ready for the Battle for the Net on...

By Heather Parry

This year, we’ve been talking a lot about Net Neutrality—and...

Is Uber mishandling your data?

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Is Uber mishandling your data?

By Heather Parry

This week, several sources reported that the Federal Trade Commission...

How to get around firewalls with SurfEasy VPN

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How to get around firewalls with SurfEasy VPN

By Heather Parry

No one likes firewalls. They’re a pain in the tuchus,...

Apple to upgrade privacy on location and photo features in newest iOS

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Apple to upgrade privacy on location and photo features in...

By Heather Parry

iOS 11 is on its way, and it looks like...

70% of smartphone apps share your data with third parties. How can you stop them?

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70% of smartphone apps share your data with third parties....

By Heather Parry

Researchers at The Conversation this week revealed that more than...

What you need to know about Twitter's new privacy policy

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What you need to know about Twitter's new privacy policy...

By Heather Parry

On June 18th 2017, Twitter’s new privacy policy comes into...

Your Privacy Round Up - May

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Your Privacy Round Up - May

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

How to make the FCC listen to your Net Neutrality comments

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How to make the FCC listen to your Net Neutrality...

By Heather Parry

Following the announcement of its plans to undo the Net...

UK's National Health Service hit by

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UK's National Health Service hit by "ransomware" attack

By Heather Parry

On Friday, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) was hit...

Do internet-connected toys threaten your child's privacy?

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Do internet-connected toys threaten your child's privacy?

By Heather Parry

As anyone with young children knows, an increasing number of...

Seattle enacts new rules to protect online privacy

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Seattle enacts new rules to protect online privacy

By Heather Parry

In the wake of the FCC’s rollback of its broadband...

Why we're giving you 33% off SurfEasy VPN until May 11th

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Why we're giving you 33% off SurfEasy VPN until May...

By Heather Parry

Here at SurfEasy, we love any excuse for a sale....

The FCC announces plans to abandon Net Neutrality rules

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The FCC announces plans to abandon Net Neutrality rules

By Heather Parry

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai announced...

Oh, Canada! Our home country votes to uphold Net Neutrality

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Oh, Canada! Our home country votes to uphold Net Neutrality...

By Heather Parry

Some days, you’re just super proud to be Canadian.

EFF survey reveals that ed-tech undermines student online privacy

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EFF survey reveals that ed-tech undermines student online privacy

By Heather Parry

A report released this week by the Electronic Frontier Foundation...

The people fighting for your online privacy—and how you can help them

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The people fighting for your online privacy—and how you can...

By Heather Parry

Following the repeal of the FCC’s internet privacy laws, it’s...

Why not all VPNs will protect you from having your data stolen

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Why not all VPNs will protect you from having your...

By Heather Parry

Now that the FCC’s internet privacy laws are inarguably dead,...

It's official—the FCC's privacy rules are truly dead.

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It's official—the FCC's privacy rules are truly dead.

By Heather Parry

Late on Monday night, President Trump finally signed congressional legislation...

Your Privacy Round Up - March

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Your Privacy Round Up - March

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Your internet privacy protections are dead. Here’s why you need a no-log VPN

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Your internet privacy protections are dead. Here’s why you need...

By Heather Parry

Yesterday, Congress voted to kill the internet privacy protections approved...

British comms company Three leaks user data—again

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British comms company Three leaks user data—again

By Heather Parry

The UK-based mobile phone company and internet service provider Three...

Why you need a VPN now more than ever

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Why you need a VPN now more than ever

By Heather Parry

The last couple of years have posed some significant challenges...

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...

By Heather Parry

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission, the US body that...

The FCC might be about to destroy your online privacy

Privacy in the News

The FCC might be about to destroy your online privacy...

By Heather Parry

The body that regulates international and interstate communications, the Federal...

Your Privacy Round Up: February

Privacy in the News

Your Privacy Round Up: February

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

Why smartphones are our most valued privacy possession

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Why smartphones are our most valued privacy possession

By Heather Parry

This week, Creative Strategies released the findings of their most...

Signal’s new update—and its new security issue

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Signal’s new update—and its new security issue

By Heather Parry

This week, encrypted messaging app Signal launched a new update...

How our no-log policy protects us—and you

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How our no-log policy protects us—and you

By Heather Parry

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the FBI forced...

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

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

By Heather Parry

If rumours are to be believed, instant messaging app WhatsApp...

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

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Safer Internet Day: Our top 5 tips to keep your...

By Heather Parry

Today is Safer Internet Day—the day when across the globe,...

Your Privacy Round Up: January

Privacy in the News

Your Privacy Round Up: January

By Heather Parry

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially...

The WhatsApp security flaw—and how to protect yourself

Privacy in the News

The WhatsApp security flaw—and how to protect yourself

By Heather Parry

Last week, The Guardian reported that a security vulnerability had been found...

Martin Luther King Jr and how surveillance is used against us

Privacy in the News

Martin Luther King Jr and how surveillance is used against...

By Heather Parry

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

Censorship and surveillance to become even worse in China

Privacy in the News

Censorship and surveillance to become even worse in China

By Heather Parry

This week, the Chinese government passed a new set of regulations...

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

Privacy in the News

France is now collecting and storing the data of 60...

By Heather Parry

In all the furore of 2016, and the shocking political...

Why you should start protecting your privacy in 2017

Online Privacy

Why you should start protecting your privacy in 2017

By Heather Parry

2016 was a pretty bruising year for the privacy community....

2016: The Year in Privacy

Privacy in the News

2016: The Year in Privacy

By Heather Parry

2016 was a tough year for many reasons–and not just...

The FBI is now monitoring Twitter

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The FBI is now monitoring Twitter

By Heather Parry

Ever feel like your tweets give away a little too...

Australian ISPs ordered to block piracy websites

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Australian ISPs ordered to block piracy websites

By Heather Parry

Last week, in a landmark case, the Australian Federal Court...

1 billion Yahoo accounts compromised in largest data breach in history

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1 billion Yahoo accounts compromised in largest data breach in...

By Heather Parry

This week, Yahoo announced that over a billion of their...

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

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

By Heather Parry

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Gooligan malware compromises 1 million Google accounts

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

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

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While the rest of the world was looking at the...

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

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Online Freedom

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By Heather Parry

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What a Trump presidency means for your online security and privacy

Online Freedom

What a Trump presidency means for your online security and...

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

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On October 21st last week, the internet suffered a massive...

Why you need a VPN as you start college

Security

Why you need a VPN as you start college

By Heather Parry

The list of things that you need when you start...

How hiding your IP address protects you online

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Why you should use a VPN when torrenting

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Why job seekers should keep their social media accounts private

Privacy

Why job seekers should keep their social media accounts private...

By Heather Parry

Imagine you’re applying for a job. You write up a...

Why a VPN is necessary if you work from home

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Why a VPN is necessary if you work from home...

By Heather Parry

These days, more and more of the global workforce are working...

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

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

By Heather Parry

The long-awaited iOS 10 is finally upon us, and that...

Introducing even more brand new regions to SurfEasy VPN!

SurfEasy News

Introducing even more brand new regions to SurfEasy VPN!

By Heather Parry

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

Together we can help conquer cancer in our lifetime

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Together we can help conquer cancer in our lifetime

By Heather Parry

We know that one day research will beat cancer. We want...

Why SurfEasy and Opera VPN remain safe and secure

Security

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By Heather Parry

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VPNs and Gaming: Play Pokemon Go from wherever you are

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VPNs and Gaming: Play Pokemon Go from wherever you are...

By Heather Parry

It’s been the hottest game of the year, and the...

How to delete yourself from the internet

Tips

How to delete yourself from the internet

By Heather Parry

We’ve all considered it. On those days when the comments...

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

Security

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

By Heather Parry

It’s almost time. iOS 10 is due to be released...

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

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How I travelled the world with a VPN

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How to protect your information while online dating

Privacy

How to protect your information while online dating

By Heather Parry

For those amongst us who haven’t yet found our perfect...

Is hotel or hostel WiFi really secure?

Security

Is hotel or hostel WiFi really secure?

By Heather Parry

It’s almost impossible to travel without at least one piece...

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

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Tech for Travel: Which device should you take on your...

By Heather Parry

We all dream of disconnecting, logging off and forgetting our...

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

SurfEasy News

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

By Heather Parry

 

Introducing 2 new regions on SurfEasy VPN!

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Introducing 2 new regions on SurfEasy VPN!

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Using a VPN to stay connected and unblock content while travelling

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Save money on car rentals by using a VPN

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How to protect yourself from online dating fraud

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How to protect yourself from online dating fraud

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Fraud doesn’t always take the form you expect. It’s not all...

How posting selfies can get you hacked

Privacy

How posting selfies can get you hacked

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Security

How to protect your online security while travelling

By Heather Parry

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How to stay protected while using public wifi

Privacy

How to stay protected while using public wifi

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Public wifi gets us all through the day. Whether we’re waiting...

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Privacy

Protecting all your devices with SurfEasy VPN

By Heather Parry

Here at SurfEasy we know that modern life extends beyond...

How to switch VPN regions for faster internet

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How to switch VPN regions for faster internet

By Heather Parry

No one likes slow internet, just like nobody likes _Die...

How to secure your Gmail account

Privacy

How to secure your Gmail account

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These days, we all use Gmail. Your mum uses Gmail....

How to improve online gaming with a VPN

Tips

How to improve online gaming with a VPN

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Online gaming has come a long way in a very...

How to save money on travel tickets with a VPN

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By Heather Parry

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Why we love your feedback – and why we listen

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Why we love your feedback – and why we listen...

By Heather Parry

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

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

Privacy

Are your social media profiles as private as they can...

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How to train your grandma to use a VPN

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By Heather Parry

We all know that grandparents, and even parents, can be...

The fight for the future of encryption

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The fight for the future of encryption

By Heather Parry

2016 has, so far, been a year of marked tension...

SurfEasy now supports torrent protection!

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SurfEasy now supports torrent protection!

By Heather Parry

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

Why is it important to protect your IP address?

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How to use a VPN to get around social media blocks

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Privacy

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

By Heather Parry

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How to Make Yourself Anonymous Online

Privacy

How to Make Yourself Anonymous Online

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It seems these days that every time you open a...

How to Change my IP Address in 2 Simple Steps

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How to Change my IP Address in 2 Simple Steps...

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Your IP address is a unique number that can tell...

Bypass your school's firewall with SurfEasy VPN

Tips

Bypass your school's firewall with SurfEasy VPN

By Heather Parry

If you’ve ever tried to access Facebook or Snapchat in...

SurfEasy VPN security on your mobile device

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SurfEasy VPN security on your mobile device

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When we think about internet security, we don’t often think...

How SurfEasy VPN helps you unblock websites and apps

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In the last year or so, we’ve seen a number...

SurfEasy Browser Extensions: Security and privacy right in your browser

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SurfEasy Browser Extensions: Security and privacy right in your browser...

By Heather Parry

2015 was a huge year for SurfEasy. We gained more...

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Why Tim Cook is standing up for encryption

By Heather Parry

This week, Tim Cook called on President Obama to stop...

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How the censorship of social media affects you, and why...

By Heather Parry

When you talk about censorship, what are you usually thinking...

SurfEasy awarded Top Developer badge on the Google Play Store!

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SurfEasy awarded Top Developer badge on the Google Play Store!...

By Heather Parry

This week, we were thrilled to be awarded the Top...

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

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

By Heather Parry

Apple have turned computing into a joyous experience these days....

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

Security

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

By Heather Parry

Many browsers these days have an Incognito mode; a browsing...

SurfEasy VPN for Chrome Available Now!

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SurfEasy VPN for Chrome Available Now!

By Heather Parry

Last week you might have read our blog announcing the...

Introducing Browser Extensions: SurfEasy VPN for Opera

SurfEasy News

Introducing Browser Extensions: SurfEasy VPN for Opera

By Heather Parry

 

Introducing Ad Blocker by SurfEasy

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Introducing Ad Blocker by SurfEasy

By Heather Parry

Here at SurfEasy, we’re always working on new ways for...

Why you need SurfEasy VPN for Android

Online Freedom

Why you need SurfEasy VPN for Android

By Heather Parry

Here at SurfEasy, we love Android. We love the slick...

Why SurfEasy VPN is a no-log network

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Why SurfEasy VPN is a no-log network

By Heather Parry

Here at SurfEasy, we’re big believers in accountability – especially...

SurfEasy VPN now supports iOS9!

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SurfEasy VPN now supports iOS9!

By Heather Parry

We were as excited as anyone else to hear Apple...

Why you need Ad Tracker Blocking

Privacy

Why you need Ad Tracker Blocking

By Heather Parry

There’s nothing more annoying than when an overzealous sales assistant follows...

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

Security

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

By Heather Parry

Here at SurfEasy, we’re always striving to improve the service...

What's wrong with a free VPN?

Privacy

What's wrong with a free VPN?

By Heather Parry

There are a lot of VPNs out there these days....

Why different regions matter when choosing a VPN

Online Freedom

Why different regions matter when choosing a VPN

By Heather Parry

When it comes to choosing a VPN, there are a...

Why You Should Know Who Your VPN Provider Really Is

Privacy

Why You Should Know Who Your VPN Provider Really Is...

By Heather Parry

The Redditors amongst you might have noticed the SurfEasy name...

The UN states that encryption and anonymity are basic human rights

Online Freedom

The UN states that encryption and anonymity are basic human...

By Heather Parry

Last week, a United Nations report finally said what many...

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

Online Freedom

US surveillance powers expire as the Senate fails to reach...

By Heather Parry

This weekend, three controversial parts of the Patriot Act expired...

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

Privacy

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

By Heather Parry

Two weeks ago, a story came to light that threw...

New SurfEasy servers launched in Norway!

SurfEasy News

New SurfEasy servers launched in Norway!

By Heather Parry

This week here at SurfEasy we’re thrilled to announce the...

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

Privacy

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

By Heather Parry

Last week, a new anti-terror bill passed through Canada’s House...

Why the NSA-proof messenger app is no more

Online Freedom

Why the NSA-proof messenger app is no more

By Heather Parry

Privacy advocates who’ve been waiting patiently for news of Hemlis,...

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

Online Freedom

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

By Heather Parry

Last week, Twitter updated its privacy policy.

How Brazil is taking the internet into its own hands

Online Freedom

How Brazil is taking the internet into its own hands...

By Heather Parry

There’s a huge new communications project taking place right now...

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

Privacy

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

By Heather Parry

As you might have seen in last week’s This Week...

Florida attempts to outlaw anonymous websites

Online Freedom

Florida attempts to outlaw anonymous websites

By Heather Parry

This week, Florida state legislature is considering one of the...

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

Privacy

Barbie, the Internet of Things and what they mean for...

By Heather Parry

Barbie and the Internet of Things might not, at first,...

Are Google changing their position on privacy?

Privacy

Are Google changing their position on privacy?

By Heather Parry

Google’s original motto, “Don’t be evil”, hasn’t exactly seemed to...

Is privacy really dead?

Privacy

Is privacy really dead?

By Heather Parry

This month, Wired.com published an article instructing us all to...

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

Privacy

Is the first of Obama's Big Data Privacy bills about...

By Heather Parry

In a rare piece of good news in the privacy...

Humans 3.0 and the Future of Privacy

Online Freedom

Humans 3.0 and the Future of Privacy

By Heather Parry

This week at SurfEasy HQ, we’ve been pouring over Humans 3.0:...

Our Values: Privacy is a Human Right

Privacy

Our Values: Privacy is a Human Right

By Heather Parry

The last year has been a particularly difficult one for...

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

Privacy

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

By Heather Parry

Whether you’re buying a present for a partner, booking a...

How to protect your search history with a VPN

Privacy

How to protect your search history with a VPN

By Heather Parry

It’s not something that we often consider, but our online...

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

Online Freedom

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

By Heather Parry

On Christmas Eve, the Electronic Frontier Foundation released their report...

3 reasons to invest in your privacy in 2015

Online Freedom

3 reasons to invest in your privacy in 2015

By Heather Parry

As this eventful year winds to a close, no doubt...

Web Index shows internet surveillance is on the rise

Privacy

Web Index shows internet surveillance is on the rise

By Heather Parry

This week, the World Wide Web Foundation released its annual...

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

Privacy

Why the Facebook privacy notice is useless, and how to...

By Heather Parry

It seems that internet users are increasingly worried about their...

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

Privacy

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

By Heather Parry

This week, UK Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled plans for...

SurfEasy Black Friday deals coming with BestVPN

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy Black Friday deals coming with BestVPN

By Heather Parry

It’s the biggest day in the consumer’s calendar; the day...

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

Security

Have you lost control of your data and your online...

By Heather Parry

This week, the Pew Internet Research Project revealed that 91%...

SurfEasy VPN can protect you against Verizon and its creepy supercookies

Privacy

SurfEasy VPN can protect you against Verizon and its creepy...

By Heather Parry

This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation stated that VPNs can...

Privacy by Design: SurfEasy partners with BitPay to accept bitcoin

Privacy

Privacy by Design: SurfEasy partners with BitPay to accept bitcoin...

By Heather Parry

We are thrilled to announce that SurfEasy is teaming up...

The POODLE SSL vulnerability and SurfEasy VPN

Security

The POODLE SSL vulnerability and SurfEasy VPN

By Heather Parry

This week, the existence of a major vulnerability in the...

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

Privacy

Why new social media site Ello isn’t as private as...

By Heather Parry

You might have already seen the little smiley-face logo appearing...

Windows 10: How secure will it be?

Security

Windows 10: How secure will it be?

By Heather Parry

Microsoft’s latest big reveal has been Windows 10, the newest...

Why Apple and Google are finally getting on board with encryption

Security

Why Apple and Google are finally getting on board with...

By Heather Parry

Both Apple and Google, two giants in the cellphone industry...

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

Online Freedom

3.7 million comments flooded the FCC – but will Net...

By Heather Parry

When the FCC opened the floor to comments from the...

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

Privacy

Will the new Apple Watch be secure, or are we...

By Heather Parry

If you weren’t one of the (approximately) one billion people...

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

Security

What can the celebrity iCloud hack teach us about online...

By Heather Parry

Last week the internet lit up with the news (and...

Are there pro-privacy spies inside the NSA?

Privacy

Are there pro-privacy spies inside the NSA?

By Heather Parry

Last week a Tor developer claimed that NSA and GCHQ...

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

Security

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

By Heather Parry

The number of security breaches in what are thought to...

Is Your Password as Secure as You Think it is?

Security

Is Your Password as Secure as You Think it is?...

By Heather Parry

You’ve seen it a dozen times before: you attempt to...

How do I stop Facebook selling my browser data?

Privacy

How do I stop Facebook selling my browser data?

By Heather Parry

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of a new advertising...

How to Stay Safe and Secure on Your World Cup Travels

Security

How to Stay Safe and Secure on Your World Cup...

By Heather Parry

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last...

How to Save Net Neutrality

Online Freedom

How to Save Net Neutrality

By Heather Parry

If you’re a regular reader of the SurfEasy blog, or...

How to set up a VPN on a Mac

Using a VPN

How to set up a VPN on a Mac

By Heather Parry

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is one of the...

What happens if someone steals my data online?

Security

What happens if someone steals my data online?

By Heather Parry

Here at SurfEasy we talk a lot about the need...

How will the internet change if Net Neutrality is abolished?

Online Freedom

How will the internet change if Net Neutrality is abolished?...

By Heather Parry

Last week, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) approved a plan...

How do I secure my laptop?

Security

How do I secure my laptop?

By Heather Parry

Many of us live off our laptops these days. Whether...

4 privacy-protecting search engine alternatives

Privacy

4 privacy-protecting search engine alternatives

By Heather Parry

This week, Google overtook Apple to become the world’s most...

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

Privacy

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

By Heather Parry

Social media encourages us to share our information in a...

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Security

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

By Heather Parry

As soon as they can sit up and pay attention,...

The Top 5 Online Security Blunders

Online Freedom

The Top 5 Online Security Blunders

By Heather Parry

Web security is big business in 2014. Between the NSA...

Which countries spy on social media?

Online Freedom

Which countries spy on social media?

By Heather Parry

It’s very likely that anyone who feels like it could...

5 apps that share your information

Privacy

5 apps that share your information

By Heather Parry

As consumers, we have been incredibly spoiled by the wealth...

5 ways to make your android device more secure

Security

5 ways to make your android device more secure

By Heather Parry

Android phones and tablets have always been plagued by security...

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

Security

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

By Heather Parry

Whether you’re travelling, looking for a café to sit and...

How to get around your work firewall

Online Freedom

How to get around your work firewall

By Heather Parry

The company firewall is one of those truly 21-Century annoyances;...

Online security: Which countries are the safest online?

Privacy

Online security: Which countries are the safest online?

By Heather Parry

All over the world, paranoia about online security has skyrocketed...

5 ways that Heartbleed might affect your online security

Security

5 ways that Heartbleed might affect your online security

By Heather Parry

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last...

Will bitcoin ever be truly secure?

Security

Will bitcoin ever be truly secure?

By Heather Parry

Bitcoin, the crypto-currency that took the world by storm in...

Internet Security: Worth investing in

Security

Internet Security: Worth investing in

By Heather Parry

Whether you’re CEO of a large company, a mid-level worker...

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

Privacy

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

By Heather Parry

Last week, inventor of the world wide web and former...

Are your WhatsApp messages really private?

Privacy

Are your WhatsApp messages really private?

By Heather Parry

Security issues seem to follow Facebook around like a bad...

Does your phone metadata betray your personal information?

Privacy

Does your phone metadata betray your personal information?

By Heather Parry

A study at Stanford University this week confirmed that phone...

Happy Birthday World Wide Web: The Net at 25

Privacy

Happy Birthday World Wide Web: The Net at 25

By Heather Parry

25 years ago this week, Tim Berners-Lee, a British Scientist...

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

Privacy

Could an undersea cable to Europe help Brazil maintain net...

By Heather Parry

Net neutrality has been one of the hot topics of...

Do QR codes pose a security risk for users?

Security

Do QR codes pose a security risk for users?

By Heather Parry

QR codes have quietly become standard for marketing companies and...

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

Privacy

You can finally block other users on LinkedIn. But is...

By Heather Parry

Social media users have long been plagued with the issue...

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

Privacy

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

By Heather Parry

In the last week or so, Apple has been experiencing...

Can a VPN help you to stream video faster online?

Online Freedom

Can a VPN help you to stream video faster online?...

By Heather Parry

We live in a world where almost everything is accessible...

Can Net Neutrality be Saved?

Privacy

Can Net Neutrality be Saved?

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As you might recall if you read our blog post...

How to Secure Your Android Mobile Device

Security

How to Secure Your Android Mobile Device

By Heather Parry

As of the end of 2013, there have been over...

How Governments use Internet Surveillance to Control Populations

Online Freedom

How Governments use Internet Surveillance to Control Populations

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As of the time of writing, there are currently two...

How to set up a VPN

Tips

How to set up a VPN

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Internet security is a hot topic at the moment, and...

How to look up the location of an IP address

Tips

How to look up the location of an IP address...

By Heather Parry

Every computer with a connection to the web has an...

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

Privacy

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

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Google Chrome is the most used browser in the world....

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Security

How to Secure Your Online Financial Transactions

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Over the last decade or so, our lives have become...

The Benefits of Using a VPN Provider

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Here at SurfEasy we are passionate about our VPN service....

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Privacy

How will the death of Net Neutrality affect your Internet...

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Privacy

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If you’ve ever read the information about SurfEasy’s Private Browser,...

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Privacy

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You’ll have heard the term “IP address” dozens of times...

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SurfEasy News

SurfEasy launched with QVC US

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SurfEasy is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest...

Tips to Avoid Roaming Costs When Traveling

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Tips to Avoid Roaming Costs When Traveling

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As head of sales for a young growing company, I’ve...

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Privacy

Tips to Protect Your Child’s Online Privacy & Security

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In an age of always-connectedness and widespread adoption of smartphones,...

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Privacy

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The following is a very slightly abbreviated version of what...

How a VPN Service protects you from NSA Monitoring

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

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

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SurfEasy VPN, our online privacy software for iOS, Android, Windows...

Mass surveillance of Social Media is legal under UK law

Online Freedom

Mass surveillance of Social Media is legal under UK law...

By dakoda

Last week, the British government officially confirmed the extent of...

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Privacy

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Do you really know how much information strangers can gather...

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Privacy

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We’re proud to welcome Dr. Michael Geist, a renowned digital...

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SurfEasy News

SurfEasy Private Browser Arrives In Target Stores Across the USA...

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SurfEasy headquarters are buzzing today with the news of our...

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Security

CISPA and Your Customer Bill of Rights

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Yesterday the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (better known...

SurfEasy Plug In Privacy Now Available at Staples Canada

SurfEasy News

SurfEasy Plug In Privacy Now Available at Staples Canada

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SurfEasy Plug In Privacy is now available for purchase at...

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SurfEasy online privacy and security software is going mobile!

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Today we’re excited to announce the coming availability of SurfEasy...

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Protect your online privacy – even if you have “nothing...

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Security

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

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The 7 Habits of Highly Secure Internet Use

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The 7 Habits of Highly Secure Internet Use

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On the heels of Data Privacy Day, an internationally known...

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Data Privacy Day is here: What are you doing to...

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This Saturday, January 28, is Data Privacy Day (DPD) –...

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Great read: Why 2012 is starting to look like 1984...

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Geoff Duncan recently published a great piece on DigitalTrends.com, where...

How IT can keep company data safe without compromising employee privacy

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How IT can keep company data safe without compromising employee...

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Five years ago most IT departments spent a lot of...

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

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10 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy When Using a...

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**May 19, 2011 will mark the 10-year anniversary of Apple’s...

How Giving Internet Access to Employees Enhances Productivity

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How Giving Internet Access to Employees Enhances Productivity

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The influx of social media in our lives has reached...

5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against WIFI Sniffers

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against WIFI Sniffers

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**What happens when you access a public WiFi hotspot at...

How Social Media Can Bring Down Bad Governments

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How Social Media Can Bring Down Bad Governments

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**Earlier this year, Wael Ghonim, a mild-mannered Eygptian national and...