Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

VPN (Virtual Private Networking)

Orchid – a New Kind of Decentralized VPN Network

Orchid says its new VPN protocol and token will make privacy more private. The launch of Orchid’s new product is expected this week. If successful, Orchid may revolutionize VPNs. Of course, lots of past products have also promised to “revolutionize” various things and yet never managed to accomplish anything revolutionary. It should be interesting to see what happens with Orchid’s new VPN. VPNs are supposed to establish secure, private connections […]

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HTTPS Encryption on Windows is No Longer Secure

For several years, many of us have depended upon HTTPS encryption to keep our online activities safe and secure from hackers and spies. The “S” in HTTPS claims that the connection to the web site is Secure. In other words, the connection is supposed to be safe due to the fact that it is encrypted. NOTE: For an explanation of HTTPS encryption, look at Wikipedia’s explanation at: Researchers at […]

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Cloudflare Unveils new WARP VPN

Cloudflare has announced that its new WARP VPN services are available for both Android and Apple iOS users. The new product claims to be more secure and also runs faster than its competitors. A company spokesperson stated, “building a next generation service to secure consumer mobile connections without slowing them down or burning battery was… harder than we originally thought.” The new WARP VPN is available in two versions: a […]

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If You Are Using Hotspot VPN, Free VPN Master, Secure VPN, or Security Master by Cheetah Mobile on Your Android Device, Uninstall Them Now!

VPNs are supposed to protect you from snoops and unwanted advertising. However, four VPNs do the exact opposite: these four not only serve their own ads while running the background, but ads are also placed outside the apps, including on the home screen. The producing companies make money if you click on one of these ads. The four VPN apps have been downloaded more than 500 million times! You can […]

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What is a VPN and Why do I Need One?

VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) are used to protect your privacy, unblock streaming locks, and hide from hackers and government spies alike. You can find an excellent article about why you want to use a VPN by Carrie Marshall in the T3.COM web site at: The article seems to be an advertisement for ExpressVPN, a commercial VPN service. However, almost all the information provided in the article applies to all […]

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Spying Risk From Foreign VPNs Is Real

“While there are advantages to the use of VPN applications, they are not without risk,” DHS Cybersecurity Director Christopher Krebs told US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) in a letter made public on Tuesday. VPNs, or virtual private networks, encrypt your internet connection and route traffic through a server controlled by the VPN provider. This can make the applications appealing to consumers worried about their privacy or who want to visit […]

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