Privacy Blog

“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

VPN (Virtual Private Networking)

Opera 60 Reborn 3 promises to be Web3-ready with a Crypto Wallet and a Revamped VPN

Opera Software has released Opera 60.0, a major new version of its web browser dubbed Reborn 3. The ‘3’ is a partial reference to the browser’s support for Web3, the so-called decentralized “block-chain based internet of the future”. The new browser’s support for Web3 comes with a new Crypto Wallet to facilitate secure online identification and transactions. The browser’s free VPN service has also been overhauled along with a design […]

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Cloudflare’s Free VPN called Warp will Reportedly Be One of the Few Free VPNs You Can Trust

Cloudfare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS service will add a VPN to its app for mobile devices. See http://bit.ly/2OOr4Bz for the details. The company is adding a new security service that looks to provide consumers with improved privacy and security for Internet access: a VPN to be called Warp that will offer even more privacy while browsing the internet on their phone. Best of all, Warp will be offered in two versions: FREE version […]

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List of Countries that have Officially Banned the use of VPNs

Here is a list of all the backwards countries that have passed laws that attempt to eliminate the online privacy of its citizens and residents: https://www.thewindowsclub.com/list-of-countries-that-have-officially-banned-the-use-of-vpn I suspect that banning VPNs only increases the use of VPNs in each of these countries simply because of all the publicity generated. When anyone is told they cannot use something, the natural reaction is, “Why not? Would it be useful?”

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Cloudflare’s New VPN Service Reportedly Won’t Slow You Down

Cloudflare has announced that it’s adding a VPN service to its 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver app. The 1.1.1.1 service, which first came to mobile back in November, currently attempts to speed up mobile data speeds by using Cloudflare’s network to resolve DNS queries faster than your existing mobile network. From a report: “We wanted to build a VPN service that my dad would install on his phone,” says Cloudflare CEO Matthew […]

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Opera Adds Free and Unlimited VPN Service To Its Android Browser

As users become more cautious about their privacy, many have explored using VPN services. According to a GlobalWebIndex estimate, more than 650 million people worldwide use such tools to mask their identity online and fend off web trackers. Opera 51 for Android now enables users to establish a private connection between their mobile device and a remote VPN server using 256-bit encryption. Users can pick a server of their choice […]

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Check if Your Android VPN is Collecting Personal Data

It’s bad enough when various web sites collect your personal data and then resell it. However, it is despicable when apps do the same thing and probably doubly despicable when an app that reportedly secures your privacy instead violates it without telling you what it is doing. The folks at The Best VPN performed an audit into the permissions asked by 81 Android VPN apps available in the Google Play […]

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New TLS Encryption-Busting Attack also Impacts the newer TLS 1.3

If you use encryption (and I certainly hope you do!), you should be aware that a team of academics has revealed a new cryptographic attack this week that can break encrypted TLS traffic, allowing attackers to intercept and steal data previously considered safe and secure. This includes the encryption used by many, but not all, VPNs. This new downgrade attack works even against the latest version of the TLS protocol, […]

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