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Why Use a VPN?

One expert said that a VPN is “like a personal bodyguard for the Internet.” This is what he meant. A VPN it a special network that you connect with when you go online. When you do so, anything you do online cannot digitally/electronically be traced back to your location… whether you’re using your computer or…

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Think Twice Before Doing Any These 4 Crazy Things On A Work Computer

Think Twice Before Doing Any These 4 Crazy Things On A Work Computer

The typical office worker spends an average of 45+ hours a week at work…or on work. And these days, with everything being networked and accessible, most of that time is spent working on the company computer. Of course, many companies today like providing laptops and even tablets to their employees so they can take their…

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Why VPN Jurisdictions Matter

While the assumption is that using a VPN keeps your online activities safe from prying eyes, it’s not a foolproof solution. VPN companies, like any other industry, are still governed by the laws of the country in which they are located. Have you heard about Five Eyes, Nine Eyes, or Fourteen Eyes? We’re not talking…

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How does geolocation work?

W3C Browser Geolocation

If you’ve looked at an iPod, iPhone, or other smartphones, if you’ve used the Firefox, Chrome, or Opera browsers, or if you’ve used Google in the past couple of years, you’ve probably seen something that points out your location. Indeed, Google has long been able to target local results to your searches based on where…

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Tor Is Almost a Secret Way to Be Invisible Online

5 Good Reasons to Give Tor a Try

The anonymous Internet is not as scary as you think. What is being “anonymous” online? It doesn’t mean that you don’t have an identity online. For the everyday computer user, it simply means a few things: That you can go online to any website and you won’t be blocked because of your IP address. That…

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How To Use A SmartDNS Service To Unblock Websites

How To Use A SmartDNS Service To Unblock Websites

What Is SmartDNS? With an array of global sites hiding behind the locked doors of geo-blocking, using a SmartDNS is the key to accessing that restricted content and essentially unblocking websites. Before delving into the world of SmartDNS use, however, it is beneficial to first educate yourself on what a SmartDNS really is, how it…

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Privacy Organizations Protect Rights

How You Can Support Privacy Organizations

We normally associate the word “charities” and “causes” with children, cancer, poverty, animals, education, and even world peace. The word “privacy” doesn’t even come to mind. But believe it or not, there are organizations dedicated to protecting our freedom and right to privacy in this digital age and supporting them matters more to our way…

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Gift ideas for the Privacy-Concerned Person You Know So Well

Gift ideas for the Privacy-Concerned Person You Know So Well

If your spouse, a relative, or a good friend are constantly talking about safety, cybercrime and being spied on, a new pair of socks or a toaster isn’t going to calm them down. Give them what they need—the gift of peace of mind and security. One of these privacy and security gift ideas might cheer…

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