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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 of any customer should be the reliability of the VPN provider and the transparency of their business. You trust a VPN provider with all your data. You should know who they are.However, not all VPNs are created ...
Posted by surfeasy - Posted 4 Years Ago

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 (ISPs) in the UK to link IP addresses with individual users, making web users instantly trackable.Your IP address is a digital address which ensures that information from the internet is going to the right place, ju...
Posted by surfeasy - Posted 5 Years Ago

Why the Facebook privacy notice is useless, and how to really protect your priva
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 widespread online surveillance, interception of emails and more, it’s difficult not to feel that we are being watched online, and that our information is no longer in our hands.It’s this...
Posted by surfeasy - Posted 5 Years Ago

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 country.C-51, or the Anti-Terrorism Act, may now become law. If it does, it will give spy agencies more power than even before. As well as gathering information on citizens, the Canadian government will be a...
Posted by surfeasy - Posted 4 Years Ago

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 Ello, the invite-only, ad-free new social media site that’s billing itself as a privacy- and user-friendly new alternative to Facebook.On the face of it, this seems to be a great new platform. After...
Posted by surfeasy - Posted 5 Years Ago

US surveillance powers expire as the Senate fails to reach a deal on the Patriot
This weekend, three controversial parts of the Patriot Act expired as Rand Paul mounted a successful attack on extensions to the bill.After filibustering the passage of the Freedom Act two weeks ago, Paul had to watch the Senate vote to advance the bill, which means that a new form of data collection is likely to be approved in the coming weeks.However, ...
Posted by surfeasy - Posted 4 Years Ago

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 arising from Verizon’s “silent supercookies”.Verizon began using their supercookies, better known as unique identifier token headers (UIDHs) back in 2012. These identifiers are unique to every u...
Posted by surfeasy - Posted 5 Years Ago

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.A woman in Central California claims that she was fired from her job after she uninstalled the work-management app Xora from her company iPhone. The app tracks the user’s move 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even when the employee is out of work hours and en...
Posted by surfeasy - Posted 4 Years Ago

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 spying by the authorities, corporations, law enforcement or worse. Attacks on free speech and personal liberties have been frequent and shocking, and most worryingly of all, the internet has seemed to move towards a m...
Posted by surfeasy - Posted 4 Years Ago

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 which discusses the evolution of technology and its relationship with humanity, with predictions about how the future may play out (without straying into Ex Machina territory).Of course, no discussi...
Posted by surfeasy - Posted 4 Years Ago

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