Home / 2017 / October

Monthly Archives: October 2017

Freedom of Expression at Risk with New Russian Law on VPNs

Freedom of Expression at Risk with New Russian Law on VPNs

According to the Russian government, the law is necessary in order to reduce the number of extremist groups, however, Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers allege this is but an effort to censor free of speech and reduce online privacy. The systematic policy will come into force on the 1st of …

Read More »

Using VPNs does not Mean Your Information is Safe

Using VPNs does not Mean Your Information is Safe

Although most people use VPN services to protect their privacy, many of these VPN companies (such as IPVanish and PureVPN) may retain user data for reasons unknown. Users looking for VPNs do not have to look too much, due the number of companies providing Virtual private network services are high. …

Read More »

Australian VPN Providers Concerned About New Data Laws

Australian VPN Providers Concerned About New Data Laws

Australia has recently set live a law regarding data retention that has sparked several concerns from VPN providers in a matter of user privacy. One of the moves taken by various Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers was to relocate their companies overseas in order to avoid the effects of the …

Read More »

VPN Restrictions in Russia Lights Up Concerns in European Companies

VPN Restrictions in Russia Lights Up Concerns in European Companies

The recent restrictions imposed by the Russian government pose a threat to European companies who use VPN services as a mean to protect confidential information. Concerns have been expressed by the Association of European Businesses (AEB), an organization that includes several hundreds of European companies, amongst the most notable being …

Read More »

Google Select TLS in an Effort to Increase Protection Against Hackers

Google

Google is currently planning to introduce a Transport Layer Security (TLS) to Android devices, potentially increasing protection against hackers and privacy from the government and private agencies. Google is planning to add a new development which will encrypt your Domain Name Server (DNS) requests in order to increase dramatically the …

Read More »

The Controversy Surrounding Apple’s VPNs Removal is Not Substantiated

The Controversy Surrounding Apple VPNs Removal is Not Substantiated

Apple’s decision to remove China VPN has sparked controversy regarding free speech, especially from senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy. Apple’s latest decision to remove Virtual Private Networks from their China application store has been labeled as “enabling the Chinese government surveillance and censorship of the internet,” and “not enabling …

Read More »

Domino’s Computer Systems Reportedly Hacked: Spam Plagues Customers

Domino Computer Systems Reportedly Hacked

Domino’s, one of the world’s most well-known pizza companies, suffers from a hacked system in Australia. Customers have been receiving spam emails that are trying to phish, disguised as the legitimate communication from Domino’s. On Tuesday, October 17, Domino’s Australia woke up to a flood of complaints from customers. They …

Read More »

China Blocks WhatsApp Before Communist Party Congress

China Blocks WhatsApp Before Communist Party Congress

The Chinese government has restricted the popular messaging service all around the country in anticipation of the communist party congress. The Chinese government has blocked the popular messaging service, WhatsApp, as the country’s Communist Party Congress commenced last week Wednesday. Other popular messaging services, most notably WeChat have also been …

Read More »