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Digital Anti-Censorship Billboards Removed by Google Street View

OnHub security used to fight off hackers by Google

A series of billboards questioning the status quo and chastising world leaders has appeared on Google Street View, which then the internet giant promptly removed. The billboards were made in a campaign to combat censorship and promote freedom of speech and expression. The Swedish subdivision of “Reporters Without Borders” worked …

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Free VPN Might Mine for Cypto, Kaspersky Warns

Free VPN Might Mine for Cypto, Kaspersky Warns

Top security software company warns users to be wary of services offering free VPN, as there is a high risk that they include cryptocurrency mining scripts. Kaspersky Lab has unveiled that such services often tend to utilize the users’ device to for cryptocurrency mining. Due to the recent boom and …

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Well-Known VPN Networks Shown to Leak your Data

Leaked Memo shows Ecuador Internet Censorship system

Well-known VPN networks like HotSpot Shield, Pure VPN and Zenmate, are leaking user’s information, VPN Mentor discovered this when they researched virtual private networks (VPN). Sensitive data on millions of users are vulnerable, the privacy advocate network found. Data Leaked VPN’s help users access websites blocked by their ISP’s, and …

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Huge Security Flaws Exposed In Hanwha Cameras

Huge Security Flaws Exposed In Hanwha Cameras

A range of smart cameras is vulnerable to hackers because they contain a range of security vulnerabilities. Hackers will be able to exploit these and might be able to use them for surveillance and exploits on the networks these cameras are linked to. Cameras made by Hanwha Techwin might permit …

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How a VPN blocks GCHQ and British ISP´s into your Privacy

GCHQ

An important session of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) was carried out recently. A GCHQ witness has been offering contradictory and confusing evidence and Privacy International found the way to cross-examine him. This was an extraordinary opportunity to shed light on GCHQ´s bulk collection powers. Internet users also got the …

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EU ‘Recommends’ 1 Hour Takedown on Terrorist Content

EU Hour Takedown on Terrorist Content

The EU expects that internet platforms remove terrorist and illegal content within the hour of its posting. If companies fail to comply with recommendations, the Commission will take legal action. Critics fear this rule could lead to censorship and other unintended consequences. Voluntary adherence, or Else The EU has announced …

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Stemming the Flow of Information in Ukraine

Stemming the Flow of Information in Ukraine

Ukrainian officials seek to ban user access to a number of Russian web addresses. Critics fear that censorship here will lead to further internet restrictions down the road. Strange role models lead to strange behavior Since Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, relations between Ukraine and Russia have been understandably …

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Be Careful before Buying VPN

Buying VPN

VPNs are quite popular these days. What was once a technology that allowed corporate employees to securely connect to the workplace is now a solution that more and more people around the world are adopting. VPNs hide you from all prying eyes by encrypting your network and hide your true …

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VPN provider AnchorFree Subject to Excessive Government Scrutiny

VPN provider AnchorFree Subject to Excessive Government Scrutiny

One of the largest providers of VPNs (short for Virtual Private Networks) in the U.S., AnchorFree, recently published the transparency report for the current year, 2017. This report details all the legal pathways that governmental authorities used for requesting client data in each country. What is remarkable about this particular …

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