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Software Review: HMA! Pro VPN
Browse the internet securely and anonymously, wherever you are. There are a lot of great reasons to use a VPN, or virtual private network. When traveling abroad, it can help you connect to content you subscribe to regardless of local licensing agreements. When traveling within your country, it can... Read more
Avast SecureLine review: Totally Secure VPN With Total Privacy Powered By AI
Stop worrying about hackers on public Wi-Fi, advertisers tracking everything you do online, and content blocks whenever you’re in the ‘wrong country’. Enjoy the internet your way, with Avast SecureLine. In short, Avast SecureLine is one of the best reasonably priced options out there for anyone considering using a VPN... Read more
Five Great VPN Services To Download For Free Today
Online privacy is a bigger concern today than ever before. Find out why VPNs can help, plus our five great VPN recommendations. The need for greater online privacy is leading many people to start using a virtual private network (VPN) when browsing the internet. However, it can be tricky... Read more
Radmin VPN – a new virtual private network solution for PCs
Reviewed: The new online privacy tool from the makers of Radmin and Advanced IP Scanner. These days, if you’re not deploying a solid VPN when you go online, you could be tossing your privacy out the virtual window. Whether it’s a laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone, any traffic you... Read more
Radmin VPN launched
New virtual private network online security tool for Windows PC users.  From the authors of Radmin and Advanced IP Scanner, Radmin VPN is a free and easy-to-use software product which creates a virtual private network (VPN), creating a secure connection between computers over the Internet – as if they... Read more
Top 5 Free VPNs
Increase online privacy and cover your tracks with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). If you value your online privacy, security, and want to keep potential snoopers at bay, then a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is exactly the piece of software you need. They work by creating a private internet... Read more
Privacy Search Engines And VPN Use On The Rise
Users are taking a stand against increased snooping by authorities.  Thanks to some shady political dealings over the course of the past week, concerned tech users across the US have a renewed focus on privacy. First the US Senate voted along party lines to overturn Obama-era privacy protections, then... Read more
Unblock-Us: Smart DNS And VPN For The Masses?
As you’ve probably guessed from the name, Unblock-Us is all about being able to access websites and surf the net by bypassing geographically imposed restrictions on what you can and can’t view. Essentially, it’s a Smart DNS (Domain Name System) service, that allows you to virtually reside in another... Read more
China’s Great Firewall Cracks Down On VPNs
The Chinese government has tightened its grip on the country’s internet. Chinese authorities have announced a 14-month long campaign that will target the use of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), and make it harder for its own citizens to visit unsanctioned and unapproved websites that criticise the Chinese government. The Ministry of... Read more
New Norton Product Coming Soon: WiFi Privacy
The New Year is well and truly underway and we’re excited to reveal that Norton have announced the launch of a brand new product for 2017: WiFi Privacy. Due later this month, Norton WiFi Privacy offers you online privacy and anonymity via a VPN (virtual private network). This says... Read more
New Private VPN From TunnelBear
Privacy is a top concern for many tech users today, and not just those with high-powered Silicon Valley careers or government positions. With news of hacking events, data breaches, and state-sanctioned surveillance cropping up every day, protecting yourself from unwanted monitoring is just smart, no matter what type of... Read more
Juniper Network Data Breach Compromises VPNs
In a recent announcement, Juniper Network acknowledged that its team had found unauthorized code in some of its software, meaning a back door had been left wide open for hackers who would presumably cover their tracks. This code may have compromised users’ VPNs, and has prompted the FBI to... Read more
Apple Removes Ad-Blockers That Can ‘Compromise’ Security. Should You Be Concerned?
After all the fanfare and razzmatazz that came with Apple’s decision to allow third party ad-blockers to be installed on iOS devices, Apple has been forced to begin removing some of them due to security concerns. Included in the Ad-Blocker cull was the higly popular, and highly rated Been... Read more
Why You Should Be Using A VPN

Why You Should Be Using A VPN

VPNs September 10, 2015

One of the hot topics right now in all levels of internet activity–from the casual soccer mom who updates her Facebook status to the IT engineer working on sensitive, proprietary content–is VPNs, or virtual private networks. New VPN platforms are cropping up every day, and smart tech users are... Read more
What Would Have Protected The AshleyMadison Hack Victims?
News updates on the fallout of the hacking have slowly trickled out. News broke of the breach even before the hacktivists at Impact Team actually did anything with the information, meaning the public was made aware of the potential problem long before the data dump became a reality.... Read more
ZenMate Chrome Browser Plug-In Adds Layer Of Privacy
Data security and personal privacy are hot topics in the tech world right now. News like the recent AshleyMadison breach–and the hugely embarrassing resulting aftermath, especially for key celebrities–has made even the most basic of tech users think twice about hopping online and browsing around. Fortunately, there are easy-to-use... Read more
LogMeIn Hamachi Gets An Update On FileHippo
The data security and privacy sector has been promoting the benefits of a VPN for everyone from companies with proprietary content to grandmas who are playing around on Facebook. In light of the constant news of data breaches, hacking events, and yes, even governments spying on their own citizens’... Read more
Global Leader In Personal Privacy Solutions, Privax, Acquired By AVG
AVG recently announced the acquisition of a virtual private network provider (VPN) Privax, a leading global provider of desktop and mobile privacy services for consumers. The announcement was made public in blog posts by AVG and Privax. The reported selling price is $40 million with a potential $20 million... Read more