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Privacy & Security

Most people don't need a commercial VPN to work from home securely

Many small businesses and their employees are concerned about the security of their data whilst working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. We see a lot of confusion surrounding this topic, even from fairly technical folk and there is unfortunately a lot of misinformation being spread by commercial VPN providers themselves.

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You can't always get what you want: the eternal conflict between lawful access and privacy

In late March, the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) took effect. And predictably, the US Supreme Court just dismissed United States v. Microsoft Corp. In that case, Microsoft was fighting a subpoena for data stored in an Irish data center.

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Collection of User Data by ISPs and Telecom Providers, and Sharing with Third Parties

There are some age-old questions among Internet users, especially those concerned about privacy. Basically, “Is my ISP watching me?”, and “Is it sharing data about my online activity, such as search and browsing history, with third parties?

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Are Anti-Malware products Uploading Your Private Data?

Given that you’re reading this on IVPN’s website, you probably care about online privacy. And you probably use VPN services to hide your online activity from ISPs. That’s prudent, because ISPs clearly spy on their customers.

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20% Faster & [Windows] 10% Less Secure

Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 10 has been making waves in the tech world. With an estimated adoption rate of 20.1% in the first 12 months it is a safe bet to say that Windows 10 will be coming soon to a desktop, laptop or tablet near you.

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America's worst 'anti-online-privacy' politicians

Every year or so we take a look at which US politicians are making a concerted effort to destroy what little privacy we have left on the web. From CISPA-supporters, to Snowden-haters, these are the people who have firmly planted their flag in the anti-online privacy camp, preferring to support entities who are pushing for surveillance and the curtailing of online freedoms.

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Internet Censorship Around the World

In 2013, Freedom House released a 'Freedom on the Net’ report, detailing internet censorship and restrictions around the world. In the report, each country was awarded a ‘Freedom on the Net’ score out of 100. This was based on three different metrics - limits placed on online content, obstacles to internet access, and violations of user rights.

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UK citizens: If you care about online privacy you have 24 hours to do two simple things

The UK is currently one of the worst countries in Europe when it comes to pushing online surveillance laws (if not the worst). Don’t let them get away with more of this bullshit without voicing your opposition.

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