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Google reports a record number of requests to disclose user information in 2020 H1

Recent findings by Atlas VPN reveal that these requests have been steadily growing in the past five years. In the first half of 2020, Google reported a record number of applications for the disclosure of user information.

REPORTS | 2 min Read

What does net neutrality mean to you?

Net neutrality is an idea that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should treat all traffic passing their networks equally. It means that…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read

How and why: price discrimination in e-commerce

Price discrimination refers to retailers manipulating their prices for different segments in the market. Consumer-level information…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read

Cybercrime cost the world over $1 trillion in 2020

With our lives increasingly taking place online, cybercrime is more profitable than ever. Last year, global losses from cybercrime reached record-highs.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

How to access .onion websites? And the ones you should

.onion websites do not have a shiny badge of honor due to their connection to the dark web. They are not the typical websites we come across…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read

ATM hacks surged 269% in Europe in 2020 H1, recent findings reveal

Recent findings by Atlas VPN reveal that cybercriminals started to hack into the ATMs using malware and logical attacks. A logical or malware attack is a type of cyber attack where threat actors alter the ATM software to access the cash dispenser.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

What is metadata, and is it safe?

What is metadata exactly? Despite its vague description as “data about data,” metadata is a powerful concept. It can be equally damaging to…

PRIVACY | 4 min Read

Defining biometric data and its influence on our lives

Biometric data refers to distinctive physical characteristics central in identifying or authenticating humans. Over the years, we saw a…

PRIVACY | 7 min Read

Over 300 million individuals affected by the US data leaks in 2020

The year 2020 was full of challenges. The global pandemic threatened our health and digital safety as cybercriminals took advantage of the worldwide uncertainty for a quick gain.

REPORTS | 3 min Read