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Facebook’s Messenger set to add your location and battery status sharing
People love being connected. Social media made us more networked than ever, giving us the power to build genuine connections.
Over 35,500 coronavirus-related websites reported as scam
According to Atlas VPN research, cumulatively, scammers created over 35,500 unique websites related to COVID-19 in the last month. Here, they tried to swindle money by selling masks, hand-sanitizers, or even virus testing kits.
Here’s why you need cheap VPN for Zoom
Connecting to a cheap VPN service is no news in terms of protecting your privacy on the internet. But when it comes to using communication tools, like Zoom, you want your conversations to stay at its safest.
Wyoming is the most coronavirus-concerned US state, unemployment-related topics shoot by 7,000%
According to data acquired by Atlas VPN, Wyoming is the most coronavirus-concerned state in the US. Google Trends tool shows search interest in the “coronavirus” term reaching its peak in Wyoming. The results were gathered on March 30.
Fake Google Chrome update tricks thousands of users worldwide
One would never think that a Russian-based antivirus software company would come to the rescue of the world’s biggest tech giant, Google. But security analysts found a dangerous loophole in a recent Google Chrome update.
"What is VPN" searches grow by 81% amid COVID-19 pandemic
According to data collected by Atlas VPN, the number of Google searches for "What is VPN" increased by 81% worldwide. The frequency of this query was growing steadily over the first three weeks of March.
Why use a VPN?
The reasons why use a VPN are personal and a little different for everyone. But without a doubt, Virtual Private Networks are on the minds of web users.
US to track Americans’ location
The world’s three billion-plus smartphones transmit the kind of data that US health officials want to access during the Covid-19 outbreak. They show where citizens are, where they’ve been, and who they might have talked.
Google Registers a 350% Increase in Phishing Websites Amid Quarantine
According to data gathered and analyzed by Atlas VPN, the number of phishing websites spiked by 350% amid COVID-19 quarantine. As Google reports it, the number of registered phishing sites has been snowballing over the last three months.