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What is OpenVPN and is it suitable for you?

OpenVPN is a well-known name in the VPN community, but for newbies, it might be challenging to understand its full meaning. The confusion surfaces when people learn that OpenVPN is an open-source protocol used as a base for many VPN products on the market.

PRIVACY | 4 min Read

Your Zoom account worth less than a penny on the dark web

Amid a global pandemic, Zoom skyrocketed into the center of general awareness. Initially created for corporate webinars and meetings, the video conferencing app now became a forum for nearly every kind of social function.

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

Google and Apple to turn phones into trackers: security concerns boom

The COVID-19 has sparked an unlikely alliance between Google and Apple, who plan to release a contact tracing system to fight the global outbreak of the virus. While the creators claim that the users’ security and privacy is a priority, such apps are invasive by nature.

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

What is Tor?

If you are interested in online privacy, chances are, you already heard about Tor. To many, the tool is the basis of true freedom on the internet.

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

How well people keep social distancing? Street cameras will tell

As social distancing became standard across the globe, countries continue to bring surveillance technology to track the pandemic. Governments already rely on netizens’ location data to track the spread of the virus.

PRIVACY | 2 min Read

Free proxy: the good and the bad

It’s no surprise free proxy servers have grown in popularity over the years. With the controversies around Net Neutrality and government censorship, more netizens are looking for ways to access restricted content and combat surveillance.

PRIVACY | 4 min Read

A secret network of malicious app developers revealed

A group of at least 27 app developers caught committing fraud on a secret network via Google Play Store. With 101 applications combining in over 69 million installs, there's still much about this secret group that is unknown.

PRIVACY | 4 min Read

What is split tunneling?

Whereas the VPN tunnel encapsulates all data by default, split tunneling lets you choose which traffic parts you want to secure. There are specific cases when split tunneling your VPN can come in handy.

PRIVACY | 2 min Read

Houseparty denies hacking charges, but is it safe to use?

Houseparty, along with Zoom, is one of the video-calling services that has exploded in popularity amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Over the last week alone, the group video chat app reached over two million downloads and became a virtual household to many young people worldwide.

PRIVACY | 3 min Read