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Apple Removes All VPN Apps From Its Chinese App Store

Apple Inc. appears to have complied with the wishes of Chinese censors and removed all major VPN apps from the China-based branch of its App Store, a move which will make it harder for consumers to dodge the country’s pervasive restrictions on internet freedom. Read More >>

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Stop Retailers From Collecting Your Data With a VPN

Amazon has released a new version of their Echo dubbed the Echo Look that is even more invasive than its always-listening bluetooth speaker.  The new Echo can take pictures of your outfits and can even critique them using machine learning.  While this new device may be a godsend for the fashion forward, those with a bit more concern for their online privacy might even be shocked by it.  If you lean towards the more privacy concerned side, now might just be the time to consider a VPN to protect yourself from Amazon and other companies trying to collect your data. Read More >>

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CSIRO: Most Mobile VPNs Aren’t Secure

If you're using a VPN app to secure your smartphone — maybe to download torrents, maybe to make your online banking a little more safe — then chances are, it's not doing what it pretends to. A paper co-authored by CSIRO's data science arm examined nearly 300 Android VPN apps and found that almost all of them leak some kind of user traffic data. Read More >>

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Damn, the Best Way to Get American Netflix Abroad is Seriously Dodgy

As an American living in Canada, there’s one Chrome extension I cherish more than any other: Hola Unblocker, a free VPN designed to help people abroad watch American Netflix, and other streaming US media. Unfortunately, it turns out Hola is up to some dubious business practices, ones that could put its users at risk. Read More >>

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The Best VPN Service to Hide Behind

Virtual Private Networks are one of the handiest bits of networking wizadry out there, allowing you to use public Wi-Fi with immunity, catch up on Call the Midwife whilst overseas, or even get around your work's anti-Giz filters. However, not all are created equal, so we've rounded up the best of the internet's many VPN offerings for your delectation. Read More >>

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Uh Oh, UK Porn Filter Also Blocks VPNs

It looks like yet more non-porn things are going to get blocked in the UK as part of the indiscriminate filtering. VPNs are apparently now a target of filtering because they could possibly be used by children to get around age gates. Great, way to go and ruin it for the rest of us. Read More >>