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USTelecom Trying to Overturn FCC Rules—Again

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Image element source: Savetheinternet.com Donald Trump and his administration are yet to fully take over and already there are moves to overturn the FCC’s net neutrality rules. On January 3, 2017, American cable providers led by USTelecom filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modify some parts of the 2016 ISP privacy […]

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Top 5 Twitter Security Tips

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Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms, with a strong and engaged user base. However, because of its popularity, it is also vulnerable at times to hacking. One of the latest hacks occurred at the end of November, when a large number of celebrities and organizations were hacked at the same time. […]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Connecting a VPN to Your Router

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Surely many of you reading this right now are aware of all the great benefits of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), but you might be wondering: should I connect my VPN service to my home router? To recap, VPNs establish a secure encrypted connection by tunnelling the Internet traffic through to a VPN server of your […]

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Reviewing PayPal Security Tools

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PayPal is one of the greatest inventions of the Internet age—however, in order to use it safely, you’ll need to be aware of the necessary PayPal security tools. PayPal is an online payment system that makes it very easy to send and receive money using only your email address. The financial transfers are encrypted and […]

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An Easy PGP Explanation and How You Can Use It

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PGP is a term that often gets thrown around in security and privacy discussions. If you’re new to the privacy and security world, or you’re just curious, you’ve probably come across this term a number of times. But what is it? And, most importantly, how can you use it for your own privacy and security? […]

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Service Update: Smart Play Becomes Even Smarter

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Smart Play is a secure proxy service (an encrypted smart DNS) that NordVPN uses to bypass geographical restrictions of various media streaming websites. It automatically reroutes user’s requests through a remote server based in a location where access to such blocked websites is allowed. This makes the websites think the user is physically present in […]

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UK Snooper’s Charter Now in Effect

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We at NordVPN have been closely watching the UK’s introduction and then passing of the Investigatory Powers Bill (Snooper’s Charter), from the time it was re-introduced, to how to prepare yourself for it, and finally when it passed into law. Now, the law has finally gone into effect. From the 30th December, 2016, most of […]

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Top 5 Most Destructive Computer Viruses of All Time

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Most of us, at one time or another, have had to deal with a computer virus. Usually it means running your antivirus program and sometimes your anti-malware. Sometimes it even means Googling from a different computer for hours or asking a friend’s help to fight the digital demon. It can take a lot of sweat […]

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The Battle Between Surveillance and Innovation

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As our world continues to get more sophisticated in terms of technology, concerns are increasingly being raised about the role that innovation plays in protecting or exploiting our personal data. This is especially true in consideration of innovative technologies that use surveillance procedures in order to provide services to consumers. The question then becomes: in […]

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5 Security Issues for Wearables

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As technology is progressing, the use of wearables for activity and health reasons is on the rise as well. Wearables are masters at tracking your every move—from the minute you wake up, to how many steps you’ve taken and where, to your heart beat, and everything else. They take all this data and present you […]

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