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Trump signs renewal of mass surveillance program into law

[UPDATED January 19] On Friday (January 19) President Donald Trump signed into law the measure that reauthorizes powerful electronic surveillance tools for another six years. The renewal of Section 702 means that the wide-ranging NSA surveillance of the Internet will continue, and the government will retain access to emails, chat logs, and browsing history of […]

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Does Google’s feature for selfie-art matches threaten your privacy?

The hottest app right now? Google Arts & Culture, of course. Its feature that matches you with your fine-arts doppelgänger based on your selfie has everyone hooked – social media is flooded with hilarious matches and reactions ranging from love to anger. But leaving the excitement aside, doesn’t uploading a selfie straight to Google and […]

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What does a VPN do and why should you use one?

With the decline in online privacy and increasing number of cyber attacks, Internet users feel the need to learn how to protect themselves when going online. Therefore, more and more people discover the benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs). However, if you don’t have a VPN yet and are wondering what it does or how […]

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Introducing automatic VPN connection for Wi-Fi

We at NordVPN are kicking off 2018 with a release of a new exciting feature – auto VPN connection for Wi-Fi security. Whether you’re a heavy Wi-Fi user, or you just hop on wireless networks occasionally, each time you’re putting yourself at risk if you forget to connect to VPN. But no more – NordVPN […]

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NordVPN in 2017: greatest hits and highlights

The year 2017 was big for NordVPN. From the introduction of long-awaited security features to the skyrocketing growth of our worldwide server network, let’s take quick a look back at the top stories from NordVPN. #1: 1879 new servers Since the beginning of 2017, quite a solid number of new locations have been added to […]

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Privacy risks of virtual keyboards: is Bitmoji safe?

Variety is the spice of life. Even on your mobile – why should you bother typing all the time while messaging with someone, when you can use GIFs or stickers to express your reactions with the level of precision no words can deliver? We are talking about third-party keyboard apps that spice up texting on […]

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What is doxing and how can you protect yourself?

Let’s admit it: these days our level of self-disclosure is at sky high. Websites, discussion forums, social media profiles filled up with personal details, photos, geotags – all telling the world about who and where you are. We leave our footprints all over the Internet. And if there happens to be someone who is eager […]

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Looking ahead: cyber security and privacy predictions for 2018

Everyone is getting started with their long-lasting New Year’s resolutions and there is one thing that needs special attention from each Internet surfer – cybersecurity. Check out our top cyber security and privacy predictions for 2018. State of cyber security in 2017: could have been better Let’s face it: 2017 was intense for cyber security […]

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5 New Year’s online security resolutions you’ll want to keep

2017  sure was HOT: passwords were leaking, malware attacks (WannaCry ransomware, NotPetya) were spreading and causing panic, data was breached (Equifax), privacy rules were overturned by Congress, net neutrality rules were repealed. Even a long-trusted Wi-Fi security protocol used by millions was discovered to be unsecure and easily hackable. Yep, we have to face it. […]

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Service Update: New Servers Added

Since November 28, a number of new locations have been added to the ever-growing NordVPN server network. Here’s a quick overview of what has changed in the server list over the past few weeks! New Servers: Albania #3 Argentina #3-5 Australia #104-131 Austria #23-26 Bulgaria #6-9 Canada #165-170 Costa Rica #4-5 Croatia #5-8 Cyprus #2 […]

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