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Virtual Private Network (VPN): Everything You Need to Know

Posted on December 16th, 2015.

To put it simply, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a service or program that allows a device to connect to a secure offsite server over a network using an encrypted, “tunnel-like” connection. It allows the user’s IP address to be masked, providing a layer of all-important privacy and anonymity. Besides, the encryption of the connection...

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The Empire Strikes Back: Google Refutes EFF Privacy Claims

Posted on December 4th, 2015.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently lodged a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google’s seemingly benign student Chromebook program is in fact a data privacy nightmare, in so many words. The complaint begins by noting that Google is a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge, which is an industry-wide...

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Facebook Set to Appeal Belgian Data Privacy Decision

Posted on November 11th, 2015.

Belgium recently had a court ruling that determined Facebook was going too far in collecting information about visitors to its site who are not Facebook users. Facebook has said that it will appeal this decision, which it likely considers central to the business model the company uses, whereby they harvest user data and sell it to...