Five IoT Devices That Will Make You Question Your Sanity

LiquidDave In the News

There are 13.4 billion IoT connected devices in ‘use’ today. By 2020, Juniper Research predicts that there will be 38.5 billion. Anything that can be connected will be. If you like it, then you should put a chip in it. As a semi-professional tech writer, I also harbour dreams of writing other things, novels, stories, films, pipe dreams. One recurring theme is total surveillance; corporate hooligans with vertically integrated companies who not only build the homes of the future but own all the utilities that are piped in, they even …

Secure Messaging Review: Wire

LiquidDave In the News

The number of secure messaging services is growing and every month they get slicker. The creators of Wire are the people who brought us Skype; they must have been unhappy with their poor rating on the EFF’s Secure Messaging Scorecard (a paltry 1/7). Wire has not yet been scored, but the app uses SRTP for encrypting voice calls, RTP for video calls and instant messages with Axolotl (of Signal fame). “Conversation content is encrypted with strong encryption on the sender’s device and only decrypted on the recipient’s device. Wire doesn’t …

The Latest LiquidVPN Client Update Introduces Liquid Lock

LiquidDave At LiquidVPN

After countless hours of development and testing by our desktop client development team and QA guys, we are ready to release the latest update to the LiquidVPN clients for Windows and Mac. Both Mac and Windows clients have pretty much the same features so I will use the Mac release (ver. 1.12) here and point out any differences for Windows. There is a long list of new features included with LiquidVPN version 1.12 (Mac) and quite a bit of re-worked logic behind the scenes. Many of the new features have ...

Internet Privacy in 2015. The Good, Bad and Ugly

LiquidDave At LiquidVPN

The internet just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and as it grows, governments around the world seek more and more to control it. 2015 was no different. Whether the topic was net neutrality or Internet privacy, debates were had, laws passed, and standards changed. Let’s take a look back at some of the biggest news from 2015. What do you want first: the good news or the bad? The Good: Patriot Act expires In mid-2015, several parts of the infamous Patriot Act expired, including the ones considered the most harmful. Could …

Chicago VPN Servers for League of Legends Players

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I cannot count the number of times I have answered tickets over the last 4 months by League of Legends gamers requesting VPN servers in Chicago to cut down latency in their new North American data center.  We finally found a suitable host in Chicago that is able to deliver amazing ping times the LOL players needed while still meeting our strict data center requirements on connectivity, security, privacy and policy. The first 2 VPN servers online in Chicago each have 2Gbps of throughput a piece on redundant networks. Meaning players should see …

Some Unfortunate Temporary Policy Updates

LiquidDave At LiquidVPN

In the two years we have been around LiquidVPN has done everything possible to uphold the anonymity of its users. Recently we began experiencing a major spike in the number of fraudulent sign ups paying with stolen Paypal accounts and the policy updates enabled here are a direct response to the increase in Paypal fraud. The fraudsters took advantage of the fact that we only required a first name and email address to sign up. Quickly this became a cat and mouse game. They would open up 10 accounts in a day, we would catch …

LiquidVPN Network Expands VPN Coverage Into Singapore

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The recent spike of new LiquidVPN users from Asia and Australia has prompted us to expand VPN coverage into Asia, Singapore to be exact. The servers in Singapore are hosted with Leaseweb the largest ISP in the region. Because of the lack of IPv4 address space in Asia we are only offering our shared IP VPN connections but the network is quite fast and can connect to Netflix, Hulu and other American streaming services that are normally blocked in Asia. Traditionally users in Singapore and in many countries in Asia block websites they …

New Changes To VPN Network Naming Policy is Live

LiquidDave At LiquidVPN

We have published a Liquid Viscosity software and VPN configuration update for both Windows and Mac on 5/3/2015. You can download the latest full install of Liquid Viscosity from your control panel  or wait for you client to notify you of the update. There are some changes to the way our VPN network names are displayed. We have fully switched from a location based naming convention “California 1 Dynamic UDP 1194” “California 2 Dynamic UDP 1194” to a more traditional enterprise naming convention “Brand Dynamic UDP 1194” “Echo Dynamic UDP 1194.” There are a couple reasons …

We Stopped The Comcast Merger VPN Sale

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There are few companies in America hated as much as Comcast and Time Warner. So when Comcast announced their plans to take over Time Warner citizens took action to stop these regional monopolies from expanding their stranglehold on internet access. Both of these companies have a long history of crushing out the competition in an area by the way of dirty politicians and peering shenanigans. Essentially making it impossible for competition to provide internet access to users in their regions. In many locations Comcast and Time Warners only competition is Time Warner or ...

New Liquid Viscosity VPN Client and USA VPN Servers Online

LiquidDave At LiquidVPN

The newest version of Liquid Viscosity has been published today for both Windows and Mac. It makes finding your favorite server much easier than in previous versions. It also includes updates to the core Liquid Viscosity application and support for the new LiquidVPN website design. The latest VPN servers are included with this release. This update is recommended but not required. Users can rely on the automatic update process if they wish and their security settings allow it. Mac users must update OS X before updating or installing Liquid Viscosity. All …