5 Reasons to Use a VPN in 2018

David Cox Informative Internet Guides

25%. That’s the percentage of Internet users who access the Internet with a VPN. In Thailand and Indonesia, that number is closer to 40%. Why, though, are they doing it? Are they doing it because certain websites are illegal in their countries? Or because they want to hide from advertisers? Or hackers? Or because they want to stream Netflix? Well, the short answer is, “all of the above.” The reasons for using a VPN are as various as the restrictions that governments, corporations, and hackers put on your privacy. And …

Android VPN Services Available from LiquidVPN

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

VPNs can be used over any internet connection, not just from desktop PCs. Android VPNs are allowed, as are iOS and Windows Phone. One could argue smartphones need VPN services even  than desktops because of the perils of free wifi hotspots in airports, cafes, trains, bars, and public spaces leaving you exposed. You can get malware, your data can be loed at by strangers if proper encryption is not used. Once you install a VPN on your mobile all the benefits of the service are now portable. You can beat national …

Social Media: Privacy Friend or Foe?

Steven Informative Internet Guides

Like many people, I’m assuming that you have a social media account be it a , , Linkedin, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. The list of sites, which encourage you to enter your personal information for the sake of interaction with others, is exhaustive. But just how secure are these sites, what do they use your information for, and how do you make sure that your information is protected? Aside from entering things such as your personal phone number, address, and other bits of personal information that you’d rather not a complete …

Congress Uses Budget Bill To Pass CISA

Nick Tomasovic In the News

On December 18th, Congress approved the year-end budget bill, which President Obama later signed into law. However, that was not all they passed. Congress also attached the controversial CISA bill, hidden within these very same budget proposals. Through misdirection, they were able to enact cybersecurity measures that infringe upon the privacy of American citizens. What CISA Means For You In a nutshell, CISA gives organizations like the NSA and FBI free reign on your information, whether it is your texts or your e-s. Tech companies will be required to place backdoors that …

Is TOR Still Anonymous?

Michael In the News

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: There is no proverbial magical bullet for your complete privacy or anonymity on the web. This fact is disheartening. We, as humans, imagine that there must be some haven, some courtesy on the internet- kind of like not having cameras in restrooms. However, sadly, this is not the case. For every layer of security, privacy, or anonymity developed there are numerous people (especially governments) trying to find a way in. If, for no other reason, then for the hell of it. LiquidVPN …

What is Internet Privacy? Part 2: Free Speech

Michael From our Perspective

In this series I am diving into the core of what internet privacy is and why it’s important to everybody. Too often I hear people assume that those worried about internet privacy and anonymity are only concerned with such because they are being shady. But the notion of internet privacy goes far deeper than that. In the first part I dissected the value of internet privacy as it pertains to your sensitive personal information. Data brers, as they are called, have created a sprawling multi-billion dollar industry collecting, packaging, and …

3 Easy Steps to Prevent Online Tracking

Michael Informative Internet Guides

Mmm…. Coies As discussion continues about government surveillance programs another, lesser-known, spy has already infiltrated your computer. These little inconspicuous spies sound sweet enough, but their implementation and use is sometimes sour. I’m talking about coies, of course. Many, perhaps even most, of the websites you visit use coies. In some instances coies are harmless, and actually quite useful. These benign coies allow you to fill out forms faster, predict what you might search for, log into sites quicker, and remember what was in your shopping cart if you leave …