Egypt Authorities Block Signal; Use a VPN Instead

Andrew Orr Informative Internet Guides

The creators of Signal, a popular encrypted messaging app, say that Egypt is blocking access to the app. Will using a VPN help you download this wonderful app? Further Reading Judge Wants ISPs To Block Torrenting Websites Canada Is Trying to Demonize Encryption Signal Open Whisper Systems, creators of Signal, posted a statement on , saying that it would start “deploying censorship circumvention” in the coming weeks. Signal is an app that uses end-to-end encryption to secure users’ chats. In the wake of the recent presidential election in the United …

Trade Proposal TiSA Could Let Facebook Censor Users

Andrew Orr In the News

A secret trade deal called TiSA could enable to start censoring users by removing certain content. The social network giant would even have legal immunity. Further Reading How To Choose The Right ISP For Your Needs How To See Everything Knows About You What Is TiSA? German digital rights blog Netzpolitik leaked the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). It’s a free trade agreement between 23 entities, including the European Union and the United States. The leaks include certain dangers to the internet, like Annexes about Electronic Commerce [PDF] …

The Queen Wants 9 to 12 Year Olds to Quit Watching Porn

Andrew Orr In the News

Just over a month ago, we reported that Russia blocks PornHub for all users. Now it seems that the United Kingdom wants to ban all porn for its citizens, not just one website. Further Reading PornHub Blocked In Russia Here’s How To Watch It Phishing: What It Is And How To Avoid It Digital Economy Bill The first steps to this ban was first seen in the Digital Economy Bill. The Queen first announced it in May, and the House of Commons introduced it into law in July. The bill …

Italy Is About To Pass a Dangerous Censorship Bill

Andrew Orr In the News

Italy has seen plenty of cyber bully and revenge porn lately. That’s why it wants to bring a new censorship bill into the world. But there’s a chance it will create problems and not solve them. Further Reading Your iMessages May Not Be Safe Any Copyright Industry: Fair and Foul Proposta Di Legge n. 3139 The Italian Chamber of Deputies presented a bill [PDF] that is ambiguous, to say the least. Under this proposed law, the site manager of Italian media – which includes s, newspapers, and social networks – …

How to Unblock Websites like Pornhub in Russia

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In the latest tragedy befalling the news cycle, we found out that Russian watchdog Roskomnadzor cut off access to porn websites like Porn Hub. LiquidVPN has added more VPN servers in the region to accommodate all of the new users flooding in from Russia. Using a VPN tunnel from LiquidVPN will allow you to regain access to PornHub and any other site censored in Russia. Further Reading How To Unblock Netflix with LiquidVPN How To Unblock Hulu With LiquidVPN Roskomnadzor, also known as Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of …

10 Reasons To Use a VPN in 2016 – What Are You Waiting For?

Andrew Orr From our Perspective

Using a virtual network provider (VPN) is important if you want to protect your privacy. Still not using one yet? Here are some reasons why you should. Further Reading Is It Illegal To Use a VPN? Proxy vs. VPN: What’s the difference? 1. Staying safe on public Wi-Fi Public Wi-Fi practically blankets the landscape today. It’s also insecure to use. Using public Wi-Fi should only be the last measure or emergency. Maybe you need to fire off a quick e to the boss, and you are out of cellular data. …

Here’s why the United Arab Emirates outlawed VPNs

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) banned the use of virtual private networks last month. A royal edict from the UAE president makes it illegal for anyone in the country to use a VPN or proxy service. Further Reading How IP Modulation Improves Your VPN Experience Top 10 BitTorrent Clients For All of Your Torrenting Needs United Arab Emirates The wording of the law is ambiguous and reflects a technologically illiterate society. It seems that you can’t use any system that hides the fact that you’re committing a crime or covering …

Erasing Yourself From Websites Got a Little Easier

Andrew Orr Informative Internet Guides

Have you ever created an account for a website, but never used it much and wanted to ete it? Some websites make it easy. Others like act like a jilted r and make it near impossible to fully remove your personal data from their business. This is where a website called AccountKiller comes in. Further Reading How To Minimize Your Digital Foot with DNS Watch Signal: The Right Way To Encrypt Our Communications AccountKiller AccountKiller does most of the hard work for you. It can not ete the accounts …

How To Minimize Your Digital Footprint with DNS Watch

Andrew Orr Informative Internet Guides

When you are not connected to LiquidVPN but still want a measure of privacy on there are a couple of things you can do. The most well-known ways to enhance your privacy is incognito mode (which isn’t as private as you might think), installing browser plugins like Ghostery or using a specialized tool like Tor. However, changing your DNS server(s) is another way to cover your tracks. The only publically available zero log option for DNS was OpenNIC, but now DNS Watch aims to change that. Further Reading How to Enhance Your Security …

A User’s Guide to the Internet in Ghana

Mathew Sayer Informative Internet Guides

This feature is going to undergo a transformation. These profiles encompass history and current affairs as they relate to the internet and a free media. So from now on think ‘user guide’ not ‘spotlight.’ A, B, C, D, E, F, Ghana. Google Trends lets you see what the most popular searches are, a useful SEO tool (zzzzz) but in a way it’s a good social engineering tool too. Ghana is the second in regional interest for the search term ‘vpn’ behind Iran, a beautiful country and people who happen to …