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Tag Archives: Internet

VPN Usage is Increasing, Study Shows

VPN Usage is Increasing, Study Shows

According to a recent survey, the use of VPN services in the United States and the United Kingdom has skyrocketed. The numbers show that VPN services have indeed become a mainstream product in today’s times. The survey was performed by Wombat Security to figure out if the recent Investigatory Powers... Read More »

New Internet Privacy Bill “BROWSER Act” Introduced in Congress

New Internet Privacy Bill “BROWSER Act” Introduced in Congress

A much-debated topic of the past has recently re-entered the limelight: Should an individual’s right to internet privacy have more value than that of marketing firms and service providers who access browsing data in order to target communications back to that person? This time, a bill is being introduced to... Read More »

Internet Censorship Increases in Venezuela

Internet Censorship Increases in Venezuela

Absolute power in the hands of one individual can have devastating effects for any institution or organization. When a whole country is run on the whims and fancies of one autocratic leader and bureaucracy, military and other law enforcing agencies simply follow orders—a process that is bound to spin out... Read More »

Russia Trying to Copy China’s Model of Internet Censorship

Russia Trying to Copy China’s Model of Internet Censorship

Russia is on the path of emulating China’s model of internet censorship. Last year, Chinese and Russian censors met at the International Safe Internet Forum held in April in Moscow in order to exchange ideas for controlling the citizens’ access to Internet in their countries. Konstantin Malofeev, an Internet censor... Read More »

More Websites are Now Switching to HTTPS

More Websites are Now Switching to HTTPS

A new milestone in internet history was reached in February, as half of the internet traffic is now encrypted using HTTPS. This is according to a recent report by Mozilla, the developers of the Firefox web browser, which shows that the average volume of unencrypted web traffic is lower than... Read More »

Australia’s Metadata Retention Scheme

Australia’s Metadata Retention Scheme

It is recently reported that Australia has found a way to legally monitor its citizens’ internet and mobile phone usage with their new metadata laws that will come into effect in 2017. The law allows law enforcement and security officials to monitor communications on most internet sites and mobile phones.... Read More »

Internet Fraud: How It Works

Internet Fraud: How It Works

Internet fraud is a matter of increasing concern for both civilians and law-enforcement agencies as it is not only difficult to track hackers, but also challenging to identify Internet frauds. The best option, therefore, is to avoid these frauds by changing over to a virtual private network or VPN. The... Read More »

What Happens If You Are Caught Illegally Downloading

What Happens If You Are Caught Illegally Downloading

The movie, Dallas Buyers Club, has brought to the fore the downsides of downloading illegal content over the Internet, at least for Australian Internet users, without using a VPN. The court has ordered ISPs to give the identities of thousands of customers who allegedly download and shared the movie illegally.... Read More »

“Dallas Buyers Club” Pursue Australian Pirates

“Dallas Buyers Club” Pursue Australian Pirates

When the Dallas Buyers Club LLC decided to pursue Australian pirates, there was so much at stake. Finally, the federal court of Australia made a ruling in their favor. The court ordered a group of Internet service providers to hand over names and addresses of 4,726 subscribers. These subscribers used... Read More »