A Truly Private and Secure Android Phone?

by Adam Gill June 30, 2016

The tech buzz in early May surrounded the UnaPhone Zenith, purported to be the first truly private Android phone. Phone manufacturer Elephone is working with Tutanoa, a secure webmail provider, to produce this smartphone that puts privacy first. We wanted to check it out, so here is our take on what should be a truly […]

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Can We Stop Mass Spying?

by Adam Gill June 30, 2016

In the April 28 edition of top VPN IPVanish’s Secure Sessions, CTO Josh Gagliardi spoke with Real Clear Radio Hour host and Forbes and Huffington Post contributor Bill Frezza. They talked about encryption and technology legislation for mass government surveillance efforts.

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Stay Connected While in China

by Adam Gill June 24, 2016

Internet access just keeps getting worse in China, and many who travel there for business or pleasure can get so frustrated with it. Business travelers need to stay connected to ensure the proper flow of information to and from their contacts, both in China and at their base of operations. They also need to be […]

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UK Close to Outlawing Encryption

by Adam Gill June 24, 2016

We remember the ironic decision of the UK to draft their own bill regarding encryption backdoors in November last year, around the same time that the US decided not to push through with their anti-encryption legislation. The Investigatory Powers Bill passed its second reading in parliament a few months ago, and then the House of […]

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Android Gets Critical Update

by Adam Gill June 24, 2016

This month, the Android operating system got a major update from Google. This batch of patches includes a bunch of fixes for several serious bugs. This is great news for the security community since Android is the most popular mobile OS by far. But not every Android user is going to get the fixes.

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VPN Brings Fresh Online Gaming Experience

by Adam Gill June 16, 2016

In this age of online multiplayer gaming, we have endless opportunities to play with and against other gamers from just about anywhere in the world. And we can enjoy new and expansive virtual realities at any hour of the day or night. But as awesome as the online gaming experience has become, the dangers have […]

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FCC Working but Curbed by GOP

by Adam Gill June 6, 2016

The FCC faces a lot of challenges in trying to reel in ISPs, such as the Republican Party proposals for a rate regulation ban and low-income program cuts. But the Commission is trying at least to move on ISP surveillance. Senior Editor at IDG News Grant Gross shared his views on the FCC’s proposal to […]

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Free Speech Update – Middle East

by Adam Gill June 6, 2016

Free speech has been a universal human right since it was declared such by the United Nations in 1948. But even though the declaration has been in effect for almost 70 years, many countries do not respect it. Each nation has its own agenda, and governments practice a variety of legal techniques to skirt it […]

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Metadata is a Big Deal

by Adam Gill June 6, 2016

A group of Stanford University computer scientists recently concluded their research project on phone metadata. It took a few years, but they have finally published their findings on the Stanford website. Once again, we can see how metadata can uncover some very personal details of our lives. This isn’t really anything that we didn’t already […]

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Encryption is Necessary for Free Speech

by Adam Gill June 1, 2016

In 2011, the United Nations made a declaration concerning Internet access as a human right. In May of 2015, they declared that encryption was necessary to preserve free speech. Now, a year later, Amnesty International is echoing that sentiment. They have declared that encryption is a human rights issue and that forcing the creation of […]

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