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FCC Blocks Regulations to Protect Consumer Internet Privacy

Four things the FCC & FTC got wrong in their Washington Post Op-ed

In case you missed it, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen co-authored a piece justifying their effort to eliminate consumer privacy online, and offered an explanation as to why this action is for the greater good. While it is comforting…

How to delete your browsing history.

Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Browsing History

Internet browsers are so much a part of our lives, most of us don’t think twice about using them whenever we are searching online. While browsers are an extremely helpful tool, they also come along with risks. Aside from enabling you to quickly…

The dangers of public wi-fi.

Using Public Wi-Fi? You May Be At Risk!

When was the last time you used a public Wi-Fi network? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably very recently. While convenient, these networks (found all over the place – coffee shops, airports, etc.) are also frequently unsecured – meaning they pose great…

There are many dangers associated with public Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi Not: The Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

We’re all familiar with Wi-Fi, and the convenience it affords. Technically, Wi-Fi refers to a technology that enables computers and other devices to connect to the Internet and communicate wirelessly. Wi-Fi is configured using a wireless adaptor to create a “hotspot.” Once a connection…

VPN Study Highlights the Importance of a Trustworthy VPN

VyprVPN Android App Stands Tall in Latest VPN App Study

A recent paper, “An Analysis of the Privacy and Security Risks of Android VPN Permission-enabled Apps” takes an in-depth look at over 250 VPNs for Android that use the Android VPN permission – including VyprVPN. The paper examines VPN apps available in the Google Play…

Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Social media accounts are a great way to share updates and stay in touch with friends – but they also have a darker side. Along with the benefits, social media sites can bring great privacy risks. Many users fail to consider just how much…

Encryption Second Amendment for Internet

The Right to Privacy and Internet Freedom

We’ve long said that encryption is a right, describing it as the “second amendment for the Internet.” In addition to encryption we have other rights as Internet users, including the right to access a free and open Internet and to communicate with others…

2016: The Year in Privacy & Security

2016: The Year in Privacy & Security

As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at 2016. This year, the debates over privacy and security continued to rage on with victories and setbacks alike. Encryption By far, the biggest theme of 2016 was encryption – and the…

Rule 41 Threat of Surveillance

Rule 41 Becomes Law, Expands FBI Hacking Powers

Rule 41 went into effect in the United States on December 1, 2016. This legislation grants the United States FBI more hacking powers, giving them the ability to search multiple computers across the USA with only a single warrant. Previously, they could only…

Increase in encryption usage after US election

In Wake of US Election, People Seek Out Encryption Apps and Privacy Tools

Last week, the United States elected their 45th president in a historic election. Now, fearful that privacy policies may change and surveillance may expand under the new leadership, many Internet users are seeking ways to better protect their information online. It’s being reported…