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Skype Hits The Great Firewall Of China, Disappears From App Stores

Skype has been hit by a new digital security law of China. Now, Apple has removed Skype from its app store, other prominent players are following suit.

Apps/Software November 22, 2017

Chinese Government Pressures Apple Into Taking Down VPN Apps From App Store: The Great Firewall Of China Stands Taller Than Ever

Apple, succumbing to pressure from the Chinese government, has taken down VPN apps from the App Store in China. The move strengthens the country's internet censorship within the Great Firewall of China.

Apple July 29, 2017

Here Are Some Of The Best And Safest Free VPN For Your Post-Net Neutrality Internet Needs

FCC’s strong efforts to repeal net neutrality have many worried about their internet privacy. Here are some of the best free VPNs that you may want to try.

Security April 8, 2017

Now That Congress Just Killed Online Privacy, Can VPN Protect You From Snooping Eyes?

After Congress voted to repeal the FCC privacy rules, people have flocked to find VPNs. But what is a VPN and can it protect your online privacy?

Security March 30, 2017

What Is The Best VPN?

Tech Times looks into some Virtual Private Networks to determine how good its service is and what makes it a good choice. Find out which VPNs made the cut

Internet January 29, 2017

Opera 40 Comes With Free, Unlimited VPN Service: How It Works And Why Do You Need It

The Opera 40 browser comes with a free and unlimited built-in VPN service. We walk you through what a VPN is, how it works on the browser and why one needs it.

Internet September 22, 2016

Opera Browser With Built-In VPN Now Available To All Users

Opera recently became the first browser to have built-in free VPN, and users who are particular about their security online and anonymous browsing have something to look forward to.

Apps/Software September 20, 2016

What Is A VPN And When Do You Need One

You've probably heard about VPN or virtual private network but if you're wondering what is it, how does it work, and whether you need a VPN, read on.

Liquidum September 13, 2016

Opera Android VPN App Hits Google Play: Free, Unlimited VPN To Access More Content

Opera finally brought its free and unlimited VPN to Android, enabling users to enjoy extra security while bypassing geo-based restrictions. The Opera VPN Android app has no data limits and doesn't require any subscription or login.

Apps/Software August 23, 2016

Opera VPN App Lands On iOS: Free, Unlimited VPN For More Browsing Control [Video]

Opera officially released its new VPN app for iOS, offering free and unlimited VPN access. With Opera VPN, users can now bypass geo-restrictions, firewalls and ad-tracking cookies, with five locations currently in the mix.

Apps/Software May 9, 2016

Opera Desktop Browser Now Comes With Free Unlimited VPN Baked-In

Opera takes things to the next level, boosting online privacy and content access. The latest developer version of the Opera desktop browser now offers built-in unlimited VPN for free.

Apps/Software April 21, 2016

Google Seeps Through The Great Firewall Of China, But The Miracle Didn't Last Long

Google successfully bypassed the stringent Great Firewall of China but the momentous event didn't last long. Internet users from the mainland quickly turned in to local social media to share the news of the short-lived return of ‘free speech.’

Internet March 29, 2016

Netflix Is Not Your Best Friend If You Are Using VPN

Netflix enforces its geo-locked policy by the day. Users using VPNs in the UK, Spain, Germany and Australia started receiving errors when accessing the service, showing that the golden days of global content streaming are numbered.

Internet February 29, 2016

Netflix And Its Continuing Geo-Blocking Dilemma

Netflix and PayPal may have banded together to crack down on VPN service providers offering workarounds to geo-blocking, but it's unlikely to stop subscribers from using proxy services. Find out why Netflix may not find a permanent solution anytime soon.

Internet February 11, 2016

PayPal Blacklists VPN And DNS Masking Service For Allegedly Violating Copyright Laws

Following Netflix's lead, VPNs are also taking a hit from PayPal. The online payments platform has recently started blocking its services from VPNs and other DNS masking services because they allegedly enable copyright infringement.

Internet February 8, 2016

Researcher Proposes New Method For Netflix To Shut Down 'Content Tourists': Stop Looking At IP Addresses

A Canadian researcher proposed looking at data delivery speed rather than IP addresses to determine user location. This could be used by Netflix to geo-block users who are attempting to access content from locations different from where they should be.

February 8, 2016

uFlix Confirms: Netflix Starts Blocking Australian Users From Viewing US Content

Netflix warned that it has already started its plan to crack down on VPNs and other tricks to watch videos available only to specific locations. Some Netflix users in Australia are now stuck on Australian-only content, with more to follow.

Internet January 22, 2016

VPN Providers Aren’t Happy About The Netflix Crackdown, Promise A Bypass

Netflix users around the world relying on VPNs to stream content blocked in their regions will need to find another workaround as the company begins its rollout of blocking those VPNs. VPN companies are up in arms, of course, over Netflix's course of action saying that there are legitimate reasons for VPN use.

Internet January 21, 2016

Netflix Boasts 75M Subscribers, But International Users Feel Ripped Off: Here's The (Bad) Deal

Netflix is currently grinning at the sight its vast subscriber base, but it may be celebrating too soon. International users feel ripped off, and in the long run, things may not pan out as well as Netflix hoped.

Internet January 21, 2016

Netflix Cracks Down On VPN Proxies As It Promises To Make All Content Globally Available

Netflix will be blocking VPN proxies on its platform, as users are utilizing these tools to access content that are unavailable in their countries. The company, however, has a vision of making its content available globally.

Internet January 15, 2016

Top Five Best VPN Services Of 2015: How To Hide Your Online Activities From The Rest Of The Web

With the numerous VPN providers available in the market, choosing which one to rely on can be a difficult decision to make. Here's the top five best VPN services of 2015 that stand out from the pack.

Internet November 29, 2015

Major Security Flaw Exposes Real IP Addresses Of VPN Users

A recently uncovered vulnerability can expose a VPN user's real IP address. Perfect Privacy, the VPN provider that discovered the security flaw, says that five out of nine VPN providers are susceptible to attacks.

Internet November 27, 2015

China Cuts Off Phone Service For People Who Use Foreign Messaging Apps Like WhatsApp

China started cutting off the phone service of people in the Xinjiang region who used foreign messaging services such as WhatsApp and other software. The affected people were invited to their local police station to sort the matter and have their service restored.

Apps/Software November 25, 2015

'Fallout 4' Now Available On Steam In Some Parts Of The World, Impatient Gamers Use VPNs To Skip The Wait

Diehard 'Fallout 4' fans just can't wait for the launch of Bethesda's biggest game for 2015. Savvy players have found ways to use VPNs to disguise their location to download 'Fallout 4' from Steam pretending to be in New Zealand and Australia, leading them to risk suspension of their accounts.

Video Games November 10, 2015

LG V10 Comes With Security Feature LG GATE: What Does It Do?

The newly-introduced LG V10 smartphone packs in LG GATE, an enterprise-level security feature which is compliant with the US Federal Government Standard. Thanks to the FIPS and AES-56 support, LG GATE is able to secure data on the smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 9, 2015

VPN Might Not Be As Secure As You Think: What You Should Know

VPNs are being touted as one of the few ways to go online securely, but a new study says otherwise.

Internet July 3, 2015

If You Are Using Hola VPN, You Need To Know This (Hint: Botnet And Bandwidth)

Are you using the free Hola virtual private network? The VPN renders users susceptible to botnets and also sells users' bandwidth.

Internet May 30, 2015

Will Netflix Ban VPN Users From Its Services?

Netflix apparently recently added a new paragraph to its terms and conditions, stating that it will ban any Netflix users who use VPNs or proxies to bypass the service's geographic restrictions.

Internet Culture April 10, 2015

Netflix vs. Piracy: CEO Reed Hastings Wants To Offer Same Content Across The Globe

Country-specific versions of Netflix could soon be a thing of the past. CEO Reed Hastings wants to stop VPN piracy with one global version of Netflix that will stream the same content worldwide.

Deals March 31, 2015

Great Firewall of China Has Just Become Greater

The Great Firewall of China, the restrictive web filters of the country, grew taller as upgrades made it more difficult to use virtual private networks, or VPNs.

Internet January 31, 2015

China is Building a Higher Great Firewall: Internet Turning to Intranet?

Despite a plan to attract more “entrepreneurial” expats to China, the Chinese government appears to be taking another step backwards by adding another layer of bricks to its Great Firewall.

Internet January 30, 2015

Netflix Blocking VPN Users Overseas, Denies Any Policy Change

Reports reveal that Netflix has started blocking overseas VPN users from accessing the United States version of the service. Netflix, however, denies the move.

Business January 6, 2015

Gmail Hits China's Great Firewall. No Email In, No Email Out

Gmail is now being blocked in China following a number of other Google services that were disrupted this year. The move is the nation's latest attempt at curbing foreign Internet services.

Internet December 30, 2014

AT&T taps Amazon for network cloud platform for its mobile-first strategy

Like Microsoft, AT&T's strategy consists of adapting to a mobile-first, cloud-first world. AT&T partners with Amazon to attract more businesses to the cloud.

Business October 2, 2014

Hulu cracks down on VPNs to curb piracy: What you should know

Hulu is cracking down on VPNs in an effort to curb piracy. But it also means users who want to keep their information private may not be able to access the site.

Internet April 27, 2014

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