Alphabet Incubator Launches Outline, A Secure VPN For Journalists

Google announced its $300 million initiative to combat fake news yesterday which was followed up with the launch of a secure VPN for journalists called Outline. It has been developed and launched by Jigsaw which is a technology incubator at Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Outline is an open source VPN that enables news organizations to provide their networks with safer access to the open internet.


Security Flaw In Popular Hotspot Shield VPN App Can Expose Users

The entire purpose of using a VPN is to ensure that your internet activity remains private and that the user remains anonymous. So it certainly defeats the purpose when a security flaw is found in a popular VPN app that can expose user data as well as locations. One such information disclosure flaw has been discovered in AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield VPN app that’s used by an estimated 500 million people […]


VPN Apps On App Store Removed In China

It was recently reported that China was going to tighten its ban on VPN services which would more or less make it impossible for internet users in the country to bypass restrictions placed by the government. Though the government later issued a clarification in that regard, it still appeared that China would make it more difficult to rely on VPNs. According to a new report, almost all major VPN apps […]


China Personal VPN Ban Clarified

The internet in the People’s Republic of China is heavily regulated. The restrictions that the government has put in place are collectively referred to as the “Great Firewall of China.” It was reported earlier this week that China was going to ban all personal VPNs by February next year. The country’s relevant ministry has now offered some clarification on what the ban actually entails.


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VPNs In China May Be Blocked Next Year

China’s great firewall keeps the internet experience in the country in check. The authorities have control over what can and can not make it through the Great Firewall. VPN services have long enabled users to find a way around the wall but that may prove to be difficult next year. China is reportedly going to block all virtual private networks or VPNs by 2018.


CERN And MIT Scientists Release Free VPN Service

A group of CERN and MIT scientists created a secure, encrypted email service called ProtonMail quite a while back. They are now out with a new product. It’s a VPN service that has been released in response to the roll back of internet privacy rules that were enacted in the Obama administration. The ProtonVPN service is now available for download to users across the globe as the service is finally […]


Opera Max ‘VIP Mode’ Offers Unlimited VPN Use With A Catch

Opera Max, a free VPN service, made a change in October that prompted users to re-enable it every 12 hours. The service was already supported by ads and links to help pay for the servers that power the VPN service but it decided to take this aggressive step even though it wasn’t something that users liked. It’s switching gears today by offering unlimited VPN use with a catch.


Opera VPN App For Android Released

Opera released an update of its desktop web browser earlier this year which included a built-in VPN. The VPN enables users to hide their IP addresses by routing their traffic through a third-party server, this allows them to maintain anonymity and even bypass geographical restrictions. Opera has taken its VPN ambitions one step further today by releasing a standalone VPN app for Android.


Using A VPN In United Arab Emirates Could Land You In Jail

There are many people out there who use VPNs not for nefarious reasons, but for simple and innocent reasons, like maybe to access websites that are being blocked by the government, or accessing content that might be geo-restricted, and so on. However it seems that over in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), using a VPN could land you in jail, and be slapped with a hefty fine.


Opera Releases Unlimited And Free VPN App for iOS

Opera is integrating privacy features to make sure that more people start using its web browser. We’ve already seen it bring native ad blocking to the desktop and mobile browsers, aside from offering a free and unlimited VPN with the developer version of its web browser. The company today announced the release of an unlimited and free VPN app for iOS.


PayPal Helps Netflix In Fight Against VPN Users

Netflix is now available in almost every country on the planet but due to licensing rights it’s not able to provide the same kind of content in every country. That’s one of the major reasons why people use VPNs to access the Netflix catalog from other countries, U.S. being the most popular since it offers the best content. Netflix has started cracking down on users that rely on VPNs for […]