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Smart borders: Hubs of mass surveillance


Automated border-crossing systems are designed to be convenient. But what are we giving up along the way?
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7 ways to reduce or limit your screen time


Addicted to your phone? Learn how to reduce and control your screen time, when it’s on iOS, Android, or your computer.
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Top 6 deepfake apps: Are they safe?


Sure, it’s fun to see your face in a blockbuster film, but you might be giving away more than you realize when using deepfake apps.
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Increase VPN speeds by over 400% with VPN Accelerator

ProtonVPN has a long history of developing new solutions to complex and difficult problems, including ways to defeat attempts to block VPNs and advertisers tracking users across the internet. As a company created by scientists who met at CERN, we have a strong culture of research and development, and we have recently leveraged this to […]
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9 best movies about the Olympics to stream online


Get geared up for the world’s premiere sporting event with these dramatized true stories, plus a documentary and a comedy classic.
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ProtonVPN’s macOS and iOS apps help bypass censorship

ProtonVPN was launched in 2017 in response to attempts by authoritarian regimes to block access to ProtonMail. Since then, ProtonVPN has become one of the most important and widely used tools for defeating censorship and protecting freedom of speech worldwide. Advancing the cause of internet freedom is an important part of what we do, and […]
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The world needs a VPN Emoji


Sign our petition, and vote for your favorite definition to win 12 months of ExpressVPN!
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This symbol could break your phone’s Wi-Fi


Don’t join Wi-Fi networks named with it—your iPhone could get confused, and even resets won’t guarantee a fix.
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What to look for in a safe VPN download

As internet users become increasingly savvy about their online security, VPNs have grown in popularity. Once reserved for special purposes, VPNs have now gone mainstream as more people realize VPNs can protect their private data and help them access blocked sites.  However, that increased popularity has also incentivized bad actors to enter the market, using […]
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How to hide your sensitive pictures


We’re not judging your naked selfies or NSFW pictures. But here’s how to hide them on your iPhone or Android, or in secure cloud storage.
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7 technologies that ruin everything


Did e-readers ruin reading? Did dating apps ruin dating? Did streaming services ruin movie-going? Our blog writers weigh in on what technology has taken from their real-life experiences.
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Will your iPhone replace your passport or ID card?


Apple hopes so. The iPhone’s Secure Enclave already holds biometric and credit card information. Next up is your driver’s license and other forms of ID.
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Before you download: Is that app a scam?


Scam apps are everywhere, even on the App Store and Google Play Store. Here’s what they do and how to avoid them.
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ProtonVPN now offers the most advanced free Linux VPN app

Today, we’re launching a new Linux app. It features an elegant and fully featured graphical user interface, making it easy to use on the Linux desktop. ProtonVPN is the only VPN service to offer a full-featured, open source, and free Linux application.  We have long been supporters of Linux and open source software. Today, all […]
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Do I need a VPN on my phone in the US?

When people think of VPNs, the first thing that comes to mind is often personal and work computers and the ability to stream movies. However, we are spending an increasing amount of time using the internet on our phones rather than on a computer. The fact is, you face the same privacy risks on your […]
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5 ways to stop robocalls and spam calls


Fraudsters have your phone ringing day and night? Reclaim your sanity by blocking them. Here’s how.
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5 times military secrets were exposed in apps


We take a look at how military personnel have inadvertently revealed sensitive locations through fitness apps, flashcard apps, and more.
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How to wipe your iPhone or Android before selling it


Failing to correctly wipe your smartphone could leave your information vulnerable for access by its next owner. Here’s how to do it.
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How to opt out of Amazon Sidewalk and stop sharing internet with neighbors


If you have an Alexa, Echo, or any other Amazon device in the U.S., Amazon will soon connect your devices to its new mesh network, Amazon Sidewalk, by default. On June 8, Amazon will automatically enroll all its devices to the wireless mesh service, which will share a small slice of your internet bandwidth (around […]
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How reputation management can rein in your online data


Online reputation management (ORM) isn’t just for celebrities and politicians. Regular individuals can use these paid services to control the flow of their personal data.
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Frightening reality: You can buy ransomware as a service


Ransomware attacks were once carried out by skilled hackers. Now, anyone with a credit card can theoretically launch them. Case in point: the Colonial Pipeline hack.
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When catfish meets crypto scam on dating apps


Do your attractive matches on dating apps mainly want to talk about a great crypto opportunity? Beware of the latest catfish.
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Cypherpunks: Pioneers of online privacy


Encryption was once used exclusively for military purposes. Cypherpunks helped bring the tech into the mainstream.
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ExpressVPN survey: Surveillance of the remote workforce


An ExpressVPN survey has revealed the extent to which employees are being surveilled by their employers and how it’s impacting job satisfaction and stress levels.
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Your old phone number is putting you at risk


If you’ve ever switched to a new phone number, chances are your old number will be reassigned to someone else. This practice of recycling phone numbers is standard, but it poses a significant privacy and security risk, as a recent study found. Not only are recycled phone numbers incredibly easy to obtain, but they can […]
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Taking an exam? First, install surveillance software


Universities are spending millions of dollars buying online proctoring and monitoring services, raising ethical concerns and adding to student stress.
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Guide to choosing the best VPN to download for your smart TV

The rapidly increasing presence of the internet in our own homes has changed our lives in ways we never would have imagined just 15 years ago. One of them is the relocation of movie premiere night from the theater to our living room. With the rise of Covid-19, entertainment has made an even further push […]
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Explainer: WhatsApp’s new privacy policy


The app wants to collect your chats with businesses. Not accepting its new privacy policy will mean limited access to app functions and eventual account deletion.
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The best new shows and movies to stream in July 2021


Get your fill of summer action flicks with The Tomorrow War, Black Widow, and Space Jam: A New Legacy, and mark your calendar for the return of Ted Lasso on July 23!
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50 free streaming services around the world


It’s time to start planning for your next lazy weekend to binge all the content in the world. You don’t even have to pay.
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App Store’s privacy labels: Fact or fiction?


Apple introduced app privacy labels in the App Store in December 2020 with the aim of showing users downloading any app what sort of data it collects. The labels are meant to act as a summary of the app’s privacy policy that we have all definitely read.  Knowing what information apps collect is useful, as […]
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Here’s what vaccine scams look like


Covid-19 vaccinations are free, but that’s not stopping scammers from trying to get credit card and personal information through phishing and other methods.
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Why you should use a VPN on your mobile device

Growing public awareness about the threat posed to our fundamental right to privacy by online trackers has fueled a surge in VPN adoption, a trend that has been boosted thanks to people spending more time online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although VPN use is at an all-time high, many people still associate the technology […]
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Guide to data hoarding for the end of the world


Do you like to download large quantities of information off the internet for safe keeping? You might be a data hoarder—and that’s a good thing!
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