EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

EU Court Rejects Data Retention, With Implications for Snooper’s Charter

In late December, the highest court in Europe made a ruling that “general and indiscriminate” data retention, or collection of communications information, is not in line with existing EU law. The ruling means that governments and companies can no longer conduct sweeping surveillance…

Egypt blocks VoIP

More Censorship in the Middle East as Egypt Blocks Signal

Last week it was reported that Egypt blocked Signal, a secure encrypted messaging app used by people around the world to communicate. Users in Egypt using an Egyptian IP address reportedly could not send or receive messages on the application. The company behind the…

VyprVPN for Business Cloud

Introducing VyprVPN for Business Cloud

It’s finally here! We’re excited to announce that the product you may know as VyprVPN Server is out of beta and is now VyprVPN for Business Cloud. VyprVPN for Business Cloud is an easy-to-use cloud VPN, offering a dedicated server and unprecedented control of your network. VyprVPN…

Turkey censors social media, asks government to block VPN providers

Turkey Blocks Social Media Sites…Again

Several major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were blocked or throttled in Turkey beginning Monday night. These blocks came in response to the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, which occured on Monday. As reported by Turkey Blocks, the…

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…

Enjoy the holiday season with a VPN

Enjoy the Holidays with a VPN

The holiday season is coming up!  Did you know there are many ways to use a VPN to make your life easier, and to make the season even more merry and bright? Below are some of the great ways you can use a…

Russia Internet Data Storage Law

Russia Building Its Own Great Firewall with Help From China

It’s being reported that Russia is working on it’s own “Great Firewall” – a reference to the mechanism China uses to filter and censor their Internet. Russia has been working with China to implement some aspects of the Great Firewall, to maintain control over…

Facebook Germany Privacy Protection

Facebook Reportedly Working on Censorship Tool for Use In China

Last week, it was reported that Facebook is working on a way to enter the market in China – where it is currently banned. China has censored Facebook, along with many other websites and social media sites as part of its censorship under 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…

UK spying on citizens for 17 years

UK Passes Investigatory Powers Bill, Mass Surveillance Becomes Law

The Investigatory Powers Bill, also referred to as the Snooper’s Charter, has officially passed in the United Kingdom. The bill, first introduced in 2015, was passed by the House of Lords and House of Commons and officially signed into law by the Royal…