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What Is Shadowsocks, and How Does It Work?

If you’re looking to escape internet censorship, one interesting option is something called Shadowsocks. Not only is its name intriguing, it also promises to get you past any blocks safely. Let’s see what this protocol can an…

What Do VPNs Share with Law Enforcement?

VPNs promise to protect your privacy, but law enforcement and courts the world over have the legal right to ask for your records—provided they can make a case against you. How do VPNs handle these requests, and how much do …

How to Escape Internet Censorship

As you probably know, the internet isn’t free everywhere: in some countries, people are met with blocks when accessing sites the government doesn’t approve of. Thankfully, there are ways around these blocks, and you don’t eve…

Why SMS Needs to Die

The SMS mobile phone texting standard turns 30 this year, and its insecurity and legacy features are holding the world back. Here’s why SMS needs to go away as soon as possible.

What Is a VPN Tunnel, and How Does It Work?

If you’re shopping for a VPN—or even just curious about what these services can do for you—you’ve probably come across the term “VPN tunnel” or “secure tunnel.” What are these tunnels exactly, and why are they important?…

How to Change Your PayPal Password

PayPal makes it easy to change your current password so you can use a stronger password in your account. You can currently only do this from PayPal’s website and not the mobile app. We’ll show you how….

5 Things You Should Use a VPN For

VPN providers make a lot of promises. They have a tendency to describe their product as a silver bullet for all your privacy needs. To cut through the noise, we’ve put together the five most important things you should use a…

How to Spot a Fraudulent Website

The internet is home to roughly 1.7 billion websites. Unfortunately, many of these websites live only to scam you out of your personal data or money. Here are a few signs to look out for to spot a fraudulent website….
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