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VPN for bandwidth throttling

How a VPN can help prevent bandwidth throttling

Are you experiencing sudden connection slowdowns for seemingly no reason when going online via your Internet subscription? Your Internet service provider (ISP) could be throttling your bandwidth! Fortunately, avoiding bandwidth throttling is as simple as installing a VPN for bandwidth throttling on your device. But first, what is bandwidth throttling? Bandwidth throttling refers to the […]

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Hotspot Shield Back to School Wifi

Back to School? Get the Most out of Wi-Fi with Hotspot Shield VPN

It’s the start of a new academic year! You might be busy preparing for the new academic year ahead, buying the perfect bag to carry all your school essentials, picking the right notebooks and pens, and even planning what to wear on your first day. While you’re at it, why don’t you also get a […]

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Live Stream Rio 2016 Team Sports from Anywhere

Because of geographical restrictions, live streaming the Rio 2016 Olympics might not be possible in your region unless you use a website access VPN. How to Watch Using the Best Website Access VPN While the free version of Hotspot Shield allows you to surf the web using a US IP address, Hotspot Shield Elite gives […]

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Watch Rio 2016 Individual Sports Live from Anywhere

Using a website access VPN is one of the most effective ways to get around geographical restrictions online, allowing you to access websites that offer live streaming of Rio 2016 games even if these websites don’t have rights to broadcast in your region. Bypass Geo-Restricted Content with Hotspot Shield: The best way to access blocked […]

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Why Would You Want to Hide Your IP Address?

Your IP address is a string of numbers that identifies your digital device as you use the Internet. Each address is composed of four numbers separated by periods. Each number is from 0 to 255. The numbers indicate your domain, subnetwork, network, and host computer. This provides a lot of information that you may not […]

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Faked Digital Certificates Add Risks to Private Browsing on WiFi

Imagine this scenario: You are seated in the corner of a coffee shop privately browsing on their public WiFi network, espresso in one hand and iPad in the other, safely away from any snoopers. A man wearing a black apron stops by, tells you how much you owe, and you pay him. But, you just […]

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How to Browse the Web Privately

You’ve probably never even thought that “browsing the web privately” was something that you needed to take extra steps to do. Most people think all web surfing is relatively private and nobody is really paying any attention. Unfortunately, there are many people, particularly in the form of marketers and advertisers, who watch almost every website […]

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What Exactly is a VPN?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a network set up to communicate privately over a public network. For example: You occasionally want to or need to work from home and your employer knows that if you do, the data that travels between your PC and an office PC needs to be protected. So your employer […]

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Confessions of a broadband borrower: Misusing an unsecured WiFi network has its risks

Yes, I confess, I’ve been a broadband “borrower” for much of my life, jumping on open, unsecured WiFi networks while waiting in airports or hotels or sometimes even outside a stranger’s apartment building. And, I never thought about the security risks from this activity. I’ve called it borrowing because of the connection to “The Borrowers”, […]

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Fighting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

All my life I’ve been hearing about Big Brother. For those unfamiliar with the term, coined by George Orwell in his 1949 masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Big Brother is the embodiment of a society under complete surveillance by its government. But it’s not fiction; in fact, our everyday activities are being monitored, today, right now, either […]

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