Archive | Online privacy

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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How Can I Ensure My Social Network Interactions are Secure on WiFi?

Privacy on social networks seems a little oxymoronic to me. We tell the world about our lives, but we don’t want everyone to know everything. I know many people who only want some people to share in their experiences, but those same people often friend people they don’t know. See what I mean? Anyway, it […]

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David Gorodyansky on Bloomberg TV: Secure Your Online Presence

Yesterday, CEO of AnchorFree, David Gorodyansky discusses about the company’s history, the Hotspot Shield technology and how to secure your online presence. Everything that we do on the internet (from checking our bank accounts to surfing the web) is being tracked by websites, online advertisers or malicious hackers. This invades your online privacy and also […]

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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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CISPA is ba-aack!

CISPA is back, looming over your online privacy.  Beware! Last April CISPA,  (the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) proposed allowing the US government and private corporations to bypass normal privacy protections and view all information being exchanged by US citizens.  The law made it very easy for private companies and the government to see […]

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Hotspot Shield is the featured app on ABC News “App of the Week”!

ABC News featured Hotspot Shield VPN as the “App of the Week“! In the article, ABC News covers the most important features of Hotspot Shield VPN such as malware protection and data compression. Afterall, the number of mobile users is growing and more mobile malware is expected to increase rapidly over the year. It is […]

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Filing taxes and your online security

  Ahead of the April 15 deadline for filing US income tax returns, security companies and the US Internal Revenue Service are working at full speed to alert consumers about threats from phishing schemes, tax-themed malware sites, and identity theft tax fraud. With nearly 100 million Americans filing their taxes electronically each year, cybercriminals have […]

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New Version of Hotspot Shield VPN is Released! Plus Free Subscription for University Students!

The moment that we have all been waiting for is finally here! Hotspot Shield VPN Version 2.0 is now available for download in the iTunes App Store! Click here to download Hotspot Shield VPN to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch today! New Features: Choose your country IP address (US or UK) Save money on […]

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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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AT&T Hacker Gets 3+ Years in Jail for Leaking 114,000 iPad User Emails

With company security breaches occurring more often, there has been an increase of reported identity theft and fraud. An AT&T Hacker named Andrew Auernheimer, also known as “Weev”, was recently sentenced to 3+ years in jail for hacking into the company’s website and leaking 114,000 iPad user emails. Not only will he serve jail time, […]

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