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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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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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What does your ISP know about you and why should you care?

As the virtual mailman of the Internet, your Internet service provider (ISP) knows the addresses on everything sent and received by your computer. Depending on where you live and the specific rules of your ISP, they could know a lot, lot more. In fact, they are even being positioned as the new ‘bouncers’ of the […]

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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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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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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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