How to Spot Fake Websites and Avoid being Spammed

In life, you encounter all kinds of people. There are those whose kindness is evidently clear, those who are living their lives without causing any harm to the universe or their surroundings, and those whose attitudes are borderline evil and tend to look for their own benefit without having any sense of compassion about the wellbeing of others.

The Internet is a similar platform. It is full of people with thoughts and acts centered around philanthropy: they run a charity or nonprofit organization destined for various ends with the sole intention of making a positive difference on the planet. Of course, there are also those – the vast majority – who use the web world to their benefit, but in an honest way.

However, the Internet is also full of shady, evil, and malicious people, just like the world we live in. Hackers, cybercriminals, spammers and malware developers are continually looking or ways to inflict damage to a specific user or to an entire community, with the intention of gaining profit or any kind of benefit in an illegal way.

In this article, we will teach you how to stay safe from all the shady characters who also rule on the Internet.

Does the Internet equal the Evil Empire?

Just like the real, tangible world, the Internet makes for a perfect environment for all kinds of crimes: identity thefts, viruses, copyright infringement, DDoS attacks, phishing attacks, Ransomware attacks, and other unfortunate situations.

Among the threats and hazards associated with the use of the Internet, scams are arguably the most dangerous. They are designs and strategies to steal resources from you, primarily money. At the most unexpected moment, you may click on the wrong place; receive a phone call, text message or email, and your online security could get compromised because you may be introduced to a scammer.

Prevent and don’t lament

Scammers work by sending spam emails or building fake websites to trick people into thinking they are dealing with a trustworthy company when they are not. They engage innocent and naïve people into providing too much personal and financial information.

It is, therefore, crucial to understand and spot fake websites to avoid being spammed. You would be surprised if you knew how many people give away their usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and personal information just because they think they are dealing with a renowned enterprise.

Hackers and cybercriminals are very good at convincing people to trust them by using empathy and sympathy. Fortunately, these people can often be identified in advance, so preventive measures can be adopted.

What is Phishing?

The activity involving scammers and their intentions and performances of pretending to be a renowned enterprise or entity to trick people into revealing a little too much about themselves is known as phishing. It is fraudulent and considered a crime in numerous societies and locations.

They often operate by sending emails or building fake websites to persuade people into “contributing for a good cause,” or “investing in a once in a lifetime opportunity.” They mask behind the identity of an influencer or a world-famous company.

As Internet security evolves, scammers and people conducting phishing attacks also make adjustments. They come up with innovative ideas to engage people, such as sending a message from their “bank” to confirm account details.

If you click on the messages or links to download files, you may be introducing a new threat to your life. A Trojan or any other malicious program or software will install a keystroke logger on your device, which will gather everything you type.

If you log in to your bank “website,” or at least the one you think it is, you should find the fact that it asks for your ATM PIN, debit card number or password odd, at the very least. Misspelled sites are also common tools for scammers to take advantage of people’s naivety.

How to recognizing phishing and fake websites

Identifying these threats and criminal activity is the first step towards “salvation.” You can follow these tips:

They use an incorrect URL

Scammers use names that are the closest possible to the one whose identity they want to use to trick people into falling for their tricks. If you see that the URL address of your “bank” is not the same that the one you usually access, see it as a sign of alert. Put the mouse pointer over a link in the email to make sure that it takes you to the same page that the email came.

They ask for banking information

Think about it. Why would your bank ask you for your ATM pin or your credit card number, for example? They have that information and don’t need it to validate it is you accessing the account. These institutions won’t use an email to ask you for that information in the very unlikely case they need it.

They use a public Internet account

These scammers often use public accounts to send messages. Don’t click on any emails or attachments before seeing the sender’s address. No bank or enterprise will send a message from a public account, so take this tip into consideration when you think about clicking the urgent communication from your financial institution. As an additional advice, ensure that any note contains your first and last name.

They tend to misspell words

A responsible banking institution, especially in a reality in which every little mistake gets scrutinized and criticized by the masses, will double check before misspelling a word and sending it via email or uploading it for a prolonged period of time in its website.

They aren’t secure sites

Respected and renowned companies use the safer Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) platform for enhanced protection for their users. Don’t provide any payment information or credit card numbers to a site without the “S” at the end of the sequence. That means that communication and data shared is not encrypted, and that would greatly compromise your online security.

They tend to display low-resolution images

Since scammers and cybercriminals build their sites quickly, they don’t have the time of picking the best images or editing the ones they have. The poor resolution of images can tell on them, as renowned companies or banks usually have a staff that makes sure little details like that don’t occur frequently.

Conclusion: How can I spot a spam email?

  • It threatens to close your account if you don’t act quickly.
  • The sender’s email is not the same of the enterprise’s one.
  • The message is sent from a free webmail address.
  • It asks you to provide personal or financial information.
  • It has grammatical or spelling mistakes.
  • It doesn’t use your entire name, using things such as “dear client” instead.
  • The quality of images is poor

How to spot a phishing website

  • The site doesn’t use the HTTPS protocol for security and encryption.
  • There are spelling errors in the page.
  • The site address is different to the real company’s.

How to protect yourself online

We’ve previously covered many subjects on how to stay safe online. In relation to phishing e-mails, you can adopt these measures to stay away from scammers:

  1. Inform yourself: Make sure you know and understand the latest scamming attacks. Don’t be the latest victim.
  2. Use common sense: Think before you act. Ask yourself questions: why would your bank ask you for your ATM pin or card number? Why the message has so many errors? Why isn’t the site encrypted? Common sense dictates the pace.
  3. Be one step ahead: Enter a fake password or avoid the message altogether, check for spelling errors or low-quality images, use a VPN, enter these sites from a search engine, and generally try to be one step ahead of the scammer.
  4. Use technology: There are specific tools that you can use to enhance your protection against scammers and spammers. For example, you can use the McAfee SecurityCenter or a reliable anti-virus software.
  5. In conclusion, no one is more responsible for your online and data security than yourself. You are the one at the helm, so think before you act and gain protection against hackers and cyber criminals trying to steal valuable information from you. Don’t click on unknown attachments, check the address you are accessing and compare it, be wary of the quality of images and spelling errors; and keep your head in the game.

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Seven Dangerous Mistakes that Put your Online Security at Risk

The web is a fantastic resource that you shouldn’t stop using. However, you need to be conscious of online security, and you should know that there are dangerous activities that can put your Internet at risk.

The rise of the Internet as an all-around tool is the most prominent development of the XXI century, and the new millennium. Each year, more and more households acquire a computer and a connection to access the World Wide Web.

However, some caveats come with the use of the Internet. Primarily, it puts you at risk of hacking attacks and privacy breachesIn this guide, we will list the seven most dangerous mistakes that put your Internet Privacy at risk:

1. Misuse of passwords

Passwords are supposed to be the primary filter of access of a delicate bit of information. Only those with privileges to enter what’s inside are supposed to have the passphrase; so it should be long, secure, easy for the person to remember and hard for strangers and external agents to guess.

Passwords are also supposed to be managed with responsibility. If you are using your social media outlets, or more importantly, your banking account, you should be aware of what you do with those little sentences you write to access them.

Establishing stupidly easy passwords such as “1234” or your birthday is a common mistake that often leads to online privacy risks. Also, users should log out of their accounts in all cases: avoid skipping this step.

If you are in a public place or even in your hotel room, don’t leave your sessions open or your devices unlocked because somebody can come in and inflict irreparable damage to your system or, worse, to your finances.

Don’t make it too straightforward for attackers to steal your digital assets or identity. Protect yourself with a strong password, two-factor authentication, finger ID, and good habits when it comes to your passphrase.

2. Putting too much information in and out-of-office message

If you want to take those long-awaited vacations, you need to make sure everything is in its right place at work before you leave. Letting people know who might try to reach you that you are not at your office and will be on an extended break is sometimes part of the job.

If you are a manager or a director in a company, then people are going to reach you all the time, which is why you need to establish an automatic reply message to every person trying to contact you.

However, you may want to be very selective in the data bits you share with people in your out-of-office message. History has proven that those that are very explicit and focused on details in these communications often say a little too much, making themselves vulnerable to malicious people trying to threaten their online privacy.

You may send your out-of-office message to the usual contact list; there may be a lot of people there, many of whom you don’t speak too frequently.

On top of that, anybody that wants to reach you, whether it is an acquaintance or not, will see your automatic note and all the information coming with it. Are you sure you want people to combine what you share there with everything you post on your social media outlets?

3. Posting status updates or photos to social media on vacation

We understand the social media boom. People are continually looking for ways to engage with friends, acquaintances, and even strangers by sharing pictures of their vacations in the Maldives or at the Swiss Alps, or videos about their trip to Australia, Fiji, or Latin America. They want to attain comments, likes, shares, and all types of social media interactions.

However, status updates and pictures can tell another side of the story: the online security and privacy one. You may be enjoying your vacation and letting the world know that you are away, which can be both a good and a bad thing: sure, you are engaging and sharing valuable content on social media. However, what about all the people having the chance to see your latest photo in Abu Dhabi and finding out your home is alone and vulnerable?

You may think that social media is harmless, but that is not the case. We are not saying that these outlets are bad or that you shouldn’t be using them. However, you do need to understand the potential pitfalls.

4. Ignoring privacy settings on social media content

If you decide to post pictures, videos, feelings, locations, and updates through your social media accounts; then you should know how to set up your preferred privacy settings, so you can have a hold on who sees your content and who can’t have access to it.

For example, imagine that you have a Facebook account and your privacy settings are configured to “public.” That means that your page will be available to anyone who may stumble on it over the above mentioned social network, whether you know him/her or not. That is not a good thing.

Selecting which groups and people can see what you post or share on social media is one of the most prominent steps towards a safe online experience. If you are going to use these revolutionary accounts and tools, at least do it the right way.

5. Uploading social media pictures with your house’s facade or personal documents

A common mistake that people incur more times than you would imagine is showing the front part, known as the façade, of their houses in pictures. More often than not, they do it because it is a complementary element of the picture: for example, a proud couple of newlyweds are taking a  photo, and they want to show the home they built together to live “happily ever after.” That is a mistake.

Cybercriminals are continually looking for vulnerable people to steal identities, take advantage of social media passwords or credit card numbers and pounce. Usually, they look for little details that may seem harmless at first, such as the façade thing, but they can either identify the street and the house for future crimes or tell some partners in “crime” to take the “stealing” part to a physical plane.

The same goes for personal documents. Sure, we understand that you may be happy about receiving your driving’s license or your school ID. However, you shouldn’t tweet or post a photo of it. You would be telling criminals all over the Internet ALL they need to know about you!

6. Giving or over-sharing your personal information

Social media is about sharing little bits of your life with your follower’s community. However, you may want to be careful about not giving up too much information. Otherwise, unwanted people will have access to parts of your life you don’t want anyone involved.

You may innocently tweet that you hate your boss because he sent you tons of work with very tight deadlines, or just because you feel he doesn’t treat you all that well. However, you don’t know if he has a Twitter account or has somebody spying on his staff, so you may come to regret your little comment.

Twitter does not allow users to set privacy the way Facebook does. However, that doesn’t make the latter immune to cases like the one described in the previous paragraph. You may have your settings configured not to be public, but people have connections, and that is what Facebook is about.

Your personal information should be managed that way, as a personal belonging that only a few precious people can have access to. Think about your online security the next time you wish to say something compromising.

7. Giving out your location

One of the most basic rules of Internet privacy is avoiding sharing your current location whenever possible. You want to let the world know that you just landed in Tokio for two weeks of sightseeing and fun, but reality indicates that you should manage those things in a better way.

Try to be smart when posting a new status update; never share a location check-in or a geo-tagged photo. You don’t know who may want to inflict damage to your physical wellbeing in the place you are, or in the place you aren’t: your house or your office can be endangered as well.

Bonus tip: Don’t trust anyone on the Internet

Sure, your book club Internet blog can be a fun group to hang out with and comment on the meaning of a novel. However, that doesn’t mean that you should go ahead and trust anybody you meet online.

Everything from publishing Foursquare updates to tweeting carries some degree of danger and risk to your Internet privacy. Trusting that nobody will use the information you post against is one of the most dangerous mistakes you can make.

Recommendations for better Internet privacy

  • Avoid using public Wi-Fi: They can save your life in a pinch, but public Wi-Fi hotspots can be extremely dangerous and put you in the same environment as hackers and feared cybercriminals.
  • Responsible social media management: Be conscious of what you publish and who you choose to share it with. Try to stay away from letting people know your location or critical personal information.
  • Use a VPN: Encryption tools, such as a Virtual Private Network, are excellent for privacy and anonymity while you browse the web. You can torrent, stream, or just read the daily news with no prying eyes looking to steal data or information from you.
  • Use anti-malware software: No Internet security system is complete without the aid of antivirus or antimalware software. If you couple one of them with a VPN, you will be able to enjoy a nearly risk-free online experience.

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Telegram users found a way to sidestep Russia’s ban

As we all know, Russia recently decided to ban one of the giants of the messaging applications in the world, and of course, it could be no other than Telegram. The event took place on April 16th, after a Moscow court resolved to dictate sentence against the popular application that apparently was very well-known and appreciated in the country.

The fact is not surprising at all since the messaging app was created and developed by the brothers Nikolái y Pável Dúrov, who happen to be Russian as well.

Ever since 2013, the application has been gaining great traction from all across the globe, and more lately specifically among cryptocurrency users who somehow find the app as the safest in the market to send and receive messages in a completely secure way.

In fact, that’s one of the reasons that led the Moscow court to give a prohibition order against the app, which refused to provide the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) with encryption keys that would concede the government full access to the data of all of the Telegram users.

As it was to be expected, the general reaction among the users was to support the application even more after it defended their security fervently. Most of the opinions were concentrated in how unfair were the authorities banning the app, and comparing such actions with the ones that China applies in their territory attempting against the freedom of people to express themselves on online platforms.

Consequently, the issue is far to be resolved as now it seems like Telegram users found a way to bypass the dictamen of the Russian authorities. It appears like the users of the application are now turning up to VPN services to still have the chance to download the app and enjoy the privacy benefits it offers.

In this matter, the chosen option is NordVPN a platform that provides Virtual Private Network (VPN) services in order to choose which country do you want to connect from, and additionally offering outstanding security features. The platform has been experiencing astonishing traction these days since users found in it the solution to Russia’s impositions.

Regarding this, the Chief Marketing Officer of the VPN platform gave a declaration this Wednesday, in which stated their network had experienced at least a 300 percent of increase of users from Russia, unusual behavior in that country. Related to this fact, he said:

“People simply need to connect to a VPN server to reach any IP address where they can download Telegram. Many Russians are becoming more technically savvy because of the Telegram block and will now be able to use VPN to unblock other sites blocked in Russia.”

Another platform which also experienced an increasing number of users on its network is AnchorFree, another VPN service network. The changes in this platform were not as notorious as with NordVPN, but still, it was established that it experienced a 28X increase in the number of users from Russia.

It remains unknown what actions the government of Russia is going to take to avoid the recent response of Telegram users. However, as of the moment, it all seems like they’re taking a breath in order to assimilate the low blow.

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Amazon’s Alexa Spies on Users Even if Echo is Shut Down

No one would like to be spied on. Would you? Unfortunately, Alexa is listening in even after its Echo has been shut down! The worst thing is, hackers do not need to hack Amazon’s voice assistant for snooping on users – they can do it by taking advantage of Amazon Echo’s system in place.

Amazon’s Echo is in the crossfire after Wired reported that a security firm found a bug inside Echo’s speakers that allows it to listen to whatever you say even when it has been shut down.

Usually, the user talks into the speaker so as to give a command such as “Alexa, what is the current temperature?”; however, according to the security firm, this bug can easily be exploited as Echo’s personal assistant Alexa will ask you to repeat whenever it doesn’t comprehend.

Security firm Checkmarx explains that the verbal “readback” prompt that Alexa gives typically (so that the user can know that it was actively engaged) can be programmed to keep on listening (and send all whatever it hears to a hacker) while at the same time muting the responses by Alexa.

Checkmarx said that the device is rapidly rising in popularity and listening is the key part for the Echo, but the only fear connected to this kind of devices is privacy; especially in the case of a user’s hearing being recorded unknowingly.

According to Checkmarx, the bug needs only a code so that it can be exploited to take control of all the current features of Amazon echo. The thing worth noting is, this means, the hacker does not need to attack Echo itself but just exploit a weakness existing in the system to spy on whatever the Echo owner says.

Consequently, Amazon said processes are in place so the coding can be stopped,

We have put mitigations in place for detecting this type of skill behavior and reject or suppress those skills when we do.”

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6 Tips to Enhance your Online and Data Security When Traveling

Being on vacation is the best experience a human being can have; especially when you wait a whole year for a two or three-week period free of work, or if you have been planning your journey for so long that you made reservations with anticipation of three months or so. But you must stay proactive to keep your internet security at its best, and your data safe, while having fun on your tour.

Traveling can be the perfect way to briefly escape from the problems associated with the everyday life, such as stress, work, relationship issues, health inconveniences, and more. On top of that, it can be the most appropriate way of getting to know yourself and get in touch with countries, communities, gastronomy, and traditions different than what you have come to know so far.

Sometimes, people are blessed with a family, an ever-present partner or even a pet as companionship for these trips. However, if you don’t have that significant other (s) in your life, then don’t get sad! Traveling alone is just as fun as doing it with people, as you get to know yourself, know new people and establish personal relationships on levels you are not accustomed to.

But, when traveling solo, you need to be extra careful about your safety as a whole – and internet security is no exception. You’re the only person in charge of your safety and security everywhere; in the hotel, taxi, restaurant, and on the internet – everywhere. For that, we decided to come up with some useful tips to strengthen your privacy online and data security – while traveling solo. Here we go:

Don’t forget your online safety

We know that you are eager to start your journey already; but before you leave to get to know that beautiful island with the astonishing beaches and climate, or that little house in the prairies, or to that mountain you have wanted to climb for several years now, take a good look at this guide.

Recent studies demonstrate that numerous online security breaches and events occur when the victim is traveling. That is not a coincidence, as a) the person is leaving their home and their lives behind for a brief period; and b) he/she would be connecting to free Wi-Fi hotspots at the airport, hotel, or café.

Possible security risks

Pay attention, because you may find many of the things that you will read here harmless, or think that the likelihood of them happening to you is so low that it isn’t worth your time. But believe us: when someone injects a virus into your computer or snoops in your data and generated content online, you may regret your lack of awareness.

For example, foreign spying is a thing, as are online spying and prying eyes looking at what you do online when you travel to take advantage of that information in the least imaginable ways.

When you see spam messages from a nation you recently visited, or you get your laptop and USB keys searched at borders, you may be a victim of spying and data privacy breaches. To avoid these unwanted scenarios, consider these tips.

1. Protect your data with a VPN

If you are going to browse the web, whether it is at home or on a trip – especially on a trip, in fact -, you would benefit from extra privacy and security. There are numerous ways of achieving those attributes today, but the best and most convenient of them all is hiring the services of a VPN provider.

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and it is a conglomerate of technologies and protocols that help you encrypt the content you generate online to avoid prying eyes, hackers, and cybercriminals from having access to it. It takes your IP address and masks it, giving you a new, temporary one to connect to any country you select.

Since anyone would be able to see what you are doing online, international spammers, advertisers or hackers will not be able to see your real IP address, and their actions against you will be significantly diminished.

Savvy tourists acquire VPN services every time, as they provide a sense of anonymity and security that becomes necessary when someone is on a trip. Remember, you don’t know much about the nation you are visiting, and you are not familiarized with the crimes and shady acts performed there.

2. Leave your data at home

If you can protect your data wherever you go – whether it is with a VPN, a proxy, a Smart DNS or any other similar service – then you probably will be ok. But another method that can work is not getting hackers or spies anything to work.

You should leave your data at home in any case you can. Thankfully, technology is well-suited to help travelers achieve a better sense of online security; because, for example, it allows people to store all sorts of things in the cloud.

If you can, leave your family photos, documents, files, and other relevant resources in a reliable cloud storage account such as Dropbox and, before you embark on your journey, erase the local copy after deactivating the sync service.

Perform all your updates and edits to the cloud-based documents and copies if you are going to be away for a significant period. After that, reactivate the local cache when you go home.

3. Avoid public Wi-Fi or choose official ones

You probably know this by now, but in case you need us to tell you, Wi-Fi is an excellent thing to have at hand, especially if you are out of the country. Suppose you have just arrived at your new destination, and you need to communicate with your family and friends to let them know you landed safely. The airport’s Wi-Fi connection would allow you to do just that.

However, you shouldn’t establish a connection with these hotspots unless you have to, because they might be infected with all kinds of malicious things to your online security. There may be viruses around the network, there can be hackers trying to intercept the signal and steal data from anyone connected, and there can even be crypto miners ready to pounce and use your device as a money-making machine without your permission.

In all cases, try to avoid free Wi-Fi and even Bluetooth technology. If you have to use a public network, try to connect to an official one. The best thing you can do for your online safety is getting a data plan for the duration of your trip.

4. Use HTTPS

The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the technology that allows us to watch websites anywhere we go. However, it is not particularly secure, as it has been associated with security threats from the moment of its inception.

Instead, the HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) provides a safer environment to browse the web. If you are going to use a page that requires authentication, make sure that it has TLS-enabled HTTPS protection. That way, you can avoid fake digital certificates or main in the middle attacks.

5. Try to avoid social media

We can understand the social media revolution: engaging with people from different locations, letting them see a picture of you wearing your most attractive smile, and posting exciting content can be very fun.

However, when you are traveling alone with no one to be by your side in the case of an emergency, it would be best for you not to share too much in your accounts. Try to explicitly avoid letting people know your exact location because you don’t know who might be using that information to harm you.

If you let the world know every city you are visiting and the exact moment or hour in which you are doing it, you may create a security threat for yourself because criminals are aware of your every move: they may know that you are not in your hotel room and your stuff is unprotected at a given time. Consequently, you would be surprised if you hear how many robberies happen because of social media extreme exposure.

6. Lock your devices

The best thing about technology is that most devices come with security measures in case they fall into the wrong hands. For example, smartphones, laptops, and tablets are suitable for locking them with a PIN number, a key, or even fingerprint ID.

If you are going to travel alone, set up these security features on all the devices you own and, while on your journey, continually change the PIN numbers to increase your security and make life harder for criminals.


In conclusion, traveling is a fascinating activity that you should enjoy in all circumstances, whether you are with your partner, your family, your dog, or even solo. However, if you are going to choose the last option, make sure to lock up your cyber world and data security with the tips discussed in this piece. Have a safe journey!

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The Ultimate Guide to Watch ‘Made in Chelsea’ Abroad

This guide will enable you to enjoy Made in Chelsea abroad no matter wherever in the world you are. So, whether you are an expat, went outside of the UK for a short business tour or simply aren’t from the UK but want to access Made in Chelsea content, this guide is for you!

The invention of television changed our lives completely. Thanks to it, we could see the world through a little screen, and the creative minds didn’t take long to produce films, short series, documentaries, and other shows. Sports transmissions and live events followed, and near the new millennium, reality TV programs became widely spread around the world.

Of course, in most of the cases, those reality TV shows could only be enjoyed by people living in the production country. For example, only the Americans could enjoy such a program if it was produced and created in the United States.

With the rise of the Internet fever, the situation began to change. Online streaming services and sites broadcasted some of these shows to international audiences, and more people around the planet got to know what reality TV is. However, in most cases, geographical restrictions are governing the Internet world, which means that only people in specific areas could get to enjoy productions made in particular locations.

There is, however, a quick and straightforward way to watch reality TV shows, like the world-famous Made in Chelsea, in other locations abroad, outside of England and Great Britain. That tool goes by the name of Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Made in Chelsea: Britain’s hottest reality show!

Made in Chelsea is one of the hottest reality TV shows in the United Kingdom, and has been since its creation in 2011. Abbreviated MIC, it is a reality TV program in the mold of “The Only Way is Essex,” which is one of UK’s pioneers in the genre, although with notable differences.

The channel E4 is the one with broadcasting rights Made in Chelsea in the United Kingdom area. The program showcases the adventures of a group of mid-twenties people with a lot of money.

They live in the West London and South West areas of Kings Road, Belgravia and Knightsbridge. They travel to cities and places such as Dubai, Marrakech, Finland, Saint-Tropez, Verbier, New York City, Venice, Barbados, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Ibiza, and the South of France.

The show, divided into 15 series, accumulates more a total of 174 successful episodes since 2011. It has been so popular that, in 2013, it took home a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award in the Reality and Structured Factual category.

The show, so far, received mixed reviews from the critic, but the mainstream media seems to love it. It is one of the first streaming options for both British people living abroad, and those currently in the country. Pundits, for the show, have used adjectives such as “addictive” and “lovable.” Made in Chelsea topped 1 million viewers per episode (after years flirting with that mark) for the first time in Series 7.

People often say that “The Only Way is Essex” was the first reality TV show with a proper structure and fame ever produced in the United Kingdom. However, Made in Chelsea is the one that took British TV (at least in the same genre) to the next level of worldwide recognition.

The show has served as a showcase platform for several royalty-linked people, as well as other personalities such as Stanley Johnson, father of current British Foreign Secretary and former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Spencer Matthews, one of the most widely known ex-cast members, is the brother of Pippa Middleton’s husband, James Matthews.

Cast members (ex, current and recurring)

  • Francis Boulle
  • Fredrik Ferrier
  • Louise Thompson
  • Mark-Francis Vandelli
  • Jamie Laing
  • Oliver Proudlock
  • Alex Mytton
  • Sam Thompson
  • Victoria Baker-Harber
  • Sophie Hermann
  • Alik Alfus
  • Olivia Bentley
  • Georgia “Toff” Toffolo
  • Frankie Gaff
  • Mimi Bouchard
  • Sam Prince
  • Ryan Libbey
  • Digby Edgley
  • Harry Baron
  • James Taylor
  • Clementine Cuthbertson
  • Melissa Tattam
  • Sophie “Habbs” Haboo
  • Stanley Johnson
  • Ben Darby

E4: UK television for everyone!

E4 is a terrestrial digital TV channel with operational bases in Great Britain and Ireland. It is famous for broadcasting British programs such as Skins, My Mad Fat Diary, Misfits, The Inbetweeners, The Ricky Gervais Show, Shameless, Hollyoaks, Coach Trip, and Made in Chelsea.

Subsequently, it also broadcasts American productions to British people. Some of them are The Goldbergs, The O.C., The Cleveland Show, Smallville, Everwood, Veronica Mars, What About Brian, How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives, 90210, Ugly Betty, One Tree Hill, Scrubs, The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Scream Queens, 2 Broke Girls, Friends, and Revenge.

The E4 network is Channel Four’s entertainment cable channel and is available on satellite and cable TV packages, in Freeview and other set-top boxes. However, people outside of the UK will have a hard time accessing the streaming signal because of geo-blocking issues.

Series that we mentioned have fans all over the world, even the British ones, and expats and fans living abroad will not have access unless they have an external tool to help.

Fortunately, that external tool or resource not only exists, but also, it is very straightforward to install, use, and acquire. It is called Virtual Private Network (VPN), and it is available as a web service at very friendly prices to solve your privacy, security, anonymity, and accessibility issues.

Gain full access to every show with a VPN

Virtual Private Networks help spoof people’s location and make the E4 streaming channel (or any other) believe the connection request is coming somewhere from the UK when, in reality, that is not the case. With VPN’s ability to hide the user’s IP address and traffic, you could borrow a British IP number and enjoy access to E4 to watch Made in Chelsea and other shows made in Great Britain.

VPN brands and services use protocols and technologies to hide people’s content and online identity. Among them are OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP, PPTP, IKEv2, and more. They help encrypt the communication between the end user and VPN server in such a way that it remains off-limits to hackers, your Internet Service Provider, annoying online stores and advertisers, crypto miners, and more.

A reliable VPN client or brand will have numerous servers and countries available to connect to, with the intention of letting people choose their preferred networks and access pages and content from a sizable number of nations.

Steps to watch Made in Chelsea abroad with a VPN

  • Choose a VPN provider with servers in the UK, robust security measures, and high-grade encryption.
  • Go to your chosen provider’s website.
  • Register for the VPN service, by providing your email, name, and of course, a payment method.
  • Access the apps section on the site of your chosen VPN, and download their client according to your device.
  • Install the downloaded VPN application on your device, and run it.
  • Sign in to the VPN app with the username/password you previously chose during the sign-up process.
  • Connect to a server in the United Kingdom.
  • After establishing a connection, open the All 4 (E4) streaming site.
  • Look for Made in Chelsea in the series section (hint: the site also has a search button if you can’t locate something there).
  • Start streaming Made in Chelsea, just as if you were physically in the UK!

Best VPN to watch Made in Chelsea abroad

ExpressVPN: One of the best all-around VPN services in the market is ExpressVPN, it is highly compatible and suitable for streaming international content, having servers in 94 countries and apps for iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, and macOS.

ExpressVPN provides stealthy encryption, fast servers in 148 total locations, and the ability to connect five different devices at the same time (with one subscription/account). On top of all that, it has a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if you try its services for a month and don’t find yourself satisfied, you can ask for a refund with no hassle.

Excellent customer service is another one of ExpressVPN’s calling cards, with a top-notch and highly responsive live chat feature and email support. The site design is attractive and easy to navigate for the info, the app’s interface is user-friendly, and they have a page for tutorials, videos, FAQ sections, manuals, and guides to help you through the process.

PureVPN: Undoubtedly, the fastest VPN brand in the industry is PureVPN – they provide customers with several servers in the United Kingdom for streaming the All 4/E4 signal and watch Made in Chelsea from anywhere.

The PureVPN package includes more than 450+ servers, 100+ nations, and 88,000 IPs for a mere $10.95 per month. It also offers a kill switch, protection for DNS leak, and all the significant protocols for strong encryption, as well as high compatibility since it works with all of the known operating systems.


In conclusion, Made in Chelsea may have mixed reviews depending on who you ask, but there is no denying that this show has taken British’ reality TV to the upper echelon of the industry. It has accumulated 15 series, more than 170 episodes, and is still up and running, captivating audiences all over the world.

Since it is a British production, it is meant to be seen only in UK territory. However, the show has its fair share of international viewers, and they need an online resource to stream all the episodes successfully. VPNs such as ExpressVPN and PureVPN can help in that regard efficiently, and they offer privacy and security as well (undoubtedly, an exceptional bonus).

10 Reasons Why You Need to Hide Your IP Online Right Now

Privacy was never going to be a major concern in the digital world not until more people started browsing the web more often than not. But it is now high time to face the facts about our digital activities – you need protection otherwise you will fall prey to cyber attacks.

The moment you connect to the internet, you immediately are exposing yourself to various types of cyber threats. Aside from getting your system hacked, you are also giving the government the power to see everything that you are engaged in online.

And the way snoopers are able to get access to your data is through your IP address. To make things a lot simpler, your IP address is your “ID” when you log into the internet. This will always be visible to your ISP, websites you visit, to hackers, and to spying bodies.

You need to hide your IP address to get complete online anonymity. We’ll get to how you can mask your IP later. Aside from hacking threats, here are many other ( to be exact, 10) reasons why you should hide your IP altogether.

1.To hide your activities from your ISP

Through your IP address, your ISP can track your online activities. As such, your ISP can easily sell your data traffic to marketing firms or advertisers.

Ever wonder why you are getting ads for a recently searched terms? Your ISP can see everything you do online and it can monetize more for selling out personal data to third parties – and that’s without asking for your permission.

Any time that your computer or mobile device establishes a connection to the internet, you are basically giving your ISP the opportunity to log your internet habits. In order to keep your internet activities to yourself, you will need to hide your IP address from your ISP altogether.

2. To bypass internet censorships

Certain countries have this digital borders that limit their citizens from accessing a free web. China, for example, has openly blocked the web to its people.

Since governments can determine which users belong to a geographic location simply by looking at their IP address, they can basically control anything that can only be available to the mass public. Gladly, hiding your IP address to the entire web can fix the censorship problem.

You can choose to hide or mask your IP address in order to access website contents that are censored by your government. Mostly, such censored contents are adult websites, news platforms, social media sites, and online gambling websites.

3. For security when connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots

Most of us usually take advantage of free Wi-Fi in cafes, restaurants, and hotels. But what we do not realize is that there are several security concerns that come with connecting to free Wi-Fi hotspots.

Public Wi-Fi hotspots are usually hackers’ favorite place to find unsuspecting victims. They use free Wi-Fi connections to lure in people to use them. Unfortunately, this free internet connection is vulnerable to spying and hacking attacks.

Public Wifis are nearly available everywhere. And when you connect to such network, you are also sharing your IP address with the host. If hackers happen to be snooping in this WiFi network, then they would be able to see your IP too. And if they see your IP address, you can only hope not to get any valuable information stolen from you.

4. To access blocked websites

There are many websites that are specifically geo-restricted to a certain location. Such websites are either blocked by the ISPs, government, or the web hosts.

Users outside of where the website host is located are blocked by their IP address. In fact, IP addresses represent the exact geographic location a user is located in. If the website host only permits US IP addresses, for example, then it will automatically restrict connection requests from other IP addresses.

Gladly, there is an easy workaround for this access restriction. You only need to change your IP address to the appropriate IP that is recognized by the website host.

5. To completely become anonymous

Like what was stated earlier, your IP address is your identification card when you connect to the internet. Therefore if your IP is exposed to the entire web, chances are you would be at higher risks to cyber threats.

But as long as your actual IP address is kept hidden from the internet, then you should ultimately experience online anonymity.

6. To protect your personal data

Every time you connect to the internet, you are basically transmitting data to the ‘pipes of the internet’. And just like sending emails, your personal data could also get lost or fall into the wrong hands.

Such data you transmit on the internet may contain your passwords, financial details, and private conversations. Everything you share online will be visible to hackers and they can use your IP address to infiltrate into your system.

Masking your real IP address with a fake one will help keep your personal data secure. Once you are hiding behind a fake IP address, it would already be impossible for hackers, spies, and data sniffers to see what you are sharing online.

7. To access the internet at school or work

One of the most frustrating thing about FREE internet accesses is that they are mostly blocked. Say for example the internet access at your workplace or school. Although you can still browse the internet at work, most websites are blocked.

You can do simple Google searches, but when it comes to media platforms such as YouTube, streaming websites, social media, and gaming websites, all of the ‘fun’ stuff are blocked.

To bypass any network restrictions in the office or at school, you can change your IP address. Doing so would bypass all firewall restrictions responsible for the limitation of web accesses.

8. To keep your private searches really private

To hide your internet activity, particularly your Google searches, you need to hide your IP address. You may not be aware of it, but search engines often store data and they are selling them to advertisers.

If you don’t want anyone looking through your search history, then better hide your IP address today.

9. To download files securely

When you hide your IP address, you are also disguising your downloading and uploading activities. If you are an avid torrent downloader, hiding your IP will give you an added layer of security from anyone sniffing on your internet activities.

10. To get internet freedom

The ultimate objective of hiding your IP address is that you can experience internet freedom. Once your IP address is hidden from the entire internet, only then can you experience complete privacy, online anonymity, and data protection.

By hiding your IP address you can safeguard confidential data and your identity online. Don’t wait for your data to fall into the wrong hands – hide your IP address today. Use a VPN!

Using a VPN to Hide Your IP

Protecting your privacy online has become easier than ever. All thanks to the birth of the VPN technology.
With a VPN, you can keep your connections secure anytime, and anywhere. For maximum online security, subscribe to a VPN service that already has a proven track record of providing great VPN connections.

Hide your IP address today with a VPN and keep your browsing habits as secure as possible!

ISPs sell data stop how

How ISPs Sell Your Data (and How to Stop Them)

At home, in your work environment or even at a café, you want privacy while browsing the world wide web. You don’t necessarily have to be doing something terrible or ethically questionable; instead, you don’t want any prying eyes on your computer screen or mobile device. It is that simple.

The problem is, when you think that nobody is watching, you have the eyes of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) writing down every page you visit, the duration of your session, your shopping record, your email communications, and virtually everything you do online. Did you know that?

There are some power and leverage to be held by your generated traffic. Sure, you may not like being spied on, but your ISP can make money by selling your data logs around the web –  a lot of money.

Why do Internet Service Providers sell your data around the Internet? Well, the answer could be broad as there may be several points of interest regarding the traffic you generate when you go online.

However, the most common practice is for online shops and companies to build a ‘potential customer profile,’ with the future intention of making advertising messages directed exclusively to you.

And the perfect way to do this is using your browsing history, favorite pages to visit and recent shopping records to have a much more personalized way of getting to you and achieving a sale.

The eternal struggle for online privacy

Last year, the history of Americans’ privacy may have changed forever. The US Senate ruled in favor of overturning a fundamental broadband rule that was instituted but not put in practice while Barack Obama was the president.

If you are an American telecommunications company, that ruling brings fantastic news for you. However, if you are on the other side of the street and are an ordinary Internet user, then know that your ISP can sell your data without even needing your explicit consent.

Both before and now, Internet companies and providers could, and can, collect logs of your data and online activities, but now, the game has changed, and you may have a hard time getting out of it.

How do Internet Service Providers sell your data?

The ruling in questions refers to the Seate vote on S.J. Res 34. It determines whether the FCC (the Federal Communications Commission, or the Federal Trade Commission for that matter) would be able to serve as a regulator of your privacy settings on an individual scale. Since 2016, the agency has fought hard to give users more control over the decisions being made about their traffic.

However, current President of the United States Donald Trump already signed the bill that would repeal FCC ISP rulings regarding privacy. That legal instrument would have meant that people would need to provide consent and explicit permission to Internet Service Providers in the country to distribute and sell their data around the web.

The explicit consent that we mention here goes by the name of “opt-in.” Now, Americans are anxious about their privacy because ISPs have gained even more power, and they don’t want you to opt out, and they will put up millions of hurdles to prevent you from doing just that.

What can you do?

You can still protect your generated data and traffic, but the fact of the matter is that you don’t have that many options. What is happening in the United States of America is a clear violation of one of the most prominent human rights on the declaration, which is privacy.

Of course, you can try to contact your ISP’s customer service, but make no mistake: they will establish all kinds of barriers and obstacles before letting you opt out of sharing your data with them, that if you ever accomplish it.

The sad part is that with the FCC’s new rules in action, you could have had the decision power to opt in or out as you would have liked. However, that is not the case now, and the reality is that you will have a much harder time finding the opt-out option on the website of your ISP if you are lucky enough to have a provider that possesses it.

VPNs: Tools for encryption and privacy

If you want to protect your privacy, then implementing a Virtual Private Network may be your best path to take. VPNs are online services that offer encryption via secure protocols and technologies such as OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP, IKEv2, and PPTP, among others.

They enhance your online security, privacy, and anonymity because they can hide not only your IP address (so you will be much harder to track online,) but also your shared data and traffic.

With a VPN, you will gain invisibility throughout your online sessions, and you will be able to avoid government surveillance agencies snooping, hackers, online retail stores sending you annoying advertising messages, and, of course, your Internet Service Provider.

VPNs function by masking your IP address and letting you use a new one for the duration of your session. Since it will be, naturally, different than yours, all the third-parties (including your ISP) won’t see you when you are connected to the Internet. You can choose where to connect from a pool of servers and countries available on your VPN provider’s list.

What the VPN does is making all your internet data travel through secure remote servers, where they will be off-limits to your ISP, the government, hacker, virus programmers, crypto miners, and everything and everyone interacting on the web.

VPNs may slow down your connection a little bit, which can’t be an ideal scenario for streaming. However, the technology as a whole is exceptionally efficient, and in fact, there are fast VPNs as well, so you can find some choices that won’t slow down your Internet connection.

Best VPN to prevent your ISP from selling your data

  • PureVPN: When it comes to privacy and Internet security, PureVPN has no rival. It implements all the major protocols – including OpenVPN – and other services such as anonymous email, anonymous proxy, and privacy bundle.

The VPN service costs $10.95 per month if you go with a month-to-month plan, and you can get servers in 140+ countries, fantastic customer service with guides, tutorials and a live chat feature, the ability to connect five simultaneous devices and a killswitch.

  • IPVanish: You may think that being based in the US would represent a problem for IPVanish and its users, but the fact is that they collect no data logs from their users.

With this service, you can enjoy fast downloading speeds and a good streaming experience; plus servers from 60 different nations, more than 40,000 IP addresses, a kill switch, DNS leak protection and the most relevant protocols, all for $10 per month.

  • Private Internet Access: Don’t let PIA (Private Internet Access) fool you because of its simple, but the very high-performance interface and low prices: it is a more than capable VPN provider, with comparable encryption quality than the ones listed in this piece.

You could get deals and discounts that can drive the cost all the way down to $3.33, but the standard monthly fee is $6.95. You get more than 3,000 servers in 29 countries around the world and, most importantly for this matter, a strict no logging policy.

Use Tor for enhanced anonymity

On top of using a VPN of your choice, you could also implement a service like Tor to combat the obnoxious spying being conducted by your Internet Service Provider. It is a free network that promotes anonymous web browsing. It means “The Onion Router,” hence the name (Tor).

While much slower than a VPN and not made for the same purpose, Tor is a useful tool if you want anonymity online. With Virtual Private Networks, you will be protected from virtually anyone and your experience would be completely anonymous if you hadn’t had to focus or worry about your provider selling your logs around. Tor, on the other hand, provides an entirely anonymous experience as nobody will have access to your records.

The Tor network or browser “relays” traffic; thanks to a free and volunteer overlay network consisting on seven thousand relays working together to divide data into small pieces, a process that makes it almost impossible for spies such as your ISP to understand and use.

All of your activity and generated traffic on Tor would be protected from spying, including the most elementary performances such as sending emails and browsing the web. Obviously, your ISP will not sell your logs around if it doesn’t have access to them.

Can you opt out of seeing your data being manipulated by your ISP?

In theory, you could. However, after the legal development explained in this article, it won’t be that easy. The FCC rules would have helped users to get out of their ISP’s arrangement to sell their data with a very straightforward “opt-in” question, in which the user needed to provide explicit permission for the Internet company to go ahead with its plan.

The FCC fought hard, no doubt about that. But, ultimately, the ISPs fought even harder. Now, you are stuck with all the barriers you are going to encounter from your ISP when you find out the ramifications of seeing your data being sold around.

The privacy policies of ISPs are often confusing and ambiguous. For example, numerous companies tell you that they won’t sell any personal data to anyone online, but can you be sure that your definition of ‘personal information’ is the same as theirs?

Facebook and Google, for example, don’t fall into the same category as ISPs, as they can collect logs of their users and sell them around with no hassle. Internet Providers, meanwhile, want a piece of the cake too, which is fine for them, but awful news to the average users.

In conclusion, the painful truth is that your privacy is being messed with and you are in the middle of a political struggle. There are things you can do to make sure you have enough privacy to fend off your ISP’s intentions, though, such as getting your hands on a reliable VPN service. Hope it all helps! Don’t think twice to hit us via the comments section below if you still need us for anything around this article’s topic or internet privacy and security in general.

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How Our Online Activities are Tracked and Watched

Is it possible to achieve privacy in this modern time? Almost every app on our phone has some tracking algorithm that helps to monitor our online activities. We accept the request for an application to know where we are just for us to proceed using the same app, be it games, or other applications that interest us.

Nevertheless, the new age technological system has produced an avenue where almost each of our activities can be tracked through our electronic gadgets, likewise, these gadgets can listen to the things we say, and also know our present location.

Gadget or devices like Iphone’s Siri and also Amazon Alexa are manufactured to monitor our day to day activities. Even though you aren’t aware of these facts, or probably have heard but do not like the idea, you are being watched. The applications that we use, the TV shows that we watch, like Netflix, are in-tuned to locate our location and monitor our activities.

Furthermore, one way we do not know we are tracked and watched is through TV shows which comes up as “watch next.” These pop-ups occur due to the fact that there is an algorithm that solely monitors what you’ve watched in the past, and this will constantly give you the kind of TV shows that you are interested in.

Tracking the type of TV shows that might interest you is not a callous thing, but one question that we need to ponder upon is how secure are we when we surf the World Wide Web through Google?

Google is a search engine that virtually has every data, but however, it is important to know that online searches on Google that you want to keep are lurking you every time you log in to Facebook.

You also need to have in mind that your phone has some GPS location system that can assist different sites like Google and Facebook to access your location at any point in time.

Conferring to a recent Pew research, we could see the number of people in the United States that would love to personally have control over who can have quick access to their vital information. About 74% of people in the United States cared about their privacy. However, the research came up due to a leaked information which was provided by Edward Snowden in 2013 about a spy emulator.

Snowden said in an interview that,

the only thing that hinders the activities of the surveillance state are policies” Snowden further stated that, “ all of these only serve the national interest, with the foreign intelligence included, which has also involved itself in domestic surveillance to monitor the activities of people”

Privacy is an important area of lives and this should be implemented to stop top officials from getting vital information online without our consent. They should be policies implemented to protect emails as well as other online activities on Google.

Also, firms and establishments shouldn’t give detailed information on the things we purchase. Not being concerned on how private your activities are, only means that you do not want your personal information and activities private and also probably your emails.

Other Privacy Issues Associated with Google

Another privacy issue that is a major concern is finding your name on google. It is important to know that right now, in the EU, there is a data protection policy that allows anybody to ask Google to delete any information that can be traced back to them.

Nevertheless, this is possible, but also, the search engine has the authority to deny the appeal based on the level of prominence the person has. Furthermore, Google has the rights not to remove important information on financial scams, criminal records or the public conducts of a government official.

This is a move aimed at permitting different people to have more privacy rights. However, people should have the same rights and policy to have their information safeguarded and not allowing only a set of people to have authority over other peoples’ information. This should also mean that pop-ups on Netflix should be blocked for optimum privacy.

Moreover, there are vital ways to make you anonymous when you surf the net. To keep your information and online activities safe, you need to clear the cookies on your phone and laptop browser. You can also use the incognito option on your browser to keep you safe anytime you want to surf the net. And best of all, a VPN can give you an excellent hand in protecting yourself online.

Additionally, you can also change the privacy settings on your phone and laptop so that the location settings are only switched on when you need to locate a place; also log out of Facebook when you want to visit different shopping websites like Amazon. With all these measures, applications like Facebook will not get your current location, and your online activities will not be tracked.

How to Watch Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker Live Stream Online

The fight between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker on March 31, 2018 is highly anticipated all over the world. It brings two of the undefeated champions against one another in a match where the winner will have three of the four legs of Unified Heavyweight Championship. Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF and WBA titles against Joseph Parker’s WBO title.

Anthony Joshua has a record of 20-0 with 20 KOs while Joseph Parker has a record of 24-0 with 18 KOs. On March 31 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, the two will lock horns in what is to be the fight of the year. With a VPN, you can catch all the live action from anywhere in the world and also save money in doing so.

Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker Official Broadcasters

The event will be aired in many parts of the world, and different providers have acquired rights for the broadcast in their particular region. You can find the list of the official channels below:

  • USA – Showtime
  • UK – Sky Sports Box Office
  • Australia – Main Event
  • Germany – DAZN
  • Singapore – StarHub
  • Russia – 1TV.Ru
  • The Middle East – OSN Play

All these live stream providers can give you full and uninterrupted access to the Anthony Joshua Joseph Parker UFC fight.

Problems people face in watching fights

Although most regions have an official broadcaster for the event, there are still many parts of the world where the fight will not be aired. People living in these regions don’t have any option to watch the live stream of Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker.

Also, the broadcasting services that air the event are geo-restricted. This means that they are available only in their respective regions. All the people from outside cannot access them, as simple as that. So, if you live in a region where the fight is not being broadcast and try to use one of the streaming services above; then, you won’t be able to do so.

What’s more, even if you are traveling outside your country on the day of the fight you won’t be able to access your streaming service. That’s how geo-restriction works. As long as your IP address denotes that you are in a different region, you are denied access. Besides, when outside of the broadcasters’ official region, it won’t matter that you have an active subscription to the streaming service. You just won’t be able to watch Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker in such case (without VPN).

How VPN can help

VPNs encrypt your connection and mask your true IP address with that of their very own. It’s a third-party that sits between your system and the internet – and encrypts all the data passing through it. While it helps you hide your online activity from all the prying eyes online, it is its geo-spoofing capabilities that you can use to good effect to watch Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker live online.

When you connect to a VPN server, the IP address visible to anyone is that of the VPN server. Your true IP address is hidden, which means that your true geographic location is hidden. What this also means is that the location of the VPN server appears to be your location.

So, if you want to connect to a streaming service in the US, UK, etc. then all you have to do is connect to a VPN server in that region and then head over to the streaming service.

How to use a VPN to watch Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker live stream

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Go the website of a VPN service provider.
  2. Subscribe to the service by choosing one of the packages.
  3. Download the VPN client for your device and operating system.
  4. Enter your login credentials.
  5. Select a server from the country you want.
  6. Head over to the streaming service of that region and watch the live stream.

The broadcast options listed above can help you with choosing a server of your choice. But if you want to save money, then it’s best to choose Sky Sports Box Office, or a UK server, for the purpose. This is because of all the options it is the cheapest. Sky Sports Box Office can help you watch the fight for 19.99 GBP.

Main Event in Australia will cost you somewhere around $50 while Showtime USA users will have to pay between $99.99 and $129.99. So, of all the official streaming options available to you, Sky Sports Box Office is the cheapest. So, when you choose a server, make sure you look for a UK server.

Choosing the right VPN

While a VPN can help you watch Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker lives online, the VPN you choose can play a big role in determining how smooth your streaming experience is. You should look for a few things when choosing a VPN:

Connection speed

Streaming depends on the speed of your network. Although VPNs reduce your connection speed a bit because of the encryption overhead involved, the best VPNs make sure this speed reduction is as small as possible. The better your connection speed, the better is your streaming experience.

Global coverage

Look for a VPN that has multiple servers in all the major locations of the world. This gives you plenty of streaming options to choose from.

Free trial

If you want to save money, you can opt for a VPN that offers a limited time free trial of its service. Subscribe to the trial before the fight date so that you can access the live stream for free. We want to mention, though, that you shouldn’t use a free option for all the time because they have a lot of restrictions and don’t have the best service.


Using a VPN can help you watch Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker live stream from anywhere in the world. ExpressVPN and IPVanish are the best VPNs when it comes to unblocking geo-restricted streaming services. Although there are free streaming options available as well, they are not legal and can land you in a lot of trouble. You don’t even have any guarantee that you will be able to watch the fight when using them, so it’s best to pay for the fight and watch it legally.

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