Tag: DNS

Stay Secure & Private Online with PureVPN

Only a few years ago, the average user did not pay much attention to their online security. Phenomenons like browser cookies tracking user’s whereabouts or social media websites scooping up trove of personal data for targeted ads did not get much attention. Never mind worrying about mass Internet surveillance. But since the Edward Snowden leaks […]

TorGuard SmartDNS Proxy Review

TorGuard now offers its very own DNS proxy service. This DNS solution is ideal for unblocking content from virtually any country worldwide. TorGuard’s Smart DNS has zero-speed loss and no logging practices from the company’s side. Using a DNS service may not come with encryption features but with TorGuard’s Smart DNS, users’ online identities will […]

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Smart DNS Vs VPN: Breaking Down the Differences

Some websites and online streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify and others contain regionally restricted (or geo-restricted) content. As a result, the content that they provide is only available for viewing and/or downloading by users who live within their permitted locations. Smart DNS is a service that allows users to access multiple services from […]

Netflix’s European Expansion & Getting the Content You Want

Although the recent news about Netflix’s expansion into Europe is exciting, depending on where you live, you might miss out on all the action. According to The Wall Street Journal, Netflix is preparing one of the biggest international expansions in its history by launching services in six Western European countries: France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, […]

OverPlay Joins IPVanish at Affiliate Groove

Affiliate Groove has announced a new partnership alliance with OverPlay. Previously, IPVanish VPN was the only available security and unblocking service on the affiliate platform, and today’s announcement brings a very well know Smart DNS service on the program. The newest member of Affiliate Groove, OverPlay, has been in operations since 2009 and has a […]

LiquidVPN Rolls Out Two Features To Boost Internet Security

LiquidVPN has released two new features that are said to improve the company’s encryption service. Aside from its VPN offering, LiquidVPN has finally developed its own DNS solution called the LiquidDNS. This newest security enhancement from LiquidVPN is a Zero-Log DNS service, meaning DNS queries won’t be logged on any occasion, improving geolocation routing. This […]

VyprVPN Launches New DNS Feature

VyprVPN has launched VyprDNS, the provider’s encrypted, zero-logging DNS, which the company promises will enhance privacy and bypass censorship. “Internet users typically rely on their ISP’s DNS servers or a 3rd party DNS, which are often configured to comprehensively log your Internet activity and censor websites – even if you use a VPN,” says Vypr, […]

Internet Ban in Turkey Intensifies as Turkish Government Furthers Blockage Attempts

It’s hard to keep up with the latest news on the Turkish Internet ban. Not long ago, we covered a story on the Twitter ban that caught many Turkish residents by surprise. Basically, the Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan made it known that he planned to block out the Twitter network, with the […]

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Turkey Unblocks Twitter After Pressure from Court

Turkey has unblocked access to Twitter after weeks of controversy surrounding the issue, which brought the world’s attention to government corruption. The government’s hand, and specifically the Transportation and Communications Ministry, was forced following a ruling from a constitutional court in Ankara, which stated that the ban breached freedom of expression. Twitter was blocked in […]

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Turkey Blocks YouTube in Effort to Censor Social Media

Today the government of Turkey continued its tirade against social media, by blocking access to YouTube in an effort to quell the voices of people stirring up protests from within the country and beyond. By shutting down the ability to view websites like Twitter, the government is hoping to stomp out any forms of resistance […]

Turkish Government Bans Google DNS

As conflicts over Internet freedoms continue to surge over the past few days in Turkey, officials within the government have made significant moves to diminish their people’s ability to access Twitter over classical avenues, and even through less common means like routing through Google’s publicly available DNS service. However, the Turkish government has now also […]

Google DNS Service Temporarily Hijacked

This Saturday for about 22 minutes, anyone from Latin or South America who attempted to login to Google’s services or use their search function were accidentally redirected to a server located somewhere in the network of British Telecomm’s South American division. A security company named BGPmon first reported the problem, stating that Google’s Public DNS […]

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IPVanish Announces Update To Current Windows VPN Software

IPVanish (www.ipvanish.com) has announced an updated version of their current VPN software designed for Windows. The version build 1.3.1.8 comes with a number of major overhauls over the preceding version. IPVanish has addressed a few concerns that bugged users, and now offers the Windows version with the ability to choose the city and country along […]