Tag: VPN

“Impossible” to Ban Encryption Globally, Harvard Study Shows

This week, a new Harvard study released to the public concluded that banning encryption in the United States could lead to catastrophic economic consequences on home soil. The purpose of the study, entitled “A Worldwide Survey of Encryption Products,” was to attempt to catalog the entire library of encryption products that are available in the […]

CyberGhost VPN Sees Decline in Requests for User Data

CyberGhost has seen a decline in the number of take down requests it has received from governments, law enforcement, and law firms. The Romanian company, behind CyberGhost VPN which says it keeps no logs, has published its annual transparency report for 2015, which highlights take down requests it receives as well as malicious activity detected […]

US Soldiers Aren’t Happy About Netflix’s VPN Ban

It’s not just regular TV show binge watchers that are worried about Netflix banning VPNs. US military servicemembers stationed overseas may not able to access the streaming service. Military men and women stationed in Bahrain told Stars and Stripes that they may be blocked from accessing Netflix after using a VPN for many years. However […]

VPN Providers Call Netflix Blocks ‘Misguided’

Last week Netflix announced it would be taking a more hard line approach against VPN users that are accessing geo-restricted libraries. Since then the move has come under criticism. Tech writers, lawyers, and regular Internet users have claimed that there is very little that can really be done to block VPNs and proxies. Instead the […]

Updates to Reddit VPN Comparison Board

Recently we posted about a new VPN comparison spreadsheet that was being shared around Reddit. Since it went online in December, a couple of VPN providers have reached out with corrections regarding their details on the document. VPN Creative isn’t the creator of the spreadsheet. The Reddit user that did, ThatOnePrivacyGuy, hasn’t updated some of […]

How To Watch Sherlock: The Abominable Bride on New Year’s Day

Sherlock fans are already highly anticipating the new season of the globally successful TV show Sherlock. Unfortunately for the show’s fans, they will have to wait a bit longer before the show returns on TV as filming of the fourth three-episode series will still take place around April 2016. A new episode would probably be […]

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Netflix in 2016: Original Shows & More Locations

Netflix has announced that it is slated to release 31 original shows in 2016 – that’s double the number of original programming it released for 2015. The popular streaming platform promises to release more shows like comedies and drama anthologies in 2016. Netflix will also be adding 10 more feature films, 10 stand-up specials, 12 […]

The 5 Best Superhero Movies Streaming on Netflix

It is the dream of every Hollywood movie production company to make the next big superhero blockbuster. One that will make the jaws of the audience drop in awe over the majestic special effects and typically with story about the battle between good and evil forces. Over the years, more classic comic books superheroes have […]

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VPN Use Under Threat in Canada

Copyright law and issues around website blocking, which could include the use of VPNs, is coming under the microscope in Canada once again following the recent change in government. Canadian Heritage minister Melanie Joly has been in discussions around copyright laws and the use of VPNs to access geo-restricted content, according to Michael Geist, writing […]

VPN Port Vulnerability Could Expose User IPs

VPNs are vulnerable to what is called a “port fail” according to Perfect Privacy, which can expose users’ IP addresses. The VPN provider published a blog post last week, which detailed the vulnerability in VPNs that use port forwarding and are based on protocols like OpenVPN, IPSec, or PPTP. It’s important to point out that […]

AVG to Release Its First Tor & VPN Router

Anti-virus firm AVG Technologies is launching its own Tor-enabled router with a built in VPN. You’ll recall that AVG acquired HideMyAssVPN earlier this year. The Chime router is being developed by AVG Innovation Labs, which is turning to crowdfunding for the device. “Hardware is new for us,” says AVG. The company is seeking $650,000. The […]