Dodging firewalls and masking your IP address usually requires firing up separate—often paid-for—software or plug-ins while you’re browsing. Now, though, Opera has its own free VPN baked right into the desktop browser.
Earlier this month, Netflix announced that it was cracking down on VPNs and proxies used to access video in other countries. It wasn’t an empty threat: the company has started blocking US content that’s accessed that way from Australia.
If you use a proxy to access another country’s version of Netflix, you may be screwed. Up until now, the streaming service hasn’t been good at stopping them—but that’s about to change.
Since the revelations about NSA spying came to the surface earlier this summer, everybody's paying a little bit more attention to their privacy online. That's good news for Tor, a suite of software and network of computers that enables you to use the internet anonymously. And for anyone who uses it.
For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we've grown on it, the Internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal sensitive information from the ill-equipped and where the iron-fisted tactics of totalitarian regimes bent on controlling what their subjects can access are common. So…
The Iranian government's plan to install a Great Firewall like China's certainly didn't take long to backfire. According to reports, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's fatwa against antifiltering tools was almost immediately auto-blocked by the government's own censoring system—because it included the word…
So you're jetting off to a tropical island in uncharted waters. But how are you supposed to enjoy paradise when copyright laws put the international hammer down on Netflix? Winter travelers, meet your new best friends: Proxy and VPN services.
The Pirate Bay's new IP-masking anonymity service for paranoid pirates—Ipredator, whose name also plays off Sweden's new IPRED anti-piracy law—already has over 100,000 sign-ups.
For those of you who regularly VPN into work and are planning on purchasing an Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n, check this out. According to the Apple Support forms, VPN users have been having trouble with VPN pass through because there aren't any options to configure the pass through.