Tor: The Anonymous Internet, and If It's Right for You

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. » 8/30/13 12:19pm 8/30/13 12:19pm

VPNs: What They Do, How They Work, and Why You're Dumb for Not Using One

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… » 3/26/13 3:40pm 3/26/13 3:40pm

Iranian Supreme Leader's Antifiltering Fatwa Filtered for Mentioning…

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… » 5/09/12 4:40pm 5/09/12 4:40pm