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Facebook's Onavo VPN service branded 'spyware' for tracking users

Facebook has updated its iOS app to include links to Onavo, a VPN service the company bought in 2013. The VPN has been branded "spyware" because it sends usage information back to Facebook. The company claims it offers "protection" while browsing online.

China's web users fear losing tools to bypass 'Great Firewall'

Bejing - Enterprising internet users in China fear the tools they use to tunnel through the country's "Great Firewall" may soon disappear, as Beijing tightens its grip on the web.

China to ban consumer VPNs, force businesses to sign a register

China has announced it is banning all consumer VPNs and has told state-owned telecoms operators to prevent their customers from accessing them. Enterprises that are reliant on the use of VPNs will be required to formally register with the government.

VPN usage is soaring, but alone they won't keep your privacy safe

In the wake of the U.S. Congress' landmark vote to repeal the FCC's broadband privacy rules, web users are turning to VPNs in an attempt to keep their browsing private. The apps route your data through a third-party service but can introduce more issues.

Five things to know about the ISP privacy decision in the Senate

Earlier this week, Senate Republicans struck down Obama-era regulations against Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling customer information. This has big implications for U.S. Internet users.

Opera adds a built-in VPN feature for secure web browsing

In its upcoming update, Opera is going to offer a new built-in virtual private network (VPN) to increase users' security during web surfing.

Netflix banning the use of proxies to access its content

Netflix has announced it is deploying new techniques to detect when proxy services are being used to access its network. Proxies circumvent the controls that limit some Netflix shows to specific regions, breaking the company's license terms.

Netflix testing VPN, proxy blocking tools

Netflix appears to be testing new tools and ways of blocking users proxying their way into the media streaming service, according to reports today.

Disgruntled Verizon customer uses VPN to improve Netflix stream

As Netflix and Verizon continue to duke it out over net neutrality issues, customers are becoming increasingly frustrated with slow streaming speeds.

Op-Ed: Benefits of using a personal VPN

In a time of increased cybercrimes, online security breaches, and censorship tools to ban access or rights to certain websites, simply browsing the internet has become a danger, and hassle, in and of itself.

Iran steps up internet censorship

The Iranian Ministry of Information and Communications Technology has stepped up its censorship campaign by blocking VPN's that enable millions of Iranians to surf the internet freely and untrammeled by regime imposed filters.

The Pirate Bay launches VPN

The owners of world's largest file-sharing community have launched a new VPN service, which aims to protect the identity of file-sharers around the world.

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