Why the iPhone 11 Tracks Your Location Even When You Tell It Not To

If you call your hacking conglomerate Evil Corp and steal tens of millions of dollars from banks and individuals over the course of a decade, you can probably expect an indictment at some point. For alleged Evil Corp leader Maksim...
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Introducing Private.sh: A search engine that cryptographically protects your privacy

Private.sh is a new private search engine that uses cryptography to ensure that your search history cannot be tracked by anyone – even us. Private.sh comes from the same privacy committed makers of Private Internet Access in partnership with GigaBlast – one of the...
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.ORGanized Takeover – a timeline of the ISOC, PIR & Ethos Capital Deal

There have been so many different emails and articles floating around about the ISOC sale of PIR to a new, two-person investment firm with only one investment, it’s hard to piece together exactly what has happened and when. I have...
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iPhone 11 Pro phones home with user location even when told not to

Security researcher Brian Krebs recently showed that the iPhone 11 Pro tracks users’ location even when explicitly told not to. As of iOS 13.2.3, this is still active. While it’s usually only asked in half jest, half conjecture… The question:...

Data dilemmas — the results and our advice

  Cyber Security Awareness Month is over, and the results are in from our #datadilemma experiment. Over the past four weeks we asked you a series of hypothetical questions about which types of data you want to keep private. Our goal was...

Privacy and the Internet — a reading list

  For anyone interested in learning more about privacy, data, and the Internet, this reading list is a good place to start. The articles, books, and reports that we present on this list cover various aspects of how cybersecurity, the...
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Are free VPNs safe to use?

  When it comes to protecting your privacy, free services have a poor track record, as most are subsidized by selling your data. Here’s why ProtonVPN’s free VPN service is different. The phrase “if you’re not paying for a product, you are...
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What country is best for VPN privacy?

  For a VPN to reliably protect user data, it must not only use the most secure encryption and protocols but also shield itself with strong legal protections. When it comes to VPN services, legal jurisdiction plays an outsized role...
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Is Tor safe? Learn how secure Tor is

  Tor is a free, global network that lets you browse the Internet and the dark web anonymously. There are, however, a few things you need to keep in mind to use Tor securely. As online surveillance becomes more and...
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Using VPN servers in high-risk countries

  As part of our mission to make a secure and private Internet available to all, ProtonVPN will have to add servers in countries with poor privacy protections. Here’s how to safely use servers in high-risk countries. Which VPN server...
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