Douglas Crawford

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Mass Surveillance and the UK General Election
Mass Surveillance and the UK General Election
It certainly has been quite some year for us in the UK! Although so-far somewhat sidelined in the rancorous debates…
What is a Proxy Server?
What is a Proxy Server?
A proxy server (or “proxy”) is a computer that sits between your computer and a wider network. This “wider network”…
Chelsea Manning is Free!
Chelsea Manning is Free!
Chelsea Manning has now walked free from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas. Seven years ago, the army private was…
UK Moves to Expand Surveillance Capabilities
UK Moves to Expand Surveillance Capabilities
On 29 January 2017 the Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) became law in the UK. It has been described by the…
76% of Brits Unaware of Government Online Surveillance
76% of Brits Unaware of Government Online Surveillance
What does the public know about cyber security? When the Investigatory Powers Act received Royal Assent in November 2016, cyber…
How to Tell the FCC to Save Net Neutrality
How to Tell the FCC to Save Net Neutrality
The new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, has announced proposals that will “gut” net neutrality rules in the…
FCC Chairman Reveals Plan to Gut Net Neutrality
FCC Chairman Reveals Plan to Gut Net Neutrality
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today revealed plans that critics say will “gut” net neutrality rules in the United States. The FCC…
ExpressVPN Interview
ExpressVPN Interview
In the second of what I hope will be a long-running series of interviews with leading figures in the VPN…
VPN Use Booms in Response to Attacks on Online Privacy
VPN Use Booms in Response to Attacks on Online Privacy
A recent spike of interest by Australians in Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) reflects a growing trend. Internet users worldwide are…
5 Best VPNs for Torrenting, P2P, Filesharing
5 Best VPNs for Torrenting, P2P, Filesharing
VPNs for torrenting are essential if you wish to protect yourself while downloading...
5 Best VPN Services for 2017
5 Best VPN Services for 2017
Find five of the very best VPN services for a safe, secure and private way to connect in 2017. In-depth reviews by industry experts only at BestVPN.com
5 Best Android VPNs 2017
5 Best Android VPNs 2017
Android is now the most popular way to get online in the world, so it's not surprising that there is…
5 Best No Logs VPNs 2017
5 Best No Logs VPNs 2017
If all you want a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for is to stream US Netflix, then it might not matter…
Beware Fake VPN Services
Beware Fake VPN Services
Reports that a fake Virtual Private Network (VPN) company is falsely claiming to be associated with Plex and targeting Plex users have set…
Interest in VPNs Spikes after US Privacy Vote
Interest in VPNs Spikes after US Privacy Vote
Editor's note. This article has been updated with additional info to reflect developments since it was first published last week.…