How to Add and Manage a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on Your iPhone or iPad

How to Add and Manage a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on Your iPhone or iPad
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have become an absolute necessity with rising instances of privacy violations online. VPN ensures that your device can connect to another network securely without risking violations, even when on the go. VPN services are available for iOS through both iPhone and iPad. While it would be nice to provide your credit card details over the net without an anxious thought, it would also be unsafe to do it without proper security. VPN ensures that any important information you provide online remain visible only to you thanks to the additional layer of security offered by this private network. Considering the importance of VPN, let us take a look at what it takes to get it going for your iPhone or iPad.

How to Surf the Web Anonymously Without Leaving a Trace

How to Surf the Web Anonymously Without Leaving a Trace
Privacy is quickly becoming the rarest of commodities on the internet. Between advertisers, Google, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the NSA, doing anything secret online is almost impossible. Almost- but not completely. There are a few steps you can take to make your movements much harder to track online or nearly impossible if you take some basic precautions. They all involve suffering some inconveniences, but that's the price of privacy. It's also worth remembering that there is no 100 percent guarantee of security in anything. Any sufficiently powerful third party can probably track you if you catch their interest. Bear in mind that no setup is perfect. That said, you can at least make them work to track you. Here's how.

How to Set Up a VPN Connection on Android and the Best Apps To Do It

How to Set Up a VPN Connection on Android and the Best Apps To Do It
Virtual Private Networks have become an essential medium of browsing the web. With countries and organizations restricting access to specific websites and services, the VPN solutions prove to be the most effective medium to bypass their restriction protocols. With the rise of the smartphones, VPN service providers have also extended their functionality to handheld devices. This allows users to maintain their privacy and access information restricted by their organization or country. All major mobile operating systems support VPN connectivity and most VPN service providers have created mobile network compatible ports in their servers. While some OS’s do not provide an effective connectivity to the services, iOS and Android connect to VPN servers quite easily just like you would on computer. Let’s explore the various methods to set up a VPN connection on Android.

3M ePrivacy Filter, Although Innovative, Falls Short of Being Useful

3M ePrivacy Filter, Although Innovative, Falls Short of Being Useful
While at CES 2015, I was stopped by a 3M representative to talk about their latest privacy software: The 3M ePrivacy Filter. This filter, once installed, blurs out your display when your webcam no longer sees you sitting in front of your computer. As long as you have webcam installed, whether built-in or standalone, you’ll be able to utilize the 3M ePrivacy Filter software. Below, I’ll review the 3M ePrivacy Filter and why I feel like it still has a long way to go before this software is practical for the average computer user.

Hide Your Digital Footprint and Get Better Privacy with SilentPocket

Hide Your Digital Footprint and Get Better Privacy with SilentPocket
It’s the age to be connected. The tablet in your bag, the smartphone in your pocket, that wearable on your wrist or the inconspicuous tag on your clothes – all are linked to the internet, continuously logging your life. Complain as you might, connected devices are becoming more and more prevalent as privacy is shown the door. This might be true for most devices and accessories, but there are some that go off the beaten path and strive to respect the user privacy. The SilentPocket Dry Bag claims to be such a product that can cut off all wireless connections

How to Keep Your Login Information and Personal Data Secure on Smartphones

How to Keep Your Login Information and Personal Data Secure on Smartphones
You probably have a lot of sensitive info or perhaps personal data on your smartphone - data that you don’t want other people getting their hands on. If you ever happen to lose your smartphone or it gets stolen, that is exactly what might happen. Your smartphone may even be hacked by a data thief. Hacking a smartphone is easier than you think – all a data thief needs is some freely available software and a laptop connected to the internet. It’s almost impossible to keep the stuff on your smartphone protected from a determined hacker for long. However, you can always make it very hard for a hacker to get into your smartphone. Here are some ways with which you can keep your smartphone login secure on the off chance someone tries to hack it or it gets stolen.

Does Tim Cook’s Statement about Apple’s Commitment to Privacy Really Matter?

Does Tim Cook’s Statement about Apple’s Commitment to Privacy Really Matter?
Privacy is one of the one most talked about issues in the world nowadays. Everywhere you go online, some company, service, or news outlet talking about how it’s the end of privacy as we know it. Facebook just came under fire for its privacy permissions with the release of Facebook Messenger and forcing users to utilize it for chat on the social network. Now, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has stepped out and called Google on their privacy policies.

Click & Clean Helps You Manage Privacy and Delete Browsing History in Chrome

Click & Clean Helps You Manage Privacy and Delete Browsing History in Chrome
It can be a hassle erasing your browsing history, and even more so if you have to close your browser to do it. That is why Click & Clean has grown in reputation as being one of the finest cleaning extensions for Chrome. It can delete all of your browsing history as you use your browser. And there are more reasons to clear your history other than keeping a lid on your privacy. Increasing the speed of your PC and freeing up more hard drive space are just a few other bonuses. Our guide will outline how to use Click & Clean, one of the most popular cleaning extensions for Chrome

Stop Stressing About Facebook Messenger – It’s a Necessary Evil!

Stop Stressing About Facebook Messenger – It’s a Necessary Evil!
Look, we all know Facebook is evil. So is Microsoft. So is Google. So is every other Internet company out there, except maybe Apple. No, we lied, even Apple is evil. Facebook, however, seems to get most of the world’s ire when it comes to invasion of privacy, half-assed policy changes without notice and other issues that have cropped up in the last five years. Truth be told, Facebook Messenger is no different than most other apps you’re using on your phone right now. So, stop stressing about Facebook Messenger and change how you live your life. Easier said than done, right? Read more to find out what we're talking about.

Shut it Down: The Government Wants a Network Killswitch

Shut it Down: The Government Wants a Network Killswitch
Imagine a world where you can't communicate with the outside world. Your entire source of news or warnings about the dangers lurking around every corner rely entirely on word-of-mouth. Suddenly, your family can't reach you, your personal information has been stolen, and every dollar in your bank account is gone. Worst of all, there's nothing you can do. This sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie, but it could easily become a real danger. Times are changing, and along with the technological advances of society, terrorists are advancing too. Since these enemies can gain access to our personal information and hack into our systems, the government has come up with a plan. In our ever-advancing world of technology, the greatest threats may no longer be disasters taking place in the natural world. Huge parts of our lives rely on Internet access and mobile devices. Having a kill switch to instantly kill all mobile and Internet access in the event of an attack may become a real and necessary feature.
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