Counter Surveillance Threat – Why Is Wikipedia Changing Its Web Address?

The Wikimedia Foundation, the charity the operates the Wikipedia website, announced last month (June 2015) that it would be changing its website address. The site, which has historically been found at the following URL - http://www.wikipedia.org - is now at https://www.wikipedia.org.What’s the difference?If you look carefully you’ll see that the new address has an ‘s’ before the colon. This...

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Have You Been Watching American Netflix From The UK? Then You Need To Read This.

If you’ve been accessing American Netflix from outside the UK, you will  most likely have been using a virtual private network (VPN) in order to make the Netflix servers mistakenly believe you are accessing from inside the country. It’s not the biggest crime anyone committed online, but it’s technically a “tiny bit dodgy.”Hola is one such VPN service and...

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Encryption Is Now A Human Right, According To The United Nations

On May 31st this year the United States Senate had a rare Sunday sitting in which the members voted on the controversial Patriot Act, a piece of legislation that would have extended US spy agencies’ snooping powers. The Act didn’t pass.A separate act, entitled the US Freedom Act was voted through on the same day. This legislation, seen by...

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