Internet Censorship in Cuba

Updated – April 16, 2014  More and more people say that the USA should lift the trade embargo against Cuba. It’s been in place for decades, and Cuba is showing no signs of yielding to its pressure.  They say it is only hurting the people who live there and not the leaders. Those who advocate […]

Best VPN For China

Updated – January 28th, 2014 It’s no secret that there are a lot of websites and online services that are blocked in China. “The Great Firewall of China” as it has come to be called has created a problem for internet users in China who want to access websites that are blocked by the Chinese […]

Internet Freedom and Privacy in Iran And Best VPN For Iran

Updated – April 15, 2014 The USA recently took the unprecedented step of denying an entry visa to a diplomat.  As home of the United Nations, the USA is supposed to allow diplomats to come and go, even those from countries they do not like.  But the USA will not give a visa to Iran’s […]

The OpenSSL Heartbeat Bug

Updated – April 12th, 2014 The OpenSSL Heart Beat Bug Alert! The New York Times and with The Washington Post decided to print on page 1, above the fold, earth-shattering news that the internet security we all use for VPN and entering private data into encrypted web sites has been foiled.  Today, presumably any Chinese […]

What’s New On Netflix in April 2014: ‘Braveheart,’ ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘House’ And More

Updated: April 1, 2014 As always, the beginning of another months means an updated Netflix instant streaming Library. Here’s a list of new Television shows and Movies to keep you entertained in April. This update is to the US Netflix Library (If you’re outside the US you’ll need to follow this guide to access the […]

Use Tor and TorChat for Private Encrypted Communications

Use Tor for Encrypted and Private Communication Tor is software that you can use to hide your identity on the internet. It lets you surf the internet anonymously and do secure chat.  (You cannot use it for secure email; you can only send secure email if you use PKI encryption.) It is ironic that Tor […]

How Tracking Cookies Invade your Privacy and What you can do about it

Updated – March 27th, 2014  Have you ever noticed that you visit a web site and then you go to another and there is an ad there based upon what you were just looking at?  That is because advertisers are tracking your movement across the web, so they can present you targeted ads. There is […]

Top Hotspot Shield Alternatives

Updated – March 25, 2014 Hotspot Shield is a very popular VPN service but it’s very limited in terms of what they offer. The server selection is quite minimal, the server speeds are not very fast, and quite simply there are many alternatives that are far superior. In this post I’m going to share with […]

This is what censorship looks like

Updated – March 22, 2014 This is arguably one of the most eye opening examples I’ve seen of censorship. The missing story is an article that discusses the relationship between Pakistan and Al Qaeda which was seen as unfit to print in the International Version of the New York Times in Pakistan. How @nytimes story […]

Sergey Brin, Snowden, Zuckerberg and Privacy

Update – March 18th, 2014 You never know who you might bump into at TED… — Chris Anderson (@TEDchris) March 18, 2014 I got a kick out of this! Chris Anderson (founder of TED) posted an awesome photo of Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin hanging out with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was attending the Ted […]