Internet users from UK are hit with very controversial news quite often. In theory UK should be one of Western examples of freedom, freedom of speech and lack of any censorship imposed on its citizens…. but that is theory. Reality is unfortunately quite different. Continue reading
HideIPVPN would like to congratulate all Americans on this special day for all US citizens. Independence Day is a very important holiday for Americans, a truly happy one, where freedom is celebrated. At the same time it is worth to rememberer that not all people in their countries and not all countries can enjoy similar day. Continue reading
When we wrote about citizens rights and censorship in the recent months our main news were coming from USA and UK. Thanks to Mr. Snowden, we know that countries claiming to be free and democratic were (and are) spying on there own citizens and everyone else. How ever, there is one more country that claims it is ruled by democracy and freedom – Russia. But is it really? Continue reading
Looks like every week we have an opportunity to talk about Netflix. In general we do not have anything against it. Although today’s leading subject makes us a bit scarred for the future. Not the future of Netflix but of the world wide web in general. Continue reading
In second week of December we have posted article about RedTube and problem that visitors of this site have experienced. If you don’t follow latest news from the internet, let us refresh this story. Continue reading
Today just a short note for all our potential clients from US. In the light of recent events and news regarding NSA and PRISM we would like to emphasize, that there is only one thing that can help protect your privacy and freedom. This thing is VPN. Continue reading
Subject of privacy, anonymity and censorship is quite frequently raised on our blog. Right now, since the whole NSA / PRISM / Edward Snowden scandal we have even more to talk about, especially that VPN (for now) seems to be the best what you can do. Continue reading
As you all know in recent weeks there was quite a lot of noise regarding PRISM. Thanks to Mr Snowden we all know that biggest internet companies have been very “open” where it comes to user data. Beside other implications it is worth to know that NSA had (and probably still has) very easy access to most popular e-mail services. There is one guy however who can help with that. Continue reading
Iran, North Korea, United Kingdom, Holland, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Ireland. Do you know what all those countries have in common? Strong censorship of the Internet (in first two cases much bigger than in the rest) where torrents and file exchange is concerned and complete ban on The Pirate Bay access. TPB thought it is not right and came up with browser that should help you with that (if you live in one of above mentioned countries). With good VPN they should make an interesting combination. Continue reading
We believe that most of you have heard by now about PRISM, Mr Edward Snowden and National Security Agency in US. In our last post in regard of VPN in UK we were wondering if UK users should consider such feature as a must have. Right now we are convinced that it is a fact. Continue reading
“Every household in Britain connected to the Internet will be obliged to declare whether they want to maintain access to online pornography, David Cameron will announce on Monday.” (source) Is VPN essential already in Britain? Continue reading
If you thought until now that VPN or rather need for VPN is a song of the future for an average Joe, we are sorry to tell you, you are wrong. Just today a story hit the news pages (read more at The Washington Post or Guardian UK) that might be shocking to you. Somehow it just confirms what we have been suspecting for quite some time. We are all spied on! Continue reading
A lot of times we focus our HideIPVPN blog posts on safety of your IP address and real identity with downloads in mind. We tell you how you can unlock US sites with VPN, how you can access UK streaming services from abroad. Today we would like to focus on slightly neglected subject – your uploads to Internet, and how can you make them (and yourself at the same time) safer with use of our servers. Continue reading
Copyright Alert System (CAS), this is what is coming to your home (if you live in U.S.A.). Before we tell you what it is and what it might mean to you, let us start with date. Next Monday, 4th of March is a supposed day when the system will go live. Now, this is what you need to know! Continue reading
If you thought that future is still to come – meaning VPN is something you do not need, we got some bad news for you. We have come across quite disturbing news form one of Polish blogs (link to source below). It says about plans of one of big Polish banks regarding their customers, data and Internet. We have no doubts that all of worlds biggest corporations are working on such systems and in some cases they are already working for them. Continue reading
We are proud to present true story, wrote for one of our famous HideIPVPNFacebook contests. If you are our Fan at Facebook than you know (if you are not “shame on you” 😉 )about our quick & simple giveaways of Free VPN accounts for your comments and activity. This one was supposed to be such a quick and short comment for this post/contest. Continue reading
Who of us is not using Internet Communicators today? Google Talk, Skype (that will replace MS Messenger) and probably soon Facebook. This is all super but… in case of your phone authorities do need a court order to setup “wire tap”. How about such communicators? Court? In your country or where servers are… or maybe court order is not needed? Maybe systems like “ECHELON” do listen to anything and everything they can get access to? Continue reading
I suppose that most of you are aware what is RIAA and what is the “thing” they do. You probably read quite often about people they sue and amount of money they ask for as a “compensation”. Today we read at TorrentFreak about small change in their policy.
First of all let us congratulate to al those of you who are smart enough to use torrent or p2p networks only via our VPN servers. As you know not all countries have such a decent policy as to allow their citizens do download freely files of the net. Especially if you are from USA, UK or France you should really think twice before you hit “DOWNLOAD” button if you surf under your own IP.
Every time we see distressing news we do try to point them out to you and show you, that your privacy is something worth to be considered about. The recent article from Electronista brings the news about latest initiative from Danish police force. In short it calls for complete lack of anonymity and privacy when access to the internet is considered.
We would like to emphasize on what the above mentioned article pointed out, as it is true in almost any country in the world. When you use internet in public places without submitting any of your personal details it can be considered fairly secure (but only where being anonymous is in question). It has other security disadvantages so we urge you to be very careful when accessing web sites with sensitive information about you (this is where hideipvpn might help sometimes – > access to the internet via public free hotspot – we will write a post about this shortly). Every ISP has all your details and has a complete knowledge of you internet activities. Are you 100% certain that if those data were ever stolen you will be safe? That no crook, will try to use this knowledge against you? Most of the time you can read about some high profile hacks, especially where credit card numbers are involved. Continue reading