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Russia Bans 9 VPNs, But Not Kaspersky

Russia’s regulations agency Roscomnadzor has told the country's top VPN providers to link their servers to the government's system. Only one VPN provider has officially complied: Kaspersky Secure Connection. All others will be blocked within a month. Here's why.

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Firefox Could Get an Ultra-Secure ‘Tor Mode’

Firefox and the Tor Project are, apparently, working on developing a new private mode for Firefox with even more proection and security thanks to Tor's server layering tech. So, what will that mean in practice? And, does it make Firefox a more enticing Chrome alternative?

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FaceApp’s Russian Ties Spur Fears of Online Photo Privacy

FaceApp's viral images come with a policy offering little data privacy, a company based in Russia, and 80 million users' photos. Should we be worried? The app's backlash might not be entirely justified, but it definitely says a lot about how public opinion on photos has evolved.

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Chrome Restricts Ad-Blockers: What This Means For You

Google Chrome may be one of the most popular browsers out there, but it has provoked plenty of ire recently in the way that it handles ad-blocking extensions. Critics have suggested that recent changes to Chrome will make dedicated ad blocking plugins ineffective.

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US Immigration Now Asks For Your Social Media Details

People wishing to travel to the US are now being asked to provide their social media details on visa applications, as well as their phone numbers from the past five years. These new visa rules are expected to impact 15 million people and give the US Government tonnes of data.

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The Facial Recognition Fightback

In the space of two weeks, there have been three landmark incidents in the use of facial recognition in the US and the UK. So why is the public fighting back against facial recognition and why now?

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Microsoft Drops Password Renewal Requests

If you're fed up with being pestered every month to change your password, just as you've memorized your last one, then we have good news for you. Microsoft are in your corner, and have claimed that it is unnecessary.

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Airbnb Users Targeted in Latest Scam

Booking a weekend away? You might want to double check exactly who your booking is going through, especially if you're using Airbnb, which has found itself in the middle of a rather involved fraudulent scheme. Here's how to make sure you don't get scammed.

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How to Watch the Women’s World Cup Final with a VPN

This Sunday sees the final of the Women's World Cup, a soccer event that has grabbed our attention more than ever before, thanks to amazing performances on the pitch, as well as a little controversy off of it. Find out how you can watch it anywhere in the world, with a VPN