Aleks Bahdanovich Archive

How to access blocked adult sites in Philippines

In 2016, freedomhouse.org ranked the Philippines among the top 10 nations with the most internet freedoms. Despite their impressive score, however, Philippines is far from censorship-free, and the restrictions seem to be tightening up. Earlier this week, BBC News reported that a number of local ISPs began blocking

10 Reasons You Need a VPN in 2017

As we kick off 2017, consider adding “better online security” to your list of New Year’s resolutions. Let’s face it — we spend a good chunk of our time online, and with the increasing number of cyber criminals and over reaching government agencies all over the world, privacy

VPN.AC iOS App 2017 Review

If you didn’t yet notice, the App Store is becoming crowded with VPN apps from service providers all over the world. As a result, finding a quality solution is getting increasingly more difficult. I’ve reviewed plenty of great choices in the past, but one of my favourite

China using AI to censor group chats

China isn’t exactly known for their ‘online liberties’ of freedom of speech, but according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Munk School of Global Affairs, the nation’s censorship reaches even further than one would imagine. Last month, researchers from the University of Toronto published

Why the Investigatory Powers Bill matters to you

We’ve published a great deal on the Investigatory Powers Bill over the last couple of months, but there still remains a lot to be said. Though most people familiar with the legislature tend to agree that the Snoopers’ Charter oversteps many important boundaries when it comes to

Shellfire VPN for iOS Review

I reviewed a few VPN apps for iOS earlier this year, and while I stand by my previous verdict, there’s a new kid on the block that deserves some attention. Long time patrons of vpncompare.co.uk might remember an old article about the “Shellfire Box,” which set out

Keep your messages private with Signal

2016 has been a rough year in terms of privacy, to say the least. From the Snoopers Charter finally passing in the UK to the recent am endment of Rule 41 in the United States, the world’s superpowers are becoming increasingly more aggressive in their reach. Maintaining