David Spencer Archive

Twitter blocks UK Government surveillance efforts

It seems that Twitter has been standing up to the UK Governments efforts to snoop on user data, and British Ministers are far from happy about it. Twitter blocks third party surveillance According to a report in the Telegraph, the Government has been paying an unnamed private

VPN interest on the rise in Australia and across the world

Earlier this month we reported on National Get a VPN Day in Australia as the regulations in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill kicked in and ISPs and telecoms firms began to be required to collect data on the internet usage of all their customers.

HideMyAss Review 2017: The most popular VPN

Hide My Ass is one of the best-known VPNs on the market and its purchase by AVG in 2015, who produce one of the world’s most popular anti-virus software tools, has only served to reinforce its reputation. It has been around since 2005 when it was set

Russian online crackdown continues with VPN ban reported

The latest stage of the Russian Governments concerted efforts to crack down on online freedoms appears likely to be an attempt to legislate to block VPNs and other tools which let users operate online anonymously. Roskomnadzor demands Earlier this week, the Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Government agency in charge