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Secure communications are increasingly important. maxuser/Shutterstock.com

Is your VPN secure?

Virtual private network companies make lots of promising claims about their services. Most people don't have the skills to double-check their providers. So this group of researchers did the testing.
Australians have circumvented geo-blocking restrictions to subscribe to Netflix. Denys Prykhodov/Shutterstock.com

Unlocking the geoblock: Australians embrace VPNs

In recent months there have been many reports of Australians covertly signing up for the US streaming service Netflix, using fake postcodes and software workarounds to fool its geo-blocking system. One…
The ways in which we use VPNs have changed. Stephan Geyer

Explainer: what is a virtual private network (VPN)?

Have you ever wanted to exist in more than one place at the same time? The laws of physics suggest wormholes through space and time are hypothetical; but wormholes do exist in cyberspace and wonders can…

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