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Same app, same app store, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany. NurPhoto via Getty Images

The same app can pose a bigger security and privacy threat depending on the country where you download it, study finds

Mobile apps are sometimes ‘regionalized’ to better serve the needs of users, functioning differently in, for example, China than in Canada. But some of those differences pose security and privacy risks.
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…

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