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How to tell if your home internet is being throttled

How to tell if your home internet is being throttled

Having internet at home usually implies a stable and reliable connection, but that is not always the case. If you find that your internet connection is not working as well as it should be, it's possible it's being throttled. As your connection is shared by many users connected to the same cell tower, internet service providers (ISPs) sometimes limit the bandwidth of certain users. This may result in problems such as websites taking much longer to load, streaming services such as Netflix failing to work, and many other annoying issues.

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Why You Should Use a VPN On Your Phone

Why You Should Use a VPN On Your Phone

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are an important part of modern computer security. While VPNs have been widely used for decades, the rise of remote work has brought them into the spotlight for many users and raised questions about where and on what devices they should be used.

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Fortinet VPN hacker leaks 500,000 users’ passwords

Fortinet VPN hacker leaks 500,000 users’ passwords

Virtual Private Networks or VPNs have long been used to hide one's actual location and activities on the Internet, either for security purposes or for bypassing region locks. It is one of the standard arsenals in network security, but a VPN isn't a bulletproof solution, especially if the VPN itself is the one that gets hacked. That's the nightmare scenario that users of the popular Fortinet VPN product are now finding themselves in after a hacker just dumped 500,000 user names and passwords on the Internet for absolutely free.

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Google Fi’s VPN service is now available on iPhone

Google Fi’s VPN service is now available on iPhone

We've been expecting Google Fi's VPN to arrive on iPhone for the past few months and now that time has finally arrived. According to Google, iPhone users now have access to Google Fi's integrated VPN, offering these users the privacy that comes with these services sans the need to sign up for a third-party offering.

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Google Fi VPN gets some big upgrades on Android with iPhone launch inbound

Google Fi VPN gets some big upgrades on Android with iPhone launch inbound

Today Google announced a number of updates to its Google Fi phone service. The biggest updates revolve around Google Fi's built-in VPN, which is now moving out of beta on Android after Google has made some performance improvements. It sounds like the VPN slowed internet speeds too much for beta testers, so after making some changes on that front and promising a "faster, stronger connection" when using apps and services, Google is launching the VPN to all Android users.

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Google One adds a VPN service to higher subscription tiers

Google One adds a VPN service to higher subscription tiers

Google has a ton of apps and services, some of them not free, many of them relatively unknown. One recent service that checks those two boxes is Google One, which has practically replaced its old Google Drive and Photos paid subscriptions. Separating its cloud storage offering into a product of its own gives Google the freedom to expand the service beyond just cloud storage. Case in point is the new VPN by Google One that offers privacy and security to those on the service's highest tiers.

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Cloudflare WARP VPN beta launches with invites for Windows and macOS

Cloudflare WARP VPN beta launches with invites for Windows and macOS

On Wednesday, Cloudflare announced that its WARP VPN is now available in beta for Windows and macOS. WARP first launched as an option within Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 app for iOS and Android, but the company explains that it also wanted to build a WARP client for Windows and macOS, something that users have heavily requested over the past year.

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Outlook, Office 365 won’t connect to internet [UPDATE: Bug affects Internet Explorer, Edge]

Outlook, Office 365 won’t connect to internet [UPDATE: Bug affects Internet Explorer, Edge]

A Windows 10 connectivity bug seems to be affecting workers using VPN connections as Microsoft moves to release fix in early April. This situation is of particular importance at this moment in history due to the abnormal amount of workers working from home. Workers are currently dependent on productivity and connectivity apps Outlook for email, Office 365 (online collaborative tools), and Microsoft Teams while quarantined to avoid the spread of COVID-19 / novel coronavirus worldwide.

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Firefox beta VPN subscription service gets an Android app

Firefox beta VPN subscription service gets an Android app

Firefox Private Network, the company's subscription VPN service that is still stuck in private beta, has been updated with support for its own Android app. This expands the software support from Windows 10 and ChromeOS, though apps still aren't available for macOS, iOS, or Linux. The service isn't free, but it is quite inexpensive...assuming you can get an invite to sign up for the service, that is.

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Firefox Private Network accepting new beta testers, new mobile app updated

Firefox Private Network accepting new beta testers, new mobile app updated

Given the number of things they do on the Web and the number of news regarding hacks and scams, you'd think people would be more careful about their online activities. They would if not for the sometimes complicated process of ensuring that no one is watching you. That's why browser makers are bending over backward to make it easier for their users to protect their privacy, sometimes just by flicking a switch. For Mozilla, that goes beyond more powerful Do Not Track features in firefox and right into VPN territory, which is what its Firefox Private Network or FPN wants to offer to the next batch of beta testers.

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NordVPN confirms data center security breach in Finland

NordVPN confirms data center security breach in Finland

Personal virtual private network provider NordVPN has disclosed a security breach that affected one of its servers in March 2018. The impacted data center was located in Finland, according to the company, which says its server didn't contain login credentials or activity logs, but that the attacker may have been able to see the sites some customers were accessing.

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Opera 51 for Android integrates a free VPN

Opera 51 for Android integrates a free VPN

Opera has released the latest stable version of its mobile browser for Android, with various updates including the introduction of a built-in VPN service. The company has provided VPN functionality on its desktop browser for years, and has been testing it in beta builds for mobile users since February.

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