Johnny 5

Johnny 5 is the founding editor of the blog and writes about pressing technology issues. From important cat privacy stories to governments and corporations that overstep their boundaries, Johnny covers it all.

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What your ISP sees when you use VPN

VPNs will protect your traffic, but how so? We take a look at how your connection appears from an internet provider's perspective.
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How much does a VPN cost in 2024?

VPNs can range from 8 to 10 USD a month. ExpressVPN's six-month plan starts at 9.99 USD a month. Here's what to consider when getting a VPN.
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How to delete your Telegram account permanently

Say bye to Telegram with this step-by-step guide.
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How to delete your Facebook account, Google search history, and more

Need to delete your Facebook account? Remove everything Google knows about you? Here's how!
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What is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new concept that has grown complex. Here’s a simple explanation of what it is and how it affects your entire existence.
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Infographic: How your phone gives up your privacy

This visual guide covers mobile security tips, tricks, and best practices and will help secure your phone from the most determined of hackers.
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Study confirms less than 20% always read terms of service

If you frequently click ‘I agree’ with regards to companies’ terms of service (ToS) without actually reading them, you’re...
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ExpressVPN tops Comparitech’s speed test

ExpressVPN averaged a download speed of 106 Megabits per second, beating second place by nearly 30 Mbps!
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ExpressVPN is turning 10!

Ten years is a lifetime in the tech world. We’ve been around since the days when it was still...
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Profits rise, but Facebook’s poor privacy could still cost Zuckerberg

NOTE: This post was originally published on April 25, 2019 Countless privacy breaches don’t seem to have taken their toll...

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