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Supreme Court building overflowing with data

Two Supreme Court cases that will redefine your digital privacy in 2018

Within the next six months, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases that will determine whether the U.S. government’s already extensive reach...
What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality: what the repeal means and how a VPN can help

Despite millions of pro-net neutrality comments flooding the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) website and despite the near-unanimous outcry from public officials and tech experts,...
What is the Dutch Dragnet law?

Which countries do the Dutch join with their new mass surveillance law?

It’s official—the Dutch government doesn’t care about its citizens’ right to privacy. With its new mass surveillance law, the Netherlands will join the US, UK,...
India and net neutrality

3 things the U.S. could learn from India’s new net neutrality rules

On November 28th, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released its own set of recommendations declaring the internet as a basic human right....
Surveillance binoculars with American flags

Five myths that the NSA wants you to believe about FISA 702

UPDATE: January 19, 2018 On January 18, the Senate officially voted to reauthorize FISA Section 702 in a 65-34 vote. The President will almost certainly...
What is the USA Liberty Act?

USA Liberty Act passes House Judiciary Committee despite privacy concerns

A terrifying new law that could change the scope of mass surveillance just passed another hurdle. On November 8th, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee...
The ExpressVPN scholarship winner

Announcing the 2017 ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship Winner

In its second year, the ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship was a huge success. Nearly 2,000 students in the U.S. and UK submitted essays...
the evolution of encryption

The evolution of encryption: How it’s changed and why the government hates it

Long before governments started fighting to outlaw encryption, politicians from around the world were turning to secret codes to communicate with one another. From...
Five students protecting Dutch digital privacy.

Meet the five students fighting for the future of Dutch digital privacy

UPDATE: Wednesday October 11, 2017 Meet the five students who fought for the future of Dutch digital privacy... And won! They did it! The students behind...
How much would it cost to make Bitcoin worthless?

How banks or governments could wipe Bitcoin off the face of the planet

Its proponents advertise Bitcoin as a decentralized network that cannot be controlled by anybody. Indeed, the cryptocurrency experiment now valued at more than US$70...

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