Tag: Government

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...
Are VPNs banned in Russia?

Did Russia really ban VPNs?

You may have seen the dramatic headlines in recent days claiming that “Russia is banning VPNs too” and drawing parallels to Apple’s recent removal...
Apple remove VPNs from App Store.

Apple removes VPN Apps from China App Store

BREAKING NEWS We received notification from Apple today, July 29, 2017, at roughly 04:00 GMT, that the ExpressVPN iOS app was removed from the China...
ExpressVPN and OpenMedia save the link tax.

OpenMedia launch new Message-your-MEP tool to fight link tax

The central European Parliament committee responsible for examining the EU Commission’s new copyright legislation will be discussing proposed amendments to the law early next...
How much of 1984 came true?

Are we living in an Orwellian nightmare? Did 1984 predict real world surveillance?

George Orwell's 1984 is a fictionalized version of a then future-world where a totalitarian state scrutinizes all human actions through the ever-watching Big Brother....
Trump signs new privacy law.

Trump signs new U.S. internet privacy legislation: Comcast reacts, but can you trust them?

Last week, ExpressVPN wrote about controversial U.S. Congress plans to allow ISPs to sell your private data for profit. To the dismay of privacy advocates...

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