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- How To Choose The Right VPN In Australia
- How To Dodge Census 2016 To Protect Your Privacy
- Windows 10 One Year On: Why Privacy Is Still A Concern
- What Is This Differential Privacy Thing Apple Is Talking About (For People Who Hate Maths)?
- Windows Encryption Showdown: VeraCrypt Vs Bitlocker
- Top Five VPN Service Providers For 2016
It has recently come to light that the Department of Health may not be so good at securing its data after University of Melbourne academics notified the agency that it’s possible to identify individuals in publicly available Medicare datasets. Now the Privacy Commissioner has launched an investigation into the matter.
Windows/Mac: TunnelBear is one of the best VPN services around, but the faux-retro wood aesthetic always put it in the ugly bin. Today, they have updated their apps so they look and work a bit better.
Windows/Mac/Linux: A few months ago, Opera launched its own free, built-in VPN, but you could only get it if you manually enabled it in the dev version of the browser. Now, it’s available for everyone in the stable version of Opera.
If you haven’t got around to completing the Australian Census yet, you need to do it right now. From September 23, census holdouts will start to receive less-than-friendly visits from the ABS. If you don’t have a sufficient excuse for not submiting the form, you could face penalties of up to $180 per day. If you’ve forgotten your Census login code, are concerned about privacy or have no idea what’s going on, here’s what you need to know.
iOS/Android (Samsung devices): Disconnect has long been one of our favourite tools for protecting your privacy online, and today Disconnect is rolling out a new mobile app called Privacy Pro that blocks trackers across your device.
Windows/macOS/Linux/Android/iOS/Chrome/Firefox: The best VPNs encrypt your data and protect all of your communications from prying eyes. The best browser-based privacy tools keep you from being tracked behaviourally based on the sites you visit. Windscribe is a utility and service that does both in one package.