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A few years ago, Facebook acquired a VPN app from security software company called Onavo. The app, Onavo Protect, has been sitting there, not doing a whole lot. But now Facebook is on a more concerted push to make Onavo part of your Facebook experience.

If you launch the Facebook app on your smartphone, pop into the settings and scroll down the "Explore "section (you might need to tap on a "Show more" option) you'll find a link to something called Protect. This leads you to an App Store link for Onavo Protect. But it's not just about protecting your data.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


If there's one basic, essential security feature that you should be using whenever you're online - it's a VPN. In 2017, we rounded up the best five but as our desire for increased privacy and unrestricted access on the internet grows, so do the amount of providers. It can be hard to sift through them all to find what the service you're looking for.

So we've taken a look at the best VPNs for Australians over the year and for the upcoming year.


I imagine that upon first accessing the US Netflix library, most Australians begin to belt out the classic Aladdin jam “A Whole New World” - it truly is like stepping into an alternate, content-filled universe of TV and movies. Unfortunately, since Netflix cracked down on VPNs at the beginning of 2016, its been much harder to access the US library, but fret not! Here’s some reliable VPNs that will grant you a golden ticket to Netflix-and-chill-ville.


The web is littered with trackers that are designed to log your browsing movements and feed the information back to third parties. While this info is generally used for fairly innocuous things, like determining which ads to display when you surf, more malicious parties are also out there and are eager to take a peek at your searching behavior.


The digital seas are becoming a perilous place for pirates. Today, the Australian IPTV provider Fetch TV announced it is joining forces with the Australian Screen Association (ASA) to combat online piracy. If you're partial to a bit of GoT plunder via illegal streaming and the like, here's what you need to know.


VPNs have become a staple for surfing on the web without compromising your privacy. However, many tend to bog down your browsing speed in exchange for the browsing security — but not Disconnect Premium. This VPN sets itself apart from the crowd by blocking trackers and malware across your entire device, allowing you to browse up to 44% faster, while keeping your online footprint incognito.


Virtual private networks (or VPNs) are great for protecting your privacy and data while you browse the web. They provide increased security on public Wi-Fi networks (coffee shops, airports, etc), and prevent ISPs from collecting personal data, data they want to sell to advertisers. VPNs are also pretty good at letting users circumvent location-based content restrictions put in place by companies like YouTube, Spotify and Netflix. While they're not foolproof, here's how to pick a VPN, and boost your chance of enjoying Game Of Thrones without paying Foxtel a dime.


Patent-holding com nay VirnetX has been awarded almost US$440M in a long running patent dispute with Apple. A Federal Court judge in the Eastern District of Texas ordered the payment because of infringements relating to FaceTime and VPN on Demand. This is Apple's third loss in the matter, having lost and then won on appeal in previous cases. The four patents being disputed were purchased by VirnetX who have also had a crack at extracting cash from Microsoft and Cisco.


We can all appreciate the convenience of surfing the web on a public connection, but doing so puts you at major risk of having your personal information stolen — unless you have a top-tier VPN service behind you. That's why investing in a security safety vest like VPNSecure is a must if you plan on doing a lot of browsing while on the go, and lifetime subscriptions are on sale for limited time.


You might know what a virtual private network (VPN) is, but the odds of you actually using one are low. You really should be using a VPN -- ultimately, you may end up seeing it as just as vital as your internet connection. We'll tell you why, explain how to choose a VPN provider and list five that are worth considering.


Back in June, ProtonVPN announced that it was open for business. The service, developed by MIT and CERN, promises to route all traffic through privacy-friendly countries such as Iceland and Switzerland that aren't likely to hand data over to anyone else. On paper, it looked like a great option for those who looking for a secure VPN option, developed by reputable people. However, the service was so popular that it crashed. New users were put on a waiting list while the developers bolstered their infrastructure. That wait list has now been opened with the free service open to everyone.


The United States Congress recently voted to repeal a set of regulations preventing Internet Service Providers (ISP) from selling your browsing info to third parties without your permission, setting an ominous tone for the future of net neutrality worldwide. That's why VPNs have surged in popularity as one of the last lines of defense for private browsing. While there are plenty of providers to choose from, few can match what Private Internet Access brings to the table.


Choosing a VPN solution requires a leap of faith. Once you choose the application that best suits your needs in terms of performance, licensing and usability, you need to hand over something far more valuable than your money - trust. That's why the lawsuit against the creators of Hotspot Shield VPN is a big deal.


It turns out your browser's privacy features aren't as anonymous as you think. Although Ingonito mode on Chrome, InPrivate with Edge and Private browsing with Safari make it harder for someone to view your browser history on your device, they don't hide your browser habits completely.

Whenever your computer visits a website, that traffic can be recorded and linked back to you directly. So, what can you do to be totally private on the web?


A few weeks ago, travel writer Tim Richards chatted to me about hotel Wi-Fi services. I spend quite a bit of time travelling - I'd rack up about 50-60 nights a year staying in various hotels here and abroad. And that often puts me at the mercy of hotel and airport Wi-Fi. So, Richards asked me which hotel Wi-Fi was better - Australian or overseas?


Just a couple of days ago, Apple started removing VPN apps from the iOS App Store in China, in response to changing Chinese laws. Now Russia has joined the party, banning VPNs and proxies that allow citizens to access banned sites. It seems that North Korea's limited 28-site Internet might not be such an outrider in years to come.