Choice champions VPNs to bypass geoblocking and get better deals

HideMyAss is one of the consumer group’s top picks to increase online privacy and access overseas content.

Consumers are being urged to shop around for online anonymity tools to protect their privacy and secure better online shopping deals.

Consumer advocacy group Choice has released a guide outlining the benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs), including delivering Australians increased privacy and hiding their country of residency to get better prices elsewhere.

Source: Choice champions VPNs to bypass geoblocking and get better deals

Trustworthy x86 laptops? There is a way, says system-level security ace • The Register

The founder of Invisible Things Labs, security researcher Joanna Rutkowska, delivered one of the first talks to the 32nd Chaos Communications Congress (32c3) in Hamburg on Sunday, restating the issues she considers make Intel x86 “insecure and untrustworthy” before explaining how she believed they may be practically solved in her talk, Towards (reasonably) trustworthy x86 laptops.

Source: Trustworthy x86 laptops? There is a way, says system-level security ace • The Register

Which VPN Services Take Your Anonymity Seriously? 2015 Edition – TorrentFreak

VPN services have become an important tool to counter the growing threat of Internet surveillance, but unfortunately not all VPNs are as anonymous as one might hope. In fact, some VPN services log users’ IP-addresses and other private info for months. To find out how anonymous VPNs really are, TF asked the leading providers about their logging practices and other privacy sensitive policies.

Source: Which VPN Services Take Your Anonymity Seriously? 2015 Edition – TorrentFreak