Category: content filtering

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Smart DNS vs VPN – (Making a Choice)

For the expat, the traveller or the film/TV buff the internet can often seem to contain lots of filters and blocks on their favourite websites.  This is because of something called geo-blocking or  geo-restrictions (also a host of of other names) and is effectively a system used to limit access to web content based on your physical location....

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Hey Look, That’s Suspicious. Hide VPN Traffic.

One very important aspect of privacy that is usually overlooked is that of discretion.  If you want to remain private, then it’s important not to stand out – in IT circles it’s often called security by obscurity.   I remember once having to investigate unauthorized use of a database system by an employee.   The scenario was that...

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UK Users to Receive Piracy Warning Letters

A couple of weeks ago I sat in the front room of an elderly neighbour, on the TV screen was a Premier League football match being broadcast on Sky Sports.    I was surprised because I knew this chap struggled on a basic pension and the Sky Sports package is not cheap!   However I then noticed the...

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IP Address Mapping Hell in Kansas

Is there such a thing as a ‘digital hell’ well although it sounds like some sort of melodramatic media headline, one couple in Kansas could arguably have been living there for several years. Everything that is connected to the internet has an IP address, every computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone needs some sort of address in order...

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May you Rot in Hell – Ask Toolbar

I don’t swear much, in fact there are only three things that are likely to make me swear at all. In no particular order – my teenage son, printers and the Ask Toolbar. I try to avoid the first two whenever possible, however I am forever plagued by the scourge that is the Ask Search toolbar.  You’ve probably come...