Tagged: technology

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BBC iPlayer Proxy – Using One Abroad in 2018

For many years now, there’s been a worrying trend developing on the internet.  What was once all free and open is now hidden behind paywalls or being blocked and censored.  Sometimes it’s whole governments but more often it’s down to commercial companies.  Take for example the BBC, their wonderful iPlayer application is hugely popular but if you step...

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What’s My Port – Why is it Blocked?

So what’s a port? Does my computer have one and where do I find it?  Are a selection of questions I often get asked when trying to explain why they can’t access their favorite proxy server, or use file sharing sites whilst they are at work. Computer ports are of course very dull, but they are intrinsic to...

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Region Free DNS – Smart DNS Review – Changing a Device’s IP Address

Wow what a geeky title,  well hopefully this post isn’t too dull but it’s inspired by a few emails  – so here’s a kind of introduction/Smart DNS review in response.  Now a lot of us, are living a pretty region free life online, with the use of certain programs and services we are not blocked and redirected based...

How Secure is Email – Privacy Issues 0

How Secure is Email – Privacy Issues

There is a common analogy used in security discussions about how secure email is. It’s generally considered that using standard email is about as secure and private as taking a postcard, writing down your secret thoughts, then handing it to a passing stranger and asking them to post it for you. If you take in to account how...

What is Internet Filtering (and How Can you Beat it)? 0

What is Internet Filtering (and How Can you Beat it)?

This is becoming a more and more important question as we spend an increasing amount of time online. What exactly is internet filtering and should we learn to live with it or try and bypass it at every turn? It’s probably best to start with some background, and define some of the types of filtering you’ll find online...