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Headed to New Zealand? Prepare to unlock your phone at Customs

3 min read
Something fishy’s brewing down under—and it’s not just fish and chips. This month New Zealand introduced a highly invasive data law that gives Customs...
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ExpressVPN launches Tor onion service: Expressobutiolem.onion

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ExpressVPN is proud to announce added security and privacy with the launch of a hidden service in the Tor network. Hosting an onion service in...
The New Zealand flag faded in the background with a phone in front of it with a picture of a kiwi bird drawn like a fingerprint.

Headed to New Zealand? Prepare to unlock your phone at Customs

3 min read
Something fishy’s brewing down under—and it’s not just fish and chips. This month New Zealand introduced a highly invasive data law that gives Customs...
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ExpressVPN launches “Signals of Trustworthy VPNs” with CDT

1 min read
Crunchy? Extra creamy? Reduced fat? Old-fashioned, whatever that means? We’ve all had that feeling of being overwhelmed by choice when shopping, whether for peanut butter…...
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4 ways the CIA can hack you right now

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Five years ago, Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA extensively collects information on citizens worldwide. It’s now clear that privacy is no longer a...
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ExpressVPN launches “Signals of Trustworthy VPNs” with CDT

1 min read
Crunchy? Extra creamy? Reduced fat? Old-fashioned, whatever that means? We’ve all had that feeling of being overwhelmed by choice when shopping, whether for peanut butter…...
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The art of social engineering: Are you being conditioned?

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As we get better at securing our computer systems, we are discovering that the weakest line of defense is, in fact, the human being....
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Why HTTPS vs. VPN makes no sense

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HTTPS vs. VPN is a battle that makes very little sense. Both are important means of internet protection, and there is absolutely no conflict...
ExpressVPN server rises from the ashes.

How ExpressVPN keeps its web servers patched and secure

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This article explains ExpressVPN’s approach to security patch management for the infrastructure running the ExpressVPN website (not the VPN servers). In general, our approach...
What is a DNS leak?

What are DNS leaks?

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In a previous blog, we talked about what DNS is, how it works, and why it can give away more information than you might...
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ExpressVPN security updates to protect systems from Spectre and Meltdown

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What are Spectre and Meltdown? Last week, two major security flaws, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, were discovered in the CPUs of virtually all computing devices...
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How does DNS work?

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Why encryption is vital in free societies

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In 2011, the United Nations declared internet access a universal human right. That was a necessary step forward for digital freedom, but it’s far from...
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Facial swapping software is now open-source

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Developed by experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NVIDIA, vid2vid technology allows anybody to swap the surface images of objects in a...
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4 reasons why expats need a VPN

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Moving abroad to a new country can be difficult, but also exciting. Exploring new areas, trying new things, and getting a taste of different...
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ExpressVPN’s new-look blog!

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Regular readers may notice that we launched a fancy new blog earlier in the week. We hope it’s a more modern design and allows easier...

What is ExpressVPN’s Smart Location and when should you use it?

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ExpressVPN’s handy Smart Location feature is a tool built right into the app that will always pick the best VPN location for you. Smart Location uses...
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ExpressVPN 6.6.1 for Windows has all the best features

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The latest ExpressVPN app for Windows has a host of killer features that will keep you secure on the internet. On top of that, we’ve...